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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Good News & Wonderful Surprises!

Hello everyone~ I have very good news to share with you! My mother has had her surgery and is now in recovery; doing well! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers and good wishes. It really helped me through a difficult time this past week.

Monday morning, after a rather difficult weekend, with my mother in the hospital, I logged in to my blog and discovered a couple of nice surprises waiting for me! Then last night, I checked my emails and to my surprise, I had another! I think the good Lord knew I needed a good pick-me-upper!

My new friend Katherine over at Country Romantic ~ had blessed me with an award. It is the Friendship Award and it means so much to me to receive it, especially at this time. Thank you Katherine! Katherine is one of those special ladies who is so easy to get to know and she has a lovely blog. Why not stop by and pay her a visit? I know she would be happy to 'meet' you!

Another nice surprise was that I had won a Give-Away! Yvette over at The Charm House ~ was having a Give-Away and guess what? She picked my number! She had all sorts of wonderful little goodies in her Give-Away and when I receive the package, I will share it with you. Thank you Yvette!

My friend Clif over at Musings of a Minister~ also had a book Giveaway and he drew my name. Clif has been having a lot of book giveaways and I am so happy to have a new read coming my way! Thank you Clif! Clif is a charming gentleman who shares what he thinks about books and life in general. Why not pay him a visit? You will be glad you did!

Now, as we all know, friends come and go in life, and there are different levels of friendship. I have been blessed with some wonderful and caring friends through blogging. Friends encourage you and bring a smile to your face when you are down. They are there to make you laugh and keep you company, even if it is through the world of blogging. So, to all of you who have been praying for my mother and me, please take the Friendship Award and know that I truly appreciate every one of you! The Lord bless you!

Hugs ~ Sandi


  1. So glad to hear your mom's surgery went well!

    Congrats on all of your winnings, they're a nice "pick-me-up" after the stress of worrying about your mom.


  2. pleased to read that your mother's surgery went well. You take care of yourself too :) lots of love, Judith

  3. Hi Sandi,
    So glad your Mom's surgery went well and congratulations on the award and the giveaway gift as well.
    I think spring might finally be on the way also!
    Take care,

  4. Yay! Glad to *read* that your mama's surgery went well!

  5. I am so very happy that your mom is recovering and that the surgery went well. As we all knew it would. The Lord has plans for her and you as well. I'm so very glad that blogging has brought so many strangers together in one way or another. My job is very stressful and draining and just to see one comment makes me feel better. If I never received a comment and was just able to hop from blog to blog would still warm my heart. May 5 of 2009 will make one year for me as a Christian and I have learned so much from all of you who Love the Lord as much as I do!

    Love, peace and continued friendships.

  6. I'm so glad to hear you and your mother are having a good day! Yeah! on winning your prizes! I won one from Exhibitors Mall and Trellis Cafe! HAPPY April Fools day! Only nice surprises!

    Hugs! Lisa

  7. Hi - another award for you on my blog. Judith

  8. I'm glad that your mom is on "this side" of the surgery.

  9. sounds like you have had good and bad news this week! your spirit sounds good though!!

  10. So glad your moms doing well... give her my love... Marilyn xoxo


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

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