White Lace and Promises

White Lace and Promises

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Farewell to Friends and Family

There's a memory in every room.
There's laughter in the walls,
and tears in every corner.

Right now, half of my heart is filled with joy
and a bit of my heart is sad.

My emotions fluctuate between peace
and anxiety.

My daughter called this weekend.
I didn't expect this and didn't anticipate 
the feelings that would follow.

"Mama, where will we go home to?"

Oh my!  The thought had not crossed my mind. 

Mama and Daddy and the home place-gone.
My sister's house is small (but we'll make room).
My mother in law's home is full with family.

Where is home?

Some of our friends threw us a party.

Old Friends

Prayer Partners


Career Youth

Maybe among these we will find our home away from home. 

Prayers Appreciated Much, 


Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Busy Weekend

Last weekend was almost a blur-
a whirlwind of activity...

Christy received her Masters with a 4.0 in Organizational Leadership.
She was right in the middle of her program when she started IVF.
Not wanting to see her stressed, I begged her to finish later.
However, she pressed on.  
Between testing and procedures, injections and IVF, 
she finished strong. 

This mommy and daddy were all smiles!

It was scorching hot, and our little angel slept through the whole thing.

This little doll baby is absolutely as sweet as sugar. 
There's was too much going on for her to sleep. 

Is this not a Kodak moment?
Connor-man found himself a much cooler spot by the fountain.
Look how big my baby boy has gotten. 
He's not even 4 and he looks 5 here.
Makes me want to cry.

We celebrated my boy's birthday, Chad's Big 3-0!
Has it really been 30 years???

Our miracle baby was baptized on Sunday.

And we celebrated our mommies. 

We tried our best to get a picture with all three.

Connor man was too busy so we posed with our girls.

Oh, I forgot to tell you,  THE HOUSE SOLD!
Cash sale! Beyond what we imagined!
We found an apartment in Labanon, TN, 15 minutes from each.
This time next week we will be residents of another state.

Hope to slow down enough to catch up soon. 


Saturday, May 2, 2015

In His Time

In His time, In His Time
He makes all things beautiful,
In His Time.

As I frantically run here and there, 
back and forth to physical therapy, 
deal with repairmen in getting the house ready to sell, 
look for housing (via the www ain't easy),
nurse, bathe and clothe a very cooperative patient
( believe it or not),
call on customers, drop off testers,
encourage a team, host events, 
anxiously wait,
at times in peace, at times not,

the Lord gently reminds me that 
it's in HIS time.  

So this is what has happened since we last talked.

Mr. H is post-op 3 weeks now.
He has converted from a walker to a cane.
He has advanced from home therapy to out patient physical therapy.
He is completely off the pain meds.
He has transitioned from the recliner to the bed
from a sponge bath to a shower.

Mr. H has decided to take a job
with a company that he purchased from
expanding the company business from GA
to the Middle TN and North GA areas.

We hope we have someone interested enough
to purchase our home.

We are still concerned about insurance,
both life and health.
Any suggestions would help.
We have received compensation for Cobra
for only one more month.

God is blessing my Nerium business beyond anything I had imagined.

I made DIRECTOR this month.
That means higher compensation and
one step away from driving a Lexus!
I might add, one GIGANTIC step!

This one will require a little more work!
This is the most fun I have ever had in any job!
No, it's not work.
It's called making a difference.

This is using Nerium Firm for 1 week!

This is using Nerium AD night for 10 days.

These are not random photos from Pinterest.

These are my friends.

This sweet girl signed as a Brand Partner
and told her story with tears.
She had always struggled with her weight.
She lost 100 pounds with diet and exercise and had loose skin
that would forever be there without surgery.
Then she tried, Nerium Firm.

This is for REAL!

Yes, that's right, baby girl.
Soon, very soon.

We will celebrate this baby girl this weekend.
She will be baptized (dedicated) and
her mommy will graduate from graduate school.

This little man's daddy will turn the big 30!

And we will celebrate our girls as mommies
and the ones we have here

and remember...

the ones who are not.

In His Time,
the house will sell,
we will find THE house there,
I will make enough money to pay for insurance,
because God makes everything beautiful

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Wedding and a Sentimental Journey

I think my fog is lifting.
Although not much has changed, 
at least we are moving some. 

David's surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. 
We're done with pre-op, pre-aurthorization, 
and more prepared for what is ahead...I guess.

I've taken a sentimental journey. 
It started Saturday at the wedding of one of the girls in our church.
We have prayed for a godly man for this sweet girl for years.
I wrote on her photo frame, 
"Prayers were prayed, dreams came true."

Such a beautiful bride and a handsome man.
That smile.  So happy.  So beautiful!

She wanted my daddy to marry her.
The last thing he said to her was,
"I'm still praying for ya, gal."
"Gal."  That's what he called all the girls.
I found out Saturday that he told her
she would get married after the new building was finished.

It is finished. 

Just thinking about him and all the prayers 
he prayed, made me shed a few tears. 

Easter weekend and the theme was Spring time and bunnies.
Walk with me through the reception venue.

The Pringle Building is one of the oldest buildings in Washington County.

The colors turquoise and pink were absolutely gorgeous. 
I think some of the prettiest bridesmaids I have ever seen.
The gentlemen weren't so bad looking either:)

These girls have been best friends to the bride forever
and in our youth choir as teenagers.
Two of them have teenagers of their own!

The bride's cake was one of my favorites.
A princess who found her prince. 

The last tier of the cake was a replica of her dress.

The mother of the bride was beautiful.

But as always, the bride was the most beautiful there.
His children were apart of the ceremony
and the cutting of his cake. 

Children are always a delight.
The baby ringbearer was picking up 
petals as the flower girl was dropping them.

When my daughter got married,
my nephew twisted the ribbon on the pillow
during the entire ceremony.

These babies made friends. 

Will is the Bride's other nephew.

These two will make a family of four.

These two are my sister's children.

For the first time since we decided to move, I cried
realizing how much I will be missing.

Our children grew up together.
Youth activites, Six Flags, retreats, ice skating,
drama and musicals.
Sometimes we think we have no friends,
but when it comes down to it,
there are some people who have stood the test of time
and will be forever friends.

That evening David and I went to find the old skating rink
where we learned to roller skate to
"I've got a brand new pair of roller skates and you've got a brand new key."

"Oh, tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree,
it's been three long years.  Do you still want me?"

"I'm the happiest girl in the whole USA."

Memories and a tearful journey home.
Good tears.  Fond memories.

The wedding was one of the sweetest I have ever attended.
For this I prayed.

Thanks for joining me!