Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dressed and Waiting...and a Giveaway Winner Too!

Hello my friends! Hope each and everyone of you had a most lovely week, and have plans for a fabulous weekend! Mine was quite busy, but Honey and I do have plans for a lovely ride along the coast late this afternoon. I just love our coastal rides, it is a perfect time for great conversation and a visit to our favorite little shops along the way! Let me say, the winner of my little giveaway is Shell of Swan of Dreamers! I sure hope you enjoy the pincushions Shell! Let me tell you how it all came about. I still draw names the old fashion way!:o) All the names were written down by Honey, placed in a little bowl and mixed very well by him. I turned my head and picked!! Be on the look out for I have another little something coming soon I just know you all will love!

As promised, I wanted to share a little information with you all regarding my surgery. This past Wednesday was another pre-op visit. Although Honey and I have asked the same questions what seems like hundreds of times they don't seem to mind.:o) One thing I was not expecting to hear was a change in my surgery date. I was all geared up and ready to go for Tuesday, January 13th!:o) One of my physicians had a major emergency and therefore my date was pushed to February 17th. I have a team of four doctors, and this one just happens to be the one who specializes in facial reconstruction. So I think we just better wait on him!:o) This has been a long journey since my first surgery in 2005. I am looking forward to receiving my new lower left jaw and start the mending process.

Just like the little lady above, I am dressed and waiting. As I said before, like most of us girls my first question was....just what will I look like after my procedure. I have been assured I will look quite wonderful and even better with time!:o) Although a portion of my fibula bone will be used to fashion my new jaw, I am told my leg will heal rather quickly and I will be up and walking in no time. There will be lots of mending time after this procedure, but I know I will be ok. You know, you just never know what life has in store for you. That is the beauty of knowing my Saviour Christ Jesus. He knows no surprises and has it all in control, even on those days when I do not. So now that I have a few more weeks I have been thinking of a wonderful project to take hold of! Think I will do some knitting and some reading too!!:o)

Have a beautiful weekend my friends, keep me in your prayers and I promise to let you know what is going on with this little jaw of mine!:o) Talk to you in a few days!

Being confident of this very thing
that He who has begun a good work in you
will complete it until the day of Jeus Christ.

Philippians 1:3 (NKJV)




Shell said...

Thank you Beverly!! I was surprised to see my name. I will love the pincushions!!
I'm glad your fine with waiting with your surgery. It is better to go with a doctor you trust and know does good work. Before you know it, Feb 17th will be here.
Beverly, my e-mail is
If you e-mail me, I can send you my mailing address for my lovely pincushions. I can't wait.

Needful Friends ... Miss Holly Golightly said...

hi beverly, your blog is so wonderful...

love it here...


Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Congratulations SHELL!!! You are a lucky girl!!!

And thanks, Beverly for having this special give-away!!!

I will make the change in your surgery date on our Prayer List. We'll continue to pray.


melanie said...

Congrats to Shell!

I will be praying on the 13..all goes well..smoothly and a quick healing and recovery. God bless!

Barb said...

praying all goes well for you with your surgery,your pincushion was beautiful.

Patty said...

Hi Beverly,

I will change the surgery date on my prayer list. God must have a reason for the delay..He knows best.

Congratulations to Shell...they were beautiful little pin cushions!

Have a blessed weekend,

CIELO said...

Hi... I just left a message but can't see it.... hope you and your husband have a great time on your romantic getaway...



Carrie said...

Yes, I will have you and your upcoming surgery in my prayers. May God continue to keep you in His care,

Laura said...

Your positive attitude is an inspiration to me.

Deanna said...

Sweet Beverly,
Our Lord times these things well. I believe that with all of my heart. Just know that when you start the healing process, you will have us here at Bloggerland supporting and praying for you all the way.

Sincerely and with love,

Amy said...

Hi Beverly...You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. So...whatcha gonna knit, I wonder?

Nan said...

Beverly, you are one of those rare people who simply exude peace and faith. My prayers will certainly be with you. I love your line - "He knows no surprises."

c|ara said...

Hi Beverly, thanks for the invite to the giveaway. That "got-to-wait" feeling is something to wrestle with and it's only right to commit it to the Lord like you have done. I'm truly encouraged by you and I thank God for that.

KJ said...

Congratulations to Shell! How special it will be to have a Beverly original!

And, to my sweet friend... I will be calling you in the next couple of days. God is good and working on your behalf! I hope you felt the warmest of fuzziness when I was talking about YOU yesterday on a day trip!

Love, KJ

Wild Rose said...

Oh Beverly,

How awful to have your surgery postponed when you were all geared up and ready to go, but as you say, you need that doctor...


Marie x


Hi Beverly,
I will certainly pray for your surgery. Thanks for stopping by:)
Congrat's to Shell.
Have a great week:)
God Bless.

Tea said...

Congratulations to Shell! I know she will love those pincushions.

Beverly, you have such a good outlook even in time of change. We'll keep you in our prayers. Hope you had a wonderful ride along the coast.

Jeanne said...

God bless you my lovely friend.
I will say special prayers for you.
Love you

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh what a let down to have to sorry! are surrounded by a cirle of friends, holding you up in prayer!
How was the seaside drive? I'd have to drive for 10 hours to get to do that!

Marcela said...

Dear Beverly
You are in my prayers.

Everything will be fine... You will have a speed recovery, I am sure of that!

Kisses to you

CIELO said...

Good evening Beverly.... so good to see you again! Another voice will be lifted up in your behalf... you are with God... trust trust!



Tracy said...

Congrats to Shell on your lovely giveaway win! Thanks for the update on what's happening, Beverly! A whole month more seems a wait, I'm sure. But you are handling it all so well...and all will go well! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Carolyn said...

Wow, Beverly. Talk about change! So, it's in Feb now. Well, I soooooo agree. Best to wait the for main man to be there! Glad to hear you are going with the flow on it, as usual. Glad I stopped by this AM, to let you know I was thinking about you today, and prayers are with you, anyway . . . because they are. :-)

Your coastal drive with Honey sounded awesome, and how wonderful for Shell to win!

Hugs :-)

bj said...

Oh, my...I came by to see if there was any news and find it has been pushed back a little. That's ok...I think God wanted you to have a little more time to think things thru and etc. HE always knows best, as you well know.
Good luck and many many blessings...

Pat@MyTatteredElegance said...

Hi Beverly~
I found your blog today through "Shabby in the City" and so happy I found you. I love your blog and all the sweet things I read. I will have you in my prayers and I know everything will be fine.
I read some of the things you wrote about your sweet mother, I can relate to you, my sweet mother went to live with daddy and Jesus last Feb. 21st. I sure miss her.
Keep strong healthy thoughts going and focus on everyones prayers.

the voice of melody said...

Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery. :)

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

I'm sorry your surgery got pushed back, Beverly. This gives you a few more weeks to rest up and by the time February 17th comes around, you'll be even more ready! I always remind myself that God's hand is in everything ... we might not know why He chooses the things He does for us, but in the end, He knows best.

Now it's my turn to have a giveaway on my blog! If you can, please stop by.


Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Thanks for the visit Beverly! I'm so glad that you enjoy coming here...and the ROSES, too! I love ROSES, can you really tell? LOL!!!

Tom and I will be praying you through your surgery and recovery, dear.


ps...let us know if we need to update the prayer list...and how you're doing!

bj said...

just stopping by to say you are in my prayers. be sure to let us hear how you are doing...
hugs, bj

YayaOrchid said...

Beverly, keeping you in my prayers! I just know all will be fine. The Lord will see you through this.

Tanja*s Homestyle said...

Thank you Beverly to visit my Blog. I was linked back our blog :-)your blog is so wonderful
Hugs from germany Tanja

Susan said...

what a beautiful blog! what a pleasant way to spend a cold morning
reading your delightful blog!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats to Shell on the wonderful pin cushion win! I am wishing you the faster recovery time ever after your surgery!

Barbara said...

Many Blessings. Keep strong and In Gods grace.