Friday, February 02, 2007

So far...

So far I've received 7 gifts in the Be My Valentine swap. The mail up here in Northern Alberta, Canada is slow.....after all it is the middle of winter and those dogs get tired out pulling the big sled's. LOL! (kidding!)

I get a happy on just seeing them sitting in my front entry, and I put them on a mirror, so it actually looks like I have twice as many! LOL

Aren't they beautiful? The roses are from my sweet, sweet brother-in-law, who not only drove the three hours in from further up North to bring my Dad for his tests this week, but took the time to buy me flowers. He gets the credit for making me smile on a really hard day. Thanks Randy!

I've had such an outpouring of love from my dear friends and family. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and my Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, all in one week. You really find out who the angels are in your life when people pour into you when you feel all dried up and empty.
I received a freezer FULL of meals, prepared and delivered to my house by my sweet friend Karyn, flowers from not only Randy but also Pat, e-mails, phone calls, offers of help and many hugs, and last but not least, Ground Hogs Day cupcakes! (Oh yes, Ground Hogs Day is VERY big up here in the frozen North!! We all wait with bated breath to see if the critter will see his shadow and foretell 6 MORE, LONG, COLD weeks of winter or if we'll have an early spring...more later on the Big Party!)

I am rich!!! No money could buy the comfort these blessing bring. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. It is filled to overflowing with your love!


Crystal said...

Arlene, I'm so glad you like it and that the message was timely for you.
Seems we have a lot in common, I have Fibro too. My heart goes out to you on your diagnosis, but how awesome that so many have rallied around you in support.
Blessings and hugs XOXO-

primdollie said...

Oh Arlene I am so sorry to hear about your dad and you as well with the fibromyalgia!! I hope that things improve for you and will keep you and your dad in my thoughts and prayers!!! keep smiling and glad you are in the Valentine swap it is nice to have fun things to open and share as a group!! and have some fun!!Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know “Thus saith the Lord!”

Refrain: Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

2. O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

3. Yes ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

4. I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.