Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm Still Here

Hello, Dear Ones!
Did you miss me?

We left early last Wednesday morning for Alabama.
My uncle, my mother's brother passed away and we wanted to take her to his funeral.

 Mother is the oldest of nine children in her family and has outlived five of her siblings.
Her brother was 87 and lived a long and fruitful life.
He's with Jesus now and his suffering is over.
I'm so glad we had such a great visit with him a few years ago.

 We got home last night and I'm a bit tired today...we drove.
We left Saturday afternoon instead of Sunday as we had originally planned and just missed the awful tornado that hit Mississippi. We would have stayed the night right where it had hit.
God is so good to protect us like He has.

 I didn't have access to the internet so I've been absent.
Had hubby's IPad but I don't know how to blog on that thing! 

I've missed you all so much but I'll be back soon!!
Laundry and stuff, you know! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll  leave you with a little Note Song~

Good Day Sunshine

Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine.
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about,
I feel good, in a special way.
I'm in love and it's a sunny day.

Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine.
We take a walk, the sun is shining down,
Burns my feet as they touch the ground.

Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine.
And then we lie, beneath a shady tree,
I love her and she's loving me.
She feels good, she knows she's looking fine.
I'm so proud to know that she is mine.

Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine.
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine,
Good day sunshine
~ sung by The Beatles


  1. Oh Shelia, sooooo happy you dodged that tornado. Sorry to hear about your uncle but he is in Heaven. That is a long and sad trip for your mom. ((hugs)) xo

  2. Sorry to hear about your uncle. You had a long trip. So glad you missed the tornado in Mississippi! Thankfully we haven't had any in Alabama that I know of and hope we don't.

  3. I'm so glad that God protected you from that tornado - it was awful! So sorry to hear about your uncle, but you said it, "He's with Jesus"!

    Jan ♥

  4. Glad you are home safely! Rest up now, and join the blog world again when you are able. Sally

  5. Glad you were safe, and that you could take your mom to her brother's funeral. Your pictures are pretty!

    Hugs ~ Mary

  6. I got a chill up my spine when I read you missed an encounter with the tornado. God is so good! Get some rest. Looking forward to your next post.


  7. Hi Shelia,
    Welcome home...I know the last week was hard on you. We are driving my parents to a cousins funeral this week, but its only 1.5 away. I am so glad you missed that terrible old tornado.
    I love your sweet crochet blanket you did a great job and it looks so lovely in your front room.
    Happy valentine week to you and your hubby, Elizabeth

  8. Lovely to see you home safe and sound - what timing missing that tornedo! God is good. A sad time for all but so sad for your Mum. I am an only child so I have no idea what it would feel to outlive your siblings. Your Uncle did live a long life which is to be celebrated.
    On a practical note dear Shelia, you had best be giving your attention to all that laundry!!

  9. That sounds like a whirlwind trip. I'm sorry for your loss.

  10. O Shelia! I'm so glad you are safe and sound, God protects us from many things that we are not conscious of, doesn't He! Sad to hear of your uncle passing, but glad you got to go to the funeral and take your mother.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  11. Hi Shelia, sorry for your loss. Glad you made it back safely. Have a wonderful week hope you rest up! :)

  12. Shelia,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Uncle!
    I am glad you were able to make the trip with your Mother to say your final good~byes!
    Thank goodness God allowed you to wait until the storm had passed before taking off to Alabama!!!
    Get some rest, dear friend!!!
    I'll be waiting right here when you're ready to return!!!

  13. Shelia I am so glad you made it there and back safely! Thank you for letting me know you got the package before you left. I am sorry about your Uncle but it sounds like he had a good life! Rest and do that laundry and blog soon!
    hugs, Linda

  14. But of COURSE we missed you, sweet girl! So glad you are home safe and sound! It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, world out there! :) Isn't it great to be back home. I'm sorry it was for a sad cause.

  15. So glad you missed the tornado. So sorry for your loss. It was very kind of you to take your mom so she could be there for the service.

  16. So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you changed your plans and missed the tornado. Yes, God is Good!

  17. Yes, I missed your posts but glad you are home safe. Very sorry to hear of your uncles passing and so glad you took your mom to the funeral.

    God is good.

  18. Oh Shelia I am so sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. Sending big hugs your way!

  19. Hi Ms. Shelia,
    So sorry to hear about your uncle's passing...but glad to hear you are back home safe and sound. Take the time you need to rest and get done what needs getting done...we'll be here when you come back. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Week.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  20. Shelia, I'm so sorry to hear about your Uncle. Big hugs to you! I have family in Alabama as well. :)

  21. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your uncle sweet friend. But I'm happy he knew Jesus. My deep sympathies to your Momma....and to you.

    It's so good to see your name! I've been out a bit myself with hand surgery and now I'm 6 weeks out and feeling so much better. I missed you all so much!

    Any more babies coming?????


  22. Hello sweet lady!
    My heart goes out to you, your Mother and your Uncle's family for his passing. I'm glad your mom could make it to the funeral, it's so important to say the last goodby to a loved one. I've missed you very much, pretty lady. I was going to get in touch with you to ask if all was well, and here you are! I love all your images, specially the roos. Have a blessed week.

  23. So glad you are back safe and sound!

    LOVE your sweet vintage china pics. That first pic is a colourful doosie!!

    So sorry for your loss - may he rest in peace for the Coming of our Lord!


  24. God is so good. You got to visit your uncle a few years back, you missed the storm and you still have your lovely mother to watch over. Real blessings.


  25. Sorry for your loss, Shelia. However, it's good to learn that your mother is well enough to make the trip. You and Mr Precious are good to her.

  26. I am so glad you didn't leave when you 1st thought you would. I am very sorry for the loss of your Uncle. I have lost 3 very special people since Oct, including my Mom, Aunt and Step-Dad. It's hard.
    Those rooster dishes are so adorable. I love them! You have such beautiful things!!!
    Glad you are home safe and sound. Rest up!
    God Bless~

  27. Shelia, so sorry about your Uncle. Happy that you missed the tornado though! Yes, we missed you you but understand that life happens and laundry never stops happening does it?

  28. Shelia, sorry to hear about your uncle. I am glad you were able to take you mom to the funeral. I am sure it was a long trip. Missed your posts! Get some rest.

  29. Sorry for your families loss Shelia! Glad you are back home now though and I do not blog on the Ipad either. It is too complicated.

  30. Hi Shelia-
    So sorry for your family's loss. That was great that you took your mother there. I know it's hard. I'm real glad to hear you didn't stop in that place where the tornadoes landed....yikes!
    I have a new iPad but I can't seem to get it to work right for creating postings, so I just use it to visit other blogs, check e-mails and search the internet! Rest up...Liz

  31. Sweet Shelia,sorry about death in the family but know that he is in Heaven is consolation.

    I can relate to being blessed,happy our sweet Jesus watched over your travels,and missed the bad weather.....we were blessed in Sept 11,2001.We were going to fly to NYC on Sept 11,2001 and changed our plans a few days before and decided to fly to Niagria Falls instead,we were @ BWI that morning, boarded our flight to Niagria Falls only to un-board causes ALL flights were cancelled,had to rent a car to drive back to southeast Georgia...whew!


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 :)

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