Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Long Time!!

I have not posted much lately and there is a reason.

Even now as I try to put my thoughts down I grow weepy and just downright heavy burden.......But...I know the Lord tells us to cast our burdens on Him... all ye who are heavy laden, cast your yoke upon me and I will give you rest.

Have you ever just felt like... why can't I do something .....to help....how can I help? WELL, I'M CALLING ON EVERYONE I KNOW TO PRAY!!
About a little over 2 months almost 3 ... our dear, sweet, 5 month old granddaughter was diagnosed with a very rare disease.(1) Eosiniphilic Granuloma......the dotors also gave it the name (2)Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis... then (3) letterer siwe disease which is the more severe case of LCH.
What a happy baby she is.............................
In March she had surgery to remove a growth on the right temporal area of the skull.....she did great!!!... it was extremely large!!!! The Neurosurgeon said it was the largest granuloma he had ever seen IN AN INFANT THIS SMALL.
After some more tests and seeing skin lesions, then also lesions in her pelvic, along with an enlarged spleen, the doctors decided to begin an 8 wk. round of chemo with steroids twice a day. Then they will re-evaluate...doing more scans to see if the chemo is working. He says it will be a year of chemo and more than likely even longer.

As of today she has had 3 treatments and we're looking at issues with her port. She will be heading for the hospital on Monday to get this taken care of we pray.
There is definitely more to share but this Noni is exhausted...YES, I am also keeping our 4 yr.old and 2 yr.old grandsons this week as they have a new Baby Sister..... Just wanted to fill you in a little and ask you to be praying for her and her Mom, Dad and Big sister as they minister to her and her needs, will post more later.........Thank you for going before the Throne of God on behalf of this Dear Little one. Cheryl

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mom!!

I can't believe it's been a year since my mom left this earth to go and be with her Heavenly Father...

It just seems like she lives far away and I should be able to hear her voice when I need some encouraging words or I just need to vent some frustrations.

But every time I am ready to ring her phone I remember,,,Oh yeh..she's not here to talk to. It makes me sad...we were so close...no one else could listen like her.....sometimes it's even, Why God? I miss her so...I need her so much.

Well, He must have needed her more...It still hurts...I still cry and I still wish I could be with her..BUT someday....for now I have to Trust the One who loves her even more than me.

Thanks Mom for....always being there......loving me.....helping me....pointing me to God.....you will always be here with me because I see you in everything I am and everything I do. May I love my daughters and sons like you loved US...Unconditionally....You're the BEST!!!!


Thursday, April 2, 2009


If you're a stay-at-home mom, you can have days so busy you never sit down – yet when someone asks what you do all day, you can't really point to what consumed your time. Well, we have a humorous account of how one stay-at-home mom conveyed to her husband what she does all day.
"Her husband came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud. The front door was wide open and there was no sign of the dog. Inside the house, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded up against one wall. The TV was blaring a cartoon channel, and toys and clothes were everywhere and in the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was all over the floor, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?' She smiled again and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?'
'Yes,' was his incredulous reply.
She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it."
Moms, we salute you, and we thank you! Husbands and dads, if you are reading this and realize you have not thanked your wife for what she does at home every day, today is a great day to tell her just how much you appreciate what she does for you and your family.

It was sent to me by a Friend. I thought it worthy of my Blog.


Friday, March 13, 2009


Just wanted to give a quick update to those of you who have been praying for Victor.
Some missionaries in Nampula were able to get a plane into the area where Victor was on Thursday morning and take him home so he could get the medical treatment he needed. His fever spiked while on the plane but they were able to give him IV antibiotics. At the hospital in Nampula they were told he had a blood infection. He was given more antibiotics and sent home to rest.
His wife Christina had to deplete their savings in order to pay for the plane, but she knew it could've gotten alot worse without the medical treatment. Many die for lack of treatment.
We are all grateful for your prayers. As we all know ..The fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much.
Thank you, Thank you for standing in the gap for this young couple.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Urgent Prayer !!

It has been a very long time since I have been able to post. I do look forward to sharing pictures of our month long visit with our granddaughters, but for now I don't have any time.

I would ask for PRAYER for an adopted son in Africa. He has an orphanage in Nampula,Mozambique. You might have been to his site from mine. He is Victor Carlos and he is very sick. His wife Christina called this morning about 2:00am to tell us she was very concerned as he was running a very HIGH fever. She asked us to be praying and to ask others to pray. This is why I am calling on all my blogging buddies along with friends and family to pray throughout the day as the HolySpirit brings him to mind. Their blog www.VictorandChristina.blogspot.com

I will keep you posted as I hear how things are.

Thank you so very much.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Well Ladies...What do you think?? This young Man couldn't wait to take some of that Christmas money he received and head to Charleston and buy these "Glow in the dark" Clemson pants. I thought you, Susanne...Sharon...and KaKa might want to see these yourself. Oh yeah! Make sure Karen and her fella see this also. We're SO PROUD!!!LOL
If you decide you just can't live without you a pair, he got them at M. Dumas & Sons,on King Street in Charleston. Oh! and the bow tie is purple if you can't tell. GGGGOOOOOOO TTTTIIGGGGGEEERRRSSS!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

FINALLY IT'S HERE.............

PICTURES OF THAT BIG BABY GIRL AND BIG SISTER..........All this girl wanted to do was stretch out. You would too if you were as cramped as she was. 10lbs. 11 oz. 21 in. long. Her mom is only 5'1" and wears a size 4.

Big Sister HNJ got a Baby of her own from Nonni for Christmas. She thought it was the greatest. HNJ loves to give kisses and this baby of hers was receiving many.
Her new baby came with her to the hospital to see baby sister. She is really enjoying HER BABY....
New sister on the other hand,she wasn't quite sure about.Uhmm,The I don't think I will touch her look. Could you maybe get her off me Mom..

Hand on hip....What does she do???
At least my baby lets me chew on her hand which is something I Don't think Baby Sister will allow.
Mom, you know I'm not quite sure what to do with an unhappy baby. Oh, I see, if you rub their belly they get quiet. Let's hope that works on that trip we are taking to Georgia,North Carolina and South Carolina.

I'm now looking forward to their arrival here in the Sunny South. They will be spending the next few weeks with us as my Darling SIL has to be in school for the next three weeks.I will have to catch up on some more of the happenings around here but that's all for now. I have one of my grandsons here this week so things are Fun,Fun,Fun.....


Sunday, December 14, 2008


I know you haven't had this before....................
Computer dies...................Camera battery DEAD.
SO......No pictures of that sweet little "Big Baby Girl..."
Grandbaby #4 born Tues. December 9th @ 1:23 am
weighed a whopping 10 pounds and 11 ounces.
She was also 21.5 inches long.

PICTURES TO FOLLOW SOON............Gotta get a battery for the camera.......

Saturday, December 6, 2008


This is great! It is suppose to be a whopping 60degrees Sunday. We sure wish Ashley would go into labor on a day like this instead of a heavy snow day. It was around 54 degrees today and I actually got out and took HNJ for a walk.

Well, maybe Monday will be a nice day.

Friday, December 5, 2008

It's Friday Night

........ and all is quiet at least for awhile. As most of you know I am in Colorado waiting for our fourth grandbaby to be born. You also know I am Full Blooded GRITS (girl raised in the south), so being here is a total act of love for my daughter as SNOW is something I can just live without. It's something that is pretty on top of a mountain(where I am not).

Well, it has been snowing for several days and everyone has cabin fever so we decided to head out to dinner. All seemed well with Ashley until we sat down to order. She kept having this strange look on her face and then suddenly she said, I am having contractions every 2-3 minutes. This went on the entire time we were at the restaurant, then just as usual everything stopped. This is what happened when she went into labor with HNJ. So, the Dr. has said if she does not go into labor before Monday morning they will go ahead and induce as it appears that the baby is already 9lbs. Please pray that all will go well as they are also concerned about shoulder distocia(sp) and the possibility of a c-section. This was a problem with HNJ's birth.

I will definitely be posting pictures as soon as Baby # 2 arrives and I can figure out how to get pictures on Ashley's computer. For now I am enjoying my time as Nonni to Baby girl HNJ. We have read and read and read some more .

Hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I look forward to blogging more soon.