Sunday, November 18, 2007

My 50th Post......

Yes it is my 50th post, and I want to celebrate it with my first give-away ever! I started blogging in March, it was my first month and I thought it would be my last. For that was the month my dear sweet Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, our world was turned upside down... I did no posting the following month, and with much encouragement from Honey I slowly started to post again. It has been a difficult time for our family, Mom is feeling much better, regaining her strength and we all are looking to a beautiful future and long years with our dear Mother.... I cannot begin to tell you just what all of you have meant to me in these last several months. I am honored to call you my friends.


Many of you know I love books as many of you do! "Friends are Flowers" is one of my favorite books, and I have quoted many of its beautiful poems on the blog. It is filled with the most beautiful gardens, flowers, and a host of lovely thoughts and stories on friendships... I wish so much that I could give one to each and everyone of you, but hopefully who ever receives the book will post a lovely sentiment from the book every once in a while for all of us to enjoy. I had to include these lovely embossed soaps of three ladies at tea...these are mine, but yours will be all sealed and unopened...they are beautiful!

To be a part of the give-away all you need to do is post a comment, that's it! The deadline for the give-away is Friday November 23rd at midnight, and I will announce the winner on Saturday! Wishing each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Have wonderful week!

A Friend Is Someone Who Listens
With Her Heart...

from Friends are Flowers

Smiles to you...

Beverly

52 comments:

Nan - said...

Oh, I didn't know about your mom. I'm so glad she is doing better. I would have posted even if there weren't a giveaway. I love your blog, and always feel uplifted when I read it. Congrats on your 50th posting.

Nan said...

Congrats on your 50th post. I've been wondering how you were since I haven't seen a post from you since I found you. Glad your Mom is better.
Looks like a lovely book.
Nan

Becky K. said...

It is an interesting time in a person's life when those that have been our rocks need us as much as we need them. I have been traveling this stage of the road for two years now and will keep you and your mother in my prayers. It is so good to hear that she is improving.

I would love to be entered in your drawing and would encourage you to come over to Hospitality Lane and enter in mine.

Blessings on your new week.
Becky K.

Laurie4567@aol.com said...

Glad to see another post from you! I am sorry to hear about what your mother has been dealing with and happy that she is on the road to recovery. Your photos are beautiful!

KJ said...

Beverly, I so look forward to my visits here! There is so much loveliness in your posts. Every one of your comments is imbued with your sincerity and heart! Congratulations on this landmark occasion! I am so glad that you stuck with your blog! By the time I started blogging, I would have never met you!

And, I am so glad that your Mother is doing well. Give her a hug for me!

Many blessings,
KJ

P.S. Thank-you for including me in your Giveaway!

Mary Isabella said...

I did not know about your Mother. I Praise our Savior that she is doing better. Congraulations on your 50 posts. I am so proud to be able to call you my friend. Your posts mean so much to my life. I wish you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving. Mary

dottycookie said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. I didn't realise your mum had been so sick, but I am glad she is making good progress. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - it's a great holiday and one I very much miss now we're back home in the UK!

Tracy said...

Happy 50th, Beverly...looking forward to many, many more posts! I just love coming here every week and sharing in the beauty of life, living and crafting with you, my friend. You are so sweet & generous to do a giveaway. Count me in! I'm so happy to know you mother continues to be well and thriving again, and that all of you will have many years all together. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration later in the week. See you soon ((HUGS))

bj said...

Good morning, friend Beverly, thanks so much for your visits to my place. I always am glad to see you.
So sorry about your mother..I didn't know she was ill. So glad to know she is better. Pls. keep us informed, ok?
Congratulations on your 50th posting.
bj

Natalie said...

Congratulations on making this milestone and I am so happy you have continued to post... I always know where to find comforting thoughts and uplifting reflections. I will keep, your mother and all of your family in my prayers.

Kari & Kijsa said...

We are so glad you are still blogging, and glad your mother is doing better! What a wonderful book too!Congratulations on the 50th post!


blessings,
kari & kijsa

Deborah said...

I'm glad your mom is doing good!...and that you kept up with your blog. Congratulations on your 50th post.

OH! Please enter my name in your lovely drawing! I am a poetry person! I would love that book!

Wishing you many, many more posts!
Deborah

Tips Of All Sorts said...

Congrats on your 50th post! So glad that the blogging journey has been enriching for you, as well as for us, your readers. :-)

Great to know that your mom is feeling better. The family's love and support will be a huge encouragement to her.

Thanks for sharing this giveaway and I will remember all of you spending Thanksgiving. Have a great time!

turquoise cro said...

Hi Beverly!!! I wanted to peek in and seeeeee who won Lynda's sweet birdies!!! Congrats! on your 50th and I am GLAD to hear your mother is better too!O!Since I'm here, Please add me in your sweet give-away too! Woot!

bj said...

Beverly, I'm so sorry that I didn't know about your mother. I will surely add you all to my prayer list.
CONGRATULATIONS on your 50th post.
I am putting a message into your mind right now...."PICK BJ, PICK BJ". ha ha ! It IS a lovely book and the soap looks just luscious! Someone will be very lucky!
bj

bj said...

Bev, so sorry...I see that I'm on here twice. I didn't think my first one posted...I've been having some trouble posting, making comments and just moving around from blog to blog. Poor ole computer is old and may be just plain tired!
bj

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Congrats on your 50th post! I love you blog so much, it is so beautiful! That book looks great, if I don't win it here I think I'll have to buy it!

I'm glad to hear your mother is doing good!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

willzmom said...

Beverly,
I enjoy reading both of your blogs-I've been so busy lately that I've missed reading them. Congratulations on you anniversary post! I am so glad that you decided to continue blogging, and that your Mom is enjoying better health.

Sonnja said...

Congratulations on your 50th post.
I'm glad your mom is doing good!
Kind regards,

Sonnja. from the Netherlands

Lynda said...

Congratulations on your 50th post, Beverly! I'm so glad that we had the chance to meet through our blogs. That's such wonderful news that your Mom is doing well ~ I wish her many more wonderful years of good health. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! ~ hugs, Lynda xoxo

ps ~ the birds are on their way!

tina said...

Hello BEAUTIFUL BEVERLY! And thank you for your blog give-away invite...I to didn't know about your Mom~ give her a kiss from this girl from TEXAS! Glad she is doing better!! Congrats on your 50th post...Tina

Marcela said...

Hello Beverly.
Congratulations on your 50th post!!!
Glad to know your mother is better now
What a beautiful give away!!!
Hugs.
Marcela

daisy cottage said...

Beverly, we are so blessed to have you part of the blogging world! Here's to 50 more beautiful posts!
And I'm so glad your Mom is doing better now!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweetie!

xo,
Kim

Judy said...

Beverly,
Your blog radiates sincerity and love. It is always a pleasure to read.
If it helps to hear this, I am a twelve year breast cancer survivor and doing very well. I pray that your mother, also, will be so blessed!!

Lorrie said...

So glad to hear that your mom is doing well. I enjoy reading your blog - it's so warm and welcoming. Congratulations on your 50th post!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Beverly,
Congratulations on your 50th post. I am so sorry that you have been going through the adversity of your mother having breast cancer, but glad to hear that she is doing better. I love your blog, you are such a special lady. Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings, Karen

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

So happy to hear your Mom is doing better. You have a lovely blog & congrats on your 50th post. Blogging is a wonderful way to connect & can be very theraputic, so I'm glad you're back at it. Please enter me in your giveaway.
I came by here via Kj @eyedyllic

Raindrops said...

Hi
I am so sorry to hear your mom has been unwell but glad things are looking brighter for you all. Congratulation of your 50th post. I am in the UK so can't be included in the giveaway but I am sure some lovely person will be the lucky recipient of your lovely gift. Tricia

Mrs.E said...

I'm a new visitor and I found my way here via eye-dyllic.

You have a very nice blog and am enjoying your wonderful posts and pictures.

Happy 50th! and thank you for including me in your giveaway :)

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Beverley. I'm sorry to hear about your mother, I do hope she's recovering well now. Congrats on your 50th post too. It is a joy to come and visit you
Kim x

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That's is so good that your mom is doing better. I will keep her in my prayers. What is her name? 50 post that is so great!
ginger

Classic Charm said...

So glad I found you. What a lovely blog and congrats on your 50th post!
Rose @ Classic Charm

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I'm so glad your mom is on the mend. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!

NAME: CIELO said...

Oh, Bev... I didn't know about your mom... and you have so much faith to pass on to everyone who reads you!! You are a truly woman of God.

In perplexities -- when we cannot tell what to do, when we cannot understand what is going on around us -- let us be calmed and steadied and made patient by the thought that what is hidden from us is not hidden from Him....

May the Lord continue to bless you and yours....

Happy Thanksgiving

LOVE,

CIELO

Abbie said...

Hi Beverly,
What a lovely book! It's nice to hear that your mother is doing better.. There is alot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful time with you and yours.
♥ Abbie

Daughter of the King said...

wooohooo....I just am making it in time....
Congratulations...

Deby

Wild Rose said...

Hi Beverly,

Many congratulations on your 50th post. I can't quite believe it, but I'm coming up to my 100th! Not only that, but I have my other blog up and running too...

Thank you so much for your e-mail. It was sweet of you to let me know. I am trying to catch up with everyone this week.

Happy Thanksgiving and I do hope that your Mom's health continues to improve.

Marie x

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! Good for you, Sweets! Oh....my mother had breast cancer, too, and I know the fear and anxiety that goes with that. Soooo glad both our sweet mamas are still with us! Those soaps are just lovely and what a beautiful book. I'd be honored to be included in your sweet giveaway! Hugs to you...Cheryl :)

Toni said...

Happy 50th post Beverly! I'm happy to have met you, :) xo.

the feathered nest said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I always enjoy reading your posts so here's to many, many more! I'm so glad your Mom is feeling better!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Manuela

Shropshire Girl said...

Dear Beverly, I am so pleased to hear that your dear mum continues to improve.
I 'visit' lots of blogs but the beauty of your photos and your lovely spirit makes it one of my favourites, so I hope to see the next 50 posts over the coming months.
Bless You!
Sandra.x.

jess said...

You have such lovely pictures on your page. I am thankful for my mom this time of yours, I am glad that you still have yours to share things with. Congrats on your big 50!

homespun living said...

Congratulations Beverly ~ you are a very thoughtful and sweet person.
Thank you for all your kind comments.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Deb

Nonnie said...

I didn't know about your Mum being ill. I'm so glad to hear she is doing well. I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your 50th post!
So glad to hear your mom is doing better.
Hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Many Blessings,
Sandy :)

Ruth Welter said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you Beverly. I've enjoyed reading your blog this year.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sweet Beverly! I hope your Mom continues to gain strength and feel much better!

What a thoughtful giveaway.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Annie's Abode said...

I am so glad to hear that your Mom is doing well and may she continue to do so.

Have a lovely thanksgiving celebration.

Ax

Sea Dream Studio said...

Beverly~ What a sweet and lovely blog you have! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!
hugs~dale

Gwen said...

Congratulations on your 50th post!! Your blog is beautiful. Glad to hear your Mom is improving. I know that made your Thanksgiving even more special. Gwen

bj said...

Hi, Beverly, just wanted to say hello and that I hope all is well in your world!
bj

paru's_circle said...

sorry i missed your 50th post, just found your blog..do come over to mine..(50th that is)..soon!