Monday, May 27, 2013

I've Got Great News!

Hello, Dear Ones!

I want to thank you all for your sweet love, concern and prayer for my little Mother.
God listens and He answers prayer.
Mother's mind seems to be back to normal now! Hallelujah!
Her legs are so weak and she can't walk but is rehabbing them.
They have placed her in the nursing home area but she has a great attitude and that again is answered prayer. She always told me never to put her in a nursing home because people go there to die!
Mr. Precious and I have been packing and moving her things out of her apartment and putting it all in storage for her.
I am bringing a few things to my house that we didn't want to get broken or mused up.
Dishes, of course! :)
So you don't know how much I love you all and thank you all for being there for me.
God bless you!!

Now more great news!!!
Guess what?
 Little Carter is going to be a big sister!
Praise be to God!

 My lovely daughter, Angela, is going to have another baby and is due in October!
She and her hubby want to be surprised at the gender of little 'Sweet Pea' (we give lots of nick names in our family) so we'll just wait and see what little bundle God sends.

Now you want to see a miracle?
Let me introduce you to our little Sweet Pea...

Little Sweet Pea is 20 weeks old here. You can see the little heart!
No, no...that's a little leg! Just sayin'. :)
Isn't this a miracle?

I just had to share with you our good news. 

Can I hear a 'Hallelujah'!
Can I hear an 'Amen'! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Saw God Today

Just walked down the street to the coffee shop,
Had to take a break,
I've been by her side for eighteen hours straight,
saw a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk,
pushing up through the concrete,
Like it was planted right there for me to see,

The flashing lights,
The honking horns,
All seem to fade away,
but in the shadow of the hospital,
at 508,
I saw God today,

I've been to church,
I've read the book,
I know He's there,
But I don't look,
near as often as I should,

His fingerprints are everywhere,
I just look down and stop and stare,
open my eyes and then I swear,
I Saw God Today,

Saw a couple walking by,
they were holding hands,
and she had that glow,
Ya, I couldn't help,
but I noticed that she was starting to show,
stood there for a minute,
taking in the sky,
lost in that sunset,
a splashing down from mounting in shades of red,

I've been to church,
I've read the book,
I know He's there,
but I don't look,
near as often as I should,

His fingerprints are everywhere,
I just look down and stop and stare,
open my eye and then I swear,
I Saw God Today,

Got my face pushed up against the nursery glass,
she's sleeping like a rock,
my name on her wrist,
wearing tiny pink socks,
she's got my nose,
she's got her Mama's eyes,
my bran new baby girl,
she's a miracle,
I Saw God Today 
~ sung by George Strait


  1. Oh Shelia, I'm so excited for you and your wonderful news. It's great that your dear mother is doing so much better and getting settled into her new 'home'. And congratulations on the impending birth of your new grandchild. That is very exciting! God is so good isn't He. Blessings and hugs. Pamela

  2. Oh Sheila!!! Congratulations to you and your daughter and family!!! Your daughter is beautiful as her Mother!!! I am so glad to hear your Mother is doing better. Having a positive attitude will help her tremendously. God bless you and your family. XO, pinky

  3. Lots of wonderful good news Shelia!!... it's all very encouraging because God is so good:)

  4. Congratulations! Great news all the way around, your sweet Mother is rehabbing and Little Missy is going to be a big sister! Prayers can be answered. fondly ~lynne~

  5. You get a Big Hallelujah and a even Bigger Amen!! So glad your Mama is doing so much better!! Hopefully rehab will help her legs. I know how worried you have been! Yay for a new baby! God is so good! sending you big hugs my dear friend!


  6. My dear friend, I can't tell you have absolutely thrilled I am to hear of God's answered prayer for your dear mother! You have been on my heart so much over the past days and in my prayers often. And to have a new grandbaby coming - that's like frosting on the cake!

  7. Hallelujah! Amen! You're just loaded with good news this morning, and I'm rejoicing with you!!!!! Hugs ~ Mary

  8. WOW- double awesome good news, how our Precious Shepherd hears our prayer!

    Sheila, I am so happy I am with tears of joy. Praise BE!

    Big hugs to you, sweetie.

  9. I'm so happy for you Shelia! What wonderful news about your mom and your daughter! Oh, and btw I love George Strait♥

  10. I am so happy to hear both of you good news. My dtr too is expecting in Oct (our 1st grandchild) This week she will be going for her ultrasound and I am so excited! Will keep your family in my thoughts

  11. Oh Shelia, wonderful news about your mom and the baby. I will keep both in prayer. So happy for you. Hugs, Marty

  12. I love hearing good news like this! So happy your Mother is doing better with the transition. Another grandbaby! How very wonderful! Little Carter is going to be a great big sister. Congratulations, Shelia!

    Smiles & Hugs,

  13. I'm so happy about you daughter is due in October also; so Scarlett's going to be a big sister also :) Ash is due October 16th, and she's having a little boy. Best of luck to you and your family hun..

    Hugs, Shar

  14. Wonderful news! So happy to hear all these good things.

  15. Wonderful news on both accounts Shelia! Blessings!

  16. Praise the Lord for answered prayers. So glad to hear your Mother's mind is clear and what exciting news about the baby! Carter will be a wonderful big sister. May God continue to bless each of you.

  17. YES, YES, Hallelujah and Amen. What wonderful news. The ultrasound is so beautiful and an amazing miracle we can see our Creator creating! Such a blessing. Also glad your mother is better. The words to the song and your post brought tears to my eyes and heart.

  18. Wow!! blessings abounding in your family! I am so happy for you! Praise the Lord!

  19. So happy that your Mother is getting better and is willingly adapting to the changes in her life. It is such a hard time for everyone when we have to make such difficult decisions. Hopefully the therapy will really help her to get on her feet again and walking. And, congrats on your sweet little one who is coming into the world in the fall!! What a wonderful blessing for everyone. Glad to hear the relief in your heart in between the lines. Blessings to all, Linda

  20. So happy for you, Shelia, and for your family. I looked at the baby's "face" and I am thinking boy. ;-) So cute. xo

  21. That is wonderful news Shelia!!! What a precious first picture of little Swwet Pea! Those pictures are amazing, showing us how precious and tiny yet to be born babies are!
    You and your Mother remain in my prayers too! Big hugs to you Shelia!

  22. Congratulations to all on the expected arrival of Sweet Pea. I still call Xanti Sweetie Pea. We have a variety of pet names in our family, too.:-)

    Keeping your mother in my prayers, Sheila. Mother had a bout with cognitive issues. Very scary! She came back around and did okay with that, the rest of her life.

  23. Yah! Shelia, all good news. So glad things have calmed down for your mom. My next grandchild is coming in September. We'll be celebrating close together. Your daughter looks so good. All the best to her. Hugs, Deb

  24. Shelia! wonderful news about your Mum - I can only but imagine the relief for all of you. A truly blessed and remarkable come-back.
    Angela looks radiant!! Congratulations to you and all the family - such happy happy news. Carter will have someone to fuss over as well!
    So pleased life is full of happy news and blessings for you dear Shelia.

  25. I am doing the happy dance for all your good news!!! That pic is amazing, what a miracle!!! xoxoxo

  26. Great news about your Mom. Congrats to your being a granny again.

  27. So glad for your good news. Another Sweet Pea and your mom improving must really feel good to you. That's awesome!

  28. Hallelujah and Amen!!! Praise God!! Glad to hear your good news.

  29. I am remembering the song "hold on my child - joy comes in the morning..." I am so glad for the improvement in your Mom!

  30. Also, congrats on your daughter expecting and that photo is priceless!

  31. Dear Shelia,
    AMEN. . .and Hallelujah!!!
    Praise the Lord for such wonderful news about your Mother and your newest arrival!!!
    Keep those happenings at Note songs coming through. . .
    I'd say you have a Great amount to be singing about, dear friend!!!

  32. Fantastic news all around! Congratulations on the expected sweet pea. That's my favorite nickname too. '-)
    So happy to hear your mom is improving. I know how frustrating it is for our moms in this stage of their lives.

  33. Wonderful news, all the way around. xo

  34. Oh Shelia, I am so happy that your dear sweet mother is doing so much better. Maybe some of it was the
    medication effecting her. She will still be in my prayers.
    Congratulations on being grandparents again - how exciting.

  35. Shelia, That is absolutely wonderful about a new baby on the way!!!
    Sweet sweet blessings!
    Your Grand daughter is precious and so pretty. Oh course you know this! grins.
    There will be much love grow in your heart for the new Grand baby. God does that.

    Thinking about you,

  36. Shelia, what sweet news of another grandbaby to love coming your way. Wonder child arriving in October is such a blessing.

    Another blessing is your mother is still with you, so you can hug her. (I'll be praying that she rehabs quickly.)

  37. It is healthy to fear a nursing home. Good for her. Saving the dishes...good for you. The sweet pea is darling. Three D sonograms are splendid. xo, olive

  38. I do hope your mom keeps her positive attitude and can get her strength back. Having love and support from you makes all the difference. Congratulations on your new grandchild to be!

  39. Such a joyful happy share for you today, Shelia. Carter is just gorgeous! & soooooo you!! And, congrats on her new sibling-to-be ... another bundle of heavenly joy for all of you. How blessed you are ... love the sonogram.

    So glad that your Mother is doing better now. It is always a thought in ones mind about those nursing homes. We have walked in your shoes with hubby's Mother. May your Mother do well from here on ...

    big heart hugs to you...
    TTFN ~

  40. I am so very glad things are looking up for your mother now. And soon, Sweet Pea! How fun! (And your daughter is lovely.) The parent thing is hard -- but I'm glad you have a bit of a reprieve and things are a little more smiley. Hugs to you, jeanie

  41. Yippee-yip-yip-hooray for good news! Your Mom's good attitude is a huge blessing- as is the new life!

  42. Oh Sheila, me alegra mucho, la verdad no comparto mucho llevar a las personas mayores a un centro de ancianos, creo que lo que más necesitan es a su familia, hijos, nietos, etc a su lado, con ese amor que les podemos dar. Que bendición más grande está por llegar a tu vida, oh la vida es maravillosa, Carter es tan linda y su hermanito(a) lo será también. Bendiciones

  43. Double great news, Shelia. I am so happy your mother is improving. And, Carter is going to be a big sister.

  44. Dear Sheila, Yes a big Amen and Hallelujah!!!

    Congrats on the new little one. Your daughter is a lovely lady and the pic of sweet pea is precious. Carter is going to be an adorable big sis.

    I read your post below about your mother and my heart goes out to you as I have been in this place. I wrote about it for my Mother's Day post, if you'd like to visit, called the Last Dinner.

    I am so thrilled to read your mom has improved and doing well with her rehab. Love the pic of you three girls together. Priceless treasure!
    Blessings to you dear one and prayers for your sweet little mother.

    God Bless you Sheila and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Sending big hugs, Celestina Marie

  45. Congratulations! How fun to have another grandchild on the way. Your beautiful daughter is blessed to have a mom like you!
    Hugs, Cindy

  46. Oh big time congrats Sheila!
    I am so happy for you, and your daughter just glows!
    And of course Carter is a little cutie pie.
    Glad to hear your Mom is improving too.
    Big Hugs and woohoo!

  47. So glad to hear the good news about the new grandbaby on the way and your precious mama! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  48. I am so glad to hear your Mom is doing better! Thank you Lord! And of course, CONGRATULATIONS on your new grandbaby! What a blessing!

  49. From tears to joy! Praise The Lord, my sweet friend! Read the last post and left prayers and am doing a happy dance with this news. Typing with one finger so please excuse mistakes. Out of town with the Mr. And will be sans computer for a bit longer as the work at home not finis he'd and no computer access in St. A. Thinking of you all with love. Great baby news. Love the first pic. Love you 2.

  50. I'm so happy your mother is doing better. I'm afraid I'll be facing the same thing with my parents in the not too distant future. Congratulations on the new grandchild!

  51. That is good news my friend. I'm so glad to hear that your mother is somewhere that she can be comfortable and taken care of all the time. I know it's not an easy decision but we are all facing it at some time in our lives. And what good news about your daughter. What a blessing! Sweet hugs!

  52. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Congratulations!!!! I just saw the news and I know how VERY excited you are! That is so wonderful. Your daughter looks so beautiful and glowing and your little Carter is a doll.
    All best...great news.


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