Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

In the coming New Year let us all strive to

"Love Like We Have Never Been Hurt"




Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?
CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
CHORUS
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

 Happy New Year Girls.........

AND

Better pictures of the house and the lights!



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom


Today is my little Mom's 91st birthday. I always baked her a cake and bought her flowers. Today there are others that are singing to her, others that she has not seen in many many years. What a time she must be having. I know that Dad sang to her first thing. He always sang Happy Birthday to each of us. I miss baking her a cake an I wish that the Father God would let me here the singing, but I will just need to wait.  

Happy Birthday Mom..............  I know today's celebration is unlike any other you have ever had.........

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Merry Christmas girls.  I will be signing off now till after the New Year. My sweet husband is home now till the 3rd of January and we are making some plans to run around a few days here and yon....  We will have Christmas here with my son and brother and SIL.  
Walden Home 2010

We are then going to work on the little house that belonged to Mom and Dad and get it rented out. I think I will do better if someone is living in it instead of it sitting empty. I have not yet moved Mom's things out so me and my sweet husband will tackle that Sunday.  I have a load of things to take to Tulsa an a few things to give away to the two SIL's .  I will only keep a couple of hats that I gave Mom for Christmas and her Birthday's over the years.We both have a love for hats.
Other than that there is not much over there. Mom and Dad was not material people and everything they have is mostly of sentimental value and nothing more. 
I just need to suck it up and get that little house cleaned out and put it to good use. Mom and Dad would want that. I am hoping to find a woman near my age retired or semi retired to live out there. I think that would be wonderful.  I am asking the Father God for just that.
Again I say, Merry Christmas to my blog world friends. Please forgive me for not sending out Christmas Cards this year. Seems my heart is in another place this year. 
I have VERY exciting news to share with you in the New Year, actually it is two different stories to tell you. One will be here on this blog an the other will be on the Samaritan Women Among You blog. I am anxious to share what the Father God has done and is doing. 


 Mom and Dad Christmas 2009
Had I known that it was my last Christmas with them, I would have hugged on them longer and kissed their cheeks one more time.. I would have filled their stockings to running and overflowing with candy and their favorite thing........ 
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad


Until then........... 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.



Denise

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Healing of Relationships

I think I might have said something about the healing that has come to me and my brother Larry and his crazy wife Mary Marty (inside joke) .  We went to visit with them last night and we laughed and we cried.  I took him a quilt top that was hand made by our grandmother on my mom's ,  Ida Potts.  I have been quilting them and giving them away for a couple of years now. Marty did not want me to have his quilted, as she has a lady that does all her quilting so I took just the top. AND I forgot to take a picture!!!!!!!!!   I will have Marty take a picture of it for me and send to me later.

Anyway, Larry is the second oldest and out of all four of us he is the most kind, honest, giving, compassionate human being that I know.  He always has been. He was the middle child actually.  PE being the oldest and me being the youngest with only 14 months between each of us.... PE just turned 66, Larry will turn 65 in Jan and I will turn 64 in March. My poor mother.   There is a sister but she came along 8 years after me so actually Larry was the middle child and we tormented him without mercy when we were children.



PE is an extroverted person with a wild sense of humor he took after the Walsh side. My dad was very outgoing an extroverted. I also am extroverted to a fault thus I too am a Walsh. Larry on the other hand is quiet and introverted a bit and took after my Mom which is the Potts side of the family. Now can you imagine living in-between the two of us for years and years with our Type A personalities! OMG....... It i a wonder he is not plumb nuts! 

I think in later years it crated some insecurities in him but being the person that he is, he has overcome them and has a passion for the Lord. We laughed about those years as children growing up and I told him that the Lord used our abuse to make him stronger, so he really needed to thank us!   lolololo...........  We laughed and laughed..........



Now Mary oops Marty on the other hand is a hoot! Where Larry is pretty laid back and quiet , she makes up for it for both of them.........  She is more fun to sit an talk with and let me tell you, she will speak her mind and you might as well just sit and listen. She IS going to tell you..........  Isn't it strange how each of us has our own unique personality but in those personalities we are all individual and different and we add to the lives of others different colors from the color wheel. How sad it would be to be a world of  all neutral and gray world. If I had a box of 120 crayons she would be the HOT PINK!    hahahhahahahh
Larry would be the light sky blue. What a combination!  



We have not been over there since we lost mom so we had some tears to shed over the oh so tender open wound that we all still feel. It was good to talk with him to see how he is doing so I can gauge it with how I am doing.  Tender heart is Larry.  I gave him a picture of Dad standing tall and proud in his uniform and a young man in the military and Larry was visibly shaken.  
It is one thing to know that Mom and Dad are rejoicing with the heaven host but it is another thing when we talk of how we miss them.


It was a good visit. I promised to have a big Sunday dinner one day in January and have them all over. I love my brother Larry I love his funny funny wife Marty. They are my family. 
I am thankful that the Father God has healed a relationship that was once so very strong. 
It is once again strong. It will remain that way.
What a wonderful gift this Christmas, my brother.


Denise


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

He Came........

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government
Shall be upon His shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

I was listening to this song this morning while getting my day in order (what ever that means)  My mind was in 20 different places and then all of a sudden my spirit man was stirred and I sat still and listened to what HE was wanting me to hear. 


For unto US.........  


For you see we are the reason for the season.
He came without hesitation, leaving His crown at the feet of the Father. 
He came as scripture foretold. 
He came, His future planned before the foundations of the earth. 
He came with a whimper in a manger, 
knowing that He would die as a result of His birth.
Yet He came.
He came from the Father so we could be reconciled back to The Father. 

He came from the Father and He was without sin. 

He came in obedience to the Father, so that we could
cry abba Father.

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have  received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Let us rejoice
He came. 

He is coming again.

Merry Christmas and with that said let it melt your heart to the real reason we celebrate.

Denise

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad...... I am guessing the heavenly host sang to you this morning. I am guessing that they did a much better job than I use to but I bet they did not bake you a chocolate layer cake. 93 today and celebrating with the angels and with mom........ I miss you...


I sat in my chair today drinking an A&W Root Beer. It is my favorite.  I cried most of the day.  Tonight I will eat ice-cream.   Not needing your sympathy............Just a listening ear...   Just saying..........!  Tough day here..  

Denise

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GREAT WEEKEND!!!

We had the best weekend this past week.  You hear me talking about my brother Paul an his sweet wife Alpha all the time, well he was a featured artist at The Paseo Art Walk on Friday night in Oklahoma City. It is a very quaint little part of  OKC with little shops and sidewalk cafes'.  Every Friday night they have an "Art Walk' and there is one featured artist.

This past Friday PE was the featured artist and so we headed to OKC.
I do not know what happened here.. no idea of why the orange!  BUT there he is standing in the doorway..


This is what the door way should have looked like.  The outside is actually blue... Very small but such a fun place

Here is the outside color........  and then other gallerias that go up the street are orange and pink..


I was so unprepared for what we found.
there were about 20 art galleries, and each one had a little mini  band playing. You could hear anything from hard rock to classical on flutes!   Each one had a table set up with a beautiful spread of finger foods and a vast array of hors d' oeuvers.
 
Here is PE  doing what he does so well..............  TALKING ART!!!!  We just leave him alone and let him do his thing.........  This was a beautiful gallery........


Table full of dolls out of clay...  They caught my attention.......


Each store and gallery was decorated with all the twinkling lights.. I wish the pictures did them justice........

It was about two block filled with these little galleries with caorlers on the sidewalk and lots and lots of people!
Street side hot chocolate and cookies   YUM!!!!!!!!!

AND

The harmonica man........ playing Christmas carols!!!!!!


PE had to stay with his gallery but me and Dennis and Alpha were free to see the sights. 


Do you see the gal standing on the upper balcony?  Click on the picture to see her better....

She is a mannequin!  There were several standing around the galleries........ If you did not look closely you would have thought they were just people standing around..

We walked both sides of the blocks and we did not miss a gallery. Each one filled every one of your senses with beautiful art which is candy for the eyes and sounds of music for the ears and oh my gosh the smells and tastes of all the different cuisines for the taste! It was such a treat for me and Dennis. We have not enjoyed anything like that in such a long time. 

After walking the blocks up and down both sides (which took us over two hours) we ended up at one of the sidewalk cafes' for coffee and Dennis and Alpha to split a delicious blue cheese hamburger!  OMG I got just a taste of that......... slobber slobber!!   I did not take a picture!  Shame on me........  We must have sat there for over an hour drinking the most wonderful coffee and people watching..... and let me tell you there were some people to watch there!

The weather was PERFECT for December. We sat just a few doors down from where PE was hobnobbing with all his friends and people that stopped in to see his art. (He was in hog heaven)
This was outside the door of a very very nice gallery.  Me and Alpha and Dennis so enjoyed this one. Good food and lots to see....... It is called "The Elms"  The following picture of a bronze statue is just outside the front door.
I think she needed a coat!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!!!!!!  MY FIRST VIDEO!
I did not know my camera would take a video......
This young man was so cute!
I caught him on video!   It is only 30 seconds long...... take the time to listen...
video

Did you know that I am going to buy a Cello? it is something that I have wanted to do for a few years now..  So my sweet husband is going to buy me one after Christmas and we look around a bit and then maybe find someone that gives lessons.......  How neat is that!

Well, me and Dennis and PE and Alpha are going back to OKC one of these Friday nights and do that again!  This time PE will be able to go with us to each gallery and not stay at just one.......  I look forward to that!

Hugs!

Denise
 
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