Feb 1, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS . . .







We have a winner! I am ready to announce the winner of the Rachel Ashwell book. Before I do, I want to thank you for being so faithful to my blog and for the friendships we have. What a great way to start a year! The winner of the give away is Jules. Her blog is http://shabby-jules.blogspot.com/. She is a sweet, happy lady you just have to go visit. So, Jules. email me with your address. Noah was glad to do the hard work of picking our winner, but first he had vacuum the rug and sweep the kitchen. He does this everytime he visits. Apparently, Grandma's house just is not clean enough for the boy!

I hope you ladies had a great weekend. I was busy helping my neighbor next door move. She lost her home, her husband left her and she was all alone in this move. It was so sad, she had to get her things out quickly so everything just was thrown in boxes and stuck in the truck. I arrived at 10:30 am, when I realized that no one was there to help. She was so upset, she was cleaning her toilets. It was heart breaking. I called a couple of men from our church, got her some help. At that point all she had was me, with bad knees and she was moving to an up stairs apartment. It was an emotional weekend to experience as she and her children had to deal with the hard realities of life.

As you have guessed by now, Noah and I are together today. He is napping for me right now. I wanted to visit with you before the rest of my day goes by. I took some pictures I hope you will enjoy. Still working on the Tea Cup Tuesday event, I will keep you posted!

I have a rough week before me, that big surgery about that weird mass they found and do not know what it is will happen Friday. Please pray for Thursday, I have to fast, yuck, and drink the drink! I also have a hard personal day on Tuesday, I would like prayer for. I am a little afraid of both events, but I know that God is with me and will help me though. If my neighbor can do what she is doing, my thing should be easy in comparison. Blessings and hugs to all! Martha

14 comments:

Bettyann said...

Hello friend, what a lovely lady you are to willing help with your bad knees...I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers..I was wondering when this procedure was going to happen...you are strong and so is your faith..take care..

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

What an angel you are helping out a friend in need, she would have been so grateful for your help ~ how sad for her.
Congratulations to Jules ~ you have a sweet little Noah to help you around the house.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that everything will go well for you, dear friend.

Hugs
Carolyn

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Martha ~
How sweet & generous of you to be a fabulous support & help to your neighbor. I am sure her gratitude is felt & deeply appreciated. You are a real gem, Martha.

Congrats to your winner.

Pop over for our giveaway ending Feb. 7th ...

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa said...

Congrats Jules! Enjoy your goodies!
Hugs, Lisa

CC said...

Hi dear Martha,
First, congratulations to the winner. I know she will love her book..and second, what an inspiration you are to me and to others. Such a lovely lady to help a neighbor in need..I'm so happy you were there for her. I will keep you in my thought and prayers..I so hope that all will be all right....

Heirlooms For You said...

I have been away from blog land for awhile. But I am so glad I checked yours out tonight. It is such a blessing to us your readers to hear of your generous spirit. I know she is glad you were there for her. I know some times are a little frightful but with your faith He will see you through. You are in my prayers. Your blog is so beautiful. Carol

craftymarta said...

Martha, so sad to hear about your neighbor but glad that you allowed God to use you. Sorry to hear about your health problems, hope that whatever it is will be taken care, God is in control, will pray for peace and restoration of health. Blessings, Marta.

Sares said...

Of course if you need prayers, they are on the way, fast and furious!

Congratulations to Jules, I am sure she will love the book you were so generous to give away.
I am loving that picture of Noah! I have stories to tell of my Man Cub and his fascination with vacuum cleaners, it's become the family joke!

Bless your heart for helping your neighbor, I am sure she was very grateful. Try to get some rest, you're in my thoughts and prayers!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha. Hope all is well. So sorry to hear about your neighbor. It's very sad when so many things hit one person at one time. It's good that you were there to help her out. God bless you! Will keep you in thoughts and prayers. Congrats to the winner of that lovely book. Noah is always the cutest little helper. Blessings, Tammy

Sherri@TreasureHunters said...

Love your blog, sorry I missed out on the giveaway!
Come over my way for a giveaway from my dear friend- it's a graphic design for a blog!
You might not be able to use it since yours is already gorgeous but maybe you can give it to someone who would like it.

Sherri of The Treasure Hunters

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

Oh wow thanks Martha you are such a sweetheart,Im sure we will all be praying things go well/ on Friday.Ooh im so excited i had the worst day and you have cheered me right up,thanks again.

My name is PJ. said...

Martha, you're such a sweetheart! I hope everything is working out for your neighbor and that everything worked out yesterday for you!

Nezzy said...

I want to send a big old Ozarks congratulations to Jules. You dear girl are such an angel for helping you neighbor...we are the hands of God. I will certainly add you to my prayers. I pray everything goes well for you and your recovery is prompt.

God bless and have a wonderful day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Sares said...

Hallelujah!!! Thank goodness everything is alright Martha, I am so happy for you! And as an added bonus, you got some pretty goodies! God Bless sweetie!