Thursday, February 16, 2017


I asked "Sweet Hunter" last night......
How did we get here?
He said, Life.
And he's so right.
You never know from day to day
what is going to happen.
I would have never thought in my wildest days
that "Sweet Angel" would be here.
Bless her heart.
She is in the hospital.
Her parents had to call 911 Monday and
from there she was admitted to the hospital.
She has been diagnosed with Gastropresis
with underlying issues.
We don't have answers to those yet.
Right now, we have to get nourishment in her.
She hasn't ate since Christmas night except a few bites
that we forced her to eat.
We are trusting and believing for a miracle.
While she is at the hospital, Brother is with us.
"Sweet Hunter" gets him up, gets him ready,
feeds him, takes him to school
and picks him up from school.

This boy keeps us laughing!
You should hear some of the conversations
with him and his "POPS"
Please keep praying for his sister!
We need her back!
Our Pastor came by the hospital today and he texted me
this verse after he left.
Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Today, our family all went over to Alyssa's house
to try to cheer her up!
You can't help but be cheered up around these babies.
And she loves her cousins!

Our daughter, Maranda brought a
huge meal over for the family to share.
Our daughter, Mandy brought drinks and desserts.
I know our daughter Shannon really appreciated it.
It really helped me because I always feel like food makes it better.  And I will be cooking during the week.

Alyssa's boyfriend came over to visit her.
That was the first time he had seen
her with her feeding tube in.
He was so sweet.
He brought her Valentines gift and
she was upset that she didn't have him anything.
I know he understood. I don't think he was worried about that.
Bless her heart!
I caught them holding hands.
Look at her little arm.
It actually looks good now.
She's been stuck so many times.

The house was full and noisy with
lots of little munchkins running
around. Sweet Angel loves her family
so we hoped this might brighten
her day. These are her babies.

When she was born, I will never forget her little toes!
She has unique toes.
We are expecting results from some tests tomorrow and hoping for answers.
We need our baby girl back!
She's been sick since Christmas night.
I did a little story on facebook about her family.
It went something like this:

I've watched our family as we go through this trial with our granddaughter.
"Momma Bear"
(our daughter, Alyssa's Mom)
stays right with her, loves on her and
lays with her. There's nothing like a Mothers love.

"Daddy Bear"
(our son in love)
While having to keep things going he still caters to
their every need. Men are fixers. I know he wants to fix this. It hurts when you can't.

"Baby Bear "(Brother)
He's all boy. He plays his guitar. He plays his games.
But in his eyes even though he probably doesn't understand,
you can see he is worried.

Big Sister Bear (Big sister)
While working a full time job and going to college to get her Masters, she
still finds time to call and check to see if Alyssa needs something.

And then there is "Middle Baby Bear"
Sweet Angel
Baby girl

Our world revolves around her right now.
So I hope you understand why this is what I write about.
It is my heart.
We need her back!
Please keep praying for her and our family.
Trusting & Believing

Saturday, February 11, 2017


We should all be so thankful for our health.
This little girl spent another night in the ER last night.
They put a feeding tube in her to
give her some nourishment but
her little body went in to shock from lack
of food and didn't accept it.
So now we are waiting on results
of the tests from last week and hoping for answers.
This has went on for 3 years but nothing like this.
This flair has been the worst.
She's lost over 30 pounds since Christmas night.
Hopefully they will find the right nutrition that she can take
or fix her so she can accept the food through the tube.
On a good note, I wanted to show you what
kind of person our granddaughter is.
When we moved here to the farm,
she was with me everyday along with
our other grands.
She loves all her cousins and she loves babies.
This is one of my favorite pictures of her
with her cousin Asher.
It was naptime. She rocked him on the swing to sleep.
She is so loving with them all.
When she laid him down for his nap,
you can't see it but she pulled a chair out there right next to him and sat next to him rocking him as he laid there.
She sat there for nearly 2 hours watching him.
I know everyone's grand's are special to them and
all mine are to me.
But I am giving you a little insight to our granddaughter
you are praying for.
She has a great big heart full of love.
She's always bubbly and smiling.
She's not smiling today.
Keep praying.
There's a miracle in the making for our baby girl.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

An Ordinary Morning

We start our mornings with a quiet time.
Sweet Hunter gets up early and comes in the kitchen,
plugs his coffee pot up, and builds me a fire if it's cold.
Then I join him after he gets it all cozy.
I love our mornings.
I love "us!"
Then while he is getting ready to go conquer the world, 
I head out to feed the chickens.
And our day begins.
Then I feed Lily and let her out of her dog lot for a while,
before I let the chickens out.
It takes me about 20-30 minutes
to get my morning farm chores done.
By the way, we took her to the vet for her last boosters and
she weighs right at 36 pounds!
She's only 15 weeks old!
She's going to be a big girl!

"Sweet Hunter" feeds the cats out front every morning.
He says the chickens and Lily are mine
and the kitties are his!!!
We had so many people tell us that our cats
would kill our chickens eventually.
But they were wrong.
Some nights the kitties sleep in the coops
with the chickens.

Then I come in and get ready for the day!
Then make my bed.
See, pretty ordinary, huh?
Then I put a load of laundry in
and fold some clothes.
I try to do my ironing once a week.
It suppose to be today but not gonna happen!
(just not in the mood!)

We are not big breakfast people but I have been trying to
make something small every morning.
Some days we eat oatmeal.
But it there is a cake or cookies we just grab that.
This morning it was cinnamon rolls.

Then I head to the kitchen and straighten it up
and prepare his coffee for the next day.
He only has to plug it in the next morning!
Shall we say spoiled?
Then I try to get our supper out of the way.
Today we are having chicken enchiladas.
I usually make huge amounts but I am trying to do better on cooking for 2.
If you would like the recipe you can go Here!

Then I headed out to the garden.
I was surprised yesterday when I saw all this broccoli growing.
I thought my broccoli was finished.
Evidently not!

There were 2 heads of cabbage and some Brussel sprouts also!
That's pretty good for February!
Well, that's my morning so far.
I am hoping to make a scarf this afternoon.
We will see.
I love my ordinary days at home.
It's my favorite place to be.
I decided that while I am requesting prayer for Alyssa,
I will share something about her.
This picture is when she was younger.
(She's in the purple)
Here she is with Granny and her Sister and brother.
Granny was showing us a quilt she made.
They always loved to go to Granny's.
Since Granny has been gone her house was sold
and it doesn't look the same.
They don't take care of it like Granny did.
We rode by Granny's house one day
right after she had went to Heaven.
and "Sweet Angel" said,
"I miss Granny, don't you Gi Gi?"
She told me when she covers up with a quilt
she can feel Granny's love.

Update on our baby girl.
No change.
But I can't wait until I can tell you she
has her miracle!
Keep praying!
I am trusting and believing!

Monday, February 6, 2017


I went out to the garden today and found lots of goodies
that I didn't even realize were there!
So I picked the Brussel sprouts
and came in and cooked them.
I had some bacon already cooked so I added that
along with butter, salt and pepper.
There's something special about
shopping right from your home.
Grilled homemade bread.
I whipped up some chocolate chip cookies!
There's just something magical about doing with what you have
and not running to the store.

I went outside and was looking around and found one of Granny's plants
peeping out of the ground.
They think it's spring but Sweet Hunter
says it's fixing to get cold again.

I think everyone knows how I love home.
My favorite thing is being at home when it rains.
I don't know why.
That's just me.
Just wanted to give you a little taste of my day.

I also had Sweet Angel here!
What an honor to have her here.
Thank you all for your sweet comments
and most of all your prayers.
We really need them.
There is no change right now.
She still can't eat and doesn't drink much.
She doesn't talk and seems so sad
which is the opposite of what she normally is.
I pray that the doctors will have wisdom and not give up
until we find the problem.
I pray for a miracle.
We need our "Baby girl" back.
Keep praying for Alyssa!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Asking For Prayers

On behalf of our family......

We are asking for prayers for our granddaughter!

I found this picture of when I taught her
to make biscuits on my blog when she was little.

Anyone that has followed my blog
know her as "Sweet Angel!"

We also call her "Baby Girl!"
This is her with her sister!

But if you will call her name out to our Father!
Alyssa is very sick.
Doctors cannot find out what is wrong with her.
She can't eat without pain.
This is her with her baby cousin, Huddy.
He's more like her brother!

This is her Mom, (our daughter),
her dad and her sister and brothers!
We need anyone that will to pray.
Pray for the doctors to find whatever the problem is.
Pray for her Mom and dad and sister and brother.
Pray for us.
But most of all......
Please pray for Alyssa!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Lessons From The Past Week

I started last week asking if you had ever kissed your Bible!
I haven't until now.
This was a gift from a Missionary that shared with me
about when they gave Bibles and coats to the women
making these baskets by they kissed their Bibles.
I will always look at this basket and think of coats and Bibles.
The rest of the week I taught on how to carve out some "Me Time."
We as women, always put ourselves last.
The same girl that gave me the basket taught me
many years ago to never let a day go by without
doing something for myself.
It's also very important to have
special time for you and your husband.
I know one woman that put her children before her husband.
The children grew up and it was just him and her.
They didn't know each other.
They ended up divorced.
We  learned that a marriage is just like a garden.
We have to be careful and not let the weeds take over.
The very best way you can take care of your husband,
is to take care of YOU first.
We are all getting older but you have to
need to be positive about yourself and not negative.
I shared a conversation I had with a friend and
all we did was put ourselves down.
We need to say to ourselves....
I am beautiful.
I am good enough.
I am not afraid.
I am smart.
I am strong.
I am worthy.
I am trusting.
I am not going to worry.
 I am blessed.
I am HIS and HE is mine.
I am the daughter of the King Of Kings!
This is just a short summary of what I taught on
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