Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hallelujah! We're So Blessed!!

Oh, Dear Dear Ones!! I just wanted to leave a short post to tell you my family is safe at home in Galveston! Our home is safe, my Mother's condo is safe! We had a few downed branches in our front yard, our side fence was blown down and some water seeped into our sunporch but that's about it. So many of my friends have lost their homes - just everything! Keep our little island in your prayers.

Thank you all for your prayers, emails and concerns for us. You'll never know how much I appreciate you all - you're my family! Tonight is the first time I've been able to get on line and wanted to let you know I'm just fine. Probably have a few more wrinkles from crying - but hey, that's okay!

I'll be back to posting soon and have so much to share with you, but it may be a few more days. We're moving my Mother in with us for a few months. Her little condo didn't suffer, but so many did around her and the mold is spreading. So her things are coming here to our house and then the construction crew will start tearing out walls and doing the necessary things to get her home back in shape.

Again, thank you so much for caring for me and my heart is so big now with love for you all. See you in Blogland soon.

Oh, I almost forgot! The previous two posts were ones I had created in advance and thought we would be back before they came up! I didn't want you to think I had totally lost my mind! ;)

You are all my sweeties,
Shelia

70 comments:

  1. Crying tears of joy...for the happy news, dear friend.

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  2. Dear Shelia, thank you so much for taking a moment to post a message that you and yours are well. It is a profound relief. May God give you and your family strength during this difficult time of rebuilding. I am so very happy to hear that your home did not suffer extensive damage. I had begun to fear the worst. I am sorry to hear about your mother's condominium, but very happy to hear that it can be repaired. I'm sure I speak for all of your friends when I say how happy we are that you are well, and we all look forward to hearing more of the experiences you have had during these last three weeks. God bless you!

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  3. Praise The Lord!

    Thank you dear Shelia for this GREAT news.

    Have a blessing days!

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  4. Oh Thank Goodness! We have all been so worried about you. I am so happy to hear that you and your family and homes are fine! Take you time getting your life back in order. We will wait. This is the best news!!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  5. PICKLE!!!!! Oh my word...Praise the Lord ..thank you Father...Oh sweet Pickle... we have all called your name and been so wanting to hear word from you...I can't hardly see the keyboard tears are faling so fast...oh my word...you sweet precious thing...I am so thankful you are alright...Oh happy day ...this is indeed a day of rejoicing...welcome back sweetie...welcome back,,,,I love you girl!

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  6. Hi Shelia,
    I'm so glad to hear that you all are okay.

    It's good to see you back online!
    You've been in my thoughts and prayers!

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  7. Not only are you and your family safe, but your homes are still standing! God knows who the good ones are for sure!
    I can hear sighs of relief all over Blogland this weekend!

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  8. So glad to hear you are okay. I just recently learned about your blog when I read our bloggers were worried about you. I now look forward to hearing more from you soon. But no hurry now that we know you are safe and well.

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  9. OMG!!!! I am so thrilled to see you are back online! Do you know how much you are loved and how much you have been missed in blogland?

    I had feared that your home had been badly damaged. Thank the Lord that it was relatively untouched!!!

    I am so glad to see you are back and doing well!

    Kady

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  10. Dearest Shelia you have been missed! So happy to hear you are well and taking care of yourself and family~~God bless French;)

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  11. Dearest dearest Sheila.. Praise the Lord you and yours are all ok.. you've been constantly in our prayers and will remain there.. give that fuzzy queen a big hug for us and your momma and Mr. Wonderful...hugs ~lynne~

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  12. Sheila,

    I so very happy to see you back. I knew you were OK, and just knew it would take some time to get back to what ever level of normal you could have.

    Ciao for now.

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  13. Oh my goodness, Shelia, I couldn't believe it when I saw on my blog roll that you had posted! What a relief and what a blessing from God that not only are you and your family are safe, but your home as well. It must be a heartache to see your community and so many friends suffering so terribly. Many are praying...
    Kathy

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  14. Oh, dear Shelia -
    I can hardly see through my tears. They started when your blog came up and it was really you! I am so thankful that God brought you and your mother through with little damage. And I'm so thankful to hear from you. You are a dear, dear friend. I've missed you and, as my emails to you told you, many times I woke with a prayer for you in my heart and on my lips. I can't wait to hear more from you and to 'talk' to you again soon.
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. Shelia - So glad you are home, safe and sound. Take care! ~ Robyn

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  16. Oh thank God!! I'm so thrilled you and your family are safe and sound... Our Shelia is back!!!!

    (((hugs and love)))
    rue

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  17. Missed you Shelia! It is so wonderful to hear you are safe and sound and that your homes were not destroyed!

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  18. One prayer of mine has been answered. So glad our Creator saw fit to say yes this time. Thoughts and prayers still ascending for all that have been affected by Ike.

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  19. Hi Shelia...Your sweet little photo is posted on so many of our blog sidebars to keep you ever present in our prayers and you will stay on mine until the day you return to Blogland for good.
    Such happy news from you! ;-) Bo

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  20. YIPPEE....I have been SO worried about you. I just knew since we didn't hear from you that your home had been destroyed and you were deep in grief! You don't know how glad I am that, that is not the case. I am SO GLAD to hear from you. Now that we have heard from you we can all breathe a sigh of relief and know that all is well and our Shelia and her family is safe and fine.

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  21. WHEW !!!!! what a relief to hear from you again, Sheila girl. We have all missed you and been so worried. Most of us have even put your sweet photo on our sidebar to remind us all to keep praying HARD for you and your family. Seems prayers worked...just as they ALWAYS do! Thank you, Lord...
    love, bj

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  22. Welcome home! It's such a blessing to see you back at home again.

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  23. Oh, thank God. I am crying tears of joy seeing you here. We have all been so concerned for you and your family, and this news is just the absolute best.

    We all love you. Thank God for this miracle.

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  24. Yay! Glad you are safe and sound, Picklepoo!

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  25. Yes, our prayers have been answered. Sweet Sheila is back!! So glad to hear the news. Sally

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  26. I can hardly see to type with these tears of thankfulness. How wonderfully Good God is!

    I know that it will be difficult time of rebuilding for your's and your mother's future, but I'm so happy that All Is Well.

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  27. I am so thankful to that you and your family AND your beautiful home is safe and sound. It is a definate answer to many prayers. God is so good. Anxious to hear more from you when you can.

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  28. Praise the lord! I have been so worried about you and your sweet family. You have just made my week!!! We were all very worried. I know it will atke a while before you get back into the swing of things..I understand totally! Just know that we are here and our hearts are filled with JOY!!! Our beloved Bathroom Diva is back (((hugs)))...Susie H~

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  29. Karma. Good things happen to good people!I am so happy to know your family and your home are safe.Take your time and try to get back to normal and we will wait as long as necessary for your next post.It's just good to know you are back!

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  30. HOOOOOORAAAAAAY! Our sweet Sheila is back! I am so happy to know you are all safe and sound and that your beautiful home made it through that horrific storm. You've been in our prayers and we've been so worried. What a happy day!

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  31. Praise the Lord! Shelia, I'm so thrilled to hear you are home and well! We will continue to pray for you and those around you as you settle back in! Take care!
    Sarah

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  32. OMG! Your Back!!!!!! I'm so glad your safe and sound...we will continue to pray for you and your family.
    Pat H aka 9405018

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  33. Shelia Sweetie!! There I was scrolling through blogland and there you were!!! So happy to hear from you, now my heart is lighter!!

    Welcome back! And thank God things are OK with you!!

    Looking foward to seeing you around again soon.

    Raquel

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  34. Let me tell you girl, when I got that email from you yesterday saying you were home and safe, I nearly bounced right off my chair with joy!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooo happy to have you back, and so thankful to God for keeping you safe!!!!!!

    Justine :o )

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  35. SHEILA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just seen you had posted ! Thank God you and your family are ok. I am so-o-o-o-o relieved your home was spared . I am so glad you are back honey, we really missed you . You are truly loved here.

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  36. Oh Shelia, I'm so grateful to God that you are back and you and your family are safe!! I can't wait to hear all about your experiences the last few weeks! God bless you and keep you!

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  37. Shelia, It fills my heart with joy to know you and your family are all safe and sound.

    Welcome back sweet one!

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  38. Wow, it's good to hear from you! I had begun to really think the worst. Welcome back. So glad your family and your home are ok!!

    Shannon

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  39. Hey Shelia I am so happy to hear that you all are doing fine, and your home and Mothers home are holding up ok. Miss Chloe dawn must be so happy to be going home. I will be keeping every one in my prayers.
    Take care.

    Hugs
    Alaura

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  40. Hi Shelia!
    We're all so glad you and your family is safe and your home is ok! You will continue to be in our prayers and we will be thanking God that He was so good to you. We will also keep all those in our prayers that have lost their homes!!
    God bless you! Hugs, Sherry

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  41. Dear Sheila... I am here for the first time and one of the things that made me want to visit you was how everyone was hoping for your safety and all they did was say wonderful things about you... You sound like the kind of woman I would like to know better... I am so happy that you came out ok during this stressful time and sorry to hear that some of your friend did not fair as well.. My thoughts are with them... Please come visit with me when you get caught up with all your old friends... I would love to hear from you... Adding you to my favs list so I can keep in touch with you..

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  42. Oh Sheila!! I am sitting here crying becasue I am so happy to hear from you! To know you are well and that your precious home is still there...that your Mother and her home are fine too...
    prayer works miracles!

    I have had you on my heart for days and days. I am so happy to know you are alright! That yor home and family are alright.

    All the folks in Galveston have been in my prayers and thoughts and will remain so.

    We LOVE you Sheila!

    Love,
    Sue

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  43. So glad you and yours are safe 'n sound. Welcome back Sheila, so many missed you.

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  44. Oops I did it again and spelled your name wrong...ShELia. LOL I am going to have Justine after me :)
    Sorry!

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  45. Hi Sheila
    Its so good to see that you are safe and that your home didn't suffer. That was a bad one!
    See you soon...
    Judi

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  46. Hi Sheila! I was so glad that Jan updated us on you and had to stop in and tell you how happy I am for you and yours! I've been thinking of you especially every time I complained about how much I had to do around here and I wish I could just start over with nothing! Such a stupid statement to make especially when so many don't want to start over but are forced to! Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am! Look forward to visiting with you soon! Sincerely, Jeannette

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  47. I'm so glad to hear that you're okay. Whew! I will continue to pray for those folks in your area who lost everything. Now that we know you're safe, take the time you need to help your mom settle in and do all those other things you must.

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  48. Praise the Lord! I'm so happy to hear you are safe and look forward to your return.

    Hugs and prayers!
    Kathi :)

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  49. Hallelujah!!!
    Thank you for this blessing news.
    Hallelujah!!!

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  50. Oh Sheila, I am so glad to hear good news from you finally. You have definitely been in my prayers and I am so glad to hear that you have been so incredibly blessed. Good luck with all the repairs. I'm going to go offer a Prayer of Thanks that you are safe my friend.
    *hugs*

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  51. just to say again how thankful i am that all is well with you. oh, my, we were all sooo worried and prayed sooo hard for you and yours.
    love, bj

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  52. Oh PRAISE GOD!!!! I have been praying for you and wondering where you were! So so so glad you are all safe and your homes are safe! Take good care!!!
    Kim

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  53. So happy to hear you and your family are all safe and sound. We all were so worried! I'm glad you mom can move in with you while she gets things taken care of at her condo. Better safe than sorry when it comes to mold. Take care. Cindy

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  54. I'm so glad to hear that you and your family are safe and still have a roof over your heads. I know there is still so much that has to be done around you, so you will continue to remain in my prayers. May you be strong so that you can help the others around you.

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  55. I think you could probably hear a big sigh of relieve from all around blogland when we all found out you were OK.
    Dana

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  56. Sheila, I am beyond relief knowing you and your home are safe. Also blessings to your mom. I hope her condo will be repaired in a timely manner. You sure had us all scared to death. Prayers were endless and I know prayers were answered. I have missed you dear Sheila, thank the Lord for your safe return home.

    Love and hugs...Jeanne

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  57. I just noticed that you had posted. What a relief to know that you are safe and sound. I'm sure by now you know how very much you were missed. I am thrilled beyond words to hear the good news that you made it through the storm unharmed.

    Take care my friend,
    Dawn

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  58. Shelia, it is so good to see your comments all over blogland today. Things weren't the same without you. Thanks for paying me a visit.
    Hugs, Bridget

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  59. Prayers have been answered Sheila, I'm so happy to hear that you are OK. So sad for the ones that are not. I pray all goes well with your mothers construction with her condo.
    Hugs to Miss Chloe
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  60. Glad to hear you and your family are doing well.... glad to see YOU ARE BACK! :) We missed you!

    cielo

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  61. Sheila-- If you have time, stop by my Tablescape Tuesday post to see my Desert Rose dishes (only a few of the 140 DR dishes I have!) So happy you are back. Sally

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  62. So glad to hear that you and your family are OK!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  63. Praise God!!!

    many hugs,
    Barb

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  64. Thank God you are back and okay! I have been so worried about! I read an update about the storm in our newspaper Saturday or Sunday and was almost in tears! You have been on my mind and in my prayers continually! ~Rhonda :)

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  65. I am SO SO happy that you are back home and all are safe. (I did wonder about those other posts..)
    Give your sweet Mom a hug from us and know we're praying for her as her home is fixed up. Also for you - you have been on my mind and in my prayers ever since the storm
    We'll continue to pray for you and your family and for the area down there.
    Hugs.

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  66. Oh Pickel !! Praise the lord..I am truly so glad that you and your family are safe girl!!! Welcome back you have been missed...hugs and smiles...Gloria

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  67. Keeping you close in prayers Sheila, your friends and family as well.

    Hugs,
    Kathi

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  68. Hi Sheila, God IS good, isn't he?? So glad you and your family are safe and sound. *hugs*

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  69. Thank GOD!!! We were SOOO worried about you and your loved ones!!! We miss you like crazy, hope you're back online soon. Of course will we continue to pray for the ones who weren't so lucy...it's very sad indeed!
    {{{{HUGS}}}
    Buffie

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)