Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Yesterday was one of those unexpected days that happen every now and then, that make you grateful that most days just come and go with nothing more than the simple everyday struggles or pleasures they bring.  I had nothing more planned then some laundry and a day in front of my sewing machine.  Instead I spent 9 hours at the hospital with my youngest sister who was facing an unexpected emergency surgery, and some pretty scary possibilities.  I found myself again at a strange hospital seeing and experiencing those all to familiar sights, sounds and even smells, and having it bring back some memories of my mom I'd just as soon not think about anymore.  I was glad though that I was in the position to be there for her, hold her hand while we waited, and to pray with her before she went through those operating doors.  As it turns out, all went well thank God, and she should be just fine soon hopefully.  She does have some yucky recovery time in front of her, but hopefully it won't be too bad.  It just goes to show you that none of us ever know just what might lie ahead, and we need to be ready to face our God whenever that might be.  We need to look for the joy and the blessings in this life and embrace them with enthusiasm when we can.  We need to make our time count and remember just why it is we are here on this earth in the first place.  We need to not stress on what's just not that important (like your quilting Debbie I am telling myself!) and remember what is.  Soo, I will step down off my soap box now, and share a few things that made me smile.  Bet you don't even have to guess if you are familiar at all with me.  Yes....some pics of some of my grandkids.  Praise God for their sweet little faces.  This video I am going to post of Sam is honestly one of the cutest things I have even seen, especially for being under a minute long.  For those of you who might not know, my only daughter lives 1000 miles away from us.  She tries to send me videos of the babies as often as she can so that we can get a good look at what is happening.  I probably get 2 or 3 a week.  Sam is soo funny in it as he is aware now of the camera on and what is happening. Be sure and hit the small little box on the lower right side when it starts and it will go big enough to see.  Simply hit escape to get back out.   Pretty good for not quite two grandma is thinking.





  1. 1. I'm so glad that result wasn't the worst case scenario with your sister and am so sorry that "it" happened at all. I know that you want to heal and not hurt.

    2. You have the cutest grandchildren!!

    3. Do you remember my comment about my old sewing machine? Well, apparently Dellie the laptop tattled to her because yesterday when I pulled her out to sew a simple, straight seam (my pay grade), she wouldn't work right. I made the mistake of pulling on something and ended up with three pieces of her in my hand.

    But I'm looking on the bright side like you are... My daughter comes home for a visit tonight.

  2. Hi, Debbie! I thought for sure that I had you on my blog roll, but I didn't, apparently! No wonder I've been missing out on so many of your posts...and you've always been so kind to visit! You're on my blog roll now! You sure have some sweet blessings in your life! Glad to hear that things turned out well for your sister!

  3. Oh that does sound like a challenging day. Very happy to read that things went well and that your sister will be good to go once this recovery is behind her. Poor thing! It must have meant a lot to her that you were able to be there for her. Talk about having to put on your big girl pants. I don't want to be anywhere near a hospital for a good long time.

    Also good to know that Cody had a good first day at school. He looked a little concerned. My grands are in school for the first day today. They just got out the end of June. I am less than impressed. Children have so little time in the summer anymore.

    Sweet photos of all the grands!

  4. i know your sister was grateful to have you there with her. i pray her recovery is swift and total.

    ps. no pic of the shoes, because i didn't want anyone to be 'green.'

  5. Wow I hope your sister gets well fast. How scary. It is nice see the video. He is a smart little boy.
    I bet it made you so happy,
    I hope you have a better day today, I love that you are always such a servant.

  6. I pray your sister recovers quickly. So sorry to hear about this.
    And, as I continue to say...your grandkids are just little darlings!! So cute and sweet...

  7. Hi Deb, I am so glad your sister is doing better, I will pra for continued healing. You are so right we never know what a day may bring, great thoughts you shared.
    And you know I just love to see photos of your grandkids, I have known you since 2008, and have enjoyed seeing your family grow both numerically and those grandkids as they grow. My dh was listening as Sam was counting with Mel, and he was so impressed. Mel certainly works wit him. I loved the way he said good by to you.

  8. Omgoodness, so glad your sister is ok...I so know what you mean about to soon to be around a hospital...It's been a year since losing my Mom and it still is too soon!
    Your Grands are so blessed are you to have so many too!
    Glad you shared their photos with us...I might have fallen for Cody...what a sweet face he has....


  9. So glad you could be there with your sis. That's what sisters do! Hope she has a speedy recovery. And those grands! How precious can they be? You are a blessed grandma for sure.

  10. I'm so glad that your sister's surgery went well and that you were able to be there for her. Praying that she'll have a speedy, uneventful recovery.

    You know, I think you have the cutest grands ... well, except for mine of course. ha! Seriously, your grands are adorable!!

  11. Hi Debbie, I know just how you feel about remembering-everything you went through with your mom. I did that after my sister passed too. I also think it enables us to relate to others who are in difficult situations. She thankful your sis will be o.k.
    I love your grands-they are adorable! Hope you have a peaceful weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  12. Oh Debbie, those unexpected calls are so scary. I can imagine how blessed your sister was to have you there with are right...our things can wait and it's good to learn to focus on the joys in life. Your little grandson is sweetness....I too know the joy of building the long distance relationship with grandkids who live many miles away. My grands will be heading off to school on Tuesday....glad to hear the first week went well for you handsome little guy, and that little Vincent is loved by all:)


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