Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mixed Blessings


I must confess, that I threw myself a great big pity party this week.
The humidity was horrid,
the grass pollen unbearable,
 the air quality oppressive,
and I felt miserable,
but yesterday,
I was able to open up the whole house
and welcome in fresh air.

We went to a wonderful dinner with our dearest friends on Wednesday.
He has just completed chemo
for the second time in 6 years.
We were hoping that the worst would be over,
but it seems the doctor gave mixed news.
(I would so appreciate a prayer or two for him).
They were the kindest most thoughtful people before the cancer battle,
and they are the strongest and most inspirational since.
We have the best time with them, always.


My beloved Mr. was in a very frightening car accident on Friday.
He drives (drove) a Corvette convertible.
He was struck broadside on the drivers' side.
He is fine,
the car is not
(it's only stuff).

Finally, I love swapping,
and I pride myself on being a conscientious swapper,
this week I missed the deadline on a swap for the first time,
but I received another swap in the mail.
All of these beautiful images are of the perfectly beautiful heart
that I received from dear Dorthe.
We agreed to a private swap,
the only request I made was that
 she include a small bit of drift wood in whatever she created for me.
I cannot thank you enough Dorthe.

I try not to get overly preachy about things here,
and I have never discussed my belief system before.
I am a Christian,
and all that implies,
I feel God's hand in my daily life,
and am grateful for that. 

Looking back over the events of this past week,
I cannot help but beg of you
 to
enJOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly


18 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--what a time you have had recently. Sending my prayers to your friend and thanking God your husband is alright. Keep your spirit happy and hopefully the weather will cooperate with your allergies. Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Normally, I just enjoy being the proverbial "fly on the wall" as I click on to your blog and read/view the inspirational words and pieces you so beautifully present for all to see. Not so this Sunday. I've linked your posting to my FB account with a simple request for my dear friends to send up their prayers for "T." Together, we can work miracles. We have in the past, we can for such a sweet & kind man and his family. Yup, it is all just stuff (I can attest to that at least twice!) ---- Dorthe's heart is a thoughtful reminder of what is most important when we open up our hearts and minds: love for one another. As for my brother, not only do I thank our heavenly Father and the BAND of guardian angels who watch over him, but for you & the boys --- who gives him the inspiration, strength & determination to live a purpose-filled life and along with his faith carry him through the rough patches. For this and so many more reasons, I will love you always --- Janet

Joanna said...

Mixed blessings, indeed Kimberly. I am so glad that your husband is ok, what a shocking experience for him (and you).

BEAUTIFUL heartwork (geddit?!) from Dorthe.

xx

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi Kim,
Sometimes we need pity parties to allow us time to grieve and purge. It's not leaving the party that leads to trouble!
Sorry to hear about all you've been going through.
I'm like you, I don't want to be "preachy" on my blog, while at the same time, when I need to give a "shout-out" to God, I find the blog to be a great way to do it. You never know, it may encourage someone else who's also going through hard times.
Prayers and Hugs from Bucks County,
Jill

JoAnne said...

Thank you for the reminder Kimberly. We truly do need to enjoy our blessings. I'm glad your husband is ok and hope you're feeling better.
Lovely swap from Dorthe!
xoxo
JoAnne

Perfectly Printed said...

So glad your husband is ok! And a lovely heart for a lovely and kind person! Prayers for your friend coming your way!

Chris

Marti McClure said...

Kimberly, What a week! Thank goodness it is over and today marks a new one. My wish for you is a fabulous peaceful week, with progress for your friend in chemo and no accidents for your hubby. Your piece of art from Dorthe is absoutely gorgeous. Take care! ~Marti

kandeland said...

we all have those pity party days (had a few for myself recently!) but yes, there are so many things to be grateful for indeed, and certain events bring us back to taking time to count our blessings. wishing you much joy today Kimberly! xo

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

The heart you received has put a lot of meaning into your post. It is good to have people aware there are concerns within our lives, We are here for each other, by kind words, thoughts and prayers.
Enjoy the fresh air, glad to know your hubby is ok and prayers for your beloved friend.
We all take too much for grantedin our everyday lifem, so many have it much worse, but keeping God in our lives and friends at our side, we can have hope for brighter tomorrows.
Joy to you this week.

Createology said...

I am so thankful your husband is doing alright. Good to be rid of that car. Prayers for your friend and his journey. Your heart from Dorthe is divine. She is so generous and giving. How wonderful to have done your private swap. Blessings to you and yours my dear...

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh dearest Kim...what a time you have had...during times like these we need to keep our eyes on the heavens and our Hope in the Lord because he loves us so. Life is fragile and we need to hold those we love close each day and let them know this always.
Sending you soft hugs, Karla

Creative Wings Boutique said...

thank goodness he was saved from harm...i do believe there are moments when there is divine intervention... that heart you received was lovely. i will have my acts in the mail by wednesday...hugs.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Kimberly, I am so sorry that you had such a week, boy they do seem to come all at once, I am so glad to hear that your husband is ok, hopefully this will be a better week, unfortunately the heat is coming back! Hugs, Terri

Amy B said...

Kimberly, Time well spent with dear friends is always a blessing, and when that time is tinged by illness, pain or sorrow it becomes, sometimes, more precious yet. Thank God your husband is fine! The beautiful heart that Dorthe sent seems to be just what was needed for you this week. Funny how that works! Blessings to you & yours. I'll put your concerns on my prayer list. - Amy B

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Kimberly,
I am so sorry to read those bad news from you about your dear friends. Life is so fragile, and the good times spent so precious.
Fantastic that your husbond is fine, and nothing seriously happened.
I enjoyed making the heart to you, and am happy it arrived to you, to feel a bit better.
Thankyou for your sweet words,dear friend, ---
And blessings to you Kimberly.
Dorthe

Jane said...

Oh, my, what a time you've had! So happy your husband's okay! Praying for your friends - and for you! Lovely heart from Dorthe!
xoxo Jane

donna!ee said...

kimberly, know you are prayed for and always supported...blest be the tie that binds our hearts in christian love! :D

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my Kimberly what a terrible week you had. I am so happy to hear your DH is o.k though. I'm sending prayers your way for your friends. Such a terrible thing to have to go through.
Such a beautiful gift from Dorthe.
Hugs Lynn

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