Saturday, April 16, 2016

Life Is Good

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes! Life is Good! Very good! First of all I wanted to share with you that Carter's last appointment with her doctor had wonderful results! Her numbers are normal! NORMAL! Praise the Lord and Hallelujah to His name! He told my daughter it was probably a transient something that attacked her and maybe it was but we believe God is healing her! The steroids will completely stop Monday and the rest of the meds she is on will be tapered off! She is acting like her 'old' self again, all of her six years! She has energy again. Her little body is shrinking from the results of the steroids! We're so happy and I just wanted to thank you all who have prayed for her and have kept her in your thoughts. Yes, life is good!
 She spent the night with us Friday. We picked her up from school and it was a beautiful day. I had found her this wonderful doll house and we spread a quilt out on the deck and she played and I sat and watched. We saw a red headed woodpecker in the tree and he was seeming to play 'peek a boo' with us! Life is good!
 She was teaching the kitty to go potty! :) Life is good!
 Then we came inside and baked cookies. Carter was the official 'adder of sprinkles'!
 Mr. Precious has been looking for a fun car to play with and has even joined a Model A car club. Well, the search was on and he found a beauty ~ a 1930 Model A, Ford coupe with a rumble seat. It needs tags so it couldn't be legally driven on the highway and it only goes about 35 miles an hour! So he had it brought in on a wrecker. Of course I was waiting with my camera in hand as they pulled up and started to back it in...



Isn't she beautiful? Meet Sybbie, named after Sybil from Downton Abbey who married Tom the chauffeur. You get it, don't you?
 Mr. Precious is like a kid who has just gotten his most favorite toy at Christmas. Life is good!
 And what a blessing to have our little Carter doing so well so we poked her in the rumble seat for a snap. We had hot dogs for dinner and cookies, played some more and watched a mermaid movie and then it was time for bed. We let her sleep with us in our bed. We have a queen sized bed and it was a little crowded but we didn't mind. I was just thanking God that she was lying next to me asleep. This was the bed where I prayed my heart out to God for her when she was so sick and God's answered prayer was in my arms! Life is good!
The next morning, we had french toast and then Carter was out the door to help Mr. Precious clean up the back yard. Sticks and limbs from the trees were all over the place. We've had some pretty windy weather. I know the yard is nekked but life is still good!
Life is good. Dear Ones, I'm just so thankful and feel so blessed! Thank you again for your concern and prayers for our little granddaughter! Life is very good and I pray God will bless you all so special today.

You are all my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Bless The Lord

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,

bless His holy name.
He has done great things,
He has done great things,
He has done great thing,
bless His holy name 
~ by Andrae' Crouch

53 comments:

  1. Sheila, I'm so thankful your beautiful little granddaughter is doing so well. I love this post praising the Lord for His goodness. You are a wonderful grandmother to little Carter and her brother. I love the play house and the old car is beautiful. I love that you name it. You are so fun.

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    1. Hi Nelda and thank you so much for popping in today! We are so blessed!

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  2. Sheila, I am so happy for Carter, your adorable granddaughter, and for your entire family. It is so good to see her smiling.
    Sybil is such a lovely car! Mr Precious is going to have tones of fun repairing her. He will take you on a drive in it when the work is done.
    Keep having fun with your family! Keep praising God for his loving-kindness! And take care of yourself and of your loved ones!
    Arlette

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  3. My heart is full. ♡♡♡

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  4. My heart is full. ♡♡♡

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  5. Shelia, This is the best news ever. God is good. I too believe it's the work of prayer that has brought your precious grandchild back. Tell Carter I sure like the way she sprinkles the cookies...lots of sprinkles.:) Your Mr is a lucky man...who would not want such a beautiful toy. Blessings to all of you Shelia, xoxo, Susie

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  6. So happy about Carter! I know what a relief it is for all of you that this is over with and to get it in the past. She's such a sweet little one and soon most of this will be forgotten (at least for her).
    That car is the bomb! How fun and wonderful for all of you. You'll be getting a lot of attention when you go for rides with it! Happy Days :-)

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  7. Such a blessing that Carter is better. Praise the Lord. Love the car, it is amazing too and what a fun ride.

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  8. Life is indeed good! I'm so happy that Carter is doing so well. God is faithful to us for sure. Mr P's care is so cute, I can just see you riding in it!!
    hugs
    Linda

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  9. Sheila, what wonderful news about Carter!!!! Thank you Lord for answered prayers <3 I so enjoy visiting your blog, I Love it!!!

    Debbi

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    2. Thank you so much, Debbi! I do appreciate you stopping by and yes - Praise the Lord!

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  10. Such wonderful news about Carter. It looks like you all had a perfect day just being at home together. Doesn't get much better then that. I love Mr. Precious car-swoon!

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  11. What a wonderful post and you brought tears to my eyes. God has truly blessed all of you. It's so nice to see Carter with a big beautiful smile on her face.

    LOVE the old car!

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  12. Wonderful news! I'm so happy for your family that all is going well. You two have settled into your new life in the east and seem very happy with this move. Happy Weekend!

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  13. This is such an encouraging post, Sheila. Counting your blessings out loud and sharing them helps others realize their own. :)

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  14. Wonderful news about Carter, it must have been such a worry for you all so it's so good to hear that she's on the mend. Looks like you had a great weekend with her in your company.

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  15. A perfect post this Sunday morning:) Life is a gift! Life is good! Precious moments with your love ones. Happiness is good health for your little granddaughter Carter:) And of course a Model A for your husband:) Indeed, Life is Good!
    Blessings on this Lord given day, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! Blessings to you on this Sunday.

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  16. Carter is a sweetie and you are witnessing a miracle. They are all around us. Your hubby's new car is fabulous and the name suits it.

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  17. it's such a huge relief for all of us who prayed that Carter is doing well at last. She truly is precious, Shelia, and I read your posts in awe that you and your husband now live so close to your kids. Life is good!!

    That car is awesome!!

    Jane

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  18. So glad to hear about Carter! Love the model A.

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  19. I am so happy to hear that Carter is doing so well. I know you and Mr. Precious are so very happy. She is a beautiful little girl. Sounds like you and Carter had a lot of fun making cookies and playing with her doll house.

    Love Mr. Precious's Model T car and can hardly wait to see all three of you taking a drive.

    Have a wonderful week and I am so delighted that Carter is well.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  20. Oh Shelia, this couldn't be a happier post! I love the photos but I love the good news even more! Indeed, what a blessing and a gift!

    Sybil! I love it -- and the car is spectacular! Oh, my! What a ride you are having through life!

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  21. Isn't she just the sweetest little darling....happy and feeling good again! And....Sybbie!!!! I LOVE HER! My father restored two Model A fords so I know this well! We had a 1929 and 1931! Oh the fun we had in those cars....Y'all are in style !!!!

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  22. Wonderful and awesome news about Carter! God is so good.

    Sybbie is just precious. I know your hubby will enjoy it so much.

    Judy

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  23. I'm so happy to hear about Carter's good health report. I prayed for her recovery twice a day (and yours too in regard to your knee operation) and it's so glorious when prayers are answered.

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  24. Amen! Life IS good! I'm so glad to hear the good news about your sweet little Carter. Praise Jesus! Thank you so much for sharing such happy news today.

    P.S. I am in love with Sybbie, too. :-)

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  25. Shelia,
    Indeed, He has done mighty things in your life and Carter's, dear friend!
    Praise the Lord!
    I am honored to be a Prayer warrior for Little Carter!
    Loved the part where the three of you shared a Queen Size Bed for the night!
    I'll be watching for adventures of you and "Mr. Precious" in Sybiee!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. Oh Sheila, Carter is adorable. Sweet playtime, yall are surely blessed... cookies with sprinkles yum a favorite for sure. Love love love this car, WOW! you all will have a many wonderful drives.. making memories along the way!!! ♡

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  27. I'm so happy that your sweet little Carter is doing well, Shelia! Praise God! I know you had the best weekend with her. I love Mr. Precious' new/old car! It's a beauty! ♥

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  28. Joy, joy, joy, JOY!!! So happy for you.

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  29. Great news. I am so glad she is doing well. My youngest granddaughter spent the night Friday. She just turned 3. We always have so much fun together.

    The car is great. You will have fun with that.

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  30. I'm so happy for you, sweet Shelia!!! Yes....life certainly IS good!!!' Xo

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  31. Life is good, God is good, all is good! I am so glad!! xx

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  32. Here's another old song:

    God is so good,
    God is so good,
    God is so good,
    He’s so good to me!

    God answers prayer,
    God answers prayer,
    God answers prayer,
    He’s so good to me!

    He cares for me,
    He cares for me,
    He cares for me,
    He’s so good to me!

    I love Him so,
    I love Him so,
    I love Him so,
    He’s so good to me!

    I’ll do His will,
    I’ll do His will,
    I’ll do His will,
    He’s so good to me!

    I praise His name,
    I praise His name,
    I praise His name,
    He’s so good to me! -Velna A. Ledin, 1933

    Praising the Lord with you Shelia! so grateful that Carter is healed in Jesus' name!

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  33. I am sooo very happy to hear your little granddaughter is doing so well. Thank God! lost of hugs, Maria

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  34. Entre truenos y relámpagos

    Un niño es el regalo de Dios para tus días tristes. Es el movimiento y el torbellino de la vida que se agita, que salta, que corre, que sueña, que sonríe y se duerme. Un niño es siempre una esperanza, un por qué vivimos y trabajamos sin dar lugar a la fatiga. Un niño es un misterio impenetrable; ¿qué será de él en el futuro?

    Una nena, como todos los días se fue caminando a la escuela, a pesar del mal tiempo y de las nubes oscuras. Poco después el viento arreció y empezaron los rayos y los truenos. La madre pensó que su hijita podría tener miedo en el camino, pues ella misma estaba asustada por la tormenta. Preocupada, la madre entró a su auto, y se dirigió a la escuela. En el camino encontró a su hija caminando, y notó que a cada relámpago la niña se detenía, miraba hacia arriba y sonreía. Cuando la niña subió al auto, la madre le preguntó muy curiosa: — ¿Qué estabas haciendo? La niña le respondió: —Estaba sonriendo, porque Dios no paraba de sacarme fotos.

    Un niño es el interrogante permanente sobre el mundo que hemos construido, sobre los valores que nos movilizan, sobre el destino de nuestra humanidad... ¿Saldría el sol cada mañana si ellos no iluminaran nuestras noches? ¿Podríamos vivir sin su bullicio, sin sus sonrisas, sin la abismante profundidad de sus preguntas? Agradezcamos este don del Cielo.


    Dios es grande Sheila...Carter es una niña muy valiente...Bendiciones

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    1. What a beautiful story, Shirley, and thank you so much for sharing it with me.
      You are a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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    2. Con gusto Sheila..Tu blog refleja lo sencillo y alegre de la vida..Muchas bendiciones...

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  35. Sheila, this is the best post I have read in a long, long time. Praise the Lord for all of His goodness and kindness to your family. Love the car (I'm into old cars) but mostly love seeing little Carter running around and having fun. Life really is good!

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  36. My first time to visit here coming over from Backyard Neighbor's Blue Monday. I'm happy for you to have the answers to prayer. God is indeed so good. We have a beautiful granddaughter who sleeps with us when she visits and she loves to add the sprinkles, too. My DH also loves toys, so I know that feeling of seeing them bring home something special. I like the name for the car. One of my favorite shows, DA!

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  37. Sheila, I am overjoyed for your sweet Carter! Such amazing news for her and your family! Now Mr. Precious will have to take you for long rides in his flashy car...

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  38. Sheila, I am so happy for you and your family. Little Carter is truly a miracle. You have been blessed in so many ways. Hugs to you my friend. Karie

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  39. Amen. I'm so glad she is better. The car is so much fun Great times to be had.

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  40. Amen. I'm so glad she is better. The car is so much fun Great times to be had.

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  41. PTL!! So glad to hear of the great news about Miss Carter! She sure is a pretty little girl and oh my goodness ---love that big dollhouse! Great find there! The sunny yellow car is a beauty as well!

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  42. What terrific news! So happy Carter is ok and what a relief for you and your family. A day filled with fun... I love the doll house. Always a fun day when cookies are involved :-)
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  43. Great share Sheila! Tell Carter, if I lived nearby I'd come and play with her. That doll house is amazing. What fun and baking cookies. You two have a good life. Love that vintage car too. Blessings my friend to you and yours.

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  44. I am praising God with you and this post made me cry this morning! Nothing like a grandmother's love for her grands! And...I do LOVE Mr. Precious' toy! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  45. I am so happy to hear that Carter is doing so well, and she looks like a very happy little girl! It sounds like things are pretty fun at Nana's house, just as it should be.

    Miss Sybbie looks adorable, and I'm sure Mr. Precious is going to have some fun times!

    I hope everything went well with you surgery, and that the epidural was not too bad for you.

    Warm hugs and prayers for healing are coming your way,
    Carol

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  46. I saw this post on my phone buy couldn't leave a comment. What fantastic news about Miss Carter's health. I'm praising the Lord with you. And I love that new toy your hubby brought home. Of course you know it's the right color for me!
    ~Adrienne~

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