Friday, May 1, 2009

The Blog Party!!! and Hopeful Friday...





One thousand apologies for not showing up to my own party any earlier than this!!! I have been super busy with some pressing medical emergencies with my mother, and we just got home today from an entire day of doctor visits... Boo! Just your typical "hopeful Friday" post....

Please celebrate with us as this is going to be SOME party today!! I haven't had a chance to visit other blogs, but I know they'll be fabulous. See Cupid's Charm. I have credited blogging with changing my life, my outlook... my sense of beauty and my ability to simply savor the moment.. Only a blogger would grab a sprig of heavenly white lilac for her mom and then opt to bring it along on a road trip... We scented the car, we enjoyed the lilac... we stopped by the side of the road to capture these little photos of dinosaurs by the pond at our local filling station, of a fence pasted with old licenses.... of breathtaking redbuds along the way.... And although we would have loved all this without the internet adventure called blogging, it's a potential post and all of you wonderful readers who have given me the opportunity to appreciate it even more... My mom and my son are up for every photo opportunity... The table is set; the food is hot, but........Wait! And the moment just HAS to be captured for my blog. Oatmeal and Whimsy means a lot to me, and I am as excited as I can be about all the wonderful things that go on in the lives of my blog-sisters!


So, even though this post is late and very much NOT what I planned when I signed up for the big Party!!! I want to welcome you all to Oatmeal and Whimsy... If you'd enjoy a trip through our lives for the past two and a half years, you are more than welcome to look through my archives... This blog has seen me through life in my own home, past the sad death of my dad, and now into life as a little tenant in my mom's home... And, may the good lord be willing, it will see me through our next phase, which is sadly a bout with breast cancer for my mom... Blogging is beautiful, not because it is flashy and brilliant and artsy (although that's the best!). It's beautiful because it is honest... it gives us hope that despite any newscast, the world is absolutely brimming with wonderful people, pictures, posts, and pleasures. Thank you all for coming by. God bless you and your sweet families.... And thank you for letting me into your home.

12 comments:

Becky K. said...

What a day you have had! I love that you and your mother took time to notice beauty as you must be overwhelmed with many thoughts and concerns.

My love and prayers to both of you.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

So glad you joined the party too, lovely blog!
Alicia

Helen said...

I will look at your older posts when I have extra time this weekend ... it sounds as though you have had some pretty tough stuff to deal with ~ but still you are upbeat, positive and moving forward. Your mother is quite fortunate to have you. Please take care and know we are all thinking of you.

My favorite photo was the license plates! How fun.

Allidink said...

You're so sweet :) You share so many nice things with us! All the best to you and your family.

Allison

KBeau said...

I'm just now getting to read most of the other posts, so you're not late. You're right on time.

Haven't heard the term "filling station" in a while, but that's certainly what we always called them. Of course, back then someone filled your gas tank for you.

Bev said...

This was my first visit to your blog, but definately not the last. My prayers are with you and your mom...mine just turned 91 so share some of your concerns.
Blessings sweetie...rest!
Bevie

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

i'm out of breath just reading about your day and yet you took the time to blog about it and be a part of the party when everyone would have understood you "backing out".
God bless you and may He bless your mom and your son, both.

warmly, jan

Linda B said...

I'm getting to to everyone's blog a day late as well. I LOVE your blog and I'm so glad to have found you:) My prayers go out to you and your mother during your journey. Please stop by my blog home sometime as well.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Glad you could make it and share in excitement of Joy's party!
Sorry to hear about your Mom...you are an angel for taking care of her.
I am still blog party hopping! I am sure to have a inspiration hang over!
Nice meeting you,
everything vintage

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom's breast cancer. I sure hope that the treatments are not too extreme and that she can handle it well. You have a lot on your shoulders and on your mind. Hang in there, lady!

Laurie S.
Laurie4567@aol.com

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello! I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party!! I hope you enjoyed the event and also enjoyed meetings lots of new bloggers. Have a beautiful week ~ Joy

Megan said...

Oh, Gayla. Prayers are with you and your mom.