Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Recap of weekend and Monday

Good Afternoon Sweet Friends,

How was your Monday??
 and how was your weekend???

Our weekend was good, relaxing, restful,  rainy, and productive
 in an accomplishing sort of way, not so much a work way.
We still haven't gotten to mow our yard cause of the rain, 
 course, we so need the rain, so don't want to complain about
 that, but it is starting to look a lil like a jungle out there!!  lol

We watched "you've got mail" on Friday evening as we
 exercised,  and that is one of our favorite movies,  it is so
 cute,  and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are just so great
 together.  Have never seen a movie by either of them
 that I didn't like.  I just love Meg Ryans perkiness!! lol

Then much to our thrill.........we finally got into see the
 lady,  guess I should say young lady, at the hotel to talk 
about the wedding plans.  Finally!!  Yea!!

Have to say tho, that.............
I was stunned...........we had only emailed back and forth 
about a dozen times, and in my mind's eye I had pictured a
 lady probably close to my age, since she said, her Father was
 gravely ill,  and then later passed away. Usually that would be
 about the age when one would normally lose a parent, and
she had said he was gravely ill,  that doesn't seem like term-
inology a young person would use.  My heart had gone out
 to her tho, because at any age it is hard to lose a parent.
I had told her we would pray for she and her family, and
we did!  Then we heard he passed away and I told her
again we would be praying and sent our condolences
 via email.

Turns out she is this beautiful vivacious, sweet,  young  lil
 blonde gal,  probably about 30 I would say,  and as soon as 
she knew who I was she hugged me, and said thank you so much
 for being so patient with my situation, and we had an instantaneous
 bond, and now my heart was with her more than before even, 
 I felt a sense of shock at her age,  and as she walked away for 
a moment I said to my Dee, is that her, still not believing my eyes,
 and she said yes, and then I felt a.sense of horror for her, that 
she has lost her Dad at such a young age. For some reason I
 felt like crying because she was in between the ages of my
 children, I guess,  and I could only imagine how they would feel.
  and I was thankful...........thankful for the fruit of the spirit of 
patience and gentleness, that God gives us as believers. 
 Thankful that I wasn't so worried about our Wedding plans
 and our circumstances, that I let that override the
compassion in my heart I felt for her!!
  God is good Folks!!

At another time, shortly after meeting, she said something
about that she would probably be there the night of the
wedding helping out,  and I said excitedly, oh, you'll be 
here, and she said yes, mam,  Lord willing!!  She is also
 a Southern Belle from Georgia and makes me wonder
if she isn't also a fellow believer in Christ.

We had a very delightful and successful meeting with her,
  and let me tell you God used her to show us favor once again.
  She was so incredibly helpful, and was full of great suggestions
and is not charging us for the use of one room, and then she
 is trying to get the fee waved on another area for us, and 
we never asked her to.............she just said she was gonna
 try cause she knew we were on a budget,  
(she knew our story as well.)

As we parted,  I asked her how she was doing,  and she
showed me her dad's dog tags, she had them around
her neck, this time I was struggling not to cry,  cause the
 one thing I have of my dad's is his dog tags, (another long
story)  and I asked about how her Mom was,  and she
 said she is having a really hard time, and began to weep, 
saying they were married for 40 years.
Again feeling a sense of kinship with her, since we ourselves
 have been married  for 40 years; I began to weep as well.
 She said, the house is so empty,  and we sensed that was
 very hard for her too, since she lived in Fl. and her Mom
 lives in Ga., and again we told her we would pray especially, 
 for her Mom.  She thanked us and seemed genuinely pleased, 
 She said I'm sorry I did mean to make anyone cry,  and
 we said, Ohhh, honey don't you worry about that!

I look forward to what the Lord is up to in this chance
relationship,  she really seems like such a precious
young lady.  So it will be fun working with her.

Today Mr. Sweepy and I have been cleaning,  altho
he does the sweeping,  I still have to change his cleaning
clothes and move things out of his way ............and
of course, put them back.
But it is like having a helper,  while he is sweeping I 
am able to do other lil details,  that I might not have
time for otherwise.  He is truly a blessing!

Also rearranged the family room furniture today too,
to try and get a lil more of a summer look............
took some before shots,  and will take some after
shots once I change around some of my accessories.
Hopefully, can show you some pics next week.

Had to come back and tell you that we saw a really
 heartwarming true story tonight that came from
 where else...........Netflix. 
 It is called "Something the Lord Made". 
 It is another Dr. movie but it is really good,  and will leave
 you crying, or at least wanting to............keep your hanky 
closeby just in case!!  We both highly recommend it!

Well, Sweet Folks..................

Glad you stopped by...............
Hope you are glad you did too!!

Remember.......  be kind and patient with those you come
 in contact with because every person you meet is fighting their 
own battle.............. and in the end you will be glad you did!!  

Love, Hugs and 
Kind and Patient  Blessings,

Couldn't believe it.............when hubby went out to put
his stuff in the car this morning, our next door neighbor 
came over and said hey, someone is gonna be mowing 
our yards soon.  He should be here soon,  I have seen 
your car has been gone everyday and figured you must 
have gotten a new job,  so hired this guy today!!
What a blessing that was cause I told you it was
starting to look like a jungle.

 Hubby has been mowing his lawn too,  for a while now, 
 and we were so happy to be able to do something for
 him for a change cause he has done so many nice things 
us every since he moved in about 5 years or so ago.
He has been incredibly good to us many many times.
He, his wife and his daughter are all such sweeties,
and  we sure will hate to see them go!

God is Good,  All the Tme............


Cinderella Moments said...

I'm so glad you have such good neighbors. I have 3 fabulous neighbors and 1 creepy one that I stay far away from! LOL!
I think God sent you into this woman's life to help her through her father's death. Any connection during a hard time is good. And the fact that you know her pain, you should have words of advice that will help her find the road of healing.
You're a blessing to everyone who is lucky enough to meet you!


Beth said...

Hi Nellie, You are such a positive, upbeat Christian lady! Glad things are going well for you and your hubby and enjoyed hearing about the wedding planning and your sharing with her. Have a good week!
Blessings, Beth

Rebecca said...

Sounds like so many things in your life are working out beautifully. I rejoice WITH you!

sistersusiesays said...

"GP" has done well for two days!! I haven't had to go get it out of its predictament! But, last night it got hung up under the stove again! If it has any problems that will be where it happens! Otherwise, it cleans every inch!

I have pictures on my blog of my new furniture!
It really looks great!

Love to you all,

Janet said...

Hi Nellie

I didn't cry to I have a lump in my throat. What a sweet little gal. She is also the age of my son. We have been so blessed.

You are so right about being kind to everyone. We have no idea what the next person is going through or has been through.

I am excited tho that you got some plans in place. It must be quite a relief.

We finally got some heavy rain this morning so I was relieved and thought my allergies would go away for awhile but then I saw the cottonwood flying like snow this afternoon. It is supposed to warm up in the 80's soon.

So you like Mr. Sweepy. Now I was researching him and I see he does not vaccum is that true? I have mostly wood floors but my bedroom is very large and I would like one that vaccums.

Are you allowed to have fireworks in your state? Here in Oregon we can have some. I just hate them though because they scare my pets. On the 4th we will head out the the baseball game, picnic and fireworks with our son Jeremy and family. Normally we stay home but some friends invited us all to go so it will be fun as long as I have some shade.

Better go I seem to be rattling on!

Have a great evening!
Blessings & Love

Patti said...

First of all, did you know that "You've Got Mail" is a remake to 1940's "Shop Around the Corner", starring the beloved Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. That movie was remade as "In the Good Old Summertime" in 1949 with Judy Garland and Van Johnson. I don't care for the musical version, but I'm not a Judy Garland fan, so that might be why. I LOVE the Stewart/Sullavan version.

I'm so glad you had a chance to meet with the hotel gal, and I'm not at all surprised to hear how you've connected with her. You are a lovely, gracious woman, and anyone you come in contact with would be welcomed and loved.

How exciting to be taking these steps for Dee's wedding. She'll be a beautiful bride.

Hope you're having a great week. I'll be out tomorrow and Friday, so maybe next week, we can connect on the phone. Hope so.


Jess said...

Thinking of you and rejoicing that you are able to minister to such a sweet wedding coordinator. Blessings to all of you!

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