Friday, December 3, 2010

THREE HOUSES LEFT ON THE TREE SCHEDULE

I cannot tell you how READY I am for tree season to be over.  This time next week I will hang the scissors up for another year..(the hardest year in 18 years of doing trees)

I am going to spend an entire day catching up with all my blog friends.  You can see many of our homes on my holiday blog...
I am planning to post more tomorrow and have another giveaway.

Jack is doing great.  So many of you have ask and I love you for caring.  He is 90% back and doing out patient rehab two days a week.  He drove tonight to pick up food and tomorrow is going to surprise Parker and pick him up from school.  He has not been officially told he can drive, but places close to home seem to be safe.  He so needs to feel that he is returning to his normal self.  His left shoulder and hip are still tight and his left hand still needs some rehab.  Other than that, he is recovered.  He  can play cards again and we have been told that is GREAT rehab. 

It looks like Christmas at our home, inside and out and you would not know that 8 weeks ago we faced our biggest trial ever, almost losing the glue to our family.  It has not been an easy  eight weeks, but it has been proof that a village can do anything. 

Some changes are coming to our family in 2011.  Amanda has resigned her job of eleven years, as of yesterday, to be a stay at home Mom and to go back college and finish her degree...I am so proud of her. She has decided she wants to be a nurse.  She will be awesome. I think she saw during  her Dad's six week stay in the hospital, the difference a great nurse makes.  And I saw in her a great nurse every single day.

I have missed blogging..ready to be back, ready to reconnect with my blog buddies.    I still have some Christmas shopping to do, but shopping online has made everything easier this year. 

Let's have a GIVEAWAY, the famous card box.  Leave me a comment and your name will go in the drawing.  I will have Parker draw on Sunday.  You can keep it or give it as a Christmas present.

28 comments:

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm so happy to hear that Jack is almost totally back. 90% is fantastic. He is such proof of the power of prayer. I'm also glad that tree season is almost over for you. You deserve a big, long break to rest.

SarahMerritt said...

I know exactly what you mean about this year being full of trials! I am SO glad to read how well Jack is doing. Its amazing to see prayer work. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.
Sarah

Grandma Cyndi said...

We are anxiousn for you to come back, but take a well earned rest and enjoy your family, you are worthy. The house(trees etc) are spectular, what a lot of work and love in each one.

simple country living! said...

Isn't the power of prayer so awesome! What an incredible testimony that Jack & all of you are! I'm so happy to hear that he is doing so well...and you have worked so hard to be strong...Enjoy your holidays.
~blessings~

Theresa said...

I know you are ready to be finished with the trees! That is a LOT of work! I am so happy to hear that Jack is doing so well, Praise God for that! Hope you will get some much deserved rest soon! Big hugs and continued prayers!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lord:) I am so thankful that he healed Jack ~ He is so good. What incredible news about Amanda. I am so thrilled for her, this will be such an opportunity for her to shine. She is such a caring person and will make a difference in the lives of so many. I am praying that you enjoy every minute of the season with all of your dear ones ~ and have no doubt you will!! Love you:) Tammy Ewert

Tammy B. said...

Glad to hear all is going so well for you and congratulations to Amanda for making such an important decision! Enjoy the much needed rest.

ShirleyC said...

Yay for Jack! I'm so glad he is doing good, and you are about to get a little down time. Life is certainly full of surprises!
Many hugs!

Linda said...

This is GREAT news about Jack. I am glad he is doing so well. Even good enough to drive! WOW..that is wonderful.

Get through this week of trees and then just rest and enjoy your Christmas.

I will keep up the prayers.

Love you Grammy Girlfriend!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Becky said...

What wonderful new Teresa~~ Isn't God good?!?!?! I bet you are exhausted after decorating all those trees. I'm going to hop on over to your holiday blog and take a quick peek!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicki said...

So great to hear the terrific update on Jack. What an awesome outcome and answer to prayer. It's so cool that Amanda has decided on a career change. Isn't it just like God to use one situation to speak to more than one person?! Your trees are all gorgeous, hope you can take a well deserved rest.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Truly a season of miracles!!! Such a blessing that Jack is recovering so well. I'd love to be included in the drawing.

BTW - do you have post tree decorating tips for those of us who are not quiet achieving the results we see in our mind???

Joyce said...

God is so wonderful! He has a plan for Jack! So great to hear how he is doing! I pray your 2011 will be an awesome year for you all!

Gram said...

I am so happy to hear that Jack is doing so well. I know all too well from experience how hard this has been on you. God bless you both.

elizabeth said...

It is so good to hear about Jack! Such an awesome blessing for your family here at Christmas time.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dear Friend...I am SO VERY HAPPY to hear that your Dear Jack is doing great!

May the Lord cover you, Jack and your entire family this Christmas season with never-ending Love, Joy, Peace, Tranquility, Abounding Grace, Tender Mercies and so very much more.

Love you so much,
Alleluiabelle

Tanya said...

Hi Teresa,
It sounds like slowly and surely and steadily your lives are getting back to normal. And that wonderful changes are in store for your family. A job/career change can be a wonderful change and she will have a tremendous support system.
Excited for another giveaway! You are so sweet!!

SusanD said...

It is oh so wonderful to hear of Jack's progress. Driving??!!!?! God is good. I know you'll be ready for the break. Still praying here for you there. Blessings, SusanD

Sassy Granny ... said...

We've missed you too, GGF! So glad your holiday season has morphed from difficult scenes to these much lovelier ones!

May the days to come be FILLED to the brim (and then some) with blessings,

Kathleen

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh, I cannot stop the tears...just visited your other blog & the beauty that you have created even with all that you and your family have gone through is amazing!

Your Christmas will be so special this year, so many prayers answered and many more going up for your sweet Jack.

Hurry up & finish up so you can enjoy the season! God Bless & love to you!

debi said...

I am so thrilled to hear how well Jack is doing. I pray that 2011 will be a much better year for you and your family. Though I found what I experienced when my Dad was in the hospital,(though it ended in the loss of him) .....made me more aware of God and what He means to me. So my point, always something good that comes from the bad.

Love that your daughter is now going to be a stay at home Mom and become a nurse too.

You are blessed....praying for you to have the strength required to get through the holidays!

Hugs!

Debby said...

I can sense peace and calm in your words.
Amazing after what you have been through and to top it off with your tree season.
So exciting that your husband is going to pick up your grandson at school. You can tell how important family is to you.
We should be giving you something for teaching us how to stay strong throughout the trials that we have to go through.

Linda Henderson said...

I am so glad things are going better. When you finish your decorating you can sit back and enjoy the holiday and your family. God Bless You and Yours.

seriousreader at live dot com

Sally said...

So glad I stopped in today; fantastic news about your hubby and your daughter. I hope you get to rest soon, girl!! :)

Courtney said...

So glad to hear that Jack is doing so much better. Happy that the pieces of your life are falling back into place. Have a great weekend.

gayle said...

I am so glad your husband is doing so much better. I've been wondering about him. Hopefully I can finish my decorating tomorrow and then I can start my shopping. I am amazed at how much you have gotten done!

Leslee said...

I can only imagine the tree season for you this year! You are a saint to do what you have this year...
I wish you a much needed rest after your life changing events of late! Glad to read that Jack is rehabing so well... and not too worry - your true friends are still here!!!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo girlfriend, I'm simply thrilled that Jack is doin' great! That is truly an answered prayer. I pray that soon we'll be readin' your praise report that you precious Jack is back 110%!!!

I can't even wrap my brain around decorating all that you do. I do the church and my home...that's it!

Hope you can relax and rest a bit when you finish...girl you deserve (need) it!

God bless and have an incredible day sweetie!