Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Past and future....

Hi there! Guess what...I'm finally feeling a little better...not 100%..but better :) Even though I was happy about Mark getting the job..I still didn't sleep well. I was worried about a doctor visit that was going to be happening today. Some of you that have been reading here for a long time may remember what we all went through here last yr. If not then go back to my November 2008 post and January of 2009 before you read any further...those posts will tell you what we went through and explain the rest of this post from here on....................(Blogger wouldnt let me link it!) Sarah has a heart shaped uterus and only one kidney. October 3 they will do surgery to see exactly how badly mishaped the uterus is..Endometriosis is also common with this condition. If it is anything he can fix while she is under...he is going to fix it. If it's Endometriosis..there is a particular procedure that they do for that. Then she will have to take some kind of medicine that makes her pituitary gland stop her from having periods until she's ready to have kids. Last year was very...very hard on me. I still cry if I talk about it...and I try not too. I'm not proud of what happened..It made me very sad..but it still happened and it still makes me cry too....It would have been my first grandbaby and that makes me very sad. I am so glad that this doctor is going to try to fix her and that something good can come from all the sadness that we had happen to us last year..This is a picture of my 2 girls...Sarah on the left and Elizabeth on the right, with Trever on the left and Jared on the right...Even though Sarah and Trever aren't together now...he still holds a special place in my heart...and I miss Jared.....a lot. He was a great guy..

On to a more happier subject for me...Fall decorations! I sat these little cuties out a couple of days ago. They were a gift to me from one of my cousins. The girl bear is a little rough around the edges...but I love them :)

This came in the mail today...it was waiting for me when I got home...what a great magazine! I love these...If you haven't ever looked through one, you should order them...they are full of the cutest stuff! (Eileen...look owls!!)

These are pictures from the wonderful quilt book I've been reading from the library while I've been sick...I can't say enough good things about this book! It is a wonderful read and full of the most beautiful pictures!!

Another gorgeous picture....What a cozy kitchen!
Here's the front cover of the book...If you like quilts at all....you will LOVE this book!

It would be well worth your time spent to read it....It has pictures of real...beautiful quilts too!

I made a quick little trip around the yard this evening...it was quick too! The mosquitos..or Mozzies if you're in Australia...are horrible!! I didn't stay out there long........This is a picture of the berries that are now on all of our bush honeysuckles....Later on the birds will eat them, but not for a while......
These are pictures of some really old bottles that were dug up on a job that Mark was on in the old, historic part of Evansville. I didn't know that this was such a popular thing to collect...but we found out since Mark has been doing these foundations for Habitat for Humanity...that people love to collect these..They've been doing a lot of digging and building in that area and they find a lot of these. The one in the very front center is an old lysol bottle. The back left is an old milk bottle..the one on the bottom left is an old medicinal laxative..I think... a lot of the others I'm not sure about yet. We still have to clean them up...but I got sick and it didn't get done yet. I did look on the internet and found out lots of wierd things that bottles were used for...One is that they used them for embalming bottles...I don't know really what any of the others are...reading that made me queasy and I didn't really press on...I guess I was getting sick at that point. I am looking forward to cleaning them up though...It will be neat to see what they look like. I'm just scared of breaking them. Some of them do have cracks too..so that makes the cleaning part kind of difficult.. I thought you all might like to see them though.
These are some of my mums..aren't they pretty? I have pink and yellow ones in the front flower bed. These definately look like fall though...

I apologize for the poor quality of this...but the skeeters were eating me up!! Mr. Pumpkin is still there...he's grown some too! He is the prettiest orange too :)

I'm so thankful for all the well-wishes and prayers that have been sent my way from all of you! You are such a blessing to me and I just wish that I could hug each one of you!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart :)

Though we may be many miles apart, the ribbon of your friendship binds my heart.

With Love, Jerelene


Jackie said...

Jerelene...I am thinking of you.
I hope that you feel that and know that...always. My daughter has endometriosis. She was pregnant with their first child...and it was due August 13 (my Daddy's birthday.) It was not to be. We went through the grieving process...and still cry...and the baby's due date was a hard day for us...but I do know that God has His hand on my daughter and her husband...and in His time, if it is His will, she will have the baby she has always wanted. I hold your hand through the hard times...and hope that you know that I understand...because I've been there with you. Hugs and smiles to you from me, Jerelene.
Continue to take care of you.

Bernie said...

Hi Jerelene, I am happy to hear you are getting better, and the photo's you took tonight are lovely. You do love Fall don't you, I love how you great it with a happy heart. I too am a Fall lover....always have been.
I am praying for your daughter and I know all will work out in God's time and way. All will be well my friend, my heart is with your daughter and may she blessed with all the beautiful babies she wants, if she is like you she will be a wonderful mother God willing.
Take care, keep getting better and know you, your daughter and your family are in my heart and prayers.
......:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

Jerelene, you and your family are in my prayers.
I can see why Mickey is extra special to your heart.

Jerelene, I love your abiding Faith, it is such a Gift. And this was a beautiful post so full of that beautiful Faith.

You have a lovely family, Jerelene. And I know you cherish them.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you, Eileen

PS ~ I did spot the owls right away! And I loved your bottles, and the mums, and your pumpkin. Thanks for sharing them, and thanks for sharing yourself and your family with us.

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene,
Your daughters are so beautiful. Lets pray for a better new year for all of us!
I gotta say I am so jealous of that pumpkin! Did you use miracle grow at all?
And I love the old bottles, I have a few. I am glad that you are feeling better Jerelene. And I am so sorry about your past sadness. I did go back and read your posts. We will all keep the prayers going and maybe next year will be better for both of us!
Love Di

Linda Higgins said...

Hi Jerelene, It took me about 20 minutes to scroll back to your november and january post, I wish there was a faster way to do that! Anyway, I just want you to know that my prayers are with you and your family and especially your daughter. I personally have not had to experience that sort of a loss, but any loss is hard and that I can attest to. We have a grandson that is autistic. He is such a special angel to me. I wouldn't trade him for a million dollars! Every family has trials they can handle. I am sure some of my trials no one would touch with a ten foot pole! It is amazing what we DON'T know about each other and ya know what, it doesn't matter, I love my village friends, trials and all! hugs and smiles...lindalu

Wanda said...

Hi Jereleen...Hoping for a good outcome with your daughter's appointment.

I can tell you are ready and waiting for Autumn...It's a favorite time for me too. Enjoy the season with your family.

Your old bottles are similar to some I have...vinegar helps with the cleaning.

Smiles to you Jerelene,

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

What an interesting and FULL post! I had neglected reading my favorite blogs for a couple of days and missed this one. Since I'm kind of new on the scene, it was good to be given a bit of background about your family and what you all have been through. Makes me appreciate you even more! I pray that the procedure will produce good results and that you will begin to sleep better!