Sunday, June 26, 2011

I've Truly Missed You!

Hello, Dearest Dear Ones! First I want to thank you all for the prayers and sweet comments upon the death of my Dear Sister-in-law.

There was a beautiful celebration of her life and her memory will live on in our hearts until we join her one day in our Heavenly Home.

I'd like to share some snaps from the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in San Angelo, Texas.

This is the little church Mr. Precious' mother and father were married many years ago.

They have both gone on to Heaven so we know a wonderful reunion was held when, Mary, my Sister-in-law arrived.

My Daddy is also in Heaven. While on this earth he loved little children so much. When he'd walk through the door of his church, all the little children would run up to him because he always had a pocket full of candy to give them.

So I'm sure he met Mary at the Pearly Gates with a handful of candy to welcome her in! :)

Mary had two little babies who were already in heaven. I just know Jesus pulled out His best rocking chair for her and those little ones just climbed up into her lap and she was kissing their little faces off! :)

I've shared with you before that my Mr. Precious is a runner. He runs downtown and calls me to pick him up. Chloe Dawn and I pop into the car and go get him. Most of the time when I arrive, he is talking on his cell phone.

And most of the time he was talking to his sister, Mary. They were really close.

We have just returned home this afternoon and he decided to go for a run ( I know, he's crazy). I went to pick him up and he said, "I won't get to talk to my little sister anymore." He's hurting, but God has made him strong.

I don't want to make you sad, just wanted to share a little more about Mary. I try to always be upbeat and happy on my blog and I will continue to be. I want to share with you our visit with little Carter and our daughter. So after I wash the dirty clothes and clean up my nasty house, I'll show you some snaps of my Little Tiny.

Again, Dear Ones, you all mean the world to me and I've missed all the parties and goings on in Blogland. But most of all I've missed YOU!

Hope you haven't forgotten me. This is the longest I've been away from Blogland except when we were hit by hurricane Ike! So I hope you still remember me! I'm the silly one who always sings you a song at the end of my posts! :)

You are all my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song -

When I Get Where I'm Going

When I get where I'm going
On the far side of the sky
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly

I'm gonna land beside a lion
And run my fingers through his mane
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain

Yeah when I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I'll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah when I get where I'm going
Don't cry for me down here

I'm gonna walk with my grand daddy
And he'll match me step for step
And I'll tell him how I missed him
Every minute since he left
Then I'll hug his neck

So much pain and so much darkness
In this world we stumble through
All these questions I can't answer
So much work to do

But when I get where I'm going
And I see my maker's face
I'll stand forever in the light
Of his amazing grace
Yeah when I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will love and have no fear
When I get where I'm going
Yeah when I get where I'm going

~ sung by Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley


  1. I am holding you close in my heart, sweet lady.

  2. Hi Shelia,
    I saw that you were visiting with the grandchildren, but I did not realize you lost your SIL. So sorry for your loss. It is very nice to have your sweet comments back! Have a great weekend!

  3. Sweet Shelia ~
    Carter is just beautiful. I love your picture with her. Such joy in your face & heart.

    The florals are breathtaking.

    Prayers lifting for Mary, & your family. She now sits at the feet of Jesus. Bless her soul.

    Have missed you, I am so far behind.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs of love,

  4. It's ok to be sad and miss our loved ones when they're gone. We celebrate their new life....but it makes us sad that we can't have them with us still. We've missed you too. Glad that you're back .... I'll be hit or miss this week because my Georgia Grands are on their way here tonight....right now!

  5. You would never be that easily forgotten Shelia!
    Glad you back and Mary...what can I say..
    She's perfect now!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings.

  6. The Church is beautiful. Just looking at the photos makes me feel peaceful. I thought of you and missed you, too, Shelia. I can't wait to see photos of your beautiful baby granddaughter. xo,

  7. Sweet and wonderful memories! I know there was much rejoicing in heaven when Mary arrived. Sending you and your wonderful husband hugs and warm thoughts~~Linda

  8. So sorry for the loss of your Mary, you are right she is in a much happier place...
    You asked about my's a Canon Rebel and I am seriously in love with it. It's about three years old now and has taken photos of our Governor and orphaned puppies on the same day. Lots of flowers and photos of Zoe have been snapped too. I mostly shoot on automatic and now I'm trying to do the hard stuff. I love editing photos as much as I love taking them.
    Have a beautiful week and tell Mr. Precious we'll be thinking and praying with him!!!

  9. Oh Sheila I am so sorry to hear this deepest condolences to you and your husband! My prayers are with you and your family. Mary is surely in the Lord's loving presence. Your tribute to her is beautiful! {{{{ hugs}}} Pat

  10. Dear Friend: I've been away and didn't realize that you had lost your dear sister-in-law, Mary. I send condolences to both you and your husband.


  11. It's good to have you back Shelia - blogland is not the same place without you!

  12. The church is so beautiful! Lovely photos! Sorry to hear about your sister in law.

  13. Hi Shelia.

    So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you are home safely.

    Be sure to stop by my blog Tuesday to enter my giveaway.

    Have a great week! La

  14. Glad you are back...missed you! So sorry for your precious is going to take a while for him to get used to his dear sis not being on the other end of those calls. But I bet those reunions were wonderful! I am looking forward to some myself one day.

  15. Oh Shelia, so sorry about the loss of your SIL..sad for us but so good for them. Lovely church...sending you hugs! :D

  16. Dearest Shelia,
    How could I forget're like a spot of sunshine on the internet!!!
    God bless you all and may you be comforted during this time of loss.

    God will put a new song in your heart,

  17. Sheila this is such a moving post. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You are very special.

    I also saw your comment on Joni's post and agree with you. One can disagree without being rude and mean.

    Art by Karena

  18. Hi Shelia,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Sister In Law. Losing anyone is so sad, and it takes your wind out of your sail for a while. Your memories will keep her alive.
    God Bless you sweetie,

  19. Time off not a bad thing. WE could never forget you. Great memories you shared. thanks, lori

  20. Shelia, you're unforgettable however long the break you take...prayers going out for your husband to heal.

  21. Shiela, This was hard to read today but I must thank you for the beautiful poem. I'm so sorry about your SIL and your sweet husbands comment. A dear friend of the family from our church is loosing their precious little 6 yr old of brain cancer. She is now in a coma and it will be anyday. She will hugging her grandpa for sure. Sorry if this made you sader but it helps it I talk and share it.

  22. Thank you so much, Deb, for your precious comment.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  23. Good Morning Sheila Sweetie...
    Your DH and family will remain in my prayers. It is so hard when one of our loved one's graduates to heaven. We know that sweet Mary is happy, Happy and more HAPPY.

    It is so wonderful that your DH has his running. We can work out our problems if we have a hobby or interest to get lost in. Instead of him calling her on the phone,he will have to pull one of his memories from the shelf and smile and talk it through with Mary in mind. She is only a memory away.

    Great to see you back safe and sound and I so enjoyed the photos today. This church looks so serene and beautiful. I can hear laughter, singing and a lesson to be told. Thank you for taking me along today.

    I have missed you sweet friend. Welcome home. I will keep all in prayer. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  24. So happy to see you back, and you have been missed. Thank you for sharing the photos of the lovely church, but most of all, thank you for sharing your beautiful memories of loved ones who have gone on before, especially those of your father. I truly believe that love never dies.

  25. so sorry for your loss Shelia ... i'm glad you're back ... and don't you worry ... we'd never forget you ... because you're unforgettable!

  26. Forget you??? Oh no not possible!!! I recently read a book called Heaven is for Real, a true story of a boy's trip to heaven and back written by his dad Todd Burpo who is a preacher. I highly recommend it for you or anyone to read. Have a wonderful day my friend!

  27. There is no way I could ever forget you Shelia! It is so good to have you back.

    The church is beautiful. Thank you for the photos.

  28. Such a sweet and sad post Shelia. My aunt and uncle's Episcopal Church in Lockhart looks alot like that one. Love seeing those historical markers. :)

    I'll be thinking of your hubby. My husband really missed his mom when she passed away. They talked on the phone all the time too.

  29. Forget you??? NOOOO way! You are too sweet! I am so sorry for your loss and that Mr. is hurting. But that is perfectly normal. He will need time to adjust. I am so glad you are back! We missed YOU!!!! XO, Pinky

  30. Hello Dear Shelia, Thank you for sharing with us about Mary's homegoing. What a beautiful church so full of family history, love and memories. My prayers continue for each of you; I know you miss her terribly. Sending my love, Mildred

  31. Shelia, I had no idea of what was happening to your family and I want to send you my condolences on your loss. It is indescribably difficult for one to lose a sibling -- such irreplaceable and unique experiences together that only the others can know. Please give your DH a hug for me. We've been moving so I've been at a remove struggling to get resettled which is how I missed your sad news.

    But good to see you back. We all grieve with our friends so we'll still be here if you need us. Jane

  32. God bless you all. . . His peace and strength is what gets us through the tough times. Hugs, Karie

  33. Hi Shelia, what a sweet post. I've gotta tell you that we had a dear man at our church who always had candy for the children and was affectionately called "the Candy Man". My grown children remember him to this day. That's a sweet memory of your daddy. Linda

  34. Shelia, I've been so out of the loop. I didn't know about your sil. I'm so sorry. My heart broke for your husband when you told about him saying he wouldn't be talking to his sister any more. The church is beautiful, and it sounds like it was a wonderful service. My prayers are with y'all as you grieve. I'm sure playing with that little grandbaby is a huge help. I lost my Mother just a few months after my first grandchild was born, and I vividly remember what serenity I felt when I was rocking that baby. laurie

  35. Thanks for sharing all the lovely MEMORIES, Shelia.

    I certainly can relate to how Mr. Precious is feeling about not being able to talk to his sister anymore. Tomorrow will be 11 years since my younger sister passed away from colon cancer, at the age of 47. She was 3 years younger than me. We celebrated our birthdays together, as they were 3 years and 4 days apart. I still miss her...and our crazy birthday parties together!

    Love ya!


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