Thursday, January 29, 2009

My first awards

I received a visit from YaYa at YaYa's funhouse. She gave me my first awards. This is a proud moment. Thank you so much for these awards. Now I am to send to other friends I have met on blogland. The only thing is I'm not sure how to do this. What a technical difficulty. But I will do it this way until I learn how to do this. If someone would love to teach me, I will be a willing student. Anywho, my first award is a triple award and it is called the Sisterhood Award. Here are the rules: 1. Put the logo on your blog or post. 2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! 3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. 4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
The next award is from YaYa also. This award translated from Portuguese means, "This blog contributes to and supports or believes in close friendships." "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
Here are my nominations for these awards......
Wendy @ Some of my favorite things
Terrie's Lil" Piece of Serenity
Sheryl @ The Perch
Dot @ Picket's Place

I don't know how to include links as of yet, but I'm learning. As soon as I figure that out I will fix it. Thanks for being patient with a computer illiterate person, but I am having so much fun. I know there are many more people out there that deserve these awards and I am meeting them one by one. Debbie

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Its been a few days since I've been able to post. Busy, busy, busy when you are a mom. I'm trying to learn to do a little of it all. Maybe that puts me in the category of've got a ways to go. But I try.

I've been working on a little project. As soon as I get through I'll post and let you see. With my dear husband on the road right now, its a slow process for me, but I will get it.

We are getting a little anxious for the 23rd of Feb. to get here. I know it will be here in due time. Please continue to pray for Brandi and Nathan that everything does go as smooth as possible. I so wanted her first pregnancy to be a memorable event, (which it still will be), just a little more so I'm sure. But we are looking forward to it, and we know that the Lord is in control of this very situation. Can't wait to see what the Lord actually has in store for us. I know that may sound crazy to some. But when you know that the Lord can do miraculous things, you expect it. Whatever the Lord brings our way, please Lord, help us to except and deal with it.

Its amazing how getting on here and telling your thoughts just makes you feel a little better about your day and how you handle it. Thanks for listening! Debbie

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Just a thought

Today is a wonderful day. Not that it is any different then any other day, but it just feels good. Theres so much going on in my life right now. We're waiting on the birth of my grandson, which that alone is an amazing thing, but my daughter Mandie is a senior this year. Anyone who has ever had a senior graduating knows what I'm talking about. This is my fourth one to graduate and I have one more. Lauren is in the seventh grade so I have a little while. Thank goodness. The empty nest syndrome is yelling at me. I'm so glad grandchilren are next, that should keep me busy for a while. Although, Lauren will keep me busy too. She loves sports. Between volleyball and basketball games and practices, theres a lot of running around. I remember when all my kids were little, my husband and I thought that we would have forever with them being little, but to our dismay they did grow up. But we are so proud of them. Brandi went to college and became a CPA. Brandy Kaye lives in California. Michael is going to college to be an electrical engineer. Mandie my senior this year, wants to be a teacher. When you look back at the years of ups and downs, its amazing to see your family thriving and being the best that they can be. It makes a momma proud!!! Thanks for listening. Debbie
This is Mandie (on the left) and her best friend Beccah. They are inseparable. Graduation is soon.....sigh.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just A Little Update

Please continue praying for Brandi, Neil and little Nathan. We go on the 23rd of February to induce Brandi. We are expecting a miracle, but whatever God sees fit for our little one, we know that he is in control. It has been a roller coaster ride for Brandi and Neil. Being first time parents can be very emotional as it is. Having this unknown factor added on can make it a little more. I talked to her last night and told her about little Harper and how Kelly's faith is so strong. I am pleased to say that as of right now, she feels very strongly in her faith and I know that it is because of all your prayers. Thanks for everything and I know that this will be a journey we will not soon forget. Debbie

Monday, January 19, 2009

Please pray for Kelly, Scott and little Harper. Prayers are already being answered. Keep the whole family in your prayers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our Precious Nathan

Hi you guys. Well, we went yesterday to talk to the cardiologist and the team that will be delivering my grandbaby Nathan and taking care of him. The meeting did not go as well as I wanted it to. We were quite overwhelmed at everything they were telling us, because now we know more and what our precious little one will have to go through, unless God sees fit otherwise. When Nathan is born, they will have to do a heart catheterization to see exactly what they will have to do. We know there will be a surgery to put a shunt in about 2 days after he is born. The main problem that they see is (of course I don't know all the techinical terms) the fourth chamber of the heart has blood flowing in but there is nowhere to flow out into the lungs. Right now his momma his supplying everything he needs so he is safe. But the moment he is born they will have to give him medicine to keep something open in his heart till they can do the surgery to treat it. They say its not fixable but treatable. I am very happy about that. According to what they find he could have 1-2 surgeries more until the age of 3 to correct everything. He may also have to take medicines the rest of his life. I can live with anything they may have to do, I just want him to come home. The doctor gives an 80% chance of everything being ok. Its not 100% but its a lot. All this information was so overwhelming for all of us, but we know we are so blessed and we expect a blessing from this also. I ask for all your prayers that our precious little one will be totally healed, of course I'm expecting a miracle, or that whatever God's will is will be done and we bring our little one home. We will have to go to Birmingham for the delivery and they will do the surgery there too. We live in Mobile, so thats a little out of our comfort zone. I am so looking forward to my grandson getting here and I know this will be a blessing from day one. Thanks for listening, and I will keep you updated. Debbie

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My oldest daughter is pregnant and she is due on February 27th. You always hope for a easy pregnancy and that everything will be ok, but about 3 months ago, our world stopped for a little while. We did find out that she is having a boy and his name is Nathan Tyler. Brandi and her husband had to go to Florida to get another ultrasound because there was something they were not sure that they were seeing. To make it as simple as possible, the 4th chamber of the baby's heart was not developing. That broke my heart because my daughter has looked forward to this pregnancy for a while. Well, they started throwing all sorts of things at them about needing to deliver in different cities, downs symdrome, other complications and so on. First time parents know so little about having a baby and being parents as it is and then throw all this other on them, it was very overwhelming for them. To make a long story short and for the good news, they ended up doing a amnio (which she was not sure she wanted to do at all), because the doctor really wanted it, and everything came back fine. There will be a surgery after the baby is born to correct the heart, we go Jan. 12 to talk to a cardiologist and find out all the details. Yes, she may have to deliver away from home, but as long as they take care of our sweet baby Nathan, I'm for anywhere. Please keep Brandi, Nathan, and the whole family in your prayers, that everything will be fine. And I also expect a miracle, because I know God can do it. I'll keep you posted as we find out more.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Photobucket I know its a little late for christmas pictures, but I just started blogging recently and I wanted to show you my tree for this year.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Well, I've been working on my blog, and it seems some of my
words are cut off from my first posting. Don't know what I did,
but I guess I'll keep trying and learning as I go. As soon as I can
figure out how to get more pictures on here, I will post more. I'll
be glad when I figure this out, I'm getting a headache. Oh the
love of blogging...........

Thursday, January 1, 2009

This is my first post on my new blog. I'm still trying to figure out
everything, (my computer skills are not the best). I started
reading and following blogs about a month ago, and I found
it very interesting and entertaining. A lot of the ones I've read
have been inspiring in many ways, and I hope to always learn
something each and every day and bring a little inspiration
and some craziness from my part of the world. Please stay could be a bumpy ride. Debbie