Monday, August 9, 2010

For Today - August 9, 2010

Outside my window...another beautiful sunny day!  Neighbors across the street are moving - their house was foreclosed on.  With the market now, it's so sad that this happens more & more. 

I am thinking...about some friends & family that are going through difficulties right now.  It's a blessing to be able to be there for them.   

I am thankful for...friends.  In today's mail, I recieved a sweet card, along with a bookmark & a pocket card.  It really touched me!  So much so, that it brought me to tears. 

I am remembering...a sweet memory that I made with Emily Saturday night.  I won't share it here since I'm going to blog about it tomorrow. 

On my mind...Avery. 

I am pondering these words...a few minutes ago I received a sweet email from someone very dear to my heart (thank you Mum!), & at the end of her email was this verse - "Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24 

From the learning rooms...God seems to always send us just what we need, exactly when we need it. 

From the kitchen...soon time for lunch! 

I am wearing...snoopy pjs.  I've decided to take a pj day today. 

I am creating...lots of new graphics.   

I am go shopping at in a bit.  Never dreamed that one day we could 'shop till we drop' from the comforts of our own home.  I like this idea of shopping in my pjs. :-) 

I am Bible, along with a few small books. 

I am hoping...that we can all see Avery very soon. 

I am hearing...Dora The Explorer.  Emily says when she watches it, it makes her think of Avery. It was/is her favorite show. 

Around the house...lots of reminders of how very, very blessed I am. 

One of my favorite things...surprising friends with sigtags that they had no idea was coming their way. 

A few plans for the rest of the week...Mike is out of town, so this is going to be a slow, lazy week.  That's just how I want it. 

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Daddy & daughter a few weeks of Shad's favorite things is taking Avery on walks.   He says he loves to teach her things as they walk.

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  1. Hi sweetie :) It's super hot here today and will be all week! I hope your week is off to a good start. Keeping you all in my prayers. Love the pic of Shad and Avery.
    We went out for icecream again today ;) I must get back to walking once Kristen gets to school, all these summer time treats are making my pants tight!!!

  2. Ciao Judy, what a sweet shot of Shad and adorable Avery! :)
    Sorry you are going through so much, but I know your faith will help you keep smiling. :) A big hug to you!

  3. I am praying for you, my friend! We don't know why we have to walk through some things, but if we keep our eyes on Him he will never fail us!

    Love that picture of Avery and Shad!


  4. Hi glad that the words in the email "hit the spot"!! I have been lazy in passing on nuggets when I find them so was glad I did today!! Sorry for what you are going through but remember your hope is in the Lord!! Hugs to ya,

  5. Hi Judy,
    I missed you. I know a lot is going on. I am happy to see your son and Avery in that picture. I hope things get better for him real soon. Have a wonderful week ahead sweetie.
    Hugs, Dru

  6. You are so blessed to have such support and so many friends! Add me to the list of friends that care and are praying for you! Love you! Cindi

  7. Sweet Judy, this picture of Shad and Avery is precious. Keeping you in prayer. I wish there was more I could do to help you all through this, but your not alone. God is with you and your family and he is sending love and support your way through all the people whom lives you have touched. Your a blessing!

  8. Hi Judy,
    Prayers continue to be lifted up for Shad and you too.I pray that these storms will soon pass. Loved the photo of Shad and Avery-how precious! I pray that Shad will soon feel better. He must be hurting so very much. You have many friends supporting you through all of this-God is good. Our Heavenly Father too is always faithful and He is able.
    Love you sweet Judy!
    Blessings and hugs.

  9. Hi Judy, thank you for sharing your thoughts through this difficult time for you all! I love the pic of Shad and Avery. I know how his heart must be breaking. Keeping you all in prayer, trust in the Lord, He is working it out. Hugs!

  10. Hi Judy that is a wonderful photo of you son and Avery I hope you get to see her soon as well. We have a lot of foreclosures as well around here very sad indeed.
    I hope you had fun shopping online at the Amazon! enjoy a great week! I want some sigtags! I have to admit I was so jealous! but then again I never asked for any did I. I really have been wanting some lately. How can I get them? you asked how long it takes to make my jewelry? the bracelet with all the flowers do take awhile but some earrings are pretty quick as well as my suncatchers. Have a happier day today sweets so sorry for all your stresses right now I can certainly relate to that feeling. I have been keeping my stresses quiet but I am under a lot of stress, will keep you in my prayers sister in Christ! big hugs

  11. Hi Judy I just wanted to tell you that the photo at the top with the sweet little faces is so adorable they are just precious kids. Big hugs