Tuesday, September 29, 2009


If you could see me right now you would wonder why I don't just invest in a wireless connection, no joke I have wires stretched every which way so i can set in my bed and use my computer, that is something I normally never do, but I am growing more and more unfond (I'm not sure "unfond" is even a word, but it sounds good) of setting in that uncomfortable straight back chair at my desk...so here I set blogging away with my unwireless laptop computer with cords running every where for the sake of comfort...did I just type comfort? Really that's a fib because I am quiet uncomfortable, not because of the unwireless computer, it's because last Friday morning while in a rush to get everyone up and going for school I ran into a suitcase (that I have yet to return to my parents house)and hit my toe...I cried ALOT and thought at one point I was gonna pass out...it hurt, really, really bad. So as a result I have a toenail that is lifted, just hanging around, flop'n..to many details for ya? (grin) But other than the Flop'n toenail alls good except
Chad has a headache,

Chase has a earache,

and Cassie well she has taken up sewing...I draw my toes in at this very moment just thinking about her loosing a sewing needle in the floor and someone stepping on it. But so far she has kept up with it, she ask tonight if we would "seriously" think about getting her a sewing machine (a real one) for Christmas...I'm feeling like that's a bad idea, is there an age limit on operating those things? I took a sewing class in High School and flunked it, I don't even have the foggiest idea on how to thread a sewing machine...I guess we'll have to think about that. Until then I guess she is stuck sewing as she says "the old fashion way" with a needle and thread.


Sunday, September 27, 2009


I look back on the events of this past week and realize that there are many days that I coast through without a thought of how very blessed I am.

It has humbled me to watch how very fast things in life can go from good to bad in a split second, and how careless I toss another day away without a thought or a thank you to God for all he has done in my day.
I have watched a little more intently to the things going on around me whether it be my Husband washing yet another load of laundry, or sink full of dishes, not because he feels he must but because he wants to help me and for that I am blessed.

Or this afternoon when I had my nephew Sean over and him and my boys were being silly and I stood at the kitchen counter listening to Sean laugh hysterically and found my own self smiling..I could listen to that laugh all day and for that I am blessed.

Or for tonight, when my parents stopped by my salon (I was giving all the boys haircuts) to chat with Husband and I for a min. and as they walked out the door we told each other "Love You"...simple coast through the day words to many, but so much more to me after this week...I am blessed.

Or a simple comment from one of my blogger friends recently...for her friendship I am blessed. ( (((Hugs))) to you Lorie)

They may seem like everyday things to you, but believe me they are so much more so take time out to thank God for the blessings.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


So Husband and I have returned from Louisville today after spending the last two days at Jewish Hospital with Jay (my Husbands Brother) while he went through his evaluation for a liver transplant...we saw many, many, many different people over the last few days, dietitians, social workers, physiatrist...a three hour meeting on liver transplants the what to expect, what to avoid, what not to eat, how much medicine to take, how much medicine not to take...and much more very life altering, life changing things to think about.
At one point in the 3hr class I remember feeling very overwhelmed by all the information, and I looked at my Brother-In-Law across the table and could clearly tell he too was overwhelmed..let's face it this operation wasn't a walk in the park, and some things they were telling us were down right scary to think about. So as Husband and I fell into bed last night at the Hotel I spent alot of time thinking on all that was said by so many different people in a days time, and alot of time praying about the following day.
This morning we were off to the Hospital for our final meetings with the liver Doctor and the Surgeon, we saw the liver Doctor first and he asked a gazillion questions ordered more test and left the room...then the Surgeon came in...

Let me remind you of the words the Doctor that diagnosed Jay said..and I quote, "It is by the grace of God that you are standing here, I have seen better liver's in dead people." (pretty straight to the point hu?)

And let me tell you last Sunday morning when our Pastor ask people to stand that needed a miracle I stood for Jay (Jay was in the balcony standing too) praying that God would heal him...

And when the surgeon came in the room he said "Mr. Jeffries looks like you won't be needing our services."

Hu? Did he just say Jay didn't need a liver transplant?

That is exactly what he said, no need for a transplant. I think we were all in shock and found out as we spoke with the Doctor that Jay was at a level 9,on a scale from 0-40 you need to be at lest a level 15 to be put on the transplant list, they found a small lesion which they will continue to monitor but with medication and diet change he can live a normal life....

As we walked out of the Hospital today I knew God had preformed a miracle, some would say that the first Doctor may have read something wrong, but I choose to Thank God, along with Jay ,Husband and Kathy (their Sister)

I encourage you today to remember God hasn't forgotten you, he sees what your going through and all it takes is a little faith (just the size of a mustard seed) and he'll give you that miracle! Blessings.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

To The Love Of My Life...

This post is to the love of my life, the one who has been my rock through some of the deepest valley's in my life. This is to the man that loves Reese's Peanut Butter Cups almost as much as I do and could recite to you almost every scene from the movie The Notebook because he's a hopeless romantic at heart, he does dishes, cleans toilets, and folds laundry which I might add looks like they have been folded in a department store all without complaint...I am so thankful that God has blessed me with such a wonderful Husband! Happy Anniversary Tony, I love you!


Monday, September 14, 2009

My Daughter Cassie Marie loves to plant flowers in the spring, we were a little late getting flowers out this year and actually only planted Zinnia's and Sunflowers along the outer row in the garden, I happen to notice how pretty they all still are this morning and took a few pictures to post.



Sunday, September 13, 2009


Sorry I feel like I have been a MBP (Missing Blog Person) lately. It's not that I don't have lots to blog about, it's more about the time I haven't had to blog...and the timing in which I would blog about things going on.

About 5 weeks ago my Husband and I found out that his Brother (which he is very close to) needs a liver transplant. Jay (Husbands Brother) has a condition called
Wilson's disease which is an inherited disorder in which there is too much
copper in the body's tissues. The excess copper damages the liver and
nervous system, in most cases it can be controlled with medication, but in Jay's case his liver is damaged beyond repair...The Doctors words were "It is by the grace of God that you are in my office today."
So the plan now is that we (Jay,Me, my Husband, and his Sister Kathy) go to Jewish Hospital for an evaluation Sep. 21st, 22nd, 23rd there they will do test to determine whether or not he will be put on the transplant list and at what level. My Husband and I along with Kathy will meet with the Doctors and we are required to take a class while there to more understand how to take care of Jay after surgery...It has been a very emotional roller coaster but as the days have passed I have seen God at work. I don't know what the next few months hold for us but the important thing is that God does. Please be in prayer on the 3 days that I mentioned above. I will update you as I find out more. Blessings.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Run For Your Life...

Please scroll to the bottom of my blog and pause the music before starting this video...This was a sermon given by Carter Conlon a senior Pastor of the Times Square Church the first Sunday morning following the tragedy of 9/11.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Picnic's and Pawpaw's

We had Landon for the weekend our 6yr. old Grandson, he was FULL of energy but was lots of fun.

He went to church with us this morning and it just so happen that the church had a picnic planned after church at one of the church members farms, it turned out to be a great day with the rain stopping and the sun not to hot.

Landon was first in line to bob for apples, and to be honest I'm glad after thinking about how gross it would be to be the last in line...AHEM.

They took all the kids on a hay ride which was a hit and had lots of great food, here are a few pictures from the day.

After we returned home my Dad stopped by and brought me two pawpaw's.

What are pawpaw's you ask? If you haven't tried one, you are missing out!

When I was a kid my Grandmother (who happen to live right across the road from where I live now) had pawpaw trees 3 that I remember...I lived for this time of year to eat all the pawpaws possible. They are not something you will find in a grocery store because they're shelf life is so short, Lot's of people would not even attempt to try them because of they're appearance...ugly fruit would be an understatement to describe them...

My Dad told me that there were still two tree's across the road and the people that owned my Grandmothers old house didn't like them and we could have all we wanted...so I took a trip down memory lane for awhile sitting on my back porch eating pawpaw's.

Funny how a small thing's like that will take you back in time. Blessings.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Give Me Your Eyes

I think we all have our "routine" a daily rhythm if you will that we coast through each day.

And with no ill intent intended we have tunnel vision, we don't see the person to the left of us as we stand in line to pay for gas or grocery's....

Or maybe we do see them.

We see them each day and pass them by with as little as a "hello" or "how are you?"

What if for one day we woke up and prayed "Lord give me your eyes, so that I can see the broken hearted, a heart that will feel they're pain, and the opportunity to share your love for them."

I challenge you to step out of your routine tomorrow...Pray that God will give you the eyes to see people differently...Blessings.

(Please scroll to the bottom of the page and pause the music before starting the video)