Saturday, October 31, 2009

George Winston - Thanksgiving

November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday. This piece reminds me of the greatest gifts of all - God's love, peace, comfort, and strength. I have so much for which to be thankful this year! I will write more this week of all that has been happening in my little family - but, in the meantime, I wanted to put you in the mood for this month of gratitude.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Susan Boyle ~ ''Wild Horses''

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October is National Lupus Awareness Month

As usual, every October I like to draw my readers' attention to the fact that this month is National Lupus Awareness Month. My oldest daughter, who is now 21, was diagnosed with lupus nephritis when she was 16 years old. She recently gave birth to a baby daughter, and my daughter's prayer is that her daughter will not suffer from from this disease.

Please visit the Lupus Foundation of America website for further information on this insidious disease. While my daughter is now in remission, the disease can flare up again at any given moment. In fact, she is at a higher risk over the next 6 months of developing a flare due to recently giving birth, what with all of the hormonal changes her body went through as a result of the pregnancy.

If you are so inclined, the Lupus Foundation is a great organization for which to send a monetary donation. They still have yet to unlock the causes behind this mysterious disease, and progress in finding new treatments is slow, but I do know that if my daughter had been born 20 or 30 years earlier, her prognosis would be very grim. Some very famous people have died from this disease, including Flannery O'Connor, who is one of my all-time favorite writers.

On the home front, things are going very well. The baby, KM, is now over 5 pounds, and is a very good baby. TP is a great mom - very attentive and nurturing. She has gone through two hurdles in order to be accepted into nursing school in March, and is waiting on final word for the third hurdle. DQ loves her little niece and has been asked to be the godmother. My husband and I are "adjusting" to grandparenthood quite well - we enjoy having a baby around!!! I'm busy with the family and my work - and I am feeling very blessed. This is my favorite time of year. Last year at this time, I was in much pain; and right now I am in the process of healing from that pain. I have learned many lessons over the past year, and I will be writing more about that in the upcoming weeks/months. God bless you all.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Music Video When God Ran

For all prodigals out there - how awesome it is when God runs to you and welcomes you back home again.

It's a miracle!

I'm so grateful for my miracle, and I am keeping all other prodigals and their parents in my prayers. It's been two months since my prodigal return - and I am so totally grateful and blessed and thankful that she's back home, safe and sound.

Thanks to Diane Viere for posting this on her Facebook! It's a beautiful song.

Friday, October 02, 2009

They are Home!

TP brought KM home from the hospital today - all 4 pounds and 5 ounces of sweet baby love. They are both sleeping contentedly right now - but soon it will be time for yet another feeding. The crib is set up - the same one in which TP slept in 21 years ago. I'm overwhelmed with the memories of days gone by when my girls were babies, with gratitude that TP is home once again, with joy that KM is healthy, and with just contentment that my family is whole once again. And we are all safe and sound under the same roof.

I will write more later - I'm just so exhausted right now. But thank you, all of you, for your prayers and support. I appreciate all of you.