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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Blessings

Good morning  everyone.  Hoping today finds you all doing wonderful and having a good morning thus far.
It has been a very busy last few days but I have been checking in and trying to comment as time allowed.

A few months ago after a trip to Bell Buckle, TN,  Holly and Darbee gifted me with a pillow with such a  sweet stitchery on it.  Moved me to tears.  It has special meaning as I have a hard time walking some days as I have arthiritis really bad and back problems. Are you  surprised  because I am constantly posting about going so much?.Yep, am not giving up, so I keep going despite the hurt.  But some days it gets pretty bad.... Enough said, anyway the pillow will always be special.

Last week, they presented me with a photo that goes along with the stitchery just perfect. It was taken of Darbee Rae and me walking on the beach earlier in the year .Thought I would share the display with you today

On this beautiful Sunday morning, I am so blessed to have a daughter and granddaughter who love me endlessly and  live close enough for me to see as often as I wish.  And my friends that is almost daily.  To those of you who have children close hug them and tell them how blessed you are to have them in your life everyday.  If you have children living away, take time today and call them and let them know you love them and miss them.  Life is short.  Children are a gift from God. 

Children in your life or not, we all have something to be thankful for and are blessed.  Stop for a moment on the Sabbeth day and thank God for all your blessings. Until next time......


  1. You are indeed blessed Angela : ) Hugs, Shirlee

  2. What a sweet pillow from your granddaughter.
    That is so precious. I agree that we all should take the time to be thankful for our loved ones
    our health, and friends. And a prayer goes out to my SIL who is back in the hospital after having his appendix out. It is a tough time now for my daughter and granddaughter with him in the hospital. I pray for his recovery.
    Have a nice Sunday
    Country at heart

  3. Thank you for sharing these sweet thoughts. We do all have many blessings. :)

  4. O, Angela...the picture and pillow say it all! What a beautiful message to be given as a gift from your precious grand-daughter. Priceless..!

  5. What a sweet gift ~ with a sweeter message on it!

  6. What a sweet pillow. Yes we both are thankful to have our children and granchildren in our lives. Darbee Rae has a great and wonderful Nana. Take care, Janice (Prims by the Water)

  7. What a sweet pillow. Yes we both are thankful to have our children and granchildren in our lives. Darbee Rae has a great and wonderful Nana. Take care, Janice (Prims by the Water)

  8. The picture is perfect with the pillow. I have one daughter still at home...and my married daughter, SIL, and 2 grandkids live near by. I'm so thankful that I see them all the time. What a joy and blessing they all are!!
    Sorry to hear that you have arthiritis really bad and back problems...but I know exactly how you feel as I have arthiritis in my hands & feet, plus have bad back problems. The hardest part has been that I'm not allowed to pick up my little grandson at all anymore and it breaks my heart. Also I recently found out that I'm not allowed to sit on the floor to play with him either, because of my back going out so easily. But no matter what, I keep moving too.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  9. What a wonderful post and sweet gifts. Love the cherished love between our children and grandchildren. We are blessed friend.
    Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugs Trace


  10. How right you are! What a wonderful, sweet pillow and picture. We are all so blessed. Have a great Sunday, Dawn

  11. Awww! What a sweet gift. I Love the saying on the pillow!

  12. Oh Angela, that brought tears to my eyes. You are blessed to have them, but my guess is if I asked them they would say they are the ones who are blessed! Know what? You both are. Tonight my church showed the movie, Soul Surfer, my granddaughter Amanda,(Andrews Mommy) went with me. I feel blessed too. Another blessing is our blog friendship. Thank you.

  13. This post brings back a lot of wonderful memories. Can't wait till we go on a girls trip again. SOON! Love ya!

  14. Angela love the picture and the pillow.Wonderful gifts for a truly awesome lady. We are so blessed!Hope that you are feeling better.Hugs,Jen

  15. Oh I love that picture and the pillow! Wonder if I could copy that and change Nana to Gran? I LOVE it! And I know what you mean about not giving up. My hubby has RA and major back problems but he keeps on keeping on. I feel for you. This post made me so thankful for my Grands. Since Sweet teen drives now they come over almost every day. I have had so much fun with them this summer! I LOVE being a Gran!

  16. What a lovely gift from Holly and Darbee ~ that photo is especially dear given how it brings the verse on the stitchery into such poignant focus. We all have burdens and baggage I do believe. I'm glad that you are challenging yours and living life to its fullest in spite of them. Hope you had a blessed Sunday - and a wonderful week ahead. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  17. Angela
    I enlarged your pillow to read it. It is so precious and sweet. I can see why it is so special to you.
    I was sorry to hear of your pain. I admire you for forcing yourself to keep moving. Perhaps the Lord sent you little Darbee just for that purpose! I love that name. My mother wanted me to name our daughter that 30 years ago when I had her. I chose another name, but still like Darbee too.
    Hope you have a great Monday.

  18. Angela
    So very special & sweet~