First of all, I have a question for any of you reading here. Have you ever commented, and noticed I replied to others and not your comment? My daughter tells me she has commented more than several times and it shows on her end that she did indeed comment but it does not show up on my side! If this has happened and you are wondering why your comment did not receive a reply on site when others did, then it may not be showing up here. Please message me if this is happening. I'm so sorry if this has been the case. Usually, I will reply to either everyone or no one. I try to take care of the blog like my life. I want to be all there for everyone when I'm able fair and square. : ) And there is also the case of notifications never being delivered to me on an older blog entry. I'm sure you too have experienced this, please let me know though of anything that doesn't seem right to you in the way of replies not given or just me making sure I see your comments. Thank you so much!
* I do have a recent prayer request update that perhaps I can update here via edits as I receive them. I do have an edit on the entry below. The latest though is this: Uncle Bennie was moved to another building. They had removed drainage tubes, and then the infection moved into blood up to left lung. Blood pressure effected. Please pray, he's becoming weary. Please join me in prayers, thank you so very much ahead of time.
EDIT: 10.20.18 Thank you so much for your prayers! Uncle Bennie had been put back on the respirator after the incident and there was a concern on that. Thank God he has been able to breathe for longer and longer short periods of time every day on his own. ...Just little by little. The bacteria is being held at bay and thank God no adverse reactions. His doctor in the new building was also my grandma's doctor. He too expressed concern about the visiting doctor who made the horrible comment on letting Uncle Bennie just die, he made the comment in front of Uncle Bennie. This doctor also said that Bennie is a fighter. Yes. And God is with us. Please continue prayers for healing and that Uncle Bennie can go home in a timely manner. The doctor said it is just day to day. I hope to keep you all updated, please keep praying Friends. Thank you so much. A sincere hug. ~Amelia
EDIT: 10.21.18 I just received word that Uncle Bennie is breathing on his own during the day. Thanking God! Please keep praying. Thank you ahead of time. A grateful hug. ~Amelia
I saw this sweet, sweet little video this morning and wanted to simply share it, I have a heart for animals and I thought this was sooooo precious.
Speaking of sweet things, I wanted to share an old movie with you that touches my heart and is uplifting to me. It also has some surprising, poignant elements in the end. It teaches of a mother's love for her family and also the importance of getting to know people and where they are at, what they are doing privately perhaps, their gifts etc. There are some wonderful quotes in the movie as well. One part, the mother played by Irene Dunne, one of my favorite actresses says to her daughter in this adorable Norwegian accent, something to this effect...The day I would want to be rich is the day I would want to be ten foot tall...
Irene Dunne seemed to be such a wholesome actress. It is written in the Wikipedia article that she said her favorite time in life was with her father on the riverboats going down the Mississippi River. Her father was a riverboat inspector back then. I can imagine how she felt about that, I grew up on the bay and I too remember the bay air as I played on my grandma and grandpa's pier in front of their home business as I played with my dolls and such, the boats in the distance, the clanging of the shipyard nearby... My Uncle Bennie recently said that he has dreams about it then. A special place, a special time.
I Remember Mama (1948)
A shot of one of those riverboats still going down the mighty Mississipi in New Orleans...One of my favorite places to be with Jem. New Orleans is a beautiful city if you concentrate on the riverside...So fresh, so serene...I have history there. My Italian Grandma was raised there.
Irene Dunne, one of my favorite actresses.
A couple of shots of our little Elbee and Gracie. Both of these precious fur angels were rescued from the roads out here... Gracie the hound thinks Elbee is her baby, it's always been like that. Elbee was a tiny little kitten that apparently had been picked up by a hawk and dropped, he had huge claw marks on his back. Marianna was alert to a tiny little white fuzzy ball dizzily walking down a busy road. Gracie was hairless, and literally, bones when Marianna found her, it was as if she was waiting on Marianna to pick her up. We gave them that life, and oh how rewarding that is...
I hope everyone will have a restful and uplifting Sunday. I read this quote this morning in my Streams in the Desert devotional this morning:
...And it is the clinging hand of His child that makes a desperate situation a delight to God.
Closing on this sweet Sunday with this old favorite song that has been going through my mind lately...
Signing off from the Forest Cathedral... Have a wonderful Sunday Friends, love, ~Amelia