Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Hi Sweet Friends,

Seasons of life can catch us by surprise 
And change life as we know it
And, in a moment

That is the type of season I am facing right now
I didn't really mean to quit blogging
I just haven't been here

I have missed you
You may not have even known I was gone
But I do thank the couple of friends
Who have checking in on me
And prayed during this time

I have finally decided to continue blogging
But I will start a new blog
That will pertain more to this season of life
And keep this blog for the more light hearted posts

With that said
I received two unexpected packaged in the mail on Monday

No matter when it arrives
Happy Mail - IS - Well, Just Happy

The first box I opened
Ended up being from a very dear friend
Who knew I was struggling
She wanted to lift my spirits
And she found a perfect way
A Great book, yogurt covered pretzels and a sweet card
Thank YOU
From the bottom, top and sides of my heart

The second box was from my TX friend
Who sent me a birthday gift
She knows that I LOVE Chip and Joanna
From Fixer Upper
So, since she lives in Waco where they have their brand new shop
She picked up a couple of really sweet items
And shipped them to me with tons of love and prayers

And because she knows my 'need' for beachy stuff
She found and sent this adorable
Beach themed pop up card
Is it not just the Cutest ever!!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you S~~~~

I love you Both
You know who you are 

And Now
I shall take my head OUT of the sand
Where it has been for the past 7 1/2 weeks
And join the land of the Living Again

Have a wonderful rest of your week
Look for JOY in the everyday


  1. I have been missing my husband, who died 3 years ago on Nov. 10th. I wrote a post on it:

    I know that there will be down days and up days. That is life. The memories make it a down and up day. Both feelings can exist at the same time. You sometimes do not realize others care but they are there. One of my favorite sayings:
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

  2. Good morning Cindy ~ even though I've not been in touch you have been in my prayers.

    I look forward to joining with you on your new blog.

    You received some lovely gifts.

    Love, hugs and continued prayers for you ~ FlowerLady

  3. Cindy, You've been in my thoughts. I like the gifts you received. Hope you are feeling much better I am sending big hugs to you. Bless your heart, xoxo,Susie

  4. It was so nice to see your Blog pop up on my screen this morning. I know this has been such a terrible time of struggles for you, but I also know you are a strong woman. Being strong does not mean you have to travel these rocky road have a legion of compassionate people here in blogland, who are ready with open arms to provide a shoulder to cry on, arms to hug you, and pompoms to cheer you on! Let us help however we can.

    Warm hugs,

  5. Hi Cindy, So glad to see your post in my inbox this morning. I know you've had a stressful time but your faith and courage is seeing your through. God is so good and holding you up each day. How special to receive the happy mail from thoughtful friends. So fun to receive some goodies from the Magnolia Market. I'm going to try and get down there during the holiday if possible. Can't wait to go to the Silo's.
    Love the beachy popup card and the book looks so interesting. The pretzels~~ WOW how yummy!!
    Wishing you many blessings as you go forward with your blog. Keeping you in my prayers sweet friend. xo

  6. Beautiful gifts Cindy to up lift you. Sweet fun happy mail is the best. Glad to see you are moving through this rough time with the help of so many. You are in my prayers and thoughts always.

  7. Hi Cindy, what nice gifts from dear friends who are thinking of you. You are in my thoughts too, and I understand about the feelings even after 15 years. I'm glad to hear that you will be writing again as I always enjoy your dear and kind messages and comments. I'm glad you are feeling better..Judy

  8. I'm so sorry you are struggling. I read back a few posts and saw your post about your son. He will be in my prayers. I pray too that he will get the help he needs. I hope you are feeling better after your hospital scare. I look forward to your new blog.
    I'm not sure why the Lord allows us to walk hard and treacherous paths but He does only to bring us through to the other side. I have been where you are and can say that there will be a day when the darkness is a little brighter and you will continue to see He was with you in the night.
    What a sweet gift from your friends. I wonder who the Waco friend is???

  9. I have missed you and wondered about you and prayed when I wondered. I need to know how you are physically and emotionally. I want to know about your new blog. Please keep me posted. Cindy, you are truly a treasure. I love the verse that says something about God singing over you. Let him sing to you in the night and give you peace in the day. Prayers, my friend.

  10. Cindy , I'm not a friend in blogger land, but a friend in Faith. I don't have a blog but have followed you for a while. I check the icon on my phone everyday to see if you have posted. You have more people praying for you that you realize . What wonderful gift's , what wonderful friend's !!! As my older sister tell's me when I feel there is no hope, Let Go, Let God. You are in my prayers sweet lady , looking forward to your "new" blog . Hug's , Tammy

  11. Hi Cindy, I haven't left you notes but see on FB what is going on and how you are doing. You are well loved dear one and many are covering you in prayer.
    Hugs and love, Noreen

  12. Well...hello. So glad to see you here. What sweet gifts for a dear person. I am happy that you've decided to continue on with blogging, Cindy. Whenever you are ready...we are all here...waiting for you.
    Much love to you.

  13. Glad to see you post and see you are doing better? Your new blog sounds interesting and a blog can be anything you want it to be. can be light and heavy...because that's how life is. We should share our lives are well as our homes and everything in between. The holidays are not something I look forward many reasons for me to be sad and that's hard to do during this time cause everyone wants you to be happy.

  14. I've been checking your blog to see if there was any news from you. Glad to see this today. Hugs, Nancy

  15. Beautiful gifts! Sending prayers your way to help you get through this rough patch!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy