Tuesday, June 2, 2009

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY


THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME FOR OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY. ANDY, MY SWEET

ASSISTANT FOR TODAY, WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR BEAUTIFUL HOSTESS, SUSAN AT

http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com

FOR CREATING OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY, AND PRESENT SUSAN WITH THESE ELEGANT

ROSES, CALLED "THE JACKIE ONASSIS ROSE" FROM MY ROSE GARDEN.


PLEASE VISIT SUSAN'S BLOG BY CLICKING ON HER SITE ABOVE OR BY CLICKING

ON HER BUTTON ON MY RIGHT HAND SIDE BAR. WHILE AT HER BLOG YOU WILL

FIND A LIST OF OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY PARTICIPANTS. ALL WONDERFUL LADIES.


THANK YOU ANDY FOR BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL ASSISTANT.




YOU CANNOT TELL BY THIS PICTURE BUT THESE ARE MY BEAUTIFUL PEACE ROSES.

THEY SMELL HEAVENLY. I PUT THEM IN A VINTAGE BLUE ENAMEL COFFEE POT.

I LOVED THE ENAMEL WITH SOMETHING SO ELEGANT.......BUT BOTH OUTSIDE AND

INSIDE YOU COULD NOT TELL HOW BEAUTIFUL THESE ROSES WERE.

THANK GOODNESS I HAD MY DH HERE TO SET THE DATE ON THE CAMERA.








MY PEACE ROSES...THIS BUSH IS 5 YEARS OLD
THE LATE FREEZE THIS YEAR WAS NOT GOOD FOR HER










THESE ARE MY RED CANNAS. WE HAVE HAD TO DIG THEM UP, REPLANT, GIVE
AWAY BUT THEY FLOURISH ON THE WEST SIDE OF MY HOUSE. SOME PEOPLE DIG
THE BULBS UP IN THE FALL TO PROTECT THEM...MY DH AND I NEVER HAVE AND WE
HAVE SOME HARSH WINTERS.
I FOUND THE CHAIR AT A CURB SIDE ONE DAY AND THE SEAT WAS ACTUALLY
ALL BROKEN TWINE-TYPE STUFF...MY HUSBAND MADE A SEAT FOR IT AND THEN CUT
A HOLE FOR MY FLOWER POT. I HAD IT PAINTED IN SOME SOFT VICTORIAN
COLORS BUT IT IS 7 YEARS I HAVE HAD IT. IT SETS AT THE END OF THE FLOWER
BED RIGHT BY THE GATE TO THE BACK YARD...I WANTED SOMETHING SPECIAL TO
BE THERE FOR BACK YARD VISITORS.
I HAVE NOT PLANTED FLOWERS YET BUT THERE WILL BE ASPARAGUS FERN AND
IMPATIENTS.
YOU CAN'T TELL THAT THE HEART SAYS WELCOME....THE STRING HANGING DOWN
TIES THE HEART TO THE BACK OF THE CHAIR WHEN FLOWERS ARE PLANTED.














THIS IS MY JACKIE ONASIS ROSE. WE LOST THE SLIP THAT CAME WITH THE
ROSE BUSH AND IT MAY BE CALLED THE JACKIE O...WE JUST CANNOT REMEMBER.
IT IS A DEEP SALMON COLORED AND THE ROSES ARE SMALL...NOT AS BIG AS MY
PEACE ROSES. THE SMELL IS BEAUTIFUL....LIKE THE OLD, OLD ENGLISH
ROSES THAT OUR GRANDMOTHERS HAD.




















THAT CONCLUDES MY OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY FOR THIS WEEK...NEXT WEEK I
DON'T KNOW IF I WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE DAY BEFORE AMY'S
SURGERY....MAYBE I CAN POST IT MONDAY NIGHT.







AMY AND LEILA ON MY FRONT PORCH 5/26/09.
AMY ALWAYS HAS A RED NECKLACE ON......THE LITTLE GLASS BALL HANGING FROM THE
NECKLACE IS A MUSTARD SEED. THAT IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STORY
FOR ANOTHER DAY.










THIS IS LEILA IN HER SHORT, DARLING WIG TAKEN 5/28/09 AT DR. DEXEUS'S
WHEN AMY RECEIVED HER LAST CHEMOTHERAPY. THEY ARE LIKE TWO LITTLE
RED HENS PECKING OUT MESSAGES ON THEIR MATCHING BLACKBERRIES...THEY
CARRY MATCHING PURSES AND THEY BROUGHT A CREAM CHEESE DIP TO EAT
WHILE AMY WAS GETTING CHEMO.



SHE WAS OFFERING THE CAMERA LADY A CRACKER.









THIS IS MY BELOVED AMY RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY SETTING IN WHAT
I CALL DR. DEXEUS'S BROWN RECLINER OF HOPE. NOW ON THE OTHER SIDE OF
THE ROOM THERE ARE BLUE RECLINERS OF HOPE.
THE WINDOWS AT THE BACK OF THE PICTURE IS WHERE THEY MIX ALL THE
CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS. NO ONE BUT THE THREE NURSES MIXING DRUGS ARE
EVER ALLOWED IN THAT ROOM.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER RECEIVED CHEMOTHERAPY, AMY AND
LEILA BOTH HAVE PORT-A-CATHS. YOU CAN SEE THE TUBING COMING OUT FROM
AMY'S SHIRT. THE PORT-A-CATH IS IMPLANTED IN SURGERY AND HAS A TUBE FEEDING TO
AN AREA OF THE HEART WHERE THERE IS A LARGE BLOOD FLOW (IMPLANTED IN THE LEFT
SIDE OF CHEST WALL) PEOPLE WHO HAVE PORT-A-CATHS IMPLANTED MEANS THEY ARE GOING
TO BE RECEIVING SOME VERY HARD CORE CHEMO DRUGS THAT WILL DESTROY THE VEINS
AND WITH SOME OF THE CHEMOS IF THE IV INFILTRATES IT WILL DESTROY THE
SURROUNDING TISSUE.



AMY WILL GO TO DR. DEXEUS THURSDAY BUT NO CHEMO.
SHE GOES TO SEE DR. MEDINA IN OKC 6/8/09 AT 3:00 PM. SHE HAS A CT SCAN
PRIOR AT 1:00 PM.....AND SURGERY 6/10/09 BUT WE WON'T KNOW ANYTHING UNTIL
6/8/09 ABOUT THE TIME OF SURGERY.


GREAT NEWS....PRAISE THE LORD NEWS ON LEILA............AMY WENT WITH LEILA
FOR HER DRS. APPOINTMENT MONDAY. HER DR. GAVE HER THE RESULTS OF HER
CT SCAN........AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY THE PARTS OF THE TUMOR
THAT COULD NOT BE REMOVED HAVE SHRUNK "40 %" OH PRAISE THE LORD.
ALSO WHEN SHE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED HER BLOOD CANCER LEVEL WAS OVER
500......500.....IT IS NOW 42......OH PRAISE THE LORD.
I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THIS TEST BECAUSE THEY DID NOT DO THIS ON AMY
BUT I WONDER IF IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH UTERINE/OVARY CANCER.





BEST..."GLORIOUS"... WISHES TO GLORIA AT HAPPY TO BE.
AT TWELVE NOON 6/2/08 SHE WAS BLESSED WITH THE DELIVERY OF A
BEAUTIFUL GREAT GRANDSON
JEREMIAH LUCAS
9 LBS. 4 OUNCES
21 INCHES LONG
YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE OF HIM ON HER BLOG (I WILL GIVE YOU THE
URL BUT I KNOW YOU ALL KNOW THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY)
THERE ARE SOME NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:
ADORABLE 2 YEAR OLD DANNY--TO NOT HAVE ANY MORE SEIZURES. THE
DR. DOES NOT KNOW WHY HE HAD SEIZURES. I JUST MET HIS MOTHER ON HER
BLOG...I THINK IT IS CHIKI'S COTTAGE...I WILL BE PLACING HIS PRESSURE PICTURE
ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY BLOG.
XAVIER'S BROTHER IS IN ICU ON VENTILATOR...THIS YOUNG MAN HAS SUFFERED
FOR YEARS AND HIS PARENTS HAVE BEEN SO FAITHFUL AND LOVINGLY TOOK CARE OF
HIM (A VERY SAD CASE...THIS IS A FRIEND OF AMY'S)
MY FRIEND DORIS HAS A GRANDSON BEING DEPLOYED TO IRAQ IN AUGUST
GLORIA'S GRANDSON JACOB IS GOING TO BE DEPLOYED IN JANUARY
LADY PENNIWIGS SON-THAT HE WILL HAVE NO MORE SEIZURES
TERRY-WILL HAVE FAVORABLE RESULTS OF TESTS DONE
ROBBI AND JEFF
RICHARD'S BACK
AMY AND LEILA
ROY AND ELISABETH
KATHY @ MIMI'S GARDEN
NOAH, IRENE, PATRICIA, JAY, SUZANNE, DONNA, CLIFFORD, TED, SHERRY,
TONY, CONNOR, TAWNA, MIKE, JAMIE, THOR, KRISTEN, CHRIS, WESLEY, SPENCER,
THE FAMILIES OF SOME 220 PEOPLE ON THE FLIGHT FROM BRAZIL THAT
WAS GOING TO PARIS AND NEVER MADE IT...6 AMERICANS ON BOARD THAT
FLIGHT
TODAY I SAW THE FIRST EVER RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD AT OUR FEEDING
STATION. MY HUSBAND WAS BENT OVER DIGGING A WEED UP......I SQUEALED,
SWEETHEART LOOK...LOOK...LOOK....WE BOTH DID A HAPPY DANCE. IN ALL THE
TIMES WE HAVE NEVER HAD A RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD......IT WAS SO
EXCITING....JUST LIKE A VISIT FROM GOD, HIMSELF.
THANK YOU FOR ENDURING MY LONG POSTS.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME. IT MEANS SO MUCH. YOU ARE EACH UNIQUE
AND SPECIAL AND I AM JUST SO BLESSED KNOWING YOU.
HUGS
debbie
BEAR YE ONE ANOTHERS BURDENS
~GALATIANS 6: 2
I AM ALWAYS, ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU, IF YOU NEED PRAYER OR WANT TO TALK













28 comments:

  1. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Debbie! And I thought I stayed up late! Your roses are beautiful! If you want to post early next week...send me an email and let me know you want me to link up your post!
    Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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  2. Beautiful roses, and even more beautiful girls!! Good news for Leila and tell her that IS a sassy wig and looks great!! (i love that she wears a mustard seed necklace too) and obviously with her good news, that is a testament to it's truth. I pray Amy's CT results have good news too!!
    Hugs to you ♥ Teresa

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  3. Debbie, it would seem I have a lot to catch up on your blog! Your roses are beautiful and I can only imagine the scent you enjoy while near these blooms. Mmmm...

    Your Amy and her friend are just lovely. May their good news keep pouring in!

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  4. I love the roses! They are so beautiful! And I really like that chair you have sitting in your garden! Very cute. Nice pictures of your daughter and her friend. Hoping and praying for continued good news!!!

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  5. Lovely roses -- I can almost smell them they are so perfect. Amy is a beautiful girl. Prayers for her.

    Thanks for visiting Linderhof.

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  6. Hi Debbie! Keep on praying for that cancer recovery. Miracles really do happen!!

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  7. Hi Debbie,
    Loved your roses,but more important is your heart that reaches out to so many people here in blogland. I am touched by your love for others. It is wonderful that Amy and Lelia, have one another while going through this ordeal, I believe God has put them together to strengthen and encourage each other. Thanking God for Lelia's good news, and now we are thanking God for Amy's good news to come!!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  8. Beautiful roses...fun little chair
    agreeing with you for good news for Amy...blessings of all His best to all of you today!!

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  9. Debbie, first of all, I'm happy for the good news that Amy got! I know that's a HUGE relief and a big prayer answered.

    Those Jackie O roses are the most amazing shade of pink. They are some of my favorites I've seen. Just lovely. And what a cute little chair in your garden!

    I love canna lilies because they will always remind me of my grandmother. She had a HUGE stand of them in her yard. They grow wild along the roadways here in Florida, and I keep thinking I might plant some in the yard. Granny's were always red, but I am partial to the yellow ones.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday... sending love your way...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  10. Debbie...First let me say I am so glad to hear the good news about the test results...your daughter is a strong fighter my friend and God does know her name...I have said many a prayers for her and her friend...cancer is a disease the whole family have not just the person infected..I know God have blessed me so much though out all of my life...every time I felted like tossing in the towel when I had cancer...I would turn to him and he would heal my heart and my body...And the wigs girl I so remember them...I wore them like a badge of honor...I know after 2 times with cancer I am just so happy to be able to say I am "Happy to Be" and that's how I got my user name Debbie...the Good lord watched over me and each day I am just Happy to be able to wake up and see all the beautiful things that he has created for me...I get to see yet another Great Grand baby being born...sighs...Now Debbie I did try and email you and it came back...my email addy is on my blog profile so try and email me girl...May you have a blessed day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  11. Hi Debbie, love your beautiful roses and your little Andy. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    Hugs, Barb

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  12. thank you for visiting me. Your roses are beautiful.
    You DO have an angel on your front porch!

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  13. Hi Debbie! The roses are so beautiful that is my favorite flower......The picture of the girls on the porch with big smiles is perfect!! I'll say extra prayers for them especially with amy's surgery coming up. Thank you for all your prayers, my test results came back negative for lupus and I believe that prayer is a very powerful thing. I will continue to pray for all those that need it to get through whatever they may be going through. Thank you so much for your kindness, hugs to you and the girls, Jennifer : )

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  14. Lovely, lovely roses! I bet they smell divine.

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  15. Your roses are gorgeous and so are the girls! There are so many praises to be thankful for! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Please come back and visit anytime!

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  16. What pretty, pretty roses! Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you! xo Joan

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  17. Your roses are just beautiful as is your assistant. Have a wonderful day.

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  18. Beautiful roses . . .
    Beautiful lady . . .
    In my thoughts, and in my prayers!

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  19. Hi Debbie, thanks so much for stopping by. I love your roses, they are just gorgeous. But not nearly as beautiful as those 2 strong, brave ladies Amy and Leila. I pray that Amy's news is as good as Leila's! To answer your questions, the pictures are all from our little town, Georgetown Texas. They are all from the lake or the North and South San Gabriel rivers. Nice to meet you, happy OW! Kathy

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  20. Lovely pictures you are very creative!

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  21. Your roses are gorgeous, and that chair with the pot in the seat is so cute! Amy is so cute, it's just hard to believe that she is so sick. What wonderful news about Leila, and her new wig looks so good on her. Still praying for all of you, and I just said a prayer for everyone on your prayer list. laurie

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  22. Prayers for all on your prayer list and especially for continued good news for Leila and good news for Amy. You are all in my thoughts and my prayers. The roses are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Debbie, I was so happy this morning to see your post. Your roses are beautiful and I am so happy you have your first hummingbird.
    You over whelm me with your kindness and your caring heart.
    I am, of course, continuing my prayers for Amy and Leila and was happy to hear Leila good news.

    I will be with you in prayer and spirit on June 10th. as Amy goes to surgery, but most importantly so will God.

    Will be waiting for some news.

    Lots of Hugs for you, Amy and your family.

    Barbara

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  24. Your rose bush share lovely blooms. And they do smell sweet.

    Aren't good news just wonderful! Oh those two ladies must be really tight. God really is great. That out of this situation she created them two to be the best of friends.

    I hope and pray too that everything goes well for next week.

    Mizpah
    Li

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  25. First time read of your blog ... God bless all of those you share stories of, may they be blessed & healed. The roses are exquisite. TTFN ~ Marydon

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  26. Hi Debbie, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your roses are beautiful, as is your spirit.

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  27. Your roses are beautiful!!!

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