Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall porch and my dad!

Its fall time
Its fall time
la tee da tee da............
My fav!
the smell....the colors.....
even named my daughter after my love.........
Been a little stressed lately...
and decorating feels my bucket. Its therapy!
It calms me... and it puts me into my own world!
Ive been a busy bee!!
And dealing with a sad sickness {thats terminal} right now. Mikes dad. :(
Was battleing cancer. He fought it. and won!
But two weeks ago they found it in his brain.
Two weeks time.......
can't walk
talk is limited
memory gone.
Not much time left.
Its been hard watching his family.
But I cry everytime. When I think of how they have PULLED together.
and love each other!
When things get tuff.....Family is all we have.
Its all the matters.
I have wittnessed THIS!
My heart hurts for my Mikey!
I cry with him!
I cry with his brothers and sisters...
To see them so sad.
This has put thoughts into motion for my own father.
How much I adore him.
Nothing is better then when he wraps his arms around me.
He has 5 daughters who love him dearly
he is our rock!
Our angel.
our uplifter....our tear wiper-a-way-er
someone who has taught us how to dance to big band!
yes, we are mighty good at shakin our booties with our dad!
Today is My dad's birthday.
With tears streaming down my face...
I wanna tell him
stay strong larry.....we love you!
ok---grab a TISSUE!
ya, big boob!
and now on to the fun stuff..........
Lookie what I did today!
I know you can't see the "Harvest" sign i made.....
maybe I should take another picture....
but its so CUTE!
All you see is ORANGE AND BLACK from the street....I LOVE IT!
its fall!
Bring on the COOL WEATHER!!!!!!!!!


~Ali~ said...

I freaking love your guts!!! You are so times like these family is all we have to hold on to and I love how we have all come together...I feel that we are all closer than ever. I love your dad let him know that I said Happy birthday!!!

And I LOVE your porch!!!! But WTC?? You didn't wait for me to make that sign! lol You have to make another one cause I still wanna come and make one! ;o)

Love you tons and tons and tons....and I do my big brudder Mikey too! I just can't stand it! MUAH!

Anonymous said...

Ali----sat is SIGN MAKING DAY...remember? Im doing another
I was to impatient {wow} and had to make one for my porch...

Stacy said...

Love and Mikey too, but then again how can you not love you critters. Love the porch love the banner, so much love. Keep me posted on things.

Jeri said...

You are so stinkin' cute! Love all the new orange and black stuff...even though I hate halloween!!! I fake liking it for my kid's sake. =)

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's dad. Oh, it is just heartbreaking. Life is so hard sometimes. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Amie said...

K, crying here! So this is me this morning:........6 am, can't sleep. Start to think about Larry and his family and the pain that they must feel. I am crying in bed starting to think about my own Dad and how I don't know how I would make it if it were us in that situation. So I get up and start reading your blog, and more crying.
Family is all that is important here. I love you ALL!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

thanks for sharing about mikes father, that must be a tough & tender situation for all of you. Learn what you need to learn from it, that's why these things happen in life, and have faith that it his time. So hard.
Your porch colors...well, you are just a splash of fun on your new street,how can they not love you!
And your father really is a wonderful man...there isn't anything he wouldnt do for you, his family and anyone he knows. Thank God everyday for him.

Jennie Moore said...

Super cute designs!! You are full of TALENT!! Sorry to hear about Mike's dad. Its hard to see them suffer and everyone hurt because of it. We recently lost Gary's dad. I know you are hurting now and this will be a life changing experience. But one of my favorite quotes is "It is the character that is the stronges that the Lord gives the most challenges too". You are a strong character! My prayers are going out to you and your family.

P.S. I love your Dad. He is awesome.

Simply Lavender said...

Hi Annie-girl.....
K......LOVE your fall porch!! Too fun!! If you don't stop looking so darling KNOW what church calling you'll get!! :)
I keep telling Brenda that I covet her porch. In my next life I want long legs and a porch please.

Our hearts are sad for Mike and his family. For Kathy and Larry.
We pray for each of them during this hard time. Give Mike an extra hug for us today!

LOVE you all!!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I absolutely love hearing this story, and I love you for sharing it. Good things will come out of this.

I love the halloween you have on your porch. That's my kind of halloween.


Pieces of Us said...

I am a big boob and am looking for my kleenex right now. Sheesh, I read Ali's blog right before yours. Bad idea. You two both have me in tears. Our prayers are with you guys!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I dare say Polk a Dots make the world a better place!!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Your so sweet, kisses to both dads.
Love those pillows.

Enjoy the fallk, I want it to last for at least another month.