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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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Whew! What a Week

Hulloa, m'dears.  You've probably noticed my absence in the bloggy world this past week.  If not, I assure you, my feelings aren't hurt. . . too bad.  :]

But to explain, it's not been overly busy.  I've just had one of those weeks.  My awesome, profound brain things have been rather few these passing days and when I sit down to do a normal post, nothing comes.  Hence, no Names or A+A.  :[

Also, I'm requesting your prayers.  For the past two weeks, my grandfather (mother's side) has been struggling with his health.  Long story short, he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and prescribed medicine to help with that.  But last Saturday, he was taken to the Emergency Room at UT Medical Center with a sugar level of 580+ and a yellow tint to his skin.  More tests were run and we were told he has a mass on his pancreas.  He underwent a biopsy yesterday and came through just fine (Praise God!), expecting to come home later this evening.  So, now we are simply waiting for the results.  They haven't said anything yet, but I get the impression that we are looking at pancreatic cancer.  But God is in control, no matter the outcome.

If you have any down time, please remember him and my family.  His name is Milton, he's 68 years old and in better shape than any of us! :D  We just, still need him here.  


On another note, I'm taking this entire week off of blogging.  So, it will most likely be Monday or later before you hear from me again.  I'll still be in touch via contact form and comments, just no posts.  Might even have a small surprise to reveal by then. . . :]

Thank you in advance, my friends!  Love you all!

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  1. Prayers for your family!! My grandpa on my mm's side was just diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time! Looks like a similar situation.
    God Bless xx

  2. Praying for and your grandpa! I've been in a similar situation myself, and it's hard. *hugs*

    Enjoy your week off, m'dear. :) We all need those breaks sometimes!

    (And I'm terribly curious about that little surprise now. ;] )

  3. It's good to hear from you. ^_^

    Sometimes we just need writing breaks to refuel our creativity. Yours will be back before you know it and you'll be full of delightful Sarah posts to share with us!

    Oh no! I am SO sorry to hear that about your grandfather. I will definitely keep him in my prayers.

    Enjoy your blogging break, sweet girl! Love ya! <3

  4. Have fun on your "break"! I'll be praying.

  5. Oh, you ladies are such dears!! ^-^ Thank you for your prayers! Y'all just made my day. :]

    Lizzie: So sorry to hear that! I'll be sure to remember him and your family.

    Tracey: Thank you, girlie! I will enjoy this week. And sorry, but surprise will have to wait! (*evil cackle* Mwahahaha) ;D

    Christine: Many thanks, m'dear! I love you too! <3

    Autumn: Thank you, dearie! Your prayers hold power. :]

  6. Sarah, Our family will definitely be praying for him! I know he is a huge blessing to your family!! Keep us updated on his health.

  7. Thank you, Mrs. Parris! We will. :]

  8. Praying for you and your family, Sari. I know it's so hard when family are sick or suffering. Lifting you all up before the throne room!

    I have and will miss hearing from you on the blog, but I hope your break provides opportunity for refreshment. :)

    Love you girl and know you all will find comfort in the strong arms of our keeper. *HUG*

  9. Nightingale: Thank you, dear Risa! Your comment means so much to me (as do the others, of course!). I love you, too, my friend! *HUGS*

  10. *pops head back in*

    Hey, girl! I just wanted to let you know that I've tagged you over at my blog for the 777 Writing Challenge. ^_^ You can find it here: DEFINITELY nothing you have to do whatsoever, I know you're really busy, but I wanted to pass it your way.

    I've been praying for your grandfather. I hope everything is okay and your family is doing well. Love ya! <3


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