Tuesday, June 30, 2009

All Good Things Must Come to an End...

My sister, Linda, and niece, Debbie, flew up from Florida for a week long visit. They mainly came to visit with Greg and Sandie before Sandie goes in for her surgery next week. We all had a really great visit...but, like I said, all good things must come to an end. They flew back to Florida last night, and today our house is quiet and lonely. I miss them already!!!
Debbie is a great photographer and she took loads of family pictures. I will post some after she edits them and gets them back to me. She took David, me & Darla Dawg...Chris and Melodie...and Greg, Sandie and Drew. I can't wait to see them all. Thank you so much, Debbie, for doing that for us. You're not just a niece, but a great niece and we love you.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Good News....

As most everyone else will remember yesterday as the death of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, it is different for me. Yesterday was my oldest son, Gregs, 39th birthday and he received the best gift of all. Sandie got her test results back and her PET scan showed her cancer has NOT spread to other parts of her body. There could not have been a better gift on Greg's birthday than to receive such wonderful news. Sandie still needs lots of prayers as she will be undergoing a major, 8 hour surgery, on July 6, but God has already answered so many prayers.

Also, I am enjoying some much needed time with my sister and niece who flew up from Florida to visit and be encouragement for Sandie through these tough days. We are all having a great time together and it is so wonderful to feel the love of family.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Prayers are still needed for our daughter-in-law, Sandie. She has undergone her first testing and still waiting on results. It was a very hard day for her with testing most of the day. She is so strong though and I know prayer will bring her through all of this.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sons Make Great Dads.....

David and I are so proud of our sons for the great men and fathers they have become. We got to celebrate Father's Day this year with both sons and their families and it was a great day. I hope all dads out there had a great day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My computer is acting ugly today and won't allow me to upload any pictures to my blog site. It has a mind of its own and obviously it is smarter than I am because I sure can't seem to get it to do what I want it to do. I guess that's the way it will be for now until I can get Chris over here to help me outsmart it.

I haven't blogged in awhile just because there has been so much going on. Like I stated earlier, Melodie had her thyroid removed but she is pretty much fully recovered and doing very well. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns for her.

Please keep those prayers coming our way though because Sandie also had surgery on that same day to have a tumor removed. Unfortunately, Sandie's didn't turn out as well. Most all know that Sandie had surgery about two years ago for skin cancer so when this lump showed up the doctor immediately wanted to remove it. Unfortunately, when the report came back, it showed the tumor was cancer again. Sandie went yesterday and met with an oncologist in Nashville and going next week for a PET and CT scan. She will be undergoing an intensive 8 hour surgery on July 6. Right now Sandie needs lots of prayer and I am asking God to please intervene here and just wrap his loving arms around her and protect her. Please pray that Sandie's PET scan will come back okay...which would mean the cancer has not spread to other parts of her body. Even going through this difficult time in her life Sandie is an extraordinarily strong girl and I am confident the Lord will heal her. She is a wonerful wife, mother and daughter-in-law whom we all love dearly.

Even though we are going through alot of tough times right now, I know that God is here with us every single moment. He has never promised to take our troubles away, but he has promised he would take us through our troubles. I know he is with all of us now and will bring us through to be stronger people. Right now I am relying heavily on my Lord and I believe he can and will answer our prayers.

There have been wonderful things going on too. My back healed just in time for David and I to take all three of our grandchildren camping for a week. We had a wonderful time just being lazy all week long and enjoying each others company. While we were there Cassidy attended Horse Camp so she was in seventh heaven. She got to take two trail rides each day, groomed the horses, learned how to tack a horse, and even had to clean the stalls (or scoop the poop, as I call it). Needless to say, she had a smile on her face the entire week.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Rough Week...

What a week it has been!!! Both of our daughter-in-laws had surgery last Friday. One had to have her thyroid taken out but is recuperating and doing great. It just looks like she to tried to slice her throat. I told her to just be proud of her new "necklace". The other surgery was to remove a knot, which turned out to be cancer. Please keep our beautiful Sandie in your prayers as she begins treatment. She is such a wonderful girl, a loving wife to our son and a great mother to our grandson. This is such a hard thing to accept, but through prayer and belief that God can heal her we are praying for a complete recovery. I ask you keep her in your prayers also. This is a heavy burden to bear but Sandie is such a strong girl and has a very positive attitude. We love you Sandie and know you will be going through some rough times ahead, but believe God will carry you through it all.

On top of everything else, I hurt my back. My hubby had to take me to the ER after two days of horrific pain. Nothing broken, ruptured or fractured!!! A severe back sprain is what they called it. To me it felt like a charley-horse in my lower back that wouldn't go away. After 10 days of pain I am feeling a bit better and able to move around some now. I pray for brighter days this coming week!!!