Monday, February 20, 2012

Miscellany Monday


Monday, Monday, so good to me...........do those lyrics not bring back some Momma and Poppa memories?  Oh, my, I'm really showing my age now.  So, let me just move on and be random with sweet Carissa this morning .

Fat Tuesday.......


If you are not familiar with Mardi Gras then you might be wondering what in the world is Fat Tuesday.  Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and it marks  the end of the carnival season and the beginning of the season of Lent. The biggest Mardi Gras celebration takes place in New Orleans.  Can I just tell you that New Orleans will be "rocking and rolling" with festivities tomorrow.   In the spirit of Mardi Gras ~big laugh~ I  have been trying my hand at making a King Cake the past 2-3 years and this year I used a recipe using Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough.  I was pretty pleased with it and even Hubby said it tasted great.  It was filled with cream cheese, cinnamon and pecans. Yep, it will definitely make you fatter on Fat Tuesday. ~laugh~ Added note........I have never been to any Mardi Gras celebration or parade and I've been a Louisiana gal since marrying my husband almost 41 years ago.  I love the colors of Mardi Gras and the happiness that seems to surround it, but that's about it. ~smile~


Homemade sweetness.........


We opened our mail on Valentine's Day and inside one of the envelopes was the precious homemade Valentine from our Princess.  Her Momma had helped her with this and I thought it was so, so cute.  I thought some of you young Moms might enjoy the idea for your litle ones next year.  It was all held together by a little ribbon on the top left corner.  It brought a tear to my eye as I thought about the power of the words of this scripture.  


Roses and more roses.....

 We had lunch at the Country Club yesterday for the Sunday Buffet.  There had been a big wedding reception there the evening before and this gorgeous arrangement was still remaining in the foyer.  It was stunning to say the least and had dozens and dozens of roses in it.  Really a beautiful site!


Still amazed........
 It has been 8 1/2 months since my Dad was diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome.  These months have taught me so much about my lack of faith.  After weeks of hospitalization  and a nursing facility becoming his new home last August, I had given up all hope concerning his recovery.  He was as close to death as anyone can get without actually dying.  His body was tortured with pain and he was a complete invalid.  The man that I had always known to be in the best of health and leading an active life as an 81 year old was now a lifeless creature awaiting the Lord to take him home.  But, folks, we have witnessed a miracle, a HUGE miracle!!!!  My Daddy now walks unassisted with a walker, takes care of his basic needs and looks forward to returning home with his wife, my step Mom, in the weeks ahead.  I've watched this entire process and can still hardly believe it.  But, it is true and I know that it is nothing but a miracle and we praise Him for choosing to do His healing work in Daddy's life.  What God has in store for Dad's future, we do not know, but we do know that God has His own reasons for raising him back to life and we give Him all the glory.  And, He has increased my faith like nothing else ever has and I'm going to try and never doubt His ability again.  He is able to do any and all things that He so desires to do. I pray this testimony will encourage you if you are struggling in your faith belief over some situation.

Blessings for this new week!     
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

17 comments:

  1. I love that Valentine idea! How precious! Your Daddy's testimony is nothing short of a miracle and all who have walked this journey of faith with you through your words on this blog have been blessed, including me. I'm so happy to hear of his progress. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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  2. Your Dad is amazing! Love a story with a happy ending.

    Have a good week!!

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  3. I am so glad to hear about your Dad, and it certainly is a miracle. I had several Guillian Barre patients. One lady had just a moderate case and after 3 years had only partially recovered, which is not unusual. Your bread sounds yummy. Have a good day.

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  4. my friend is at Mardi Gras now! lol at your comment on Fat Tuesday ha! Rhodes dough rocks love it! I am glad ya'll enjoyed it! Those Valentines are so cute! Bet it melted your heart! Your Dad is a walking testimony that GOD is good and carries you thru during the times when you think you can't get thru! I am so glad he is making progress!

    love
    Summer

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  5. YUM I love me some king cake! I actually haven't had any this Mardi Gras season...I better get on that, huh?! So delicious. That sweet Valentine card is too precious! And I just love those flowers...there is something fabulous about fresh flowers--they make me smile!

    Praying for you and your dad daily. I know God has a tough road ahead of him, but God is faithful and will provide, comfort, and bless! So happy that he has had a smooth recovery so far...I hope it just gets better!

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  6. I am so glad to see this update on your dad. His name is still in my prayer journal, and I was just wondering yesterday how he might be doing. So glad!! All the praise goes to God.

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  7. Did you put a "baby" in your King Cake? Yours sounds yummy!

    And you're right ... it is a miracle how well your dad is doing! I'm continuing to pray for you all. {{hug}}

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  8. Great, miraculous news on your dad. My, how gorgeous is that arrangement? Do you know who did it? And the card, how sweet! Precious times!

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  9. Your daddy is a walking testimony of God's healing power. So thankful to hear he's doing so well. Love the Valentine!

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  10. Cici, I am so sorry that I haven't visited lately, real life has been busy. I am soooo glad to read that about your dad. What a blessing! I would love a piece of the cake, and oh that arrangement that you showed, WOW, is all that I can say. They are definately breath taking! I thought before I went ahead and read that your hubby had brought them home to you and I was just blown away, lol. Have a great week, and take care of yourself.

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  11. Oh yes I remember exactly where I was with the song playing! It looks like a yummy treat. I am not up on Mardi Gras happenings. What a sweet card you received. What that is wonderful news on your Dad.
    Praise the Lord!

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  12. Oh girl I'm so happy to hear that. Praise God!

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  13. Oh that looks so good...I bet it taste wonderful
    Your father..what a blessing to hear the answered prayers. When I would pray for him I kept hearing the Lord remind me that he was His servant...meaning, the Lord was taking care of his servant.
    Blessings and what a wonderful testimony.

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  14. gorgeous flowers.

    and such great news about your daddy! i hope he continues to get better and stronger! :)

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  15. What a reminder that God has our days numbered. No diagnosis or doctor's predictions will change that. I loved reading this news about your dad and the lessons you learned through it.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  16. I feel so blessed stopping by your "Miscellany Monday"! I am so happy to hear about your sweet Dad! He is a living miracle! I pray for many wonderful days ahead for him and his precious wife! God is a wonderful God! You are blessing so many with your post! Thank you from a friend! Carolyn W.

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  17. How 'funny' to see this today. I just looked that verse up yesterday as it was on my mind (heart?) and I could not recall the reference. I love the Valentine-what a precious card!

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