WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Monday, January 25, 2010

THEY CALL ME JAMMI BLOGAVERSARY






ANITA  THE  OWNER  OF  THIS  BEAUTIFUL


BLOG  IS  HAVING  HER  BLOGAVERSARY.


SHE  IS  HAVING  A  "ROOSTER-LICIOUS"


GIVEAWAY!






LOOK  AT  THESE  GORGEOUS  MEASURING  SPOONS


THEY  IN  THEMSELVES  ARE  AN  AWESOME  GIVE  AWAY





WHO  WOULDN'T  SMILE  EVERY  MORNING  WHEN  THIS  SIGN 


GREETS  YOU






DOESN'T  THIS  PLATE  JUST  TAKE  YOU  AWAY


TO  THE  FRENCH  COUNTRYSIDE......IF  THAT  DOESN'T


MAKE  YOU  WANT  TO  SING  COCKLE  DOODLE  DOO


I  WANT  THIS  GIVEAWAY  TOO





HAPPY  DANCE...HAPPY  DANCE...


WATCH  ME  PRANCE...


I  SAW  THIS  STORAGE  CONTAINER


IN  HOBBY  LOBBY,  SATURDAY


I  SQUEALED  AND  DANCED  AND


EMBARASSED  MY  DAUGHTER IN LAW

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ANITA  HAS  PUT  TOGETHER  A


"GORGEOUS  GIVEAWAY."


HER  RULES  ARE  QUITE  SIMPLE.........


1.  LEAVE  A  COMMENT  STATING  WHAT  YOU  LIKE  ABOUT  HER  BLOG


2.  YOU  DO  NOT  HAVE  TO  JOIN  AS  A  FOLLOWER  BUT  IT  WOULD  BE


APPRECIATED  IF  YOU  DID.


3.  IF  YOU  POST  ABOUT  IT,  THEN  GO  BACK  TO  HER  BLOG  AND  LET


HER  KNOW.


4.  GIVE  AWAY  WILL  BE  OPEN  UNTIL  MIDNIGHT  ON  FRIDAY,  JAN.  29,  2010
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SINCE  IT  WAS  MY  FIRST  TIME  TO  VISIT  HER  BLOG,  I  HAD  TO  LOOK  AROUND.


SHE  IS  ALL  ABOUT  FAMILY  FIRST,  AND  ALL  OTHER  IS  FOO  FOO.  SHE  DOES


LOVE  BEAUTIFUL  THINGS  AND  HER  BLOG  IS  BEAUTIFUL.
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PRAYER  NEEDED:


WHILE  GIVEAWAY'S  ARE  FUN  WE  MUST  TAKE  THE  TIME  TO  REMEMBER  OUR



FRIENDS  AND  FAMILY  IN  PRAYER.   IT  IS  SUCH  A  SIMPLE  THING  THAT  REAPS



THE  BEST  REWARDS.



ROY  AND  ELISABETH,  ASHLEY,  SHARON,  BARBARA,  TERRY'S  MOTHER  IS  IN


THE  HOSPITAL,  PASTOR  MARNEY'S  92  YEAR  OLD  FATHER  BROKE  HIS  HIP,  HIS


DAUGHTER  BROKE  HER  ARM,  CARMEN  IS  HAVING  SURGERY  ON  HER  BACK  MONDAY,


KRISTIE,  ANASTASIA,  JEFF  AND  ROBBI,  JAMIE  B,  DORIS  AND  RICHARD,


GINA,  DONNA,  BERNIE,  JUDY,  BECKY,  NOELLE,  SHAUNA,  BEKAH,  MICHELE,  JAMIE,


PAT,  TERESA  G  NEEDS  A  KIDNEY  TRANSPLANT----RARE  BLOOD  0  NEGATIVE,


TAWNA  AND  MIKE,  SALLY,  TAWNA  AND  MIKE,  BECCA,  PATRICIA,  PASTOR


MARNEY,  VICKI VAUGHN MINISTRY,  SOUTHERN  SON  LIGHT  AS  THEY  GO


FORWARD  WITH  THE  GOSPEL  STATION  NETWORKS, AND  OF  COURSE


HAITI.  PRAY  FOR  MY  HUSBAND  AND  ME  AS  WE  SEEK  GOD  ABOUT


GOING  ON  A  MISSIONARY  TRIP  TO  NICARAGUA  (SP)  IN  MAY.  I  AM  VERY


EXCITED  AND  READY  TO  LEAVE  NOW....MY  MOTHER  DOES  NOT  WANT  ME  TO


GO  TO  A  FOREIGN  COUNTRY  BUT  IF  YOU  ARE  DOING  GOD'S  WORK  YOU


ARE  SAFER  OVER  THERE  THAN  HERE.   AND  SHOULD  I  DIE  WHILE  I'M  THERE


I  WON'T  BE  DEAD....I  WILL  BE  WALKING  STREETS  OF  GOLD  WITH  MY


BEAUTIFUL  DAUGHTER  AND  WILL  SET  AT  THE  FEET  OF  JESUS.  I  HAVE


NOTHING  TO  LOOSE  AND  EVERYTHING  TO  GAIN......THANK  YOU  JESUS.

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FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  HAVE  ASKED  HOW  WE  ARE  DOING:


FRIDAY  NIGHT  I  HAD  A  SEVERE  PANIC  ATTACK AND  JUST  BEGAN  TO


WEEP  BECAUSE  IT  HAD  BEEN  91  DAYS  SINCE  I  HUGGED  AMY  LAST......


SATURDAY  I  TOOK  MY  DIL  TO  HOBBY  LOBBY  AND  WE  BOUGHT  THINGS  TO


MAKE  A  VALENTINE  PROJECT.    AMY  WAS  ALWAYS  MY  PROJECT  GIRL  BUT


SHE  WAS  CALLED  HOME.  I  THOROUGHLY  ENJOYED  MY  TIME  WITH  MY  DIL.


WHEN  RICH  GOT  OFF  WORK  WE  WENT  TO  A  LOCAL  MEXICAN  FOOD


DINER.   OH  MY  GOODNESS!!!!  THE  PORTIONS  ARE  LIKE  TABLE  SIZE.....I  COULD


FEEL  MY  FAT  CELLS  SWELLING  UP  BUT  MY  MIND  WAS  SAYING,  DIVE  IN......


ENJOY................I  FOLLOWED  MY  MIND  AND  SO  DID  RICH,  MEGAN,  AND  RICHARD.


I  ORDERED  THE  TAMALE  PLATTER.........I  HAVE  HAD  A  LOT  OF  TAMALES  IN  MY


54  YEARS  AND  THESE  TAMALES  HAVE  MANY  SECRET  INGREDIENTS........YUMMY


WAS  NOT  EVEN  THE  WORD.....YOU  JUST  WANTED  TO  SAVOR  EVERY  BITE


AS  YOU  MAY  NOT  GO  DOWN  THIS  STREET  AGAIN.  WE  HAD  A  WONDERFUL


FAMILY  TIME.  WE  LAUGHED  ABOUT  AMY  AND  FOR  A  FEW  MINUTES,  THINGS


ALMOST  SEEMED  ALRIGHT  WITH  THE  WORLD.


MY  HUSBAND  SLEEPS  WITH  AMY'S  SHIRT  WE  TOOK  OFF  OF  HER  WHEN  WE  WASHED


AND  PREPARED  HER  BODY  FOR  THE  FUNERAL  HOME.   WE  ALL  GRIEVE....MY


MOTHER  AND  MOTHER  IN  LAW  GRIEVE....I  THINK  GRIEF  IS  A  VERY  FRAGILE 


THING  AND  ONE  OF  THE  PASTORS  WITH  THIS  SINGING  GROUP  TOLD  ME  TO  NOT


LET  ANYONE  TELL  ME  ABOUT  A  TIME  FOR  GRIEF  AS  91  DAYS  IS  A  RATHER


SHORT  TIME.....SO  THAT  IS  HOW  WE  ARE  DOING  AND  I  AM  SO  GLAD  YOU


ASKED.




GRACIE  ANN  WORE  HER  WHITE  DRESS  TODAY...FIRST  BECAUSE  IT  WAS  SUNDAY



AND  SHE  KNOWS  SHE  IS  SO  BEAUTIFUL.........SHE  DIDN'T  WANT  TO  CAUSE  ANY


COMPETITION  WITH  THE  ROOSTERS  IN  THE  GIVE  AWAY.  SHE  DIDN'T  WANT


THEM  TO  KNOW  IF  THEY  COME  HERE......SHE  CONTROLS  THE  DAY  TO  DAY


OPERATIONS  OF  SIMPLY  DEBBIE


GOD  BLESS  EACH  ONE  OF  YOU  FOR  STOPPING  BY.  YOU  MEAN  THE  WORLD


TO  US.


A  GRACIE  ANN  PECK  AND  A  HUG  AROUND   THE  NECK.



XOXO


SIMPLY   DEBBIE



22 comments:

Donna said...

Debbie, You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I think of you every day. I slept with Amber's blankets, socks and clothes for months, sometimes I even wear her clothes. I think grief is different for everyone and I will never ever be the same person I was before Amber went to Heaven. I like you think that if something happens to me I will be with Amber.
Take care and God Bless,
Donna

Deb said...

what a fun giveaway you found...how nice to post it for us all to see...Have a great week!!!

The White Farmhouse said...

Grief is just a one day at a time thing. There are days when it is easier to handle it. I doesn't hurt any less just easier. I still miss my mom terribly and have some of her clothes. It's been 25 years this year since she died. I am glad that you are finding more days where it is easier to cope with your loss.

I would do the happy dance too with those finds! How fun!

Claudia said...

Hello Debbie,

Thinking of you, as always. That dinner sounds like it was delicious - making some Valentine crafts will be fun to do, my friend. Have a lovely day.

xo
Claudia

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

My brother died in 1995. The grief continues. For however long my "forever" is, is how long I will grieve for him. I like how you said that "all other is 'foo foo'" in speaking of things outside of love. The world has looked very foo-foo to me since he died. It is a delight but also a terrible pain to see how incredibly my son resembles the uncle he met only once...

My brother returned to me as a spirit. I really don't care if others think I'm cracked to say that. He did, he was there, I saw and felt him plainly. So it was not the end, but I still miss him day-to-day as I know you miss Amy every nanosecond of every day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbie, I'm so glad you had fun with your DIL at Hobby Lobby and crafting. While no one on this earth can take Debbie's place, we can certaintly embrace new situations and have fun in them. That's exactly what Debbie would want you to do. And there is no set time for grief. I've never heard anything so silly. People used to grieve for years. Eccleisiasties (sp) tells us there is a time for every season under Heaven, and a time to weep is one of those seasons. So you do the best you can and keep your eyes on Him. The view is a lot better! :-)

As to your trip, if the Lord is telling you to go, you go. You don't want to miss one of His blessings. A friend of mine who is an evangelist said it best, "I don't want to miss one moment of my destiny with God." And if that is, indeed, part of your destiny, go for it. Just don't drink the water. Be sure and drink bottled water.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Debbie you have every right to greif they is no time limit on it...Do you know when my DH of 31 years died I was still crying 5 months later and my pastor told me to knock it off...how's that for a man of God to say something like that to you...anyhoo I never went back to that church again...I always say God is in your heart not in 4 walls of a chruch...Love ya my dear friend...Now pass me a tamales ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bernie said...

Hi Debbie, I was so pleased to see you had some special time with your DIL....then all your family.
I love how you remember everyone in prayer and I cannot think of anything more important than doing God's work wherever it is needed, especially if you are pulled to it.
God Bless you and your family Debbie, and may he always be with you as you walk your journey.
.......:-) Hugs

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hi Debbie, Good to hear from you. I know it has been a long hard journey these 91 days and all the days it takes are how many days you have. I think it would wonderful to do a missionary trip. I was 65 when I went on my last one to Belize. It is also wonderful that your husband wants to go too. God bless you all.
QMM

Chatty Crone said...

Debbie,

I've missed you - would love to hear from you and find out how you are 'really' doing. I'm thinking and praying for you. sandie

Martha's Favorites said...

Dear Debbie: My heart just breaks for you. I know that God will bring you comfort. You are so giving. I love just knowing that you are there for me and we have never met. We will one day, on the streets of gold. You will get to meet all the people you have blessed with your words. Thank you for being you! Hugs, Martha

the wild raspberry said...

those sound like some wonderful moments you had this weekend....
thank you so much for your continued prayers for my sweet shauna.

love in HIM~~
chasity

the wild raspberry said...

oh and debbie....
shauna has a caringbridge page if you ever want to leave her a note~~
shauna heck.

have a lovely day.

Sharon said...

My oldest brother lost his youngest son in a car accident almost 18 years ago. It was the night before Thanksgiving and he was a passenger in a car driven by a friend. He would have graduated high school the next spring. I'm not sure if grief will ever go away, but the Lord can and will give you comfort. You're in my prayers.
((Hugs))

Wanda said...

Thank you for your following Debbie...my condolences for your recent loss.
I look forward to getting to know you!
Bernie is a dear one to know, isn't she?
Smiles to you...Wanda

Jan said...

Hi Debbie :) It made my heart smile to hear about your outings w/loved ones! I'm sure they were good for your soul :) Prayers continuing for you all!

Anita said...

Hi Debbie...thank you so much for posting about my giveaway and for leaving such sweet comments on my blog. I have joined and a follower and am looking forward to getting to know you. I'm going to drive around your blog now and see what you are all about. Have a great day.

Dorthe said...

Hello Debbie, and thanks for your dear comment, I would have loved you to winn the angel, but I know angels are all over, and is just there to help, and hold ,when needed, as it very often is,looking around the world.
I see it is not long ago you lost your dear daughter, and I think of you from here, and try to comfort you in this so very hard time.
Hope you are having a good evening.

xo Dorthe

Sares said...

What a neat giveaway! Someone that decorates with roosters is going to be very lucky indeed!

Moments of Grace said...

Dearest Debbie,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sharing your lovely comments. It meant so much to me to know that you were blessed by my simple message.
I have never lost a child. I have lost two brothers and grieved from the depth of my soul. It is something that you learn to live with, but you never really get over it. Without the grace and mercy of loving Heavenly Father we would never be able to endure. I can only imagine your sorrow and pain.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I ask God to give you strength for each day. I read something after the death of my first brother that has brought me tremendous comfort over time: "Those we love are with the Lord and the Lord has promised to be with us. If they are with Him, and He is with us, they cannot be far away.".
Blessings to you today, dear friend.

In Grace,
Marie

wildflower said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am glad you like all my color and I must admit that is not my tree with all the birdhouses. It is a pic I found on the internet, but I had to share it because I love it and all its redness, lol. You have a great day!
xo
Lori

Barbara said...

Well Dearest Friend, Sounds like you are getting out and having a good time with Megan and Richy...I am so happy for you.
I have been negligent in writing or calling you and I am sorry. Sharon and I talk about you and I was wondering if you got the book she sent.

I think your trip is great and I know you will enjoy and benefit from it.

I still hope we can come to see you as soon as Sharon is cured and on her feet again.

Love you,
Barbara