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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.










Thursday, March 11, 2010

REMOVING THE OBSTACLES

XOXO"AMY"XOXO




TODAY  WAS  A  REALLY  BLUE  DAY

TEARS  POURED  FROM  HEAVEN

AS  A  HEALING  BALM  

SENT  FROM  JESUS  TO  CLEANSE

THE  SADNESS  AND  BRING  HOPE

~DEBBIE




CAROLE  ELIZABETH  REIMER


MAY  27,  1955  -  MARCH  7,  2010


SURVIVED  BY  HER  HUSBAND  OF  THE  HOME


3  DAUGHTERS


9  GRANDCHILDREN


3  SISTERS


CAROLE  ELIZABETH  WAS  MY  SIL.  SHE  WAS


MARRIED  TO  MY  HALF  BROTHER  AND  SHE  LOVED


HIM  UNTIL  HER  LAST  BREATH.


SHE  LIVED  WITH  HER  DAUGHTER  SANDY  WHO


TOOK  IMMUCALATE  CARE  OF  HER  AND  HER  DAD.


THE  TRAGEDY  OF  THIS  IS  THEY  WERE  ESTRANGED


FROM  THE  FAMILY  BY  THEIR  CHOICE.


MY  MOTHER  AND  I  STAYED  IN  TOUCH  WITH


THE  DAUGHTERS  AND  I  TALKED  WITH  CAROLE


ON  THE  DAY  OF  AMY'S  FUNERAL.  CAROLE


LOVED  YELLOW  ROSES  AND  THEY  SET  FREE 


YELLOW  BALLOONS  AT  THE  END  OF  HER  MEMORIAL.





PEOPLE  WOULD  SAY  DON'T  AIR  YOUR  DIRTY  LAUNDRY,  DEBBIE.   OH


BELIEVE  ME,  I  COULD  AIR  FILTHY  LAUNDRY  BUT  THERE  ARE  SO  VERY


MANY  PEOPLE  OUT  THERE  THAT  ARE  ESTRANGED  FROM  THEIR  FAMILIES.


THEY  HAVE  NOT  TALKED  IN  YEARS  AND  IF  THEY  SET  DOWN


AND  TALKED,  THEY  PROBABLY  WOULD  NOT  EVEN  REMEMBER  WHAT  CAUSED


THE  SEPERATION.


WHEN  YOU  PLANT  A  GARDEN...WHICH  WE  COULD  SAY  IS  THE  FAMILY....THERE


IS  A  LOT  OF  DIRTY  WORK....WEEDS  TO  BE  PULLED  THAT  THREATEN  THE


FAMILY....BUGS  THAT  ATTACK  THE  STRENGTH  OF  THE  FAMILY.....ALL  BEFORE


YOU  SEE  HOW  EACH  FAMILY  MEMBER  BLOSSOMS  FOR  THEIR  PURPOSE. 


I  KNOW  I  DON'T  HAVE  TO  TELL  YOU  THAT  WHEN  SOMEONE  DIES.......


IT  IS  FINAL  FOLKS......NO  MORE  CHANCES  TO  TELL  THAT  PERSON


YOU  LOVE  THEM....DON'T  STAND  OVER  THEIR  CASKET  AND  JUST  ASSUME


THEY  KNEW  YOU  LOVED  THEM.......I  DID  NOT  GO  TO  CAROLE'S  MEMORIAL


TODAY  AS  RICHARD  AND  I  ARE  STILL  SICK  BUT  IT  WAS  A  VERY  TRAGIC


MEMORIAL.




"BE  STRONG  AND  COURAGEOUS"



LORD,  EITHER  LIGHTEN  MY  BURDEN  OR


STRENGTHEN  MY  BACK.

~THOMAS  FULLER



"HAVE  I  NOT  COMMANDED  YOU?  BE  STRONG

AND  COURAGEOUS.  DO  NOT  BE  TERRIFIED,

DO  NOT  BE  DISCOURAGED,  FOR  THE  LORD

YOUR  GOD  WILL  BE  WITH  YOU  WHEREVER

YOU  GO."







AMY'S  DEAR  FRIEND  LEILA


AS  YOU  KNOW,  3  MONTHS  AGO  LEILA  HAD  A  1CM  AREA  ON  HER  CT  SCAN

WHEN  SHE  WENT  FOR  A  FOLLOW- UP.....THEY  TOLD  HER,  WHAT  THEY  TOLD  AMY.....IT  IS


PROBABLY  JUST  SCAR  TISSUE  AND  WE  WILL  REEVALUATE  IN  3  MONTHS.


TODAY  WAS  THAT  DAY...TEARS....TEARS......


THE  1  CM  QUESTIONABLE  SCAR TISSUE  IS  THE  SIZE  OF  A  FOOTBALL  FULL-FLEDGED


CANCER.  WITH  HER  PARTICULAR TYPE  OF  CANCER  THEY  NEVER  DO  ANOTHER


SURGERY  AND  NO  CHEMO  OR  RADIATION.

THERE  ARE  2  TYPES  OF  INJECTIONS  THEY  WILL  GIVE  EVERY  WEEK  FOR  THE

REST  OF  HER  LIFE  UNLESS  A  NEW  DRUG  IS  FOUND.  THESE  TWO  DRUGS  WILL

NOT  DESTROY  THE  CANCER.  OH  IT  MAKES  ME  SO  ANGRY.

LEILA  NEEDS  OUR  PRAYERS  AND  GYPSY  LULU  NEEDS  OUR  PRAYERS.

SHARON,    BARBARA'S  FRIEND  WHO  HAS  THE  CANCER  LIKE  AMY,  IS  IN  THE

HOSPITAL  IN  LOTS  OF  PAIN....ROY AND ELISABETH, ANASTASIA, SHAUNA, BETTY'S SON,

LADY KATHERINE, KACI B, THE  REIMER FAMILY, JOHN, MONTE, TED, CASS, WILL, TREY,

TORRE, HOPE, SANDY, SHEILA, BEKAH, MICHELLE, CANDANCE, GLORIA, IRENE, AJ,

KRISTIE, TERESA, LYNN, PAT, DORIS AND RICHARD, LEILA'S PARENTS, DAVE, JENNA,

DEBBIE AND RICHARD,   MEGAN AND RICHIE, TED'S JOB, LAURA, JEFF AND ROBBI



I   HEARD  A  MAN  TELL  A  STORY  ABOUT  HIS  DAUGHTER.  SHE  HAD  CEREBRAL  PALSY.

SHE  WANTED  TO  RUN  CROSS  COUNTRY.  HER  COACH  SAID,  "WELL  YOU  MIGHT  AS

WELL  JUST  RUN  HALF  WAY  AND  SET  DOWN,  CAUSE  YOU'RE  NOT  GOING  TO

MAKE  IT.   SHE  TRIED  OUT  AND  CAME  TO  EVERY  PRACTICE  AND  THE  TEAM

NAMED  HER  THE  TEAM  CAPTAIN. 

HER  DAD  WENT  ON  TO  TELL  WITH  PRIDE  HOW  SHE  FINISHED  EVERY  RACE....THEY

HAD  LONG  TAKEN  THE  TIME  CLOCK  DOWN  WHEN  SHE  FINISHED  BUT  HER

MOTHER  AND  MATHER  KEPT  THE  TIME.  EVERY  RACE  SHE  BEAT  HER  OWN  TIME.

AT  THE  ATHLETIC  BANQUET  THEY  ASK  HER  TO  SPEAK.

SHE  STARTED  OUT  WITH  THE  WORDS  OF  HER  COACH,  "YOU  MIGHT  AS  WELL

GO  HALFWAY  AND  THEN  SET  DOWN...YOU  WON'T  FINISH."   BUT  I  DID

FINISH.  I  WAS  RACING  MYSELF  AND  EVERYTIME  I  BEAT  MYSELF.

SHE  REMOVED  THE  OBSTACLES.  I  HAD  TEARS  IN  MY  EYES.

I  SHALL  ALWAYS  REMEMBER  THAT  TRUE  STORY.

THAT  BEAUTIFUL  WOMAN  IS

  GLEN  BECK'S  DAUGHTER.






AS  ALWAYS  THANK  YOU  FOR  SPENDING  A  PART  OF  YOUR  DAY  WITH

GRACIE  ANNE  AND  ME.   PLEASE  JOIN  ME  IN 

CONGRATULATING

SUZIE  AND  IRVIE  ORTON

FOR  COMPLETING  THEIR  MASTERS DEGREE.

SUZIE  IS  MY  DEAREST  COUSIN.

LOVE  YOU  BOTH


                                        SIMPLY  DEBBIE

14 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Debbie, that is awful news about Leila, I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers! I think we all have someone in our family that we don't/can't get along with, but I agree, once they are gone it's too late.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

How very tragic Debbie......about your SIL to alienate herself from family...by CHOICE...I live everyday the pain of a "choice" like that by someone in my own family....we can never regain time lost. TODAY is a GIFT thats why its called the PRESENT. Cancer has taken from me so many that I have loved...my prayers go out to Leila and her family....
Hugs,
Lynn

Claudia said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Debbie. I have a sister who is estranged from our family. By her choice. I always say that the next time I will see her is when one of my parents leaves us. None of us can figure out what exactly her issues are - but we've tried and tried. Now we just have to let her go. I'm sorry to hear about Leila.

Take care, and know that you are loved.

xo
Claudia

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your SIL and for Leila's cancer.

Kitty said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your SIL, but you offer just wonderful and true words of wisdom that each of us truly need to remember each and every day!!!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Debbie I am just a bad combination of emotions as I read your post. I am so upset over Leila. How can this be. WHY did they not check on it more. Why why why must these beautiful young ladies face these terrible burdens and why the hell can't cancer be eradicated. This is a sad, sad piece of news. And of course the death of your SIL Carole, very sad. Too many burdens on you, my dear, too many too fast too heavy too soon. I wish you strength.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbie, I'm sorry about your pain. I hope and pray that the Lord will comfort you and give you the balm of Gilead on your soul.

XO,

Sheila

Cynthia K. said...

Debbie Dear ~ Bless your heart - sometimes one does just need to cry, so don't feel bad about that. You really have had some really sad and painful events going on the last week or so. So sorry about the loss of your sister-in-law - I know her family is hurting so. I will keep them and you and Leila in my prayers, not to mention all the others on the list.

I agree with you - NOTHING is worth separating family members, being estranged and holding grudges. After the offense, let a little time pass, pray and make the first move to make-up. Maybe the second and third, etc move if necessary. People are wasting valuable time - life is very short - love on people NOW. I lost three of my closest family members last year - it has been very hard -but if we had been estranged or just at odds with each other - then it would have been hundreds of times worse. Thank God I have no regrets - I can only imagine how awful that would be...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

HI Debbie,

I'm so sorry that you are facing all this sorrow at this time. All we can do is stand on God's Word and hold on tight. He is our Rock!

With much love and big hugs, Sherry

Rebecca said...

Dear Sweet D...

First...about Leila. I'm so upset that she too has cancer. Did she know about this when Amy's cancer was diagnosed? I am praying for this girl...and will continue to do so until healing comes.

Second...you are so lovely to visit me and comment in such a dear way. Your thoughts mean a lot to me my friend. Thank you.

Third...I met Ginger and her beautiful (really gorgeous) daughter, Tammy, today. They were in my little "shoppe" when I came in today to restock. What a blessing. Next time I'm in Enid we MUST all go to lunch. OK?

Fourth...There has been estrangement in my family for a few years. It was over something STUPID and I was as guilty of it as anyone else. I prayed about it for so long. Last year, through a miracle, our family was restored. It took work. Guts. Giving in. Asking for and receiving forgiveness and then MOVING ON. I thank God for reconcilliation and for peace this very day.

Love to you again my friend...

Rebecca

Lamp Tramp said...

Oh my, Debbie, I'm so sorry for all of these loses that have come your way. This recent death is so sad, but to me, the death of your sweet Amy, must be just unbearable. I have no words to help you other then I am praying for you and yours. Thank you so much for your comforting words to me about Katrina. My issues are nothing compared to your life. God bless you and my prayers and thoughts are with you.
xoxo, Lamp Tramp

Barbara said...

Debbie, Sorry about your sister=in-law, but she is home with the Lord and Amy.

I am also sorry to hear about Lelia, such tradegy for those so young.
Sharon is home and is doing better at last.

Love,
Barbara

Savvy Gal said...

Hi Debbie, I am sorry to read this. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Wishing you the best of luck with the giveaway. : )

Summer said...

hello debbie , what a very sad state to be estranged from family members.... it happens all too much even in our own family ( as it took something really bad and very morally compromising for one of my sisters to return ) she was estranged for some years however it was also because she did not have the relationship with the LORD that she so desperately needed ( it was JESUS who said this kind of thing would happen (LUKE 12:49-53 ) to families ,so we need to pray about these issues whether they are affecting personally or distantly ..... you have a beautiful blog ..... i will join and keep in touch and i will pray for this girl as she is going through a very difficult time ..... sorry for your pain however i can see you LOVE THE LORD !!