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Mother's Day Luncheon with Grammy

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The assisted living center where my mother-in-law lives puts on a great celebration for various holidays. Mother's Day was not to be overlooked. Even the community pooch was decked out for the festivities!

This is Ollie



Bill and his Mommy (How cute is this?!)

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/16/2011 3:20PM

    Great pictures!!! What a fun time for Mother"s Day!!

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TINKERBELL200 5/5/2011 9:42PM

    Great pic of Bill and his Mom! Love the dog! How cute is that? Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Missy! You are such a wonderful Mom! Congrats for that!
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THEADMIRAL 5/5/2011 9:40PM

    Such sweet faces!

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PEPPERLEAH 5/5/2011 8:31PM

    That is so sweet! I am so glad you could share this day with her!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 5/5/2011 4:56PM

    Thats great!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/5/2011 3:49PM

    beautiful pictures

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/5/2011 2:42PM

    Love your photos.

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4MRSDAND123 5/5/2011 2:31PM

    REAL cute picture. Bill and his mom have beautiful smiles...:) Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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An Awesome Sunday

Monday, May 02, 2011

What a great day it has been here. We had an excellent church service this morning. (For those who may want to view the service, click on "video podcast" at www.christianlifeag.us . We had what we call Promotion Day, where our children move from the nursery to toddlers, toddlers to children's church, or children's church to "big" church. I was the nursery director for a number of years and had to resign when we moved my mother-in-law here. She needs me sitting with her, so I can't be in another building during services. Two of the little men promoted to our CrossTrainers were with me from their infancy in the church nursery. They are so precious to my heart, and they are growing up far too quickly for my tastes. lol I just wept and wept through the whole thing. You hear me often speak of Michelle (aka Meme or GettinSkinny) and her grandson, Randen, both of whom are so dear to me, such a huge part of my everyday life. You'll see her early in the service and the first person she calls up is our youngest (my Melanie, 13), who grew up helping me in the nursery and is still serving God in this way, faithfully so. I am so proud of her!

Then we took my mother-in-law out for Chinese and then had the great joy of visiting our little grandson, Heath. I won't go into Heath's story now, but for those who've walked this road with us for a while, let me share with you that he is doing GREAT. He is healthy and whole, happy, sweet, well behaved, and so cute I can barely stand it. Not that I'm proud of him or anything. lol For those of you who are new to our lives, I'll suffice it to say that we don't get to see Heath terribly often and our oldest (Bill's Melanie, 22), Heath's mother, has not been permitted to see him in over a year. We covet your prayers for this ongoing situation. What a delight it is to get to spend time with our beautiful little guy. I had to share a couple photos with you.

This is my mother-in-law, Janet, Heath's greatgrammy, with our big boy



This is Heath with his big, blue Easter bunny



To top off a wonderful day, my dear friend Catherine, Jessie's grandmother, was back home for a couple days and I got to hug her and join her in prayer. The report on Jessie is GOOD. The family was bidding this remarkable young lady a final farewell a few weeks ago, certain that her death was near. She's still in serious condition, in ICU, intubated, but she is making excellent progress. It turns out that when she beat leukemia and had a bone marrow transplant, her body thought she was an infant, and she got RSV. The other hospital she was in totally missed this highly unusual diagnosis. Thank God for Jessie being moved to a teaching hospital where they diagnosed her properly almost immediately. THANK YOU for praying for Jessie and her family. So many of you have asked about her, have shared your compassion and faith on her behalf. You are the absolute BEST friends a girl could ever, ever, ever have, and I love you.

  
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SUECHRIS50 5/4/2011 3:23PM

    and you got to spend the whole day with captaincookie emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 5/3/2011 10:48PM

    I am rejoicing with you in the good news about Jessie! The service was awesome! And I am so glad you got to see Heath! God is good all the time!

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4MRSDAND123 5/3/2011 10:07PM

    emoticon So happy to read Jessie's report is good!!! PTL!!
Health is such a sweetie. Luv his big blue bunny and that orange shirt he's wearing...so cute for Easter...:) Say hi to Bill for me... emoticon

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SJG1953 5/3/2011 1:47AM

    Great news. Praying for you and your family Missy. Blessings, Shirley

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THEADMIRAL 5/2/2011 9:49PM

    What a wonderful day! Heath looks fantastic -- what an adorable little guy he is!

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LIGHTHEART09 5/2/2011 2:57PM

    What a blessing you are Missy, taking care of the babies, your MIL and you bless so many here at Spark..Where do you get all the time and energy..lol
Heath looks wonderful. How often do you get to see him?
Love ya,
Nan

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/2/2011 1:53PM

    Excellent day for a wonderful person. I love you my friend. You & yours are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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PRAYINGSUZIE 5/2/2011 1:47PM

    I am so glad that you had a good day.

Suzie

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3CATSLEP 5/2/2011 9:31AM

    What a great Sunday!!! Blessings for a great week too!

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SANDYBRUNO 5/2/2011 9:25AM

    Heath is so cute. He is really getting big. I'm sure he enjoyed your visit. He looks so precious.

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 5/2/2011 8:00AM

    And I got to spemd the whole day with my YATMAMA emoticon

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CINDYYB 5/2/2011 7:04AM

    Wonderful video, thanks for sharing! It's so sweet and precious to watch the little ones grow and develop. You can't help but shed tears of joy at these occasions.

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HAPPYBASKET 5/2/2011 1:44AM

    I'm sorry that I haven't been good at staying close to you, who needs lots of parayers & uplifting. I can tell that you have had more than one heart break but you are making the most of it all. Your blog was so delightful in that you were able to be with a lot of your family, but then . . . There are those moments. I am glad that you had a visit with that beautiful darling grandson. He will grow up knowing that Grandma Loves him with all of her heart.
My prayers will be with you, even if I don't write. OK?
You are loved.

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KNITTABLES 5/2/2011 1:28AM

    What a cute little fellow he is. so happy to hear you had a good day.

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SUSANMOMOF6 5/2/2011 12:38AM

    We love you too. So glad you had a wonderful Sunday!
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Preacher Using the "F-word" in Church

Friday, April 29, 2011

This is SO, so, so, so good. I hope everyone, but EVERYONE gets this message!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d8fV7ONAxM&
feature=fvwrel

  
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DBALZER 5/9/2011 2:29PM

    Awesome!

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BOBBIENORTHERN 5/9/2011 11:51AM

    I love this Missy, LOL This man is awesome and refreshing LOL

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BIGDAD1211 5/2/2011 7:11AM

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FILLANGES 5/1/2011 9:57PM

    Great message! LOL. This pastor gets A LOT like I do when I get all "JACKED UP ON JESUS!" Thanks for sharing this. God Bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEART_N_GRACE 4/30/2011 8:15PM

    emoticon hmmm tomorrow is dh's first Sunday speaking at our new church, that would so have to be a God thing... I am not a prude, believe me, but you tell my son to randomly text that to someone.... and I will be up in your face! Yes message receive and PLEASE LETS FORGIVE!!!! Self included!

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IUHRYTR 4/30/2011 7:49PM

    emoticon -- Lou

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LOTI55 4/30/2011 11:18AM

  Thanks for a great morning laugh! I love it!!! As funny as it is, it is a very important message to remember. Hey, when you laugh at something don't you remember it more?

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AUNTC321 4/30/2011 10:30AM

    Thanks for sharing. This is such an important message.

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WALKNLOVE 4/30/2011 7:03AM

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KMICHA 4/30/2011 6:14AM

    Ha! Ha! We should all get so excited in church!!! And outside of church! We have been given a tremendous gift!

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CARRIEANNE1027 4/30/2011 5:10AM

    Hahahaha.. Love it!!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/30/2011 3:55AM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/30/2011 2:48AM

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/30/2011 12:28AM

    That was awesome!

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SANDYBRUNO 4/29/2011 11:30PM

    I loved this. It is so good. Thanks for sharing.

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KNITTABLES 4/29/2011 11:08PM

    Love it, thanks for sharing.

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WALLAHALLA 4/29/2011 10:58PM

    LOVED it! Can't wait to share it with all my other friends.

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PEPPERLEAH 4/29/2011 10:51PM

    That is awesome! Can you imagine the reaction I would get around this place with the wild tenants if I ran around saying that?!!!!!

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JOYSONG50 4/29/2011 10:46PM

    Yep. That definitely could be ugly if you didn't know what the new F word was.

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CINDYCHARLENE 4/29/2011 10:25PM

    Wouldn't it be great if indeed the new "F" word were Forgive. I am sure the preacher got his congregation's attention.

I absolutely hate the old "F" word. To me it is as offensive to my ears as a piece of chalk screeching across a chalk board and I just cringe. It does however give me an opportunity when I hear someone use it, to forgive for they know not what they are doing.

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WARRIORGIRL9 4/29/2011 10:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I laughed so hard and so loud my daughter came out to see what was so funny. So, we watched it. Then the 2 of us were so loud my son came out, so we watched it again. thanks for sharing

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KISMET68 4/29/2011 9:49PM

    I am not offended, but I think unless you knew what the new F word is it could be UGLY!!! Meanwhile, I think the idea is great!

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European Plastic Bags

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How clever!































A big thank you to Vernon for sharing these with me!

  
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LIGHTHEART09 4/29/2011 2:35PM

    Wow how to take the mundane and make it creative! Wild!!

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LOTI55 4/28/2011 8:26PM

  How ingenious!!! So cute...thanks for sharing!

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MOMFAN 4/28/2011 12:19AM

    How fun!

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PEPPERLEAH 4/27/2011 10:32PM

    I have never seen anything like these! How clever!

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3CATSLEP 4/27/2011 10:06PM

    SO COOL!!!!

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TINKERBELL200 4/27/2011 9:55PM

    Very cute Missy! I love them! And Lou, I agree, "Why didn't we think of that???"

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IUHRYTR 4/27/2011 9:33PM

    There's another million dollar idea we didn't think of. Arrggh! -- Lou

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SONGOFJOY27 4/27/2011 9:11PM

    Those are really cute!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/27/2011 9:05PM

    What clever ideas!!! Thanks for sharing...
Hugs,
Helen

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/27/2011 8:17PM

    Definately different LOL LOL

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/27/2011 8:13PM

    cute!

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SCORPION1352 4/27/2011 7:12PM

    seen them before but always good to see them again lol

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BECOMINGDEB 4/27/2011 5:37PM

    Those are awesome!

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KNITTABLES 4/27/2011 5:17PM

    emoticoncute

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THEADMIRAL 4/27/2011 4:48PM

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SUSAN134 4/27/2011 4:36PM

    Very clever! I think my fave is the nail biter, but there are some really good ones here! Thanks for sharing Missy!

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ABETTERSOUL 4/27/2011 2:48PM

    Those are really neat!

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 4/27/2011 2:36PM

    Those are cute, but not as cute as you dear

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4MRSDAND123 4/27/2011 2:21PM

    emoticon Those are really cute. I love the monkey hand.

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SUSANMOMOF6 4/27/2011 2:08PM

    How creative! emoticon

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IMNENA23 4/27/2011 1:47PM

    Cool!

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QUIKSYLVER 4/27/2011 1:39PM

    Cute

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SKUTRGAL 4/27/2011 1:33PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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YICHE12 4/27/2011 1:27PM

    These are so cute! What imagination! I love the one with the six pack look on the brown bag. Cute.

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Milky Way

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

To affirm my blog about Vernon, he sent me another awesome site that I want to share with you. It's so soothing and beautiful. I love the music. All I could think of as I watched it was: The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.

video.yahoo.com/editorspicks-1213564
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/27/2011 9:03PM

    emoticon Missy!!! emoticon for sharing this. It's beautiful!!
Hugs,
Helen

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/25/2011 12:48PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing this with us dear friend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 4/24/2011 2:27PM

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PEPPERLEAH 4/20/2011 10:16PM

    I saw this earlier today; it is awesome!

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MOMFAN 4/20/2011 10:13PM

    Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T.S. Eliot

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SUSAN134 4/20/2011 8:29PM

    Beautiful site Missy! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/20/2011 4:27PM

    Beautiful!!!!!!

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WALLAHALLA 4/20/2011 3:24PM

    AHHH! What a marvelous site. Thanks for sharing.

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SOBLESSEDTOBE 4/20/2011 3:10PM

    What a wonderful site! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 4/20/2011 2:24PM

    Wow. How can we be so arrogant to believe that the Almighty God did not speak creation into being and that He does not sustain it? Thanks for sharing this beautiful video! emoticon

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