Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thank you

I am so excited!  Look what I got in the mail!  LOVE it!
Jackie makes these purses out of plastic grocery bags!
You would not believe how nice they are unless you see them in person.

Just look at this little make-up bag!

I just had to show you one more close up of this beautiful bag!
I actually purchased this bag for my MOM!
If you would like to see more that she has for sale click HERE!

And just look at all this Minkee fabric that she gave me! 
It is a huge box full with complete instructions on how to sew it!
I am so excited!

And look at this.....more Hen and chicks!!!
I had mentioned that my Mom loved them so she gave me enough to share!
And yes Vicki Lou--there is some for you!!!
Is Jackie not the sweetest ever???
Thank you Jackie!

And then I recieved this beautiful card from another blogging friend!
She makes her own cards and she knows that I love them!

Thank you Becky!
You made my day! 

And then "Big Sis" came and gave me an envelope with a gift certificate to
get a manicure and pedicure!
What a surprise!
Thank you Maranda & Lane! 
(And I am so proud that you are on facebook)!
It is a great way to stay connected friends and family.

Oh and I thought I would show you a picture of "Sweet Teen" with her car!
She is so excited.

I want to thank everyone that has emailed
me about my Mom & sister when they had the
tornado in their town. It was a scary time and we are
so thankful they are safe. We also are keeping eveyone in our prayers.

I also want to thank all of my friends who have called,
sent emails & facebook messages,
 cooked food for us and sent cards & gifts  to
me as I go through this trial in my life with TMJ.
Most of all, I want to thank you for praying for me. 
This has been very hard for me.  I am not the normal TMJ patient.
I have already been through one surgery years ago. Now I am back in splints again and taking pain meds (I  hate meds) while trying to
avoid a very complicated surgery.
I thought it was not going to bother me anymore in my life but I found out different.
You just never know what life is gonna bring.  I don't mean to complain because I am very thankful.  I have the best husband in the world. He has been great to help through all of this.
Please pray for me as we go get the results of the cat scan this week.

I also would like for everyone to pray for a loved one of mine.
I must remember.....The Battle Is Not Mine!

Today I am thankful for.....
all of my faithful praying friends. 


webbsway said...

O VAl!
My heart is so sorry about what you are dealing with. You are not "complaining" - you are just a human being working through life's lessons as we go along. We both know that our Father is with you each step of the way. Always know that you are loved and that is one of the greatest gifts of all.

I loved the purses - aren't they fascinating! :)

Loved the Hens and Chickens ! Little treasures like that just help to remind us that we are being cared for.
God Bless!

Allie said...

LOVE that bag Val - I know your mum will love it! Such beautiful gifts she sent too - you deserve them sweetie. Love the card from Becky.

I am keeping you in my prayers, dear friend!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Val, I am so sorry to hear that you have been having trouble with TMJ. I've been away from my computer for over a week, and am just now catching up on reading blogs. Hope you are doing better. Will be thinking of you.

Susannah said...

Hi there Sweetie....I have been thinking about you so much! I do hope you are feeling better. I have had you and yours in my prayers for a while now. I will continue for sure. Have faith and know that our God loves you. all my good wishes to you, Val.

Love ya, Susannah

Anonymous said...

Keeping you in my prayers Val.

Darla said...

What a post full of blessings here!

Michelle said...

I am sorry I missed out on your pain. My internet hasn't been working well for the past few weeks, and I can only access it, hit and miss. You are in my prayers. Get well quick, and know that I am thinking and praying for you .

Alice Grace said...

Wow! For me??? Thank you! You know I love those bags! And the hen and chicks plant!
Hope you are feeling better, honey.

Granny said...

You're very welcome. I hope your mother is pleased with the bag. I had taken a break from making them but am back at it again. lol

I'm praying for you and the doctor who is treating you for the TMJ.

Angela said...

Val, Good morning. Those purses are so neat. I bet they are durable too. Your Mom is blessed to have such a sweet and caring Daughter. Have a great day.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a fun mail day. Love those purses Jackie makes. So sorry to hear about the TMJ. Hugs

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry to read about your problems with the TMJ, Val. I pray that all goes well and this is just a little blip in your life.

I love the cute bag!! It does not look like grocery bags!!! Your mom will love it.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you liked your gift. I wish I could give you way more than that.
Love you
Big Sis