Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Falling on the Sun Porch

Hello, Dear Ones.
I want to thank you again for your thoughts and prayers for our family.
Mother is holding steady and God will take her home when He's ready.
I have to admit, I've just been in limbo for the last couple of weeks.
I just couldn't do anything, couldn't get busy cleaning my house much less trying to be creative to blog. I just sat in my chair and pinned and pinned from Pinterest.

This was not good. I prayed and asked God to help me get going with life and He's helping me get back into a routine. I visit Mother two times each day but I can come home now and do what I need to. I've missed you, I've missed blogging. What a huge part of my life my little blog has become.

So I thought I would begin to show you a little Falling around at my house.
Here's my little sun porch all Falled up!


Just simple little changes here.
That flower in the left hand corner needs to be repotted. It looks so funny.

Simple.
And more simple.
Well, Mr. Rooster lamp does not want me to call him 'simple'.


Very simple Falling on the Finn.

I made a little Fall arrangement in my tiny little tool box which fit perfectly on the little ledge of the Finn.
My little Mother gave me this little farmer couple over 30 years ago.

Well, there you have my little sun porch Falled up.
 You've really kept me going these past weeks and
I really do love you all and appreciate your comments to me.

You are all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~ 

Grateful

I've got a roof over my head
I've got a warm place to sleep
Some nights I lie awake counting gifts
Instead of counting sheep

I've got a heart that can hold love
I've got a mind that can think
There may be times when I lose the light
And let my spirits sink
But I can't stay depressed
When I remeber how I'm blessed

Grateful, grateful
Truly grateful I am
Grateful, grateful
Truly blessed
And duly grateful

In a city of strangers
I've got a family of friends
No matter what rocks and brambles fill the way
I know that they will stay until the end

I feel a hand holding my hand
It's not a hand you can see
But on the road to the promised land
This hand will shepherd me
Through delight and despair
Holding tight and always there

Grateful, grateful
Truly grateful I am
Grateful, grateful
Truly blessed
And duly grateful

It's not that I don't want a lot
Or hope for more, or dream of more
But giving thanks for what I've got
Makes me so much happier than keeping score

In a world that can bring pain
I will still take each chance
For I believe that whatever the terrain
Our feet can learn to dance
Whatever stone life may sling
We can moan or we can sing

Grateful, grateful
Truly grateful I am
Grateful, grateful
Truly blessed
And duly grateful
~ sung by John Bucchino



50 comments:

  1. Beautiful song lyrics. We continue to remember you and your mother in prayer. Love the touches of autumn around your home. The little farmer couple is so sweet. God bless your day.

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  2. Lucky to get to see your Mom twice a day. Also, your decorating reminded me I have those dollar tree pumpkins somewhere?

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  3. Shelia, I love your sweet sunroom. Hug your mommy for me, I miss my own. The farm couple will forever be a keepsake. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  4. Shelia, yes she is in God's hands, he loves our parents even more than we do! Big hugs!!

    Your sunroom is lovely, I always enjoy looking at what you have done. Mr. Rooster lamp looks like he would get very upset if you called him simple! Everything is simply perfect!

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  5. Beautiful, the little figurines are so darling I think my my Mom had the same couple. Prayers for you and your Mom are still going out.

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  6. Hello Shelia- you sound like you are doing quite well with everything. It's good to busy yourself with something rather than sitting around fretting. Your sitting porch looks like a nice quiet area to relax. The arrangement and the farmer statue couple look great and I like the glass pumpkin. I'm praying for your mother and you. Hugs, Liz

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  7. Shelia: I'm glad that you are able to get some things done (and beautifully done). However, what you are going through is to be expected. I've been there! My escape was to take long, long naps in the afternoon. Take care my friend and try to do what your body tells you to do right now.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  8. I love this room Shelia! It looks FALLTASTIC!

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  9. Love it all, this is such a great room and your fall decor is lovely. Still praying for your mom. Hugs, Marty

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  10. God is so good to give us strength when we need it, I'm thankful He gave you strength when you asked. And now you've gotten your sun porch all falled up and really, it looks very beautiful. I get excited each time I see your rooster lamp and your farmer couple. The little touches of fall are just right. Continuing prayers for you and your family.

    Hugs ~ Mary

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  11. My favorite sun porch all dressed for fall. Perfect!

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  12. Your sun porch looks so pretty! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Big hug. Maria

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  13. Keeping you in my prayers. Your sun porch is gorgeous and want to come steal (borrow) your wicker furniture. :-)

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  14. Your fallen porch looks great Shelia. I am glad to hear that your mom is holding her own. Don't forget to take some time for yourself. You need it.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  15. Beautiful Fall porch Shelia, such a warm spot in your home! Praying for your sweet mom and for you too!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. Oh Darling, I know all too well that inertia that can grip you at times like this -- I remember those times when going through crises with my parents. I'm so glad to see you have gotten UP and done your decorating. AND your blogging. You are a trouper.
    The sunroom looks delightful. You know I adore that rooster lamp!
    Hang in there. Prayers continue for your dear Mom; there are a lot of us in Blogland who truly do understand what you are going through.
    Hugs .... Cass

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  17. Glad to hear you are up and at em again!! Love the song lyrics, and your sweet porch. A very cheerful and happy place. Truth be told your entire home is cheerful and happy!!! It is such a reflection of who you are.

    Keeping you and family in prayer, you are loved.......xoxoxo

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  18. Oh yes, Mr. Rooster lamp is much to fine to be called simple! :)

    A girlfriend and I painted a whole bunch of those farm couples for a church party about 30 years ago!

    Sometimes we need a little down time to just pin but it does feel good to get up and do!

    Continued prayers and love for you and your mom. ♥

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  19. Lovely fallen room! We have been keeping you and your family in our prayers!

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  20. Your sun porch looks so warm and inviting. What a beautiful spot to sit and reflect on God's goodness. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. Sending blessings and hugs.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  21. Glad you were able to put a few Fall decorations out. I know this is such a stressful time and I pray for you each day. How is the new bay doing? That must be hard on you also. Big Hugs my friend.

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  22. Oh Shelia, your sun room looks so good and I love that Rooster lamp, he is beautiful!
    I am so glad that you are hanging in there and have a good frame of mind. Your dear sweet mother lived a wonderful life and I know she loved you with all her heart. As you said she is in the hands of God. it is so hard when we lose our parents, but some day we will all be together.

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  23. Shelia, even in fall, your house is remarkably light and airy and very springlike, but with the warmth of autumn. I should think it would be a haven to which to return when your day is long and your heart is heavy. Hang tight. We're with you.

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  24. Sheila...what a lovely sun porch you have! And your fall decor adds beautiful touches too. I absolutely LOVE Mr. Rooster Lamp! I lost my sweet mom back in 2010 and there were many of those days when when I didn't know when I'd be getting "the call"...living nearly 500 miles from her made this very difficult. I was able to tell her goodbye over a phone call my siblings placed as she was ready to cross over....not what I had hoped for but will cherish that moment forever. You are fortunate to be close enough to see her a couple of times a day!

    Blessings,
    Debby

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  25. Sheila it is so warm and inviting. Prayers for your little momma.

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  26. Hi Shelia,
    Your sun porch looks beautiful! Still remembering you and your mother in my prayers.
    Take care,
    Gina

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  27. Your sun porch looks so pretty. Your mother would smile that you are featuring some of her pretty pieces. You are a good daughter. She is surely proud of you.

    Keeping you in my heart and prayers.♥

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  28. Shelia - Keeping you and your Mom in my prayers. It's such a hard situation.

    Your sunroom looks great. Love that rooster lamp and that precious little couple.

    Hang in there.

    Judy

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  29. Hola Sheila, espero que tu mamita esté mejor. Adelante y con fortaleza, sigue sonriendo que a ella le agrada. Tu salita me gusta mucho, el sol asoma por la ventana.

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    1. Shirley, I always so appreciate your visits. Thank you so much for popping in.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  30. Hi Shelia, it's wonderful to see your post today. I'm glad you are coping each day. I know it's difficult to do but God will give you the strength you need. I like the porcelain farm couple that your mother gave you. It's so sweet and I'm sure it means a lot to you. Blessings to you. Hugs, Pam

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through Shelia, I hope it will all pass smoothly for your mother, glad to see she is at peace with God (read the previous post, too). I hope you are doing okay. Blessings - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  32. Dear Sheila, My heart goes out to you and prayers for your Mother. I know this journey and God will be with you all along the way. HE will give you courage and strength.
    Your sun porch Falled up is gorgeous. I just love it. So cozy and inviting. Love the sweet little farm couple from your mother. What a wonderful keepsake.

    Thank you for stopping by and your congrats. You are so sweet. God Bless you dear one and sending hugs your way.
    XO Celestina Marie

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  33. Shelia, Your sun room looks gorgeous! I love the wire cloche, and the rooster lamp is so pretty. Take care!

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  34. It's lovely to see you Shelia. I'm glad you are still enjoying time with your little mother, God will surely see you through.
    I've enjoyed your fall decorations and was chuffed to see your farmer and his wife your mother has given you. I have the almost identical couple. My wife is dressed in green and my farmer is carrying carrots in a bowl and wearing a waistcoat, but so similar.

    blessings,
    Diana

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  35. Lovely fall decorations in your Sun Porch. Sorry to hear about your Mom. It is so hard to see them suffer. When the lord took my mom I was glad to know she wasn't suffering anymore and was in a better place.

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  36. You have a beautiful home!! Take care..

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  37. I love what you've done in your sunroom! And I'm glad to hear that you are finding a bit of 'normal' in the middle of a difficult situation. I continue to pray for you - and for your sweet mama. God knows the path each of you take and He will carry you!
    ~Adrienne~

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  38. Hi Shelia, I have been in your shoes when my mom was that ill and it is so hard. I pray for you and your family every day.

    You sun room looks very festive and the figurines your mom gave you long ago are so charming.

    I miss you and think about you all so often these days.
    Love, Jeanne

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  39. Gorgeous as always. I know you are going through a difficult time.....it is good though that you are doing some things that you enjoy!

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  40. God bless you Shelia, I remember being is your shoes some sixteen years ago when my Mom succumbed to a brain tumor. I am thank full of every minute I had with my mother.

    Your sun porch is lovely with it's fall touches.

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  41. Shelia, I have just added a prayer for your sweet mother and you, too. I am so sorry to hear she hasn't been doing well.

    I have missed you, my friend, and I am trying to blog some today despite a broken hand. Don't even ask, but I will say that it is attached to a bruised body from a very NASTY fall.

    We lost Mom this summer, and I understand more than you know the angst of having a parent or in this case an inlaw ill. We dismantled 55 years in one house. NO, make that "home", and we each took things we wanted. We are selling the rest, though it pains the Magpie in me to do that. Still, she was a magpie, and so are we. Hence, no room in the inn for the goodies.

    I tried to blog today, and I'm not sure I said what I wanted. Still, I'm hoping it gives me some closure. Please keep my husband's BIL and SIL in your prayers as they have both been in the hospital with both almost dying. Thank the Lord, they are both out now!

    Love you,

    Sheila

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  42. Hi Sheila, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  43. Sheila, your porch is beautiful and I love all your "fallen":):) That little couple is so cute. I am praying that God will give you strength and your sweet Mother peace. XO

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  44. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    I hope your mom is feeling more comfort and not in so much pain. Hope you are doing alright also...*Hugs*. You know she is being looked after well...she is in good hands. I'm loving your fallen look too. Sweet room to sit and be inspired.... :o) Hope this is a great day! xoxo

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  45. Hi Shelia! We hope your mom is doing better. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. You have done a wonderful job decorating for fall! Love your rooster lamp! :)

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  46. Your "falled" up sun porch is lovely. I just love it, such a perfect place to relax.
    Your mom is still in my prayers. God is good, ... always.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  47. Well, this is one very pretty sun porch and so inviting! Happy to hear God is helping you to get on a bit with daily life. Sending love and prayers your way!

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  48. Praying for you dear friend that God will continue to give you peace in Him.

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  49. Sweet blessings to you, your family, and especially your sweet little mom. I pray that she continues to be comfortable and at peace. I am so glad that you have found peace in God and know that he is the one in charge. I think it is very good for you to attempt some semblance of normalcy in a very abnormal time. You've done a beautiful job of adding those special touches to your sunroom.

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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 :)