Saturday, April 25, 2015

I Need To Ask...

    Wednesday evening it was a nice time. It has been cold around here lately.
 Friday morning, the sun was very bright and things look so green. The Japanese maple is leafing out.
 This is the front yard this rainy Saturday morning.  I must say our lawn is looking very thick and full. You can see it's a bit hazy out too.
 This week on BJ's blog she showed how she uses flowers that are  real and faux.  So I put the pink tulips  I got from hobby-lobby in a basket of greenery. My tablecloth has tulips on it also. This will work for a couple of weeks.
  Today , I need to ask all of you, my blog family and friends, for prayers and good wishes please.  Ted's brother  has been going through many tests at the local VA hospital.  The tests show that Ray has mesothelioma. It has spread to his bones. He will be seeing an oncologist this weekend .
It is stage 4. I had to get on line to understand how Ray could not have know he was this ill. It was written that stage 3-4 is when mesothelioma cancer is found, because it is so often misdiagnosed , as pneumonia or flu. We are almost in shock. This has come about so suddenly. Ray is married and has two grown children and two grandchildren.  I thank you for any kind prayers or thought for Ray and his family.
   Wishing all of you a good weekend,. XO

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  1. Susie, I am so very sorry to read this about Ray. I will be remembering each of you in prayer. God bless. Love, Mildred

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    1. Thank you Mildred, your prayers are so appreciated and needed. Bless you dear friend, xoxo,Susie

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  2. p.s. I forgot to say how pretty your lawn looks. We've been here a year and our lawn is slowly looking better. The lawn co. treated it yesterday. You live in a beautiful area.

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    1. Hope you lawn does well this year. We have had so much rain, it's going to be like a jungle here. :) xoxo,Susie

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  3. Prayed for Ray, and the rest of you, Susie. What tragic news. I'm sorry to hear this.
    Your photos are lovely today.
    Have a nice weekend, sweet friend.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. We need the prayers so much and all are welcomed and appreciated. It has rained all morning. It's going to be a long while before our farmers can hit the fields. Blessing to your household my dear friend, xoxo,Susie

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  4. You know that you have my hugs and prayers. I always pray for miracle. It is stressful that I know. I am off this morning to see my brother who is on life support. We just keep praying I know what it has done personally with my other half. Many Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

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    1. Shirley, Thank you so much. You have a beautiful kind heart. I know that you have been through so many family trials of health issues. You and your family are in my prayers also. We pray for miracles , when we have little hope because we have faith. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  5. Sorry Susie for this news on Ray. Prayers are being sent. The power of prayer works so mine are going out for Ray and all of you.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, Thank you for the prayers. We feel there is little hope...but I cling to my faith that only God knows what is to happen. This is a rough time being on the heels of my brother passing in Feb. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  6. Prayers being sent for Ray and the family! Cancer is such a thief! Believing for better news ahead! Blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy, for the prayers for Ray and his family...it is so appreciated. Pray is powerful, so it is much needed for this time . Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  7. Oh my, I'm so sorry to hear this, will be praying for Ray. I believe in the power of prayer!

    Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I do also believe in the power of prayer. It's so needed. Thank you for sending yours. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  8. Oh my, I'm so sorry to hear this, will be praying for Ray. I believe in the power of prayer!

    Nancy

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  9. I'm sorry to read about your Ted's brother. I will put Ray on my prayer list.
    Your yard looks so green and pretty. We have rain today and it's a little chilly.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, I truly appreciate all the prayers that were sent out to Ray and his family. It means so much to all of us.
      I hope it stops raining soon. If we could get a shower once a week..it would stay green. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. I meant to back up and take out "your". But you know what I mean.

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    1. That's ok Cheryl..He is my Teddy. :):) My heart has been hurting for Ted since he has learned of his brother's cancer. We just lost my brother in Feb.. and this is bring up memories of that lose. xoxo,Susie

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  11. Prayed for Ray and his family...and for wisdom for the doctors that will be treating him...
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. Deb, Thank you so much. Ray had his exams at the VA hospital...which made me wonder about why he is stage four....but after I looked up mesothelioma, it was usually misdiagnosed...so it usually will be stage 3 or 4 before they find it...isn't that sad? Proving once again..we have to be aggressive about our health and health care. Take care, bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  12. I am so sorry, this follows another sadness for you all. Praying for you and your family and Ray.

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    1. Hi Peggy, Thank you for your prayers. It means so much to us all. Ray is in great need of many prayers and each one is power for healing. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  13. Oh, my...I am so sorry for him. Prayers for him and his family.
    Now, you know how much I love my fauxs and yours look amazing. :)
    xo

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    1. BJ, Thank you for the prayers for my brother in law. He and his family will appreciate them. I tell them others care too. I wanted you to know the tulips as a center piece was an idea I got from you. Thank you, xoxo,Susie

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  14. Yes, for sure prayers. That is sad. You just never know. I wish that we could find a cure for cancer. Hopefully there is something they can do. Thank you for praying for my DIL. Your tulips are pretty. Hugs

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    1. Debby, You are so right...life is full of twist and turns, and we never know what can happen. I truly wish we could find cures for cancers. Thank you so much Debby for your prayers. I am still holding your DIL in my prayers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  15. Susie, your yard is gorgeous and love those tulips. Think I need to get over to a Hobby Lobby for some silk flowers.
    I'm so very sorry to read about your Ray. I see the word mesothelioma mentioned, but I had no idea what it was. It's heartbreaking that it is diagnosed too late.

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    1. Hoping they are able to treat him and help him.

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    2. Thank you Nonnie. Mesothelioma is a cancer brought on by exposure to asbestos. Ray has been a pipefitter and wielder in the construction field. He is to have another biopsy on Monday. Then we will know more. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Lynne, Thank you, you are a kind person. We are all thankful for the prayers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  17. Susie, I am so sorry to hear about Ray. Joe and I will be praying for him and his family.

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy. I appreciate you and Joe praying for the family.It means so much. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  18. This is very upsetting for both of you, and all of you, I know. Sending prayers and love.

    Jane xxxx

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    1. Thank you Blondie. It is so helpful having prayers for an illness...that is so hard on the family too. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  19. Praying for Ray and the family!
    Your Lawn is so neat and green,love it!

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    1. Sylvia, Every prayer is so greatly appreciated. So needed too. Ray gets another biopsy on Monday. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  20. Oh- That is so very, very sad, Susie. I am sending up prayers for him now. God bless him and all of you. This will be a hard journey, I know. xo Diana

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  21. I'm so sorry and prayers for your family and husband's brother.

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  22. Boy these are sad times indeed.

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  23. Oh Susie, I'm so sorry to hear this. I will definitely say a prayer for Ray. You and Ted must be devastated.

    I thought the pink tulips from Hobby Lobby were real at first. They look so bright and pretty in the basket. I really want to give you guys credit for maintaining such a beautiful lawn - I can't believe how pretty it looks, especially since it's such a large area to mow.

    Thinking of you today, Susie, and sending my love.

    ~Sheri

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  24. I am in here getting caught up with you. So sorry about Ray- prayers for all of you in this. I know how fast life can change and how you scramble to do the best you can for those involved. Steve's brother called last week to let us know that he has MD- just diagnosed, but now he knows what's wrong with him and he said it was a relief knowing what it is. I will post on it later. 70s here this afternoon- I am so ready to thaw out!

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