It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Beautiful but sad…

As I look out my front window I can see the second house from the corner as you turn left off my street.  The house lost its complete top half in the tornado on November 17th.  There is a lovely perfectly shaped pine tree that sits in the corner of the front yard.  The neighbors across the street have decorated the tree beautifully with lights and ornaments,  As I travel down the street I run across the heavy duty extension cord from across the street which is keeping the tree lit up.   It is so beautiful that it brings tears to my eyes.  I think of myself being upset over the fact that my kitchen window is still boarded up and then I think about the people who were displaced by the tornado that lost their homes and prized possessions.  I remind myself with tears in my eyes that God has been good to me this year.  He has held my hand through so many trials this year and I am so very thankful!  I am thankful for my family and my friends who held my hand tightly too and held me up to keep me from giving up and falling down.
 
I am off this afternoon for an appointment with the ENT surgeon and my oncologist.  Have a blessed weekend.  Stay safe and be happy!!
 
I love you all!
 
Beth

27 comments:

  1. We "all" love you too and admire your strength and endurance as well as your heartfelt feelings for others. Stand tall - you are amazing.

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  2. Beth, this post has brought tears to my eyes as well. I send along wishes for a good day with good reports from the doctors. Thinking of you and sending hugs! xo Nellie

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  3. Beth, Sending a pray with you to the drs. I'll be thinking of you. I use to tell my mom...just when you think you have it bad, look around and there's someone worse off than you. I count my blessings and pray for those that need one. xoxo,Susie

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  4. Oh how lovely Beth that must be a wonderful sight to see, I think I would shed a tear also. Hope your appointment goes well today.
    Hugs Sheila x

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  5. it frightens me every time I think how close you came to disaster that day, have a great appointment!!!

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  6. We tend to forget how good God is to us in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but you gave us all a good reminder this morning. Praying your visit to the dr. will have good news as well.

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  7. And we are thankful for YOU Beth. I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog this year. Have a very Merry Christmas :)

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  8. Hope everything will be fine with the doctor, Beth! Have a good week end!

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  9. We need to thing all things are for good...

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  10. Oh HUGS Beth I am so happy you are doing so well you are blessed and everyone will be OK. Merry Christmas. Hugs B

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  11. Hi Beth, I hope your appointment goes well. Yes it is always possible to find people worse off, but it is still hard to cope sometimes and you have had a lot to cope with. But it is good to know God is holding our hands through all the troubles etc. Thank you for your lovely card received today, address fine. Love Nita and I hope you have a very blessed Christmas.

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  12. Merry Christmas to a very strong special lady, you!
    God has been with you.
    I wish you a very healthy fun new year!

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  13. Beth do you believe that sometimes our struggles make us stronger? I pray for GREAT news!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Pray all goes well at the doctors.
    I don't know how people can possible live without asking God for help!! I know I wouldn't be happyone if it wasn't for Him! : )

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  15. it's always best to see the glass half full beth, you always do that!! and what a great spirit your neighbors have!!

    i hope your doctor appt.'s went well!! xo

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  16. You shared that so beautifully that I have tears in my eyes, too. May your community be put back together and let us always see God's provision for us. Easier said than done especially when we're in the middle of a thing.

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  17. I'm praying for you Beth. You are an inspiration to us all. Blessings, xo

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  18. Beth that was a very heartfelt, lovely post. You are a strong lady.

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  19. Angels are walking beside you Beth,
    Tornadoes are devastating & show now mercy.
    So thankful you are OK.
    Love you Beth
    Have a wonderful peaceful Christmas Holiday... hugs

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  20. You are indeed the lucky one when when you described what you see out your window and street. It takes a long time for normality to come into being after such a tragedy..

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  21. Beth, you are continually in my prayers. I hope your health problems are gone for a long time. I know it is hard to see your neighbors hurting and not be able to make a difference in their lives. I pray for all the people who suffered disasters this year that changed their lives and comfort zones. May God especially bless them and bring them the peace that passes understanding, and new hope in the new year. God bless you all. Bertie

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  22. May your community be put back together and let us always see God's provision for us. it is always possible to find people worse off, but it is still hard to cope sometimes and you have had a lot to cope with. God is always with us. He knows everything.


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  23. Dear Beth! you having a wounderful Christmas holiday.

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  24. Sounds like a forceful reminder of God's blessing. Merry Christmas my friend.

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  25. That is sad Beth. What a wonderful neighbor tho to decorate the tree and keep the lights lighted. It takes so long for a town to recover from a Tornado. I hope your window gets repaired soon. It should not be that hard to replace one window. Too bad we don't live closer - D could do that for you. I suspect all the contractors are busy on larger jobs and are leaving the smaller jobs go until they have more time.

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  26. What a beautiful post, Beth. The world definitely needs your kindness and thoughtfulness. Bless you.

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