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.










Friday, December 31, 2010

THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS ON THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE


WELL  MY  FRIENDS....IT  IS  EXACTLY  12  HOURS  AWAY  FROM

A  NEW  YEAR:  2011.

LULU  KELLOGG  MADE  ME  A  BEAUTIFUL  NEW  BANNER.

I  LOVED  IT  AND  IF  YOU  LOOK  CLOSELY  IT  HAS  AMY'S

  NAME  ON  ONE

OF  ITS'  WINGS.  THE  ONLY  THING  IS,  I  DON'T  KNOW  HOW  TO

INSTALL  THESE  CHANGES.  SHE  SENT  INSTRUCTIONS  BUT  MYSELF

NOR  MY  HUSBAND  COULD  GET  IT  TO  WORK........SO  I  TRIED  TO

INSTALL  IT  AND  I  HAVE  LITTLE  HAIR  LEFT...LOL


I  HAVE  THOUGHT  A  LOT  ABOUT  WHAT  2011  HOLDS  AND  IT

SCARES  ME,  IT  EXCITES  ME,  I  KNOW  IT  CAN'T  BRING  AMY  BACK

TO  ME,  MY  HUSBAND,  AND  OUR  SON.

I  HAVE  NEVER  BEEN  ONE  TO  MAKE  NEW  YEARS  RESOLUTIONS...

BUT  I  DO  JOURNAL.   THAT  IS  VERY  IMPORTANT  TO  ME.


BALLOONS  ARE  ALWAYS  NECESSARY  FOR  A  PARTY.

WE  ARE  GOING  TO  CELEBRATE  THE  NEW  YEAR  AND

RETIRE  THE  OLD  YEAR.

I  THINK  BALLOONS  ARE  FUN.


ALOT  OF  2010  I  FELT  LIKE  A  STAMPEDED  HORSE  SCARED

BY  A  RATTLE  SNAKE.

SINCE  AMY'S  DEATH...THIS  MONTH,  IT  HAS  JUST  BEEN  15

MONTHS,  I  WAS  NOT  MYSELF.  I  CRIED  ALOT.  I  WAS  ADJUSTING

TO  BEING  ON  3  ANTIDEPRESSANTS,  AND  MY  JOB  WAS  TRULY

TO  FORCE  MYSELF  OUT  OF  BED  EVERY  DAY.

IF  YOU  HAVE  NOT  HAD  A  CHILD  DIE...YOU  JUST  CAN'T  BEGIN  TO

UNDERSTAND.   YOU  CAN'T  FEEL  THE  FEAR...YOU  SCREAM  OUT  TO

GOD  BEGGING  UNTIL  YOU  ARE  EXHAUSTED  TO  PLEASE  HOLD  YOUR

CHILD  ONCE  MORE.    I  HAVE  HAD  TO  ACCEPT  A  LOT  OF  HURTFUL

THINGS  BUT  HAVING  YOUR  CHILD  DIE  IS  THE  WORST  OF  WORST

OF  THE  WORST.


OH  HOW  WE  THROW  FITS  WHEN  THINGS  AREN'T

GOING  OUR  WAY.

I  FELT  JUST  LIKE  THIS  CHILD  WHEN  I  WAS  JUST  SO

GRIEVED.

   SANDY,  FROM  CHATTY  CRONE  HAD

A  NEW  KNEE  REPLACEMENT  SURGERY  RECENTLY.....I  AM

QUITE  SURE  HER  REHAB  MADE  HER  FEEL  LIKE  WAHHHH

WAHHHHHIN.  THEY  SAY...NO  PAIN,  NO  GAIN...I  WOULD  LOVE

TO  MEET  THE  PERSON  WHO  CREATED  THAT  PHRASE.

   THINK  OF  YOU  EVERY  DAY  SANDY.

I  AM  SURE  TIRED  OF  THESE  EXTENSE  AND  VACUUM

THINGS  THEY  ADVERTISE  FOR  MEN....IF  IT  DID  ALL  THE  THINGS

IT  SAID,  YOUR  MAN  WOULD  HAVE  TO  BE  REACHED  BY  A  LADDER

AND  YOU  COULD  FLY  AROUND  LIKE  YOU  WERE  ON  THE  FLYING

TRAPEZE.....AND  AT  OUR  HOUSE...  THE  CATS  SEE  A  STICK  LIKE

THAT,  THEIR  GONNA  CLIMB  IT.

I  JUST  HATE  THOSE  COMMERCIALS.



I  HAD  THE  JOY  TO  FIND  MY  WAY  BACK  TO  MY  LOVE...

ART.   I  LOVE  ALL  ART  AND  ALL  CRAFTS.   I  FOUND  MY

WAY  TO  THE  BLISSFULL  ATC  SWAP  AND  I  LOOKED  FORWARD

TO  IT  EACH  MONTH...AND  I  MET  BEAUTIFUL  ARTISTS.

IT  IS  MY  DESIRE  TO  START  SOME  KIND  OF  ART  PROGRAM,

IN  AMY'S  NAME,  FOR  CHILDREN,  TEENAGERS,  AND  ADULTS

WITH  CANCER.   ART  HEALS,  IT  HELPS  YOU  DEAL,  AND  THE  JOY

IT  BRINGS  MAKES  YOU  SQUEAL.   ART  AND  PET  THERAPY  ARE

MAJOR  HEALERS  OF  YOUR  SOUL....WELL,  NEXT  TO  ONLY  JESUS.


I  HAVE  MADE  SO  MANY  FRIENDS,  I  WOULD  BE  AFRAID

I  MIGHT  LEAVE  SOMEONE  OUT.   I  WILL  NAME  A  FEW....

I  REPEAT...THIS  IS  JUST  A  FEW....

DEEDEE,  DEBBIE  H,  WENDY,  HOLLY,  BARBARA,  OLIVIA,  JUNE,

LORETTA,  MO,  SUSAN F,  PEGGY  J,  BERNIE,  LISA,  CINDY A,

LYNN S,  LYNN,  HEIDI  POCKETBOOK,  ANGELA,  TINA,  JANINE,

BJ,  LI,  REGINA,  CHAR,  ANNA,  MOLLYE,  MYA,  MARY B,  CLAUDIA,

NELLIE,  NEZZY,  GLENDA, SARES,  DONNA,  GLORIA,  BECKY,

ERIN  AND  BENTLEY,  KATHY  B,  BEVERLY T,  MARY  N,  TERESA  M,

LIZ,  LAURIE,  KAREN C,  MICHELLE P,  MICHELLE  D,  SHEILA,

K DOTTIE,  AND  SOOOOOOO  VERY  MANY  MORE  OF  YOU.   EVERY

DAY  I  MEET  A  NEW  FRIEND.



PRAYER  REQUESTS 


****CATHY  FROM  MIMI'S  GARDEN  HAS  REQUESTED

PRAYER  FOR  HER  FAMILY...ESPECIALLY  HER  SON  JACOB.

JACOB  AND  HIS  PRECIOUS  WIFE  HAD  BEEN  MARRIED  18

MONTHS  AND  THEY  WERE  SO  FULL  OF  JOY  AS  THIS

BEAUTIFUL  21  YEAR  OLD  WIFE  WAS  ADMITTED  TO  THE

HOSPITAL  AROUND  12/21  AND  GAVE  BIRTH  TO  THEIR  PRECIOUS

DAUGHTER  AMELLIA.  THE  NEXT  DAY  HIS  WIFE  DIED.  HE  NEEDS

MUCH  COMFORT  AS  HE  GRIEVES  HIS  WIFE  AND  THE  MOTHER

OF  HIS  CHILD....PLEASE  STOP  BY  MIMI'S  BLOG  AND  LEAVE  THEM

SOME  LOVE.........

****A  FIFTEEN  YEAR  OLD  BOY  IN  OUR  TOWN  JUST  COMMITTED

SUICIDE  AN  HOUR  AGO...SO  TRAGIC

MARI'S  COUSIN  CINDY: in  a  coma-high fever

ANGEL  DAWN: child  with  cancer

ALEX: child  with  cancer

JACK: child  with  cancer

LEILA: cancer

BONNIE:cancer

DEBBIE  H: thyroid  cancer

MARY:  cancer

TERRI AND SCOTT:  cancer  has  returned

PAM: cancer

HEIDI  POCKETBOOK:  has  been  very  sick

ERICK

SANDY: as  she  heals  from  knee  replacement  surgery

WILL

RAINA  (HEIRLOOM  GYPSY'S DAUGHTER):  having
surgery  January  4,  2011

RICK  T:  having  severe  left  leg  and  hip  pain

PATRICIA:  severe  leg and hip  pain

MR.  WINFIELD:  recovering  from  heart  attack

IRENE:  my  mil  and  that  she  will  stop  falling.
will  be  getting  the  stitches  out  of  her  head

ALL  THE  10-14  YEAR  OLD  GIRLS  IN  THE

RUSSIAN  AND  CHINESE  ORPHANAGES  DESPERATELY

NEEDING  TO  BE  ADOPTED.


ALL  BRANCHES  OF  OUR  MILITARY  IN  HARMS  WAY

AND  THAT  THE  NEEDS  OF  THEIR  FAMILIES  WILL

BE  MET.

WE  SALUTE  YOU  AND  THANK  YOU  FOR  KEEPING

AMERICA  FREE.

ALL  THOSE  NEEDING  HOMES  AND  JOBS...GOD  PLEASE

PROTECT  THE  CHILDREN  AND  KEEP  THEM  CLEAN

AND  THEIR  TUMMIES  FULL.  PROVIDE  COLOR  AND  SKETCH

BOOKS  TO  THE  CHILDREN  WHERE  THEY  CAN  DRAW  THEIR

FEELINGS.

THANK  YOU  LORD  JESUS  FOR  HELPING  OKLAHOMA  STATE

COWBOYS

WIN  THEIR  FOOTBALL  GAME  AGAINST  ARIZONA.....YEAH...YEAH...

MY  DEAR  HUBBY  AND  ESPECIALLY  OUR  SON  WAS  ELATED.

WE  PRAY  DEAR  LORD  THAT  THIS  2011  EVENING  OF

CELEBRATION  BE  THE  FIRST  YEAR

NO  DRUNK  DRIVERS  INJURE  OR  KILL  INNOCENT  PEOPLE  AND

PLEASE  LET  NO  PERSON  DIE  LORD  WITHOUT  KNOWING  YOU

AS  THEIR  PERSONAL  SAVIOUR..




AND

HAVE  A  SUGAR  SWEET  DAY.

HUGS  AND  MORE  HUGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

21 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

It's nice to hear from you again, Debbie. I know it has been so difficult and sad for you, but I do hope and pray that the year 2010 will bring some joy and smiles your way.

Happy New Year and good health!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Dear Debbie what a beautiful post, as always you know just how to say it. Love your new site. Pink and butterflies what healing things as I spend time with you and our mother's hearts join together in understanding. Blessed New Year to you and yours.
QMM

Char said...

Debbie, I hope that this coming year is a better one for us all. I hope you find peace and all the love you deserve. Happy New Year my friend, Char

Oklahoma Granny said...

May you have a very blessed 2011.

Heirloom Gypsy said...

Hi Debbie!
I just wanted to stop by to wish you a Happy New Year and congratulate you on winning my New Years Giveaway! Please email me with your address and I'll get your package in the mail right away: heirloomgypsy@gmail.com.
PS I just read your post and saw that you remembered Raina in your prayer request - thank you so much for that :)
Blessings,
Sabre'

DeeDee said...

Happy New Year Debbie and Mr. Simply too
...may your year be filled with the Joy of Family, the Happiness of Freinds and the Laughter of Good Times...

Love the new page look too... so sweet....

Hugs DeeDee

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Debbie,
What a lovely post. Love your new look so very pretty, and that was neat she put Amy's name on the b-fly wings. What a painful journey you have gone thru and I am sure continue to go thru...
but I am sure you can see progress, grief takes time and is much slower than we would like it to be. I agree... I think losing a child would have to be the worst of the worst of things that can happen. I can not even begin to imagine the enormity of the loss.
I pray for you quite often because of that.

Maybe 2011 will be a much better year, and much more healing will come to you. I have heard several Mom's in your position say they fear they will forget their child. I don't think that could even be possible. Too many wonderful memories to hang on to that bring hope and comfort to some degree.
Blessings dear one for a Wonderful, Healing and Peaceful New year!
Nellie

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Debbie, First, let me congratulate you on winning Heirloom Gypsy's giveaway! And thank you for visiting during December and leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. That day I hopped over and read your profile and, after reading about your daughter, I began to cry. I was so sad to hear about your daughter. Even though I don't know you, I was instantly grieved at your loss. I don't think I left a comment that day.
I hope you are doing better. You have created a wonderful blog of prayer and inspiration. Thank you so much! I hope we can become friends this year.
~ Julie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

A very sweet post, Debbie, and your love for others shines through. If you have a chance, offer my name and Mr. Magpie's before the Lord. I've been battling an infection since before Christmas, and today, Mr. M. feels a little under the weather. He's sleeping, and I hope he can sleep it off.

Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year filled with His presence.

Much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kitty said...

Debbie, such wise, heartfelt, courageous and meaningful words. May your New Year be filled with love, strength, friends and famiy.

Chatty Crone said...

I just want to wish you a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

sandie

DeeDee said...

hey Miss Debbie

I am so blessed to have met you this past year..and my life has been changed by you....I hope we can stay in touch and I love the idea of an art place in the name of Amy... what joy that could bring..I am so happy to see your work it is always an inspiration to me...

I start the next series of surgiers the end of January.... so if I am missing in action a bit this is why... know I have you in my heart...

Sending hugs.

mississippi artist said...

Debbie such a wonderful post. I pray that you will have a wonderful New Year.

Claudia said...

Happy New Year, Debbie!

xo
Claudia

Fun With This and That said...

You have a wonderful blog. When I just leave or say good-by to my family I get a emtpy feeling I cannot imagine to say goodby for ever.May God help you .
I'm in the ATC swap maybe we will be partner one of these times.
You seem to know about posting on your blog. you have allot of different things to look at.Hope you have a easy new year Laura

xinex said...

Beautiful post, Debbie! Happy New Year to you too!...Christine

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy New Year, Debbie! I know that you are going through a healing process...and you are right--no one knows what this feels like unless they have been through it. I pray for continued healing for you.
Blessings to you in the New Year, dear friend...and thank you for being such an inspiration.
Love,
Cindy

Carmen C. said...

Dear Debbie, thank you for your comment on my post, I know I have not gone through nearly what you have my dear friend, and I should be and am grateful to have my son, it is just still so new to me, this military adjustment and the separation from him, I have so many worries and don't quite know how to calm them. I think I will try the candle in the window idea, thank you for sharing it with me:) I hope this new year brings you more peace and happiness ((HUGS))
Carmen

mo said...

Hi Debbie, Just stopped in to say, "CONGRATULATIONS" on your wonderful win over at Heirloom Gypsy...It's georgous. *hugs*

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

oi Debbie,

estou feliz com sua visita!
seu blog é fabuloso!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

A very sweet post, Debbie. I hope and pray that 2011 is a good year for all of us.

Hugs from Heidi