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CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

PINK SATURDAY AND SPRING

XOXOXOXOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXOXOXOXOX

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TODAY  WE  HAVE  A  FASHION  DIVA  FROM  1867

TO  INTRODUCE  PINK  SATURDAY.......

MAY   WE  HAVE  A  

DRUMROLLLLLLLLL



WELCOME  TO  A  BEAUTIFUL  "SPRING"  DAY

AND  OUR  FAVORITE  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK

"PINK  SATURDAY."





OUR  BEAUTIFUL  HOSTESS  IS

BEVERLY  AND  SHE  IS

JUST  PURRR-FECT  DARLINGS

TO  VISIT  HER  SITE  AND  CHECK  OUT

THE  LIST  OF  OTHER  PINKS,  GO  TO

OR  CLICK  ON  THIS  LINK:




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THIS  IS  A  PICTURE  OF  MY  BELOVED  AMY

AND  LEILA  WHEN  THEY  WERE  CANCER  FREE.

THEY  "ALWAYS"  DRESSED  IN  THE  SAME  COLORS

EVERYDAY...SOME  DAYS  THEY  WORE  THE  VERY

SAME  THING  BUT  AMY  LOVED  HATS.  YOU  CAN  SEE

THERE  AMY  HAD  HER  MUSTARD  SEED  ON.

PLEASE  REMEMBER  TO  PRAY  FOR  LEILA.  SHE  IS

IN  A  BATTLE  FOR  HER  LIFE.
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THIS  IS  A  PICTURE  OF  A  FRUIT  TREE  BLOSSOM

THAT  THE  EDITOR  OF  BANNER  HAUS  OWNS.

I  KNOW  IT  MUST  SMELL  VERY  SWEET.

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I  KNOW  WE  TELL  EACH  OTHER  HOW  IMPORTANT

WE  ARE  TO  EACH  OTHER.  IT  IS  AMAZING  HOW

ONLY  THROUGH  THIS  LITTLE  MACHINE, WE  TYPE

OUT  OUR  INNER  MOST  FEELINGS  TO  ANY  ONE  WHO

WILL  LISTEN  AND  YET  IN  REAL  LIFE,  WOULD

NOT  EXPRESS  THEM.


I  HAVE  NOT  BEEN  OUT  OF  THE  HOUSE  IN

5  MONTHS  EXCEPT  11  TIMES...CHURCH, OUT  TO

EAT FOR  MY  MOTHERS' BIRTHDAY  AND RICHARD AND

I  ATE  ALONE  ON  EASTER  AFTER  CHURCH...TO  THE

DRS.  4  TIMES,  AND  5  TIMES  TO  AMY'S  GRAVE.

I  ASK  RICHARD, MY  DH,  TO  TAKE  ME  OUT  IN

THE  COUNTRY  WHERE  I  COULD  TAKE  PICTURES 

OF  TREES  AND  NATURE  COMING  TO  LIFE.

I  COULD  BREATH  IN  LIFE  AND  WAS  SERANED

BY  THE  BIRDS.  I  WAS  FREE  TO  CRY  AND  YELL

WHERE  NOONE  COULD  HERE  ME.

I  WANT  AMY  BACK  AND  THAT  AIEN'T  GONNA

HAPPEN....I  DON'T  WANT  LEILA,  SHAUNA,  CEEKAY,

LADY  KATHERINE,  COLETTE,  SWEET  ANN,  ANASTASIA,

SHARON,  ROY  AND  ELIZABETH,  MARILYN,  GYPSY  LULU....

TO  HAVE  CANCER.

I  SCREAMED  AND  PRAYED  FOR  THE  MINERS

AND  THEIR  FAMILY  IN  WEST  VIRGINIA.

HOW  TRAGIC.  I  RAN  OVER  AND  OVER  IN  MY  MIND

HOW  TO  MAKE  SOMETHING....IT  WOULD  HAVE  TO

BE  LIGHTWEIGHT  AND  AT  A  CERTAIN  WIND  SPEED

AND  PRESSURE  IT  WOULD  AUTOMATICALLY

DEPLOY  LIKE  AN  AIR  BAG  IN  A  CAR  BUT  THIS

WOULD  PROVIDE  OXYGEN  FOR  A  PERIOD  OF  TIME

AND  WOULD  COVER  THEIR  ENTIRE  HEAD......LIFE

IS  PRECIOUS......THERE  ARE  SO  MANY  ENGINEERS

OUT  THERE  WHO  COULD  CREATE  SUCH  A  THING.

THERE  SHOULD  BE  SPECIAL  FILTERS  THEY

WEAR  TO  PREVENT  BLACK  LUNG.........I  LISTENED

OVER  AND  OVER...."THEY  KNOW  THE  RISKS  EVERY

DAY  THEY  GO  INTO  THE  MINE."   WHEN  I  WAS

A  NURSE,  THERE  WERE  RISKS.....WE  WERE  PROVIDED

THINGS  TO  PREVENT THE  RISKS  FROM  HAPPENING.

A  MINE  IS  NO  DIFFERENT.....THE  OWNERS

SHOULD  BE  ASHAMED.

I  AM  SO  SORRY  I  HAVE  HAD  SO  MUCH  TO  SAY.

ONE  THING  GOOD  FOR  YOU,  IS  THAT  YOU  CAN

LOOK  AT  THE  PICTURES  AND  THEN  GO  ON  AND

THAT  IS  REALLY  OKAY  WITH  ME.

DEATH  AFFECTS  PEOPLE  IN  SO  MANY  WAYS.....

THEY  DECORATE  THEIR  HOME...THEY  TAKE  UP

BAD  HABITS...THEY  SHOP  EXCESSIVELY.....THERE

ARE  SO  MANY,  MANY  WAYS.

I  DIDN'T  CARE  ABOUT  A  THING  EXCEPT  TO  PRAY

FOR  PEOPLE  WHO  HAD  CANCER  OR  WERE  VERY  SICK.

MY  HOUSE  AND  PERSONAL  THINGS  JUST  DID  NOT

MEAN  A  THING  EXCEPT  FOR  THE  TWO  PAINTINGS

FROM  ERIN  HOUGHTON,  ALL  THE  CARDS  AND  GIFTS

THAT  WERE  SENT  TO  AMY  AND  ME....THE  LIST

IS  SO  VERY  LONG.

  I  FEEL  LIKE  THE  FOG  OF

GRIEF  IS  NOT  AS  THICK  NOW,  AND  I  CAN

SEE  BETTER.  FATHER  GOD  BLESS  MY

RICHARD  FOR  HOLDING  ME EVERYTIME

I  HAVE  CRIED  AND  HE  CRIED.  MY  RICHARD

LOVED  HIS  DAUGHTER  DEARLY...SHE  WAS  OUR

ONLY  CHILD  FOR  ALMOST  7  YEARS,  AND  RICHIE

WAS  OUR  MIRACLE....THAT'S  ANOTHER  DAY

I  FEEL  LIKE  A  RABBIT  HOPPING  HERE, 

HOPPING  THERE,  AND  THEN  STOPPING  TO

TWITCH  MY  NOSE  AND  LOOK  AROUND.

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GRACIE  ANNE  AND  I  WANT  TO  THANK  YOU  FOR  SPENDING  A  PART  OF  YOUR

SATURDAY  WITH  US.   WE  LOVE  YOU  AND  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  YOUR

COMMENTS.


HUGS

SIMPLY   DEBBIE


27 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Debbie,
What a heartfelt sorrowful post!! My heart goes out to you as I can not fathom the death of a child. I am so very sorry for your tremendous grief! My thoughts and my prayers are always with you, my Victorian friend!
Debbie, another true Victorian

Claudia said...

Dear Debbie,
I'm thinking of you and your family. And prayers are being sent for Leila. I hope the wonder of spring brings you a small measure of joy, my friend.

xo
Claudia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Yes, let everything that has breath, praise the Lord!!
I stopped by for Pink Saturday and I thank you for sharing Holly's beautiful pink blossoms.
I am so sorry for your loss of Amy! They say time heals, and I guess it does after a while, but then one never does get over the loss of a child. It is something that you begin to live with and savor the beautiful memories. God bless you and Richard during this time! You are in my prayers.

Blessings,
Sandi

Always Nesting said...

Oh honey, I'm reading this post and my heart aches for your loss and your grief. I can't imagine and I hope the fog lifts a little every day for you.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Dear Sweet Debbie,
I wish I could just have the right thing to say to help you feel better. Losing a child- I can't even imagine the depth that pain can go to. I do know that she must have been pretty darned special for God to have needed her back so soon. My thought, prayers and sparkly hugs are with you and your family, know you are loved.
Thank you for reminding me about Pink Saturday's true meaning.
Have a Happy and blessed Pink Saturday!
Sparkly hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

Connie said...

I can hear the pain you are having. BUT Amy would NOT want you to give up on life because she went back to her Father in Heave before you, sweetpea. She misses you just as much as you miss her. This is but a moment in time and it's a trial we allllll—every last one of us on earth—will have to go through at some time. Nooooo, it's not easy and I'm not looking forward to it but you know the end of the Book, sugar, and it's a glorious ending. I'm truly sooo sad for you to have to experience this. You do need to get out of the house and live a beautiful life so Amy will remember that and not a sad mommy sitting at home "not living." Truly, this is what life is all about. The trials and how we get through them. I've never looked forward to the day I'll be separated from the Love of my Life for a season but I know it's coming. Be of good cheer and LIVE, my sweet friend.

My favorite toy at 10 was probably my jump rope. It's hard to remember that far back but I love jumping rope and never had a Barbie! Imagine that!! ;-)

xoxo,
Connie

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Debbie!

I am praying for your family and Leila.

Know that God is bigger than illness and we are God's and God is eternal --so we are eternal. As God's expression we last forever. Partin is temporary...yes, painful but, temporary.

Peace....


Please try and comment and let me know if you can't....

love, kelee at www.katillacshack.com

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Debbie dearest.
I'm just here. Reading everything.

Love,
Regina

Lisa said...

Oh sweetie, I am glad you are taking time to do what you have to do for you. It is not right that any of us have to deal with cancer, all our sweet loved ones! I love the beautiful pictures you shared today and I do hope you can feel a little better everyday. God knows what is right and we have to believe he takes us at our time. I do so hope that you can read our silly Pink posts today and smile! Just for a minute. Have a super great extra special wonderful weekend!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Debbie,

Bless your soul ♥ ♥ ♥

When we enter the darkness it seems we have to go to *pitch black* before seeing the light again...just know that you will! Grieving is hard on the spirit and soul...please hand over all that you can to God..He handles it so much better than we do. And going to the wide open spaces to scream always seems to clear out so much of the oppresive energy that we build up during these times.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit..do come back soon.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I know each feeling you are feeling....it is hard...it is still so fresh for you....give yourself time...it will get easier . I have posted two websites that you might like to go to...it has information on dealing effectively with GRIEF like ours.

Rose

www.centerforloss.com

You may have to cut and paste these into Google.

http://www.centerforloss.com/oscommerce-2/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=133&osCsid=340c1dd29d94b8adefd3f0a3b244bead

Sares said...

I do so hope the grief lessens in time for you Debbie. You have had such a heartbreaking year. I hope soon being able to breathe is much easier for you.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pink post with us all and I hope you enjoy the Spring Season and all it has to show us.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I am so sad for Leila...it's so very unfair.

Beautiful picture of Amy and Leila in happier times. Amy was such a good dresser, what a sense of fashion. I love those shoes she has on, I can just see the toes peeking out.

I like your idea of the oxygen bubble that the miners could have. People say "they know the risks" but the miners are forced to take the risks, it is the ONLY jobs they can get and they love their famiies more than their own lives. It's so tragic.

Hang in there, Debbie.

Beansieleigh said...

Your friends are always here for you Debbie, and by all means you SAY, or YELL, whatever you want or need to say! May God bless and comfort you.. ((hugs)) ~tina

caren said...

Debbie ~ I can't imagine what you have been through. You have so many meaningful things to say....thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Hopefully soon you will feel like getting out a little more. Happy Pink Saturday.

Petite moi said...

Dear Debbie, your post has really moved me. I can only imagine what you have been through, but please know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. You will see that if you search for peace in your heart through God, you will eventually find it! I wish you sunny days and never forget that there are so many people out there who think of you and who are here for you, even if "only" through this little machine...
Have a blessed Sunday,
Erika

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh Debbie,
Since I am a new follower I don't know you that much yet, but as I read your post it just made my heart so sad for you that I cried too! I have a friend who is going thru this now too. She just lost her son about a month ago, he was hit by a car and was only 15 yrs. old. I have been praying for you since yesterday and had our Sunday school class pray for you as well. I know the pain must be unbearable at times, as a Mom
I can only imagine how horrible it would be, but my heart and prayers are with you dear one.
Only the Lord can heal such grief but know the Lord loves you and know He understands and can take your questions, cause if you are like most people you have questions. Once I struggled
with the death of a Mom in our church who had
4 children. In fact, I did a post on it, in case
you might want to read it was on March 13th of this year, if you check my archives!
There is so much sadness in this world, and so many questions we don't always have answers for, but it is good to know that we serve a God who does know all the answers even when we don't!
He knows the beginning to the end and sees from a helicopter view, we only see things like a parade going by, one event at a time.
Know I care about your pain and will surely be
praying for you hon,
May the grief that you let go of while you were
out in that place of solitude bring a new level of healing to you and hubby.
Blessings sweet friend,
Nellie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Debbie,

What a joy to see a new face coming to Nowhere and who knows the darling Dutchess. She is my beloved friend and inspiration, as all the other members of Nowhere are. The Dutchess, Penny and myself are the main artist, me being the creator of the two rats you just saw and my husband being an excellent writer and contributor. I too am a believer and it is remarkable to see how many believers there are out there blogging and being connected. My heart and prayers go out to you Debbie for these souls who have cancer; both my parents died of it and it is a devastating enemy. Thank you for your kind and playful comments. Please come again to Nowhere, Wit's End and visit my blog, Castles Crowns and Cottages.

Many blessings to you this day, dear, kind lady! Anita

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Debbie!
I loved that you stopped by! We are getting the
keys to our new place tomorrow morning, we're so excited!! I think we've boxed everything but the dogs at this point... we built this house and lived here for 20 yrs. It's been a wonderful home and we couldn't have asked for a better area to raise our 2 darling boys. But as we've packed the home has taken on the blank slate of a house. It's time for us to move on to another chapter of our lives.
I can hardly wait to show pics of the new place. And use our "stuff" in new ways to create a new home.

Please keep my son Russ in your prayers. He's having issues with his health again... the drs dont know what is causing this. He may be having another plasma exchange soon if the weakness & tingling in his limbs doesn't stop. You are a prayer warrior Debbie!! I thank God for prayer warriors like you. Your words touched me so deeply this morning and I pray for your strength and Richard's. You WILL survive because God has work for you. There is so much work to do before He returns.

I send my love, prayers & big ole hugs to you dear sweet Debbie! Sherry

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Please come back and visit any time!

Sweetie, I am so sorry you are hurting so much right now. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through, losing a child must be the hardest thing in the world! But losing a parent is the next hardest, and I lost my daddy last September. I have been (and still am to an extent) rutted down in depression for many months. Then in January my family had a big blow up, and I almost had a nervous break down. For my own sanity I have had to remove myself from them, and it is so hard, but I cannot be a part of a family to whom truth and honesty means nothing. So I am trying to learn to live again. I am forcing myself to get out and get involved, do things that would make my dad proud. And that is what your daughter would want. Debbie, your daughter is living like we will never be able to live on this earth! She is happy and healthy and whole, and she would want you to be living as well. I can almost guarantee you that she would tell you to get out and get involved and do things! Go do things you enjoy, look for beauty in things again, and do things to make you laugh! Laughter is so healing! And over time, while the missing her will not end, you will be able to find joy again and think of her with a smile on your face, knowing she is well. That is my prayer for you, sweetie! Take care, and may God Bless! Becky

Shelia said...

Hi Debbie! I'm so glad you popped in and told me about this blog. What a heart touching post it is. Your heart is so big and so full of love for so many - you'll have many jewels in your crown one day. Thank you for sharing your heart with us and reminding us what one big part of our mission hear on earth is - to pray for others!
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Dear Debbie,

Unlike the others I am not full of flowery words. I will say I am glad you screamed and yelled. I know it is cleansing, you have more to do before you can begin to clear the fog. Dig deep and let that little body of yours scream. I love ya sister, and always know I think of you each day.
T

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Dear Debbie,

You and your family continue to be in our prayers.

Chatty Crone said...

I just can't believe that Amy's friend Leila has cancer too - that is so odd to me. I'm so sorry that it has to touch you again. I know you are still hurting about Amy dying. I'll be praying. sandie♥

Melissa said...

Dear Sweet Debbie,

Thank you so much for what you wrote to me about. Your words are a comfort.

Also, your friends are blessed indeed to have you as a friend.

Melissa

Donna said...

Debbie, I know how your heart feels :( I have not been able to visit blogs in days ... but I think of you daily. I have had really rough days in the past few days. I went to Amber's gravesite on Sunday and just laid there and cried. It has been a very emotional week for me ... yesterday was spent all day crying. We just have to let our emotions out. Hopefully today will be better for you and me. I am praying for you and your family.
HUGS!
Donna

Carmen C. said...

Debbie, your always in my thoughts and prayers, I love that picture of Amy and Leila, such beautiful, awesome girls! I love the blossoms on Holly's tree, our apple trees are just starting to bloom here and the smell of them is so wonderful:)