Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I would like to ask all of my blog-reading praying friends if you would please pray for my best friend Heather's son, Hudson (age 5) He was admitted to the hospital this morning via the ER. He tested positive for Influenza B last week. He's been running a fever of 102F- 104F and has become dehydrated. Tests at the hospital also revealed double pneumonia. He will be in the hospital (for a couple days) being re-hydrated via i.v. and will have constant breathing treatments. I went up to the hospital earlier today to pray with Heather and Hudson and the poor little guy is so scared because he doesn't understand all that is going on. PLEASE PRAY for God's healing. Give them all peace and rest. Thanks in advance.
Now for the latest "creations". Here they are. Renee-Your order shipped today. Lisa-Your's didn't get out today, but will tomorrow. Pam-I'll be back with you on the proposal for you. Lori-I hope you enjoy "Jesus' Girl". You inspire me. Yvonne-Glad you loved "Drama Momma"....P.S. No more handsanitizer for you. Cream Puff Trio-Thanks for lunch today, love ya'll.
Since I've had two friends tag me in the last 2 days I will respond to their little challenge. Even though I hate filling these things out. Since I love you both, I'll reciprocate.
5 random things about yourself:
1. I was involved in a bank robbery in 1991 (I was the bank teller)
2. I've been to Moscow, Russia
3. I once flew from Dallas, TX to Frankfort, Germany (9 hours) without getting up to use the lavatory. Actually, I never even got out of my seat the entire flight.
4. I lost 85 lbs. in one year (last year)
5. I had 9 surgeries in one year (last year)
5 places you'd like to go, or re-visit:
1. Hawaii, never been
2. Europe....would love to go back
3. San Diego/Coronado, CA. Specifically the beach out in front of the Hotel Del Coronado. Love that place.
4. New England area in the fall when the trees are changing colors
5. I'd love to go back to Montana to visit my father's grave.
There ya'll happy little "tagger friends"....wink!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
- Julian's picture shows his beautiful face-The face of an angel, God's angel.
- Back of the pendant has Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. At Julian's funeral someone commented that Julian looked like he was in a treasure box in the casket. God lead me straight to this scripture. Julian is God and Mimi's treasure. No wonder why he looked like he was in a treasure box. Also, the verse is symbolic because Mimi's treasure (Julian) is now in heaven, where HER heart is also.
- The pendant is 2 x 2 inches....2 +2=4. Four is the age Julian was.
- The silver heart that dangles from the bottom of the pendant says: "I am loved". Oh, how true this is. Julian is so loved by so many.
- The pendant is strung on a strand of semi-precious turquoise stones, which comprise the necklace. Julian is PRECIOUS in God's sight and his families.
It was my honor to create such a beautiful rememberance piece for Mimi. I will be mailing it out to her tomorrow. If you will join with me in prayer for the Avery family. Their loss is great at this time. It is my sincere prayer that God will give them comfort during this difficult time.
Although, I've never met Mimi I admire her reliance on God for all of life's twists and turns. She has strengthened my faith and encouraged me in my walk.
Thank you Mimi!
Fly high, sweet Angel JuJu...
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Back of the pendant.
Today we had a surprise 50th birthday brunch for my good friend Jill. This is the gift I designed for and gave her. She loved it. Although, I didn't mean to make her cry. I guess I should've thrown in some kleenex as a bonus gift. Jill, you are a special part of all our lives. Thank you for what you bring to our group. We love you. Happy 50th. Remember, it's better to be Over the Hill, than Under it! Hope your day was really special.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
"Time of Death ,11:22am ... Never thought I would ever hear these words about my 4 1/2 year old son. But this morning , those words got engraved in my mind and my heart forever.
Julian fought until the last painful breath. Again NOTHING peaceful about this process until , until he stopped gasping for air. Julian looked like a fish out of the water, trying so hard to fill those lungs, but nothing. You could see the normal breathing motions his body made, but nothing got past his throat. Finally he stopped fighting.
When he started having a hard time breathing I went to get Ken . He stood on one side of the bed and I was on it with Julian. We talked him thru his transition. We told him it would be ok. We told him we were proud of him. I told him to say Hi to Jesus for me. I told him that Cody and Jacob were waiting for him . I told him that we would be ok. I told him he wouldn't hurt anymore. I told him good night. I told him I loved him. I told him to play and run.
The nurse took his shirt off and told us to touch him, that he could feel us and we needed to feel him . I put my hand on his chest. I could feel his heart beat. Then it slowed down . Then I could not feel it anymore. I heard his first heartbeat and felt his last one. I was texting Debra right before, texted her Julian was gone, she called and got in her car and came. I got Mamie, she told Ju bye. And Papy. We got the boys and told them . Sam asked if we were sure he was gone. Then he said it was wierd because he didnt feel like crying. Then he asked to hold him. I needed to clean and dress Ju first.
Debra got here, helped me a little, cried a lot... They are not supposed to get attached, how can you not get attached to Ju? I held Julian. Debra gave him a bed bath, as she had been doing for the past few weeks, put lotion all over him, loved and kissed on him. 1 month ago , she didnt even know him, now she is grieving just as we are. That is what Julian is all about. LOVE, unconditional love... He touched Debra, she touched my heart... Ken , Debra, Mamie, Sam, Gma and I held Julian. Maybe others did, I am not sure.
Dana and Jessi came. Pastor Kevin and Vicki, Zach and Sam.Diane came by, Pastor Blair and Pat. Vickie and Gerald. Nanny. It is now 6 something pm. Dana and her family are still here with us . I love those guys! Thank you ... Funeral home men came to get him this afternoon. Ken carried him to the van, with his blankie (his Christmas blankie he would share with every one) one of his mimis and one of his dinosaurs. We don't know any details on viewing and funeral yet. We will let you know, just make sure you have your YELLOW SHIRTS HANDY !!!!
FLY HIGH MUNCHKIN ... I love you all the way to China, you are the best, you know that? I love your smell too baby... Your mama ..."
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there;
I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there;
I did not die.
For cards and flowers, feel free to send to: Ken, Mimi, Sam, Alex and William Avery ........111 Aviator Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76179