LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hi

I guess its time. Have to rejoin the Living and start afresh again. I haven't blogged in SO long, not from lack of want, but just a series of different issues; computer, my own health and that of my family. My Beloved Ed took his final Journey home to be with our Lord on April 15th, 2014. He had complications from a routine surgery that I wont go into. Reliving all of that again is still too fresh and hurtful for me. HOWEVER, I am SO Blessed, not only for the Eleven years we were given together, but that I KNOW that we will be together again in Heaven. He is Dancing with Our Lord as we speak, free from this sinful world and all of the worries that are here. For that I am SO grateful and at Peace. I am my Beloved's, and He is Mine. That will never change, although our addresses are now different.
He had spent the last few years heavily involved in Prison Ministry. It not only Ministered to those behind bars, the guards, the group of men that went in with him, but it ministered to him as he took care of Me, and our Family with all of our medical needs. It refreshed his soul, put that bounce in his step, and kept him happy and excited for every day of life. There is TRULY nothing like being in God's Will, working alongside of Him that Loves us, to give complete Abundant Joy and that Peace that Passes All Understanding. These are not just Words in our Bible, but Promises that Our lord fulfills when we are in step with Him.

I am starting over, once again. I hope to be creating again soon to fill the hours in my day. I have been surrounded by Gods people and His Blessings and Strength, I want for nothing. "Yay though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear No evil, for Thou art with me..................Thy rod and thy Staff, they comfort me." Again, not Words, but promise fulfilled through Him that Loves us.

Hugs to you :)

Rhea

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22 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Dear, sweet Rhea...
I have thought about you and emailed you a few times...now I know a little why you didn't get back to me...
I am so very sorry to read that your Beloved Hubby has left this earthly home. What a blessing to know that he is with Jesus in heaven!
I have SO MISSED YOU!!!
Sending you many HUGS and prayers!
XO
deb

cottonreel said...

Welcome back . You have been missed

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Rhea, It was so good to see a post from you! I have often thought of you and how you are doing. I am so sorry to hear about your husband, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so happy to hear that you will be creating again! Hugs, Terri

Mari said...

Oh dear Rhea, I'm so sad for your great lost...
But happy your dear hubby is resting with our dear Lord...
Words fail me sweetie, but I'm happy you will be creating again...

Blessings~
Mari

Jane said...

So happy to see you here again! Missed you!
You've written such a beautiful post here - so heartfelt! My heart goes out to you with love and sympathy.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Hello Miss Rhea! Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving a mini story on my Story Telling Post! Loved it! Made me laugh right out loud... what a blessing.

Happy to read you are starting over but sad to see you have gone through so much. You are right... God is your source for all things.

Enjoy your evening,
Jillian

Mary said...

Hello Dear Sweet Rhea, I am so very sorry about your Husband. I too have wondered how you have been.
Sending Love and Prayers for you and your Family. love,Mary

Delvalina said...

Hello Rhea,

I just read your sweet comment on my blog. and I just want to jump onto this blog and be friend with you here.

This post is beautiful about how you sharing your heart and I'm encouraged by your faith to our Lord. the good news is we will soon back home and meet heavenly Father - I just cant wait to the day where we all praise Him together.
My prayers be with you :)
hug you back,
Delvalina

Little Vintage Cottage said...

So sorry for your Loss Rhea. I'm glad you have decided to start blogging and creating again, I think that will be very good for you.

Tania

fannipauline said...

So sorry for your loss. I lost my sweet hubby nearly 9 years ago and I still think of him many times a day. I, like you, know that Troy is in heaven and that he is happy and well. We serve an awesome God and He is always with us.

Victoria said...

Oh, I am so very sorry for your loss:( I have no words of comfort but will send prayers your way.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Hugs:)

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a beautiful post. It's a wonderful tribute to a man who was so loving and loved in return.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Thank you, for the sweet comment on my blog.

We have never met before, but I am so sorry for your loss of your dear husband. xoxo

I just love that sweet dress form he found for you.

Su

Susan Clayton said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Angels to you.

Diane Mars said...

I am so sorry for your broken heart I just cant imagine all you have been through, please know your Blog friends are here lots of changes for us all life has a way of doing that. Big Hug Diane

my cup of tea said...

So very sorry to hear of your Ed passing. I have experienced that feeling of peace, so I totally understand. I will keep you in my prayers. Creating is such great therapy! Thanks for your sweet visit.
donna

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Rhea . .
I have checked your blog so often during the last couple years and knew there must have been something wrong that you had not posted.
I now know why . . . I am truly saddened to hear about your precious Ed ~ Heaven now has a wonderful new soul to share in the joyous peace.
You have such a God given gift for writing and your post was a wonderfully touching tribute to him.
I know that creating all your gorgeous pretties will be such a blessing for you during these times and Ed will be sending you inspirations!!
Hugs to you and your family,
Lynn

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am so sorry. I don't know how people get through all of the pain of loss without our Father being there each step of the way. Ed sounds like an awesome person! He gave so much to others. God has him now and he waits for you to walk over that bridge.

Lots of love,

Becky

Protector of Vintage said...

I have missed your beautiful posts and was saddened to read about Ed. I hope you are doing okay! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Take care~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Rhea,
I stopped by to thank you for your visit and I was shocked to read this post..

I am so very sorry for this terrible loss that you suffered.

You are in my thoughts and prayers !

Glad though that you have returned to blogging.....

Hugs,
Deb

Donna J Baker said...

Hi Rhea,
Along with so many others that follow your blog, I wondered what happened that you weren't posting anything. My heart is heavy for you, but it also rejoices with you knowing that Ed is now with our Master and experiencing all the wonder of Heaven! It is wonderful to have the peace that only comes from our Father who will comfort you. You have been blessed in so many ways and are a blessing to so many others as well. Your creativity shows God's gifts to you in all that you do. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.
Hugs, Donna

Nancy Garcia said...

Rhea. I hope you remember me. I'm Connie's daughter from the EBay group. I am now remarried. It's been 5 years since my Bill died. I'm so sorry to hear about Ed. Mom told me today. Time softens the blow but it never goes away. My thoughts are with you.