Spring to me is new life. A shaking off the cold, the hardness of life. A new beginning. New growth. Warmer winds. Sweet smelling flowers.
Oh how I pray that Rick and I are having a spring time in our life!!! That all this is not just a dream, a mist of what could be!!! Kwim? Sigh.
God has been so good to us thru all these hours/days/nights/weeks/months ...
I have had 2 surgeries ... Rick has had 2 surgeries ... and we have spent the last 4-8 months in a deep and cold and hard "winter". And we know that we haven't "arrived" at healing yet. We are better than we were ... but we still face a long road of limitations and challenges and changes.
Lord, help us!!! Do not let us go - don't ever let us go!!!
For all of God's blessings - we say thank you. We want to live a thankful life ...not just in words.
To Jimmy for all his hard work in getting us wood, splitting and stacking, bringing it into the house, even help in keeping the fires going.
To Jimmy and Mary Lou for all the loads of laundry that have been done.
To Jimmy and Mary Lou for all the other ways you have helped us.
To Billy and Mickie for the visits - the laughter. For the chicken pot pie! Oh my!!! How good it was!!!
To Robert and Sandy for the heaters. They have helped us so much thru this - when the wood fires just were not enough, or when we just could not maintain them.
To Double N Cowboy Church - for all your thoughts and prayers, for the prayer quilt, for your friendship, for the love and the laughter.
To Al and Christine for all the times you opened your home and your hearts to a couple of scared and shaken people.
To Bro. Jeremy for being with me when Rick had to have his surgery. I was so afraid, but your calmness made me more settled.
To Craig and Colleen, to Brian and Vanessa, to David and Kathleen, to Mary - for the monies that you sent at a most critical time! As well as for all the phone calls, the texts, the comments - for your love and your care! You are closer to us than words could describe. We love you so much!!!
To all those who have commented on Facebook, or on my website - www.kamelotrose.com
To Mike and Nina for opening your hearts, your home. For making us to know that we were staying at a 5-star bed and breakfast! Yet, to be staying in the heart so much longer!
To our daughter, Amanda. For all those early mornings that you stopped on your way to work. For those hugs when I was crying - either just because of screwed up hormones, or out of pain, from frustrations and discouragements. For all those times you listened. For letting me lean on you.
To our daughter in love, Dessie. For all those phone calls. Especially on those days when no one else called. You did. You made me laugh. You gave me an outlet for my stress. You were there!!! For opening your home to us. Making us feel not only welcome, but wanted.
To our son, Joshua. For all those phone calls, those precious moments of your time and life. When you could have been doing something else, talking to someone else. You called and you talked and you listened to your momma. For allowing us to come and stay with you. For the laughter - I still laugh over that game of UNO!!! LOL
To all those who have called or texted.
And to all those that I have failed to mention - but not with intent have I omitted anyone.
And now? With Spring breathing upon us ... we take a deep breath, say a heavy prayer, and we take some steps of faith -- knowing that the God of angel armies walks with us!!!