Tuesday, June 25, 2013

just checking in-----

ya know what blogger family and other unknown readers, i find myself, writing today, simply because i want to keep in touch---i do miss hearing from you and reading your thoughts and creativity

my apologies to any of you that have missed my not being around quite as much as usual---and please forgive me for not accepting the gracious awards----most of that is because, i have still not mastered the computer and robyn is gone a lot these days---but i want you to know, i appreciate each and every time i am honored by one of you dear friends

so much has been happening, my mind is pretty much in a whirl, these days---the wedding is only a few weeks away, and in some ways, it can't come fast enough for me-

people have wondered how i could support my young daughter to wed----it is meant to be, i believe---as a matter of fact, i think God placed dillon right where i could see him and said, he is the one you have been praying for---

we never know really, where life will lead us and when it may take an unexpected detour, from all of our carefully laid plans----i have learned that lesson, if nothing else too much over these fifty some years--

robyn is my only girl that i will see married----if you recall, she is the youngest of eight and my fourth girl---
 when my first little daughter passed away---a sweet friend of mine had given her the little bible that you give when a baby girl is born--it is to be carried on her wedding day---when eden died, frank laid it in the coffin with her and wrote in it--now you are married to Jesus----wow, i did not plan to share such an intimate part of my life, truth is i rarely do---

Sunday my pastor spoke of sharing the comfort the Lord has given us with others, and i begin to realize, i might not be doing that-----it may come one day---all in His time---

thank you for all of your sweet comments and prayers about my friend---now i have two friends that are in their last days----one of them says, how she feels the comforter, the "Holy Spirit" with her----i share with her that it may be soon---she is ready----

so as we all enjoy the fireflies of summer and the hopes of tomorrow, may we be a small comfort to those around us in need and may i get through this magical stressful time of life and be able to look back fondly on it one day

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  1. Gosh, I know what you mean about missing people. It's such a great community.

    You know, no worries on awards. I've gone as long as 6 months before passing them on--not intentionally, just how things played out.

    And yay for the wedding! Those are always stressful times. I married young (19), and you know, I haven't regretted it once. When it's right, it's right.

    I'm sending virtual cheese to sustain you through the crazy. Hang in there, Lynn!

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  2. haha you are so funny and too sweet---i am so happy to hear that you don't regret marrying young----and i am gonna hang onto that cheese--thanks crystal ;)

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  3. We get through the tough times, because most mothers are survivors. When my brother died at 30 (too young), I, too, wanted to give him something personal from me. I tucked an antique handkerchief that I loved, in the pocket of his jacket. I hadn't seen him for a few years at that point. It's one of my regrets.

    We do what we have to do, Lynn. Take care.

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    1. that is very touching d.g.--we really do, do what we have to do--thank you, take good care too <3

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  4. I've missed you. :) And Lynn, I definitely see the Lord in you. I think you're a wonderful example for all of us. ♥

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    1. awwww thank you dana, i have missed you too--i always enjoy your blog so much--every time i visit, i think--i gotta, i wanna catch up!!! thank you for that wonderful compliment<3

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  5. I don't think any couple is always happy but my folks married at 16 and would have married 62 yrs when my dad died. SO I guess it can work! Lynn you are an amazing spirit...I do miss you and when you show up at my site Iam always happy...but if you aren't there I know youre working on something else. You strike me as someone who appreciates what is important in life so no worries you are worth waiting for! Zoe

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    1. that's awesome--my mom and dad were married really young too and made it to 67 years, my mom passed away on their anniversary----awww you are very kind, i feel the same way about your visits---thanks so much zoe <3

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  6. I think we all have to take breaks from blogging every once in a while, but it will always pull us back because of the friendships we make here.

    Thank you for sharing your personal story Lynn. And congrats to your daughter. I hope she has a lifetime of happiness with her hubby!

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    1. yes, you are right theresa, our breaks usually aren't too long, because of this amazing bond we writers have----thank you theresa---and i will pass the well wishes along to robyn and dillon too <3

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  7. Some people make it when marrying young and others don't. I think it matters who the people are. I haven't been blogging as much lately. I had planned to, but it just hasn't worked out so well.
    I didn't know you had lost a child. That makes me sad.

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    1. i know, i went to your site and found you hadn't written in a while--i missed ya, but totally get it---i am doing well if i write once a week lately---i am thinking the fall is gonna get my juices going again, we shall see---thank you ruth, i have lost 5 children---they were severely handicapped- they were between almost 2 and 17 when they went to be with Jesus <3

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    2. I did get a post up on one and working on one for my other blog.
      Five, that's hard. I can't even imagine. You have a lot of strength.

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    3. oh good, i will check again, thanks for letting me know---yes it was very hard and only through the strength of Jesus, for real, ruth <3

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  8. Hope the rest of the pre-wedding activities go smoothly!

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    1. from you lips to God's ears! thanks sherry :)

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  9. You have lost five children? OH.MY.GOSH, bless your heart. You must be really strong to have survived that, Lynn. My heart goes out to you, big time.

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    1. thank you ms. a---it truly is only by the grace of God and his strength that i am still able to go on ---it is "because He lives" <3

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  10. *sigh* Hi.

    That's all I got. :)

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    1. haha i hear ya--sometimes that is all we got and sometimes it's plenty, thanks juli :)

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  11. My niece and her husband, both deaf since childhood, have a special, meant to be marriage. It is beautiful to watch. I am happy you are hearing from people who believe this. You already did, but some cheers in the background don't go amiss.

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    1. oh yes, it is so true---it is a comfort, joanne, thanks for sharing your story with me---<3

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  12. I hope all goes well with the wedding preparations. Life is a series of up and downs, high and lows and laughter and tears. We need to make the best of the good times because there will ultimately be heartache and sadness. Having said that, although I've had my share of the latter, life is good.

    Here's a John Lennon quote for Robyn and Dillon.
    ""Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."

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    1. that is how life goes----and thanks so much---what a sweet quote to give them <3

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about your friends but they are blessed to have you.

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    1. awww thank you susan, they both are on hospice now but i think they are both peaceful <3

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  14. I had no idea about your children. I'm so very sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    hugs & blessings,
    Marie

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    1. i know, i forget sometimes that unless people know me or from facebook or way back on my blog--they are taken back by my loses---thank you very much marie <3

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  15. Hi Lynn, Thanks for sharing the intimate details of your life; it frees others to follow suit. I wish your daughter a lifetime of happiness with Dillon; your approval of him is a blessing on their future. And hugs as you begin the process of absorbing the homegoing of your dear friends <3

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    1. thank you for saying that susan--i am always reluctant or hesitant to share parts of my life with people--i am trying to change this---it really is a blessing to feel that robyn has found someone as dear as dillon and of course he is getting one heck of a jewel too haha---thanks so much<3

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  16. Life is a marathon and not a sprint isn't it? A lot of ups and downs, peaks and valleys. My thoughts and prayers are with your friends Lynn.

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    1. yes a marathon for sure---thank you so much :)

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  17. I imagine that the anticipation of your child's wedding is indeed an exciting time!

    I'm sorry to hear that a few of your friends aren't doing so well. I remember you mentioning about one of them in a previous post.

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    1. i am enjoying it and trying not to wish it away! thanks cynthia :)

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  18. thank you for checking in! we understand that life keeps us busy!

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  19. The last paragraph was so exquisite. Life flies down a busy road, doesn't it.

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    1. awww thanks so much susan---yes sometimes it really does :)

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