If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Fragments

Half-Past Kissin' Time

I can't believe it's been over 4 weeks since I've posted anything.  I'm not sure I've ever gone that long since starting this blogging thing.  Life has been a little tough lately and I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better.  However, I know God is here and involved in it all and I know He has a plan and my job is to trust Him.  So that is where I am.  Trusting. But also, in the midst of the hard things, there are good things too. 

*Mom had open heart surgery in August and was just really recovering from that when we found out she had colon cancer.  So last month she had surgery to remove the tumor.  All went well with the surgery, but she is having a hard time recovering.  In fact, she just left the hospital after over 3 weeks in there.  She is now in a Transitional Care Unit, until she can get back her strength.

*My brother has stopped his chemo as it's not working.  So things are not the greatest there.  Unless God chooses to intervene, there's not a lot of hope.  But I know he has a relationship with Jesus and is ready should God choose to take him home.

*Hubby and I decided to go ahead and go on our vacation as we thought things were fairly stable.  However, we were only gone 6-7 days when we found out things were getting worse, so we came home.  We really hated to leave his parents in Myrtle Beach, but they were very gracious and understood.  So, while we didn't get our full 3 weeks, we did get a few days on the beach and I'm grateful for the time we did have.  Here are a few pictures.

I love when God paints with pink

Sunset - I saw some of the most beautiful pink skies

Panoramic Photo from our Balcony

Sunrise (I saw these almost every morning)

Little Bird Visitors on our balcony

*We have a new Grandkitty.  Kelli has always wanted a cat, but we have always had a dog.  So now that she is out on her own, she got one.  Her name is Esmerelda and Kelli calls her Ezzie.  Isn't that just the cutest name.

*And there's nothing quite like Christmas lists with pictures.  lol

Kerri wants this coat for Christmas!
*One last picture.  Seldom can I get hubby to let me take a picture of him.  But here is a selfie of us on the Riverwalk in Conway, SC

Have a great weekend everyone!!!


  1. Glad you found time to post. Praying for your family!

  2. Life has been tough for you and yours, keep strong. Your pictures are beautiful.

    1. Thank you. God sure makes some lovely things to take pictures of.

  3. I'm so sorry that you had to cut your trip short ... sorry that things are so difficult for you all right now. Praying, dear one.

  4. I am so very sorry, Cathy that your Mother and your brother are suffering. I will keep your entire family in my prayers.
    Myrtle Beach has the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I love it there.
    That kitty is just adorable and so is her name.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. DD2 had a close friend get married on the Riverwalk in Conway. Or right off of it. Whatever, it was nice. LOL You were only an hour and a half from us when you were in Myrtle. Glad you had a good time but sorry for the reasons you had to cut it short. I'll keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

    1. The Riverwalk was absolutely gorgeous. I have some more pictures on my camera that I haven't downloaded yet.

  6. I am sorry to hear that things are soo hard right now. I know first hand how difficult it can be caring for an aging and sick parent. Just breaks your heart. Praying that you are able to feel God's peace, and rest there as move through this season in your life. Glad you got some time away anyway! Take good care!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers go out to her, you and your family. Praying for a full recovery soon. Beautiful photos from your trip. Sorry it was cute short. Ezzie is so cute. Love the selfie.
    Take care and God Bless.......

  8. Life sure is tough in your corner of the world! Glad you did find some time to get-away and breath in a few of those God filled sunrises/sunsets. I sure will keep your family in my prayers. HUGS!

  9. Love the beach photos! That's a great pic of you and the hubs. I'm glad you have him to help you get through this tough time. I'll be thinking of you and your family, Cathy, and wishing you strength and healing.

    Thanks for linking up. Have a good week.


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