Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

We went to see John last night and guess what? He had his new SPORT BED! Thanks Lee for the advice. I asked about it after you told me about them. Check out Lee's site: Weber's World - Life on the Move,
Donna, I have asked about the Sulphur Powder, will get an answer today. Check out Donna's site: Made in Heaven,
These are a few pictures from last night, John has received 86 cards now, he received a package yesterday from the children's Sunday school classes from our church. These pictures are of John and our daughter Elizabeth. The lights on the wall, we put up about in John's room to make it a little happier. My good friend Tonya organized it for the kids to use this past Sunday school time to make John cards. He was so happy, he was ready to cry. Tonya has been like this angel to me. She has helped me get rides back and forth to St. Louis and helped raise money to help us pay bills. She has the biggest heart I have ever seen. John's Aunt Carolyn has been good to me too. She has organized a Trivia Night for John and has asked me to post the flyer on my blog. We are in need of items for the silent auction for that night. She knows alot of my friends are artists and crafters and is asking that if anyone would make something for the auction she knows it would be valued greatly, it doesn't matter how big or small .If anyone wants to do this I will post the flyer below this post and I will give you information now. To contact Carolyn, here is her phone number and e-mail : Carolyn Sickmeier (618) 281-6132 or e-mail
If anyone is able to make in person that night I would love to met you. It would be nice to put a face to some of my friends. ~love nita~


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Nita,

I'm putting a link to your site in my post today. Sending you both hugs and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Nathalie Thompson said...

Nita, That is awesome that John has a new bed that meets his needs. And SO cool that the Sunday school sent him a care package. You have an awesome supportive community. I was thinking of you and John last night while reading. I am currently plowing through "Joni" about Joni Eareckson. Have you read it or heard of her? She was a Christian icon in the 1970s, early '80s I think. Anyway, her story is very inspiring and I would love to send you the book. Let me know. ((Hugs)) to you both.

Brenda said...

I found you from Denas site. God bless you and your family.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Hi Nita,
Dena sent us over today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now.


Donna said...

John looks a lot better! Glad about the bed! have a good one!

whimseycreations said...

Nita, a package full of creations for the Trivia Night auction will be on it's way to your aunt tomorrow. Glad to see a pic of you and John together - he must love your smiling face!!! Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Nita, I have been reading about you and John since his accident, I am touched by your story. I make many different items, quilts included. I will e-mail your Aunt with what I can send. God bless.

Robin-Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Nita,
I've already emailed carolyn and will come up with something! I'm glad to be a part of it (wish I could be there in person! but I stink at trivia!)

red tin heart said...

Robin: Thank you. I appreciate your kindness. xoxo Nita

Dena: Thank you for putting my link on yours. xoxo Nita

Nathalie: I am glad he has a new bed too, I think it is really going to help him. We have had a few people who have been supportive. xoxo Nita

Brenda: Thank you. xo Nita

Julie: Thank you for your prayers. xoxo Nita

Donna: Thanks. xo Nita

Jill: Thank you very much, Carolyn said she got your e-mail already. Sending you love. xoxo Nita

Stacy: Thank you for your kindness towards my family. I really never even wanted to post this because I hate asking for help from anyone, if Aunt Carolyn wouldn't have asked I wouldn't have. But she is impressed with all the people who are so artistic, and she knows people appreciate hand made items. God Bless. xoxo Nita

Robin~Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I also posted a link from my blog, I hope it's ok! I saw that someone else had and hoped you wouldn't mind.

red tin heart said...

Robin: Thank you! That would be wonderful. xoxo Nita

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Nita - I would like to donate something for the auction. I am here because of Dena and would like to tell you that I hope your husband feels better soon. I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I had a work related accident, but mine is nothing like John's. God Bless you both and blessings to your family,

Lee W. said...

YAY for the bed!! I seriously need to get some cards in the mail. Say hi to John!!

Mary said...

Nita! Yay for the bed! Trivia Night sounds great. I hope it's well attended.

John looks good. His spirit must soar when he sees you and your daughter.

Shelley said...

Dear Nita, looks like God is really meeting your needs and for that I am very grateful. I see where Nathalie is going to send you one of Joni's books as well. Thats great, I believe you will both be blessed by her inspiration. I have the book I offered here package and just haven't got'en it in the mail. For that ,I am sorry ! I will try and get it sent out A.S.A.P ! Also, I wanted to send you the little picture I posted on my blog, the one you liked of the mother and child. Would you like for me to send it along with the book to John's address or your home address ? You can let me know !

God's blessings to you all, Shelley

Michelle said...


Thanks for stopping by.. I'm keeping you and John in my prayers.

Linda said...

Dear Nita, I'm meeting you through Dena. You, John, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Your husband & family are in my prayers!
Bless you...

red tin heart said...

Becky: Thank you, and I appreciate your kindness. xoxo Nita

Lee: I can't begin to thank you enough for your advice. Thanks for caring enough to say something about the bed. love nita

Mary: Thank you, John loves being around me and Elizabeth, and we miss him terribly, and love being around him. He seems to do alot better at therapy when I am there. I spent all day there today. From 7:00am until 5:30pm. I hope the trivia night is well attended as well. xoxo nita

Shelley: Thank you! You don't have to do that! But if you really want to I love it! You can send it to my home, just e-mail me so i can reply with my address. Thanks Shelley, love Nita

Michelle: Thanks. xoxo Nita

Linda: Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. xoxo Nita

Priscilla: Thank you for your prayers. xoxo Nita

Sheri said...

so cool about the bed... and that you can do some extra things in his room to help him be more comfortable... i've contacted the lady about making somthing for the silent auction... hope i wont be too late... we've had some crazy things happen in the last two weeks so i've hardly blogged and i've hardly gotten to read any blogs... sorry

red tin heart said...

Sheri: I was wondering about you. I am glad you are ok. You are not to late, it is still a month away. I am praying for you and yours. And thanks for the comment on John and his room. He loves his cards and decorations. xoxo Nita

tongue in cheek said...

As you came to my blog I followed you back to yours. I don't know what happend, but it seems a great sadness has come to you. Nevertheless it seems you are facing it with courage and grace.
My prayers are with you and your husband.

Bethany said...

Awesome news on the bed!!! AWESOME! Great pics too :) Very to you both xoxo

red tin heart said...

Corey: Thank you for your kind words. John's story is throughout my blog. He fell out of a bucket while trimming trees at work. Just a slip of his foot and everything changed. Thank you again. xoxo Nita

Bethany: Love to you and yours sweet Bethany, and thank you. xoxo Nita


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