Saturday, February 28, 2015

This Will Be A Surprise....

  This is my grandson Brock. He's a gentle boy with a sweet heart. He just graduated high school. As soon as he graduated and got  a job, he moved in with his girlfriend. They plan on being married ...but they have put the cart before the horse.  Not my favorite way for things to be done. But God has blessed us with a "baby" !!!! Brock's daughter was born Thursday morning. This is the joy, I was talking about.  I have been quiet about this , hoping they would marry first. LOL
 I have no pictures, although I have seen her pictures. Her name is Layla Rose. She was 8lbs 10 ozs.
 Lots of dark hair...can't wait to comb it. I am just busting to hold her and kiss her. As soon as I can get some photos, I will post them.
 In the agony of what my family is facing with my brother Mark...I feel God sent me this baby to love. Brock's been working and saving...good thing . His fiancĂ© is Emily. Which Brock's sister Emma just loves. :)  So we have all cried tears of sadness and tears of joy.
  I am sending thanks to all of you. Your kind words and prayers have helped me. To know that people can care for others, can send hugs and prayers when they are needed, means so very much to me. Bless you. XO

Friday, February 27, 2015

Emotions....

  Sorry, it has taken me so long to post. As many of you know my brother Mark is in a coma. We have spent  hours praying and visiting , as our family has gathered at the hospital. This is a photo of my brothers.  Mark's in the red sweats. This was at happier times when the brothers could get together and golf.
 Mark's sons are in denial of their father's condition. The drs. have told us, they will remove Mark from the respirator on Tuesday.  He has had many more strokes. Although he is not brain dead, our brother is no longer with us. This has been an emotional rollercoaster.
  Thank you for all who prayed and sent well wishes. Your caring has touched my heart.  As heart breaking as this is for my family,God has ways of lifting us up.  Tomorrow, I will tell you of how our Lord has reached my heart with his love. Hug your loved ones today. XO

Monday, February 23, 2015

Don't You Wish ???

 Don't you wish there were flowers in your gardens? Oh I sure do.
 Yesterday, I went to the Methodist Hospital in Indy. That's where my brother Mark is.  It was shocking, all the tubes and screens. He is no better and I did not get any more news of his condition...being it was Sunday. One nurse said  his general health was against his condition as much as anything else.  He has not taken care of his health.  Makes me so sad for him and his sons. His sons are in their twenties, not babies....but not so grown.
  Thank you to all my blog friends and family. I appreciate all of you more than you will ever know.  Your kind words and prayers have touched my heart. I have passed them on to my family members too. Bless all of you.  XO

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mean Old February....

    This photo is yesterday evening. What a cold day it was. You can see the flag straight out from the wind. But the sky looks nice.
  This photo is this morning at 8:00.  4-5 inches of snow already.  More coming down. I know everyone in the east, no big deal , right. Just when spring is so near though. At least the wind has died down.
 Oh yes, I had to clear a path to the mailbox before 7:00 this morning. It's getting covered again. I am not going anywhere today. More waiting.  Nothing new to report on my brother.   I will call the hospital later. They gave us a code, as family, so we can check on Mark.
  Hoping all of you are safe. Use caution when going out. XO

Friday, February 20, 2015

Waiting....

     Waiting is so difficult. Waiting for news of my brother. There is nothing new to report . While waiting, the lilies in my valentine's bouquet bloomed.  So did the snap dragons.
  This is a colorful bunch .  I have enjoyed this bouquet.
  This is a little bouquet I bought before valentine's day....it finally bloomed out, and it's so sweet. I have had flowers in the house now since Jan. It  helps when it's so cold out . Keeps me thinking spring.
   28 more days till spring. That's just for hope. It's been bitter cold as all of you know. More in the forecast for next week. It surely can't last much longer.
  Once again I want to thank everyone for the prayers and well wishes for my brother Mark. I appreciate all of you so much.  Please stay warm and safe. XO

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thank You Beautiful People....

  Thank you, to all who prayed for my brother Mark.   The up date is iffy. He has swelling on the brain. The Dr. said the stroke was in the center of his brain. The swelling may go down in 3-4 days.  My siblings are going to the hospital today. They will call me with any news. 
 I felt a bit lost yesterday. Waiting is hard on people.  I prayed a lot and praying still. Even when it doesn't sound like much hope. I can never give up hope. I just pray more. :)
  I can tell you a little about my brother. He was what was called a "player".  Loved the women but could never really commit to them... He married a younger woman and had 2 sons... Then it was a repete of our own childhood. Drinking, fighting, screaming. There were times it looked like things might work out, but they never really did.
  When Mommy was alive she would almost hand lead them into better ways. But she babied Mark a bit too much. She loved us and didn't know how to say no to some. If you are parents you know some times "No" is the best thing you can say to your child.
  Then Mark divorced and things got ugly...you know, Dr. Phil show ugly... Myself, I stay away from all that drama...it makes my tummy hurt. LOL. I think everyone in my family has had their days of woe. You just have to grow from that. But Mark's life style was more bars again, so his health has truly suffered.  I didn't like his ways, but I love him, he's my brother.
  Sorry, I think I am nervous and just prattling.  Bless all of you. Bless all of us. XO

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Prayers Needed...

  My brother Mark needs your prayers. He was in the hospital for tests , because of vision problems and headaches...they say he stressed and had a stroke. He is sedated and on a breathing tube. When the tube is removed later , they will know the damage. I would just truly appreciate any prayers you could offer up for him. Thank you so much. XO