Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday afternoon 4-9-10

Hello Friends,
Hope this finds all of you doing well.
I am sitting here watching one of my favorite movies - Shylark- It is a Hallmark Classic and I love it.
I have all three and I never get tired of watching them. The same with Ann of Green Gables.
Harrison has stayed with us this week end while Bruce and Kristi are on a trip with the Young People of our church. They are in Tennessee until sometime late tonight. They left Thursday morning and I know they were blessed being at a Youth Rally for a couple of days. I am excited to hear what God has done for them when they all get back.
Well, my Harrison will be 10 years old tomorrow. We are going to get up early and get ready for SS and church and take him to McDonald's on the way for a Pancake Breakfast. He loves their pancakes.
We are having Taco's for dinner tonight and we all love them.
Today has been a very good day for all of us. I got the kitchen mopped and cleaned along with the living room, computer room and bathroom. Larry was able to get the grass cut and that was a lot of work for him since he has been ill. The front porch I got cleaned off and that was a big job in itself. I need to iron Harrison's clothes for tomorrow and then it will all be done for the day.
After we eat we are going to take our showers and get ready for bed then probably watch a good movie. Justin's first graduation is May 11th. from Cleveland Community College with a 2 year degree in Auto Repair. Then his High School Graduation is May 13th. from home school. We are so proud of him.
Tuesday Kristi will be having a wonderful birthday dinner for Harrison and he has given her his list for the meal.
Pork Chops, Mac. & cheese, green beans, corn, rolls and of course his cake and ice cream.
She does this with all the children. They tell her what they would like to eat and that is what she fixes for them and has the grand parents over. It is always a very enjoyable time for all of us.
Well this is it for today.
I pray that all of you are doing well and that you will have a great day tomorrow in the Lord. He is so faithful to us and we should be faithful to Him.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Loving Parent's

It is strange how 7 people can be raised in the same house by the same parent's and end up remembering different things being done in the home by correcting their children.
I remember my mother of 2 sets of twins and 3 singles always having a beautiful clean house and cooking such wonderful meals for her children and making sure that her girls always were clean and acted like ladies. She also made sure the boys were clean and dressed like boys should be dressed.
As for the correction of her children she had to do what needed to be done when she could because she had this responsibility by herself.
She took us to church=by herself. NO help from her husband who was either working in the coal mines, working in the garden or would be gone drinking the entire week end.
If we looked at this really good and would think clearly on it for awhile we would see that she was the one being abused not her children. that she did indeed LOVE with all of her heart.
When I was at home until Larry and I got married I don't ever remember my mother whipping me with a coat hanger or even a belt. A few times I had to go and cut a switch and she would correct me with that. I look back and really there were times when I should have been corrected more than I was.
Now I don't know what took place after I left home but I never saw any on my brothers and sisters with bruises on their bodies and if they did have them they probably needed more than what they got. I say that in love. I know some of the things that went on after I left because my mother would call me crying not knowing what to do. I could not help her as I was not living for the Lord and I was far away.
I do know that if they corrected the way God's word tells us we should correct we may not have those who got out into the world and have had so many heart breaking problems in their lives today.
Try and remember the wonderful things while growing up at home with 2 parents who loved as no other loved us at that time.
Remember how mom would go and buy dresses for Easter for her girls and wear the one she always wore every Sunday. Remember the wonderful meals that were ALWAYS cooked for us and never did we have to worry about what we were going to eat or never have to go to bed hungy. Remember the times we played hide and seek in the house at night and the times she would read the Bible to us and get on her knees with her children and pray.
I thank God for our home as a child and for the parents that God gave to us. If it were not good enough for you then you need to be in a home and see for yourself what some children are going through today. Stop living in a place where you cannot take responsiblity for yourself and blaming your parents for the life you are living now.
God help us to remember the good things that our parents left us.
This is for all those children who lived with loving parents and do not see it as love today.
Be thankful for what God gave you and do something positive with it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hello Friends,
I am sorry that I have not blogged in a couple of weeks but my hands have been full.
Larry is doing great and I am really proud of him.
His blood sugar has been running in the low hundreds or in the 80's and 90's. This we are praising the Lord for.
He is loosing more weight but it is a good way of loosing weight. He is eating all the right foods.

He did have Pecan Pie this week end and I must say it was the most weonderful Pecan Pie that we have ever eaten. Our Kristi made it from Bruce's Aunt's recipe. Now she could make some good money on those. Thank you Kristi for that wonderful pie. You can do that again any time.

Church was wonderful yesterday and what a blessing to be able to worship with my husband again. It was so wonderful to see all the love that was poured out on both of us. How wonderful it is to have a christain family.

When we got ready to leave someone came to us and told us to stop by and get our dinner that it was ready for us to pick up and it was great.

Then our daughter told us we could come by and pick up our Pecan Pie.

Then my Secret Pal got me a candle and a 50.00 gift certificate to Ingles Food Store. How God takes care of all of his babies. Thank you Secret Pal whoever you are. It was a REAL blessing and I know that it was our God who laid that on your heart.

Well Larry had a treatment this morning and he is now sleeping in his big chair.

He has had this chair since 1992. It is one of those huge Lazy Boys. It is so worn out as he has had to sleep in it for the last 4 or 5 years. Please pray that we will be able to get a new one for him soon.

Please have a good day and we love all of you so very much and appreciate all of your prayers.

Nanny / Maw Maw Birt

Monday, March 1, 2010

Well I just got off the phone with Larry's doctor and they have decided to put him in the hospital Thursday morning between 9 and 10. They will watch him during the day and plan on doing a couple of hours of dialysis's Thursday evening then early Friday morning they will do the surgery.
There are some things that they are concerned about and have decided to do it another way.
Please pray for him as you have been.
I know God is in control and he will be with him all the way.
Will keep you updated.
Love and Prayers,

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good morning,
Well, it has been a ruff few weeks for all of us. Larry has had it bad since Feb. 14th.
We were on our way to church Valentines morning when Larry passed out on me. I pulled off the road and he passed out again. I stopped a car and they called 911 while I went to the other side and tried to help him.
The ambulance came and took him to the hospital. He was in for 5 days and they could not find out why he had passed out.
They did an Ultra Sound of his neck and the result is that the Cort. Arteries were 90% blocked on one side and 95 on the other. They sent him home only to make an appointment for a stress test that would have taken place today then make another appointment to have the surgery. I ask why they could not do the stress test while he was there in the hospital and they said they had no slot. I was really upset with them and so with prayers from my daughter and so many other friends that were holding us up before the Lord he was able to get into the Sanger Heart & Vasecular Clinic in Shelby.
When they looked at his reports from the hospital they sat up an appointment for this past Tuesday for the Stress test and then we were able to meet with the Vasceluar surgeon on Wednesday.
It seems as though Larry had a heart attack a while back which no one had ever told us he had one.
Anyway, he will have his surgery on one artery March 2nd. which is next Tuesday and then in 30 days he will have the other one taken care of.
He slept so good last night and is up on the computer this morning. Today is going to be a very good day for him.
He is talking with Bunny Rabbit now. "KRISTI"
I fixed Larry some Turkey Bacon, Egg Beaters and Lite Whole Wheat toast for breakfast this morning and he had no complaints. He should not eat a hillbillie breakfast anymore. :{ :{
Well I am stopping this for now.
I want to thank all of you who have been so faithful in praying for Larry during this time.
Please continue to pray for him and our family as he get's ready to go through his surgery next week.
Love to all,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Let It Snow, Let IT Snow, Let It Snow.
It did my friend and it was so beautiful. It still is!

We have been in since Friday night with home made vegetable soup and all the fixins. :} :}

Our son John came over about 5:15 this morning and took his dad for dialysis's in Kings Mountain. He came back and stayed here until he was ready to come home.

I am so thankful for John's willing heart. He is always ready to help us when we need him. I know he could have stayed home in bed under warm blankets but he got up and came with a smile on his face.

When he got his dad home I had biscuits, bacon, scrambled eggs with cheese, orange juice, milk and coffee with home made jams from our friends that shared with us at Christmas. It was wonderful.

After all that, our son went out side and took the snow shovel and scrapped off the steps as good as he could and tried to get our sidewalk but it was totally frozen and would not come up. He then left for home.

Thank you John for all that you did for us today. We love you son and pray that God will always keep you safe in His loving arms.

I pray that you and Jenny enjoy the home made soup tonight.

It has been very quiet here today. Larry went to bed after John left and it has been so peaceful.

Larry did not want REAL supper tonight he wanted French Toast. I cannot handle that even in the mornings. Anyway that is what he had for dinner. Not good for him but that is what he wanted and normally Larry eats what he wants. Sometimes good sometimes bad. This one was bad for him. He does not do that very often which I am glad.

Dolly on the other hand will eat anything and everything she can get her little paws into. She is very demanding at times. She will take her paw and pat me on the leg over and over again just to let me know she is there or when she wants to go outside or just when she wants her back rubbed. She does know how to talk to us.

I few weeks back I decided to bake some yeast bread. The house smelled so good that my husband could not hardly wait until it was ready. So here is the out come of that wonderful day.

Now I really enjoyed doing this for my hubby and I plan on doing this tomorrow. I will take a picture when they are done and post it later on this week.

We have missed our church very much since we have been snowed in. It will be good to get back into the house of the Lord to worship with our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Larry just brought me Graham Crackers with peanut butter, marshmallow cream and hot chocolate. I really did not need it but it was so good. I did enjoy it so much.

I am closing for now. Please have a good evening and I love all of you very much.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Our son John attached a camera to our tree in the back yard and look what we have visiting us in the evening and early in the mornings. She is beautiful that is for sure.

Larry and I noticed a couple of weeks ago that a family of 3 were enjoying our back yard. Mamma, Poppa and baby deer.

We told John about it and he came over with his camera and bucket of corn that he uses when he goes deer hunting and hung on our tree out back.

It has really been nice opening up the disk and finding out that we not only have deer but also have many and I mean many squirrels that like to feed on the corn also.

I talked with my sister Joyce this afternoon and she is staying in Atlanta due to the bad weather. All flights to Ashville have been canceled so she will be staying there and flying out to California Monday morning where she will be working for a few days.

I am so glad that I can reach her when she is away. I like to know that she is OK wherever she is. She travels so much and I know that God is the one who protects her.

Well, it is that time to stop for now.

We can do nothing but be lazy for a few days until this snow and ice go away.

I have had a bowl of wonderful home made vegetable soup and just wanting to go and take a nap. I really don't need one but since I have nothing else to do I think I will.

Please have a good day and I love all of you.

OK, I tried to get you some of the shots of the squirrels but they are not really showing up good on my blog. Sorry!

Love ,