Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Time To Reflect

Such a lot has happened in my life, in a short span of time. Mom's passing, Dad having to be placed in a long term care center, two flights to Arizona in two months, handling Dad's business affairs from more than two thousand miles away.
While looking through my pictures that I took on this last trip, I came across this one and remembered what I was thinking of when I took it. Despite all the trials and troubles of this world, we can rest assured that God is near. He knows our needs, He knows when our heart aches, He hears our prayers and we need not fear if we put our trust fully in Him.
Now, I know that I'm not the only one who has had heartaches recently. I think of the people who lost everything in the hurricanes, I think of Donna and her family and little Katlin; Margie, who knows the pain of losing her daughter and oh so many others who are suffering in one way or another. It is my prayer that God will wrap His loving arms around them and comfort them as only He can. He's never more than a prayer away.

Kit is "Magical Sherbert Holiday" from CJS.

I just felt the need


to do this page. With all that's been happening in my life I don't feel like I've really had the time to do as much scrapping as I'd like to. I've had this picture of my Mom for ages and have never scrapped it. I came across it a few days ago and it just reminded me of how very much I miss her. Thank you all for being the kind of friends that I can share my feelings with. You all are a blessing to me.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Seems I have been neglecting

my hostess duties on the veranda lately. For this I apologize, but I told y'all to make yourselves at home so I hope you have. Has it only been a month since my last post?? Seems like ages ago because so much has been going on. The camping trip, a few days back home, a sudden trip back to Arizona because of Dad's health and so many decisions to make and details to take care of. This old head of mine is spinning and I haven't even touched the juleps. lol
I thank you all, dear friends, for the prayers, love and support that you have shown. I know that you all are angels that God has placed in my life because He knew I would need moral support.
Will be back with more posts as soon as I sweep the leaves off the veranda! LOL