Tuesday, July 28, 2009

JULY 28, 2009

For Today...

Outside my window... sunny Florida day ....

I am thinking... how grateful I am my Dad is being treated at Mayo and how blessed we are to share these days together. How much I cherish my husband who seeks the Lord for our family and leads us just as the Lord so desires him to.

I am thankful for... my friend Lynne, who months ago (prior to my dads diagnosis) gave me a book by Dennis Rainey. "The greatest gift you can give your parents" It is giving a tribute to your parents in writing. I had started this for my dad prior to all of this and then the Lord had me back off because I began writing in fear of losing him, but last night I was prompted to get back to it and I finished it. I am now praying as to when I give this to my dad. I can't wait!

From the kitchen... lots of fish and veggies. Dad taught me how to make fish tacos.....oh my they are YUMMY!!

I am wearing... my pajama bottoms and shirt watching a movie with Dad. He is working from home today. He has been extremely fatigued lately.

I am reading... When Jesus speaks to your Sorrow by Nancy Guthrie, Take 2 by Karen Kingsbury, The Principle of the Path, and Leotta's Garden by Francine Rivers

I am hoping... my daughter gets her summer reading completed before school starts!! ;)

I am praying... for Alleluiahbelle (Happy Birthday today) and her husband Ron, Ellen, Mary, some friends back home and my husband and Dad. His fatigue is high and his cough has returned and is strong again due to reducing the steroids further this week.

Around the house... things are quiet. Dad is resting alot so we are watching alot of movies together. He has his own Blockbuster video storeright here at his house....seriously :)

One of my favorite things... SKYPING my family every night, seeing their sweet faces before I go to sleep is such a gift!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week... Dad lives right down the street from an outlet mall so I am going to go get some shorts for my husband and mail them to him. Dad has chemo on thurs along with radiation every day this week

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..

These are flowers my Dad gave me this past Sunday :) aren't they gorgeous! He picked them out and put them together...just for me

love and blessings to you all!

p.s. Some have asked about the blog interview. Kat posted it last sunday. To read it go here

for other simple women dayposts go here



The flowers are beautiful. You have a thoughtful Dad and he has a thoughtful daughter. I'm glad you have such a great relationship.
It's fun seeing you and other bloggers over on facebook.


Ah how priceless these flowers are Loren! I thought they were store bought or from a florist!

I am continuing to keep you and your family in our daily prayers. I too, use SKYPE or MSN messenger and a Webcam when Hubby travels. It keeps us in touch even though so many miles separate us!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


Your flowers are beautiful. I am continuing to pray for you. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. There is a contact button on my blog that will allow you to email me.
Also there is a prayer button for Ellen on my blog if you want to put it on yours.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

christy rose

Wow those flowers are beautiful! You seem to be calm and relaxed today! I am so glad that you get to see you family in live action every evening while you are there with your dad. God' blessing just for you. :)
Hope you have a great week.


What beautiful flowers. Sounds like you and your dad have a wonderful relationship. I'm sure your parents will love the tribute you wrote. What a sweet thought.

Kathy C.

Loren, you have a wonderful Dad - those flowers are beautiful, how thoughtful of him. :)
On another note, would you mind sharing how to make fish tacos??? I'm very new to fish and frightened of fishy flavors, but this sounds like it could be good.


Gorgeous flowers! Sooo special...

Fish tacos sounded so good! Sorry to hear that your dad coughed out more when they lessened the steroid. Hope these coughs will go away sooner.

Keeping you always in prayers. How's your shoulder? Fine I hope by God's grace.

God bless always. Love you sister.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Loren = cherish those flowers. Save the petals! I have rose petals from my daddy's casket arrangement and I keep them in a special container and every now and then I go get them out and just gaze at them.

I am praying so hard for your Daddy! I pray for strength and comfort and for HEALING according to God's will.

Many blessings today,


The flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us!!! Fish tacos, I hear they are good; can you teach me? Thank you for your prayers. I too continue to pray for you and your family and Doug.

Love you,

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