Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Winds of Change...



My sweet mom and I....a year ago...unfortunately we did not get any pics this Mothers Day. The camera came out, but things happened and progressed that caused the pics to be forgotten. My mom had a rough day after we all went out to eat, (my sis and her kids came) and the day sort of went downhill. Mom's brain had swelling and it messed up her thinking and behavior, so it was not our best Mother's Day...
bless her heart...

I have been spending time over there, and helping dad. We went to her doctor yesterday to talk and try to just discuss what's happening.

Today I will go over and then Hospice will come and meet with us and talk about their helping out when it is needed for the time-being. Mom has been herself again since Sunday night, and remains very tired and weak.

Thank you all for your prayers.

When I got home Sunday night, these were waiting on the table for me from my kids. My sweet sweet daughter had gotten them.

Just so grateful for the arrows in our quiver... (psalms) what a blessing ...Kurt and I love them sooooooo much.

Jonny had gotten me two Topsy Turvy planters for tomatoes and strawberries. There are also Luigi's Italian Ices in the freezer from my sweeties... :-)




The sweet gal I was petsitting for had a large rose garden and left me clippers and a note to help myself..please! heh heh...no coaxing needed! I did..and here are some of her beauties.. I have great clients, and she is an awesome tipper! rah!

And so that is just a little bit of what is going on around here amidst the days of ups and downs...No word from Justin. - no calls - no more letters.
Another brave and honorable warrior has fallen in his battalion this past week. It breaks our hearts.... we are vigilantly talking to God for the success and safety of these Marines and others in many branches over there.

God bless YOU!!! and all of your events and circumstances as you walk your paths each day and face the joys, trials, challenges, and tears of LIFE...
God is Good!...all the time... our God is Great and Good.
He is my ROCK!

We experience moments on top of the mountains, and we walk through the valleys and HE is right beside us through it all.

Thanks for praying for our military heroes...

God's best blessings to you all. Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Joyce said...

I love your posts. They always bless me with your amazing faith no matter what you are facing and encourage me so much! I am praying with you for your beautiful mama and your Justin. I just love you Julie and am proud to call you my blogger buddy! xoxo

Theresa said...

Oh Julie, I am praying for your Mother and all of you around her! I personally know how difficult this is and how bad it hurts your heart! Keep the strength and God's loving arms are around you. I am praying for all of our fellas over on foreign soil. God please keep them safe and return them home to us!

Take care dear friend and enjoy this beautiful day! Love all of the gorgeous flowers! Roses are my favorites:) HUGS!

Anonymous said...

morning Julie just stopping in for a minute before getting this day started. What a wonderful picture of you and your mom and so what if none was taken this year, at least you spent the time with her that is what matters most.
There has been another brave young Marine in our sons Battalion who has been killed bringing the total to 4 now. What has happened in the wounded dept. is way to horrible to write about. So very very sad. Their living conditions are beond awful and still no real food for them in all this time only MRE's this is not fair to our fighting men and women. I feel so darn bad our Jeff sent us a big vase of the Incredible Edible fruit shaped like flowers and I feel guilty even eating it knowning what those poor Marines are getting. Thinking of you, nancy settel

billypandnikkysmom said...

Julie, I am so sorry to hear that your mom isn't feeling well. I know it has been a hard time for you & your dad...I wish there was soemthing I could do, just know that we are all here praying for all of you. I had heard about the fallen Warrior, breaks my heart. I know that you long ot hear from your sweet son, just remember that in this situation "no news really is the best news" he will call & he will be home again before you know it. I ask the Lord to watch over him every night.....have faith my friend! Blessings & hugs to you! Stay strong!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Oh Julie, I am sorry to hear about your dear Mom and the lost of a young life. Please know I pray for your son's safe return and for you Mother and all of you. Thanks for your words.
Many, many blessings... and hugs too. ;)

Janean said...

julie, i may have missed the earlier post, but why is your mom's brain swelling?

bless her heart and bless yours too for going through it with her. you're a good daughter.

those flowers are amazing! woohoo!

Julie Harward said...

Hope your mom will be ok...what beautiful flowers, a nice home coming! We continue to pray for the troops..God bless them! Hope you hear from him SOON! :D

Cindy Lou said...

Oh, Julie...I am so sorry to hear your mom is not feeling well! I pray God put his hand upon her and that he wraps you all up in his arms and carries you all through this difficult time!! I love the roses!! They are beautiful!! Have a great day and Praying continue to go up for our troops!!! Blessings from Georgia!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Julie, I am sorry to hear that your Mom has been having some difficulty. It is good that you were able to go along to the doctors appointment to have some things explained.
Watching our parents age is hard.... All our lives they have been the strong ones for us and now the tables turn and we have to step up to the plate. I think the thing that makes it most difficult for me is that I am so far away. It is hard to know what to do and what not to do. My mother is a very proud woman and she doesn't want someone to come around and do things for her. She wants to do it herself in her own way, in her own time. But she really can't anymore. Sigh... It is hard to know what to do sometimes.

Hope you get to hear from your Justin soon. Sorry about his mate.

The roses are all so beautiful!!! Bet that really helped to cheer up your day!