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>> Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Spring!

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2010!  I want to tell you a little about myself that the sidebar doesn't cover.  I am first and foremost a Christian and I love God and know He provides for my every need.  I'm also a career woman turned stay-at-home wife due to disabilities called fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome.  My husband is a wonderful man who is patient and loving, and takes wonderful care of me when I need it.  I have three children and many grandchildren, I love to read, and love all things electronic.  I'm a beginner blogger, but I will get there!   

At this point we're supposed to request the giveaways we most like to get if we were to get one.  I don't have children at home so I just kind of "wished" for books or gift cards...no mommy stuff.  The number one thing on my list is a Human Hands Foot and Calf Massager, which I'd love to win for my husband since he has diabetes and really bad neuropathy because of it.  I think it would be something that would help him a lot.  My giveaway wish list is: US101, USC47, US60, US10, US31  and anything else would be alright as long as it's not for babies!

God has been blessing us with beautiful weather here in Central Texas.  We were so ready!  It was such a wet, cold winter for us at the end and we aren't used to that.  We can leave the doors open now, which the doggies just love.  They run in and out, bark at and chase the squirrels that come into their yard, and then there's always some other stuff to bark at that we can never see or hear, of course.  Fortunately, none of us have allergies, so the high oak pollen hasn't bothered us like so many poor people.  It is so thick on the cars and in the air, it's just unreal!

My brother has been having problems with congestive heart failure since before the first of the year, and there was even some talk of heart transplant because his heart was working so poorly.  The doctor decided to electro cardioversion to get his heart rhythm back to normal, but discovered that he had blood clots in his heart, so he had to go on a regimen of diuretics for 6 weeks and wear a defib vest until they could see if the blood clots would dissolve and they could try the procedure again.  Well, I can tell you, many prayers went out for him and God in His wonderful grace answered them all.  They did the procedure two weeks ago and it was a complete success.  He is only 52 with a family that still needs him.  Before this he didn't feel like he could get the breath to walk across the room...now he wants to try a short round of golf...God is good!

I have been reading a book called "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrnes.  It's basically about positive thinking.  The basis is "the law of attraction" - what you think or do will come around to you.  It's a very interesting read if you get to it.

A friend came to visit me in March.  This is not just a friend...she is a very special friend that I have known since 5th grade.  I'm about to turn 53.  The last time I saw her was in 1981.  I have thought of her so many times through the years, especially on her birthday every year.  When I started social networking last year, I looked and looked for her, but didn't know her married name and her maiden name is very common, so I really didn't have too much luck.  Well, in February I heard from her...can you believe it!!!!  She was able to find me when her sister finally talked her into signing up for facebook.  She didn't know my married name either, but I have a very uncommon maiden name.  She lives appx. 3 miles from where we were living before we moved in Dec and has lived in that area all these years.  We talked about all the years we've lost, but then realized that God is bringing us together in this season of our life for a reason.  We may never know the reason or it may become apparent to us at some point in time, but either way, we are glad to have found each other.  It's hard to explain, but the best way I can say it is that our lives feel complete.  

Until next time,
Keep it from the Heart...

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:6-8 NIV


Emily April 10, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

Hi! Just dropping by from UBP! Nice to "meet" you!

Christine April 10, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

Just saying hi from UBP! Have a great evening.

Rona's Home Page April 10, 2010 at 11:35 PM  

Hello from other severe chronic pain sufferer.
Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

Bridgette April 11, 2010 at 12:08 AM  

Stopping in from the UBP to say HI! :)

busylilgal April 11, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

Hello Nan,
I'm so glad to meet you! My sis experiences the frustrations and pains of CFS and Fibromyalgia too, so I understand some of what you are experiencing. My heart goes out to you.

Jacquie April 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

Hello Nan,
Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm so glad one of my posts ministered to your heart! Blessings to you & may He grant you greater freedom and joy in your journey.

Jenn April 11, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

So glad you were able to reconnect with your friend after many years...what a blessing!

Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Susieqtpies April 11, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 Party Horn on your blog!!!!!

Hope you are meeting new bloggers and havin' a great time!

I'm your Newest fan on your blog! Very cool story about connecting with your old friend!!!

Party on!!! Stop in and say HI!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

Dayngr April 11, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

Hi there. Greetings from Miami, FL. I'm stopping by to toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair and party with you. Let's have some fun!

I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

It's you're the tweetin' kind, I'm @Dayngr on twitter.

kanishk May 1, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
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