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Friday, December 21, 2007

(our cat Sade lays in the spot by where John use to sit everyday)


I have received a few e-mails asking me if everything was all right because I have not posted for a few days. Thank you for caring enough about me to do that. It means the world to me.

I have been going to see John at the new Rehabilitation center, and I am just so tired when I get home I have not had enough energy to do anything else . I have been trying to get him settled in. His first few days there were not the best. But they are getting better.

He received his new wheelchair today. He loves it! He was so excited about it. His new chair is motorized and it raises him to eye level. He is not going to be able to get out of bed until after Christmas though because of his last surgery.

He has better cable where he is staying at now, and is thrilled over that.

I am posting John's new address for anyone who would like to send a card. It is: CCS Carbondale
306 West Mill Street
c/o John Zimmerman
Room 6
Carbondale, Illinois
62901

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I watched her as she sat in the chair next to me. She was old, I heard her daughter say to the nurse that she was 91. She turned to look at me and smiled a small quiet smile.

My heart ached at the look of uncertainty in her eyes. It was also a look of "please be kind to me, I know I am old and sometimes repeat myself one thousand times a day. But I need love and compassion."

We have the choice in our lives to be kind. We also have the choice to turn what seems like devastation into a blessing. It all depends on our attitude.

I know alot of people don't want to hear that, but it is true. Attitude is a powerful determinate in how our lives will turn out.

There have been times when I have been so desperate. I did not know how I was going to make it through some of the situations I have lived through. But choosing to believe that everything happens for a divine reason, and trying my very best to have an attitude that "I will make it." Has helped me through this life. And having faith in God.

I have also taken scriptures out of the Bible that applied to my situation, and confessed them over my life. Words are the most powerful weapon in the world. The Lord formed the Earth by words. We have the power of life and death in our tongues. So be careful of what you confess over your life.
I am leaving you with some scriptures that I use often.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your
heart,
And lean not on your own
understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge
Him.
And He shall direct your
paths.

Psalm 46:1
God is my refuge and strength, an ever- present help in trouble.

Proverbs 18:21
The power of life and death are in the tongue.

Psalm 119:10
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Luke 10:9
I have been given authority and power over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall in any way harm me.

If anyone is struggling right now, like I have for so long, over many issues, please be encouraged that God is there to help you. Reach out to people around you. Pray that God will send you someone to be your friend.

You are valuable and God does love you. You may not know why you are going through what you are going through, but just believe in Him who made you.
~Nita~

Monday, December 17, 2007

5 Things....




















I was tagged to list 5 random things about myself by Red Bess Bonney at http://redbessbonney-akasusan.blogspot.com/
1. I hate doing laundry, but I love having the bathroom shelves full of clean towels and wash clothes. It makes me feel good.
2. I adore home decorating magazines. Mary Engelbriet's Home Companion is my favorite, then Country Living, Victoria, Country Home, etc. I have stacks of them.
3. My favorite meal is beef roast with potatoes and carrots. ( i made this last week) yummy....
4. If i were a bird i would make my nest out of waterproof yarn. ha!
This exact color too, i love it.
5. The picture of the stars and sequins at the top is one of my favorites that I took awhile back, and I look at it everyday because it makes me happy.

I am now tagging Patti at Treasure Barn http://treasurebarnblog.blogspot.com/
Bobbie at Great Grannie Blog at http://granny-blog.blogspot.com/

~ Nita~
i am broken...
but i will stand
i am bruised ...
but i will heal
my heart lies in one million pieces on the ground...
only god can sort it out
and put it back the way it should be
i have tragedy upon tragedy...
but i will fight
and i will stand
and i will not give in and give up
there is a brighter day, a better day
coming my way...

by nita zimmerman

today's song, true colors first clip

Sunday, December 16, 2007







Ariel is in her Santa's helper outfit, and
Coco is in her purple sweater .










I went out to walk the pups today and saw these wonderful bird tracks. As soon as we finished our walk, I took the pups in and dried their little paws with a warm towel that I keep on the heater vent while I walk them. And they promptly went and layed on the back of the couch in their little coats to warm up.
We received about 6 inches of snow last night. It was so delightful to see the snow falling down like glitter on the frozen prairie.
I felt like I was in one of those gorgeous snow globes and it had just been shook up. That is how hard the snow was falling last night. The only bad thing is that is hazardous to travel in these conditions. It had rained and sleeted for hours before the snow came.
I would like to leave you with a quote this evening:

The holiest of all holidays are those


kept by ourselves in silence and apart,


The secret anniversaries of the heart...


_ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
—G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, critic
"There will come
a time
when you believe
everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour
(1908-1988)

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it."
David Star
(1851-1931)
exert from
The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
George Eliot
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
~Wishes are free~
So why not make one?
Psalm 138:7

Though I am surrounded by troubles, my God will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. He will clench His fist against my angry enemies! His Power will save me. The Lord will work out His plans for my life- for His faithful love endures forever.

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