Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thank You for your Friendship, Prayers and Just Being So Incredible...

Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I cannot tell you how uplifting it has been to come home after facing pain and loss, and find all of your comments and blog posts. I am overwhelmed. I feel the warmth and sincerity of each comment. I am so thankful that you are thinking about us and praying for our family.

Sunday Verse...

Good Morning Everyone!

Good Morning Everyone and thank you for all of your comments regarding my Mother-In-Law's passing. It really does make things easier when you can come home from a tough day and find your blog filled with uplifting comments.

We are all doing ok. Next week probably isn't going to be very easy, the viewing is Monday and the funeral is on Tuesday, but this weekend is kind of a reprieve for us and a time for us to spend a few days doing the normal day to day things that we do.

SO, WITH THAT SAID, GRAB YOUR COFFEE AND TALK WITH ME! Last Saturday turned out pretty well with being the first Saturday and all of open chat. You don't have to just talk with me either, address your comment to whoever is here. After you comment, if you hit your refresh button, you will continue to see everyone else's comments.
It's 12 noon, so I am closing down the chat group. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

My Mother-In-Law Passed Away Today...

Rest in peace my dear friend and mother. I pray that the gates of heaven have opened for you and that all of your loved ones who have passed on before are there waiting for you. Thank you for opening your arms and welcoming me into your family. Thank you for loving us all and for all of the help you showed me when I was so sick carrying Elijah.
I will miss you every day.
The blog will be quiet for some time as we prepare and bury our dear mother Fran Girvin.

Thanks for the Ideas...

Thank you everyone for the great ideas! I'm going shopping over my lunch hour (or two) today and I'll let you know what I find!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

What Should I Get My Husband Tim for His Birthday???

Any suggestions on a good Birthday gift for Tim? I am totally stumped. He has everything! He's turning 39. He's an outdoorsman (he fishes and hunts), he's a computer and networking geek, he's a big guy (6'3" and weighs about 250). Whenever I ask him about something, he says it's not what he wants, but he can't tell me a single thing he does want. What are some things that are on your men's wish lists?
Don't worry, he never reads my blog.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

4 posts today...I don't know what's going on, but it's tough right now in blogland...

It seems like so many of us are struggling right now. I keep reading blogposts filled with sadness and challenges. I'm hoping that next week is brighter!

Secret Agent Has the Post-Referral Blues...

Please join me in sending a kind word to our friend Secret Agent. She has a bad case of what I am calling the post-referral blues. I know because I've been down this past week too. It's hard when referrals come out and those of us who are waiting see how few days have been processed and take a realistic look at how far ahead our referrals will be coming in.
Her post just broke my heart. Her blog is 'Loud Secrets'.

Doris at '3d's Adoption Journey' needs a hug...

Please join me in supporting Doris and the family at '3D's Adoption Journey'. Their dog has become ill and they are very worried and upset.

Terri from 'Our Whole World In His Hands' Is Having a Bit of a Hard Time...

Please join me in supporting Terri at 'Our Whole World in His Hands'. She was in a car accident (she's fine) and she's having a bit of the Post-Referral Blues. I have received so much kindness from her. She is really just a wonderful woman.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Many Posts Today...Please Join Me in Sending Support to this Young Woman...

In the past couple of months, there have been some younger women and girls who have started leaving comments on my blog. Ashley is one of them. Last week she posted a comment and I went to her blog and found a post that made me sigh. Ashley is a college age young woman and her post sounds like she feels alone in the world. I left a comment asking why she felt this way, but have not seen her on my blog since. No comments and still the depressing, lonely post. Today there is a voice in my heart telling me that this girl may need to feel cared for and supported. She is a Christian young woman. Please join me in leaving something uplifting on her blog. It would mean a lot to me, and hopefully it would mean a lot to her too. Ashley's blog is 'Absolutely His'.

Quote for the Week...

Friday Is My Darling Husband Tim's 39th Birthday!

I love you!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Thank You To Verna The Blog Fairy for my Wonderful Headers!

Thank you Verna for answering my Help Wanted Ad and designing so many beautiful new headers for my blog. I really appreciate how patient you have been and how hard you have worked to come up with just the perfect designs. I am thrilled to have your work on The Seventh Diamond.
Big Hug! RMJ

Today is Our 6 Month LIDiversary!

Today is our 6 month LIDiversary!

Have a Wonderful Sunday...

I just love this graphic. I think that it is an Irish blessing, and since I'm an Irish blessed and have a fabulous day...

Sunday Verse...