Merry and blessed Christmas to all who have already celebrated it! I am still quite busy and will be until next week (really it's going to be busy for a bit but anyway....) ... my sister's foster son's sitaution remains in my thoughts.... it is my birthday tomorrow... I am going to be 45! Hard to believe, really. My Mom sent me a gift which I will open tomorrow with a few cards I got. My Husband and I are going to do my birthday probably after January 7 Christmas this year. Anyway, God BLESS and comfort you all. May He protect us and save us.
Friday, December 17, 2021
I am busy with family visiting.
Please pray for my sister and her family; they have been trying to adopt a child they have had for over 2 years and it is not going well. Obviously I can't go into details.... (foster care legalities). Our hearts are heavy and brokenhearted at the very idea of losing this child who we all love so much.
I am still trying to post as I can HERE on my public IG account.
I am so sorry that I don't have more to say at present but know that I and my Husband are well. Just busy with family. Bless you all.
I realize that this is a hard season for so many. May God have mercy on us and save us...and carry us in His love, in His arms...
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Heather, a long time friend of mine since I moved to the East Coast of the States, came to NYC yesterday! I am sharing lots on my public Instagram account and you can see my pictures HERE for the lovely tea and cake we had!
If not, here's what I wrote this morning there:
🎄Christmas in🗽🍎 with @thenaturejournaler began when Heather drove up to my place from ✈🥰
🎄 I had the tea table ready! A delicious decaf apricot tea that my friend @katiebythelake gave me YEARS ago☕and a delicious vegan GF Cranberry Orange Cake ➡️ for recipe! (I substituted OJ for milk & used an egg replacer + Bobs Red Mill GF Flour)
🎄 Our laughter broke out in delight as my Husband met Heather for the first time (he jokes a lot when with friends)🎄🥰
🎄 I played my favourite Christmas CD and we enjoyed tea & cake after touring our library 📚📚📚
🎄 Heather gave me beautiful 🎁🎄🎁 that she made! I will show you in a later post but the 🎄 ornament in last picture is one of them! 😍🎄
🎄Soon we were speeding off to a NJ/NYC PATH train to NYC for what I had dubbed our Christmas in NYC Extravaganza 🎄❤🗽🍎❄☃️
🎄 Hoping to share more as the days anticipating Christmas go on! Much tea and beauty to come! 🎄☕☃️❄🗽🍎🎁🎄☕❤ #christmasinnyc
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
...well, we had Thanksgiving, my friend Photini recently returned from overseas and was with us and our favourite Munchkin and his Mom. It was a really wonderful blessed time, esp after so much hard because of the pandemic. ...
...my Great Aunt Phyl died. :( On Saturday November 27th evening EST. I knew it was coming as she was in more pain and getting confused in the evening; she was moved to a full nursing care floor about 5 or 6 days ago... then I think Saturday I was told she was dying and that night she was gone. She is my Grandma's sister (she had two, my Aunt Bets died nearly 20 years ago) and they talked on the phone every night at the same time. You knew not to call them at that time! A month or more ago my Aunt Phyl stopped using the phone, her hearing was getting really bad. My Grandma really lost her in stages, so in some ways it was gradual but still very hard. My Aunt had moved into assisted living RIGHT when lockdown began in 2020 and it really aged her a lot. She was nearly 96 years old. I am SO GLAD I got to see her last summer and my Husband did too.
...I started this entry yesterday but did not get a chance to finish it... My days are incredibly busy right now. I got my Booster today and now I am going to go rest before the rest of my very full day continues....
God bless you all! May the Lord save us and have mercy on us!
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Today: It's been a hard time. The only thing that broke it was the prayers we did tonight.
This morning I had this tea, pictured above, it was very delightful and comforting.
I am feeling a bit better. I go to NYC again tomorrow.
God help us all and save us.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
this past week was so busy, I was amazed to survive it. I am quite weary at present. The little snippets I have been able to share are HERE on my IG account.
things are going to stay busy for a while, I wish I could be here more. But for various reasons it's just not possible.
I pray you find yourself comforted and upheld by the mercy of Christ.