25 April 2008

April Wrap

Please continue to keep John, Hallie and family in your thoughts and prayers. Kimmy has been doing a phenomenal job of keeping us updated on Hallie's blog.

I'm going to take the rest of April off the blog. I have a birthday coming up which I never expected to be here for and I'm going to spend the last days of April celebrating that by being with my husband and kids and by doing stuff that will be fun for me(which I seldom do)...I have a baby quilt to start and some bird seed bags to make for a wedding which is the ultimate honor for me. Weddings and babies are new beginnings and I feel blessed getting to contribute to both of those in my own way. Life goes on.

Be blessed and happy in the remaining few pieces of April.


Alice said...

Ness, all of us out here in bloggerland are thrilled to see you celebrate a birthday you didn't think you'd have. I know what an incredible blessing that is. Not just for you, but for all of us who know you. Many, many wishes for a happy happy birthday.

kim-d said...

Oh Ness, good for you! I'm going to miss you while you're taking a break, but so happy that you will be doing enjoyable stuff...especially the bird seed for the wedding! I think that is just the coolest thing, and I'll bet the recipient does, too ;)!

Ness, I'm so worried about John. I'm praying, praying, praying--getting other people to pray--but still just can't get it out of my head that they need to find out the origin of this infection...I don't know, I guess it just made me feel better to come over here and "talk." Now maybe I can actually get back to my job and get my work done :).

Hurry back after your birthday fun, my friend! Have a VERY HAPPY one...

Love & Hugs...xoxo

Mama Bear said...

Happy Birthday Ness. I hope that you enjoy your birthday. I will miss you while you are gone but you deserve the break. If you ever need me, my email is
See you in May!!

God Bless~

PS. Today is my babies birthday. He turns 27 today. Man I am old!!! LOL

Laura ~Peach~ said...

have cell phone will call :)
love n hugs

cyndy said...

Have a great April!
Hallie & family are in my prayers.

dlyn said...

Happy Birthday Ness - enjoy your time!

Maribeth said...

Hi Ness! Found you! LOL Nice to see that you have a place on the Blogging world of your own!

Tracy said...

Wishing you the Happiest of Birthday's Ness!!! Birthday's are always special around here-so go enjoy your special time birthday girl.

Alli said...


katie said...

Happy Happy Birthday, my dear Ness. your life is a gift to so many. i hope you have a very blessed day. :)

kimmy said...

Have fun relaxing Ness - you most definitely deserve it!

You have been wonderful with all your prayers and candles for Hallie and John! I know that they both appreciate your friendship!


Debra W said...


Good for you, girlfriend! I am very proud of you for taking some time off to focus on the things that you are grateful for, mainly "bonus" years that you thought you might not have. You deserve to spend the next few days doing all of the things which make you feel happy, peaceful and accomplished.

I am so glad to know that your birthday is coming up as I would not want to miss your very special day. I know that you have said that birthdays took on a different meaning after your mother passed away. I can completely understand that, but maybe, just maybe it is time to rethink your approach. You and I both know that every day that we are alive is sometimes like a bonus, when we live with chronic illnesses. I especially think that you deserve to celebrate since you have overcome cancer! You do so much for so many. You are a absolute blessing to everyone who knows you. You are a gift. Treat yourself to the very things that make YOU feel wonderful. Celebrate Ness.

If you get a moment, please email me your phone number and address. I will miss you while you are off celebrating, but I cannot wait until you come back and share your adventures. Take some birthday pictures! Happy, happy birthday, sweet friend.

Love and hugs,

Laura ~Peach~ said...

hope you are having a great birthday and have plenty of spoons to enjoy it!
Love n hugs

Debra W said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear heart!