Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm still here...

...I know it has been forever but I promise there is just reason for not being around much lately.  The house is still progressing - I had told y'all that I would let you all in on everything but boy oh boy - when things start happening - decisions have to be made in a jiffy, don't they?  So we are making decisions - left and right - and praying they are the right ones.  We recently got our garage doors installed - you know how little things happen when you are not at home to oversee everything - like when I ordered these doors without hardware but came home to nice "holes" in the doors.  So I suppose I better like the hardware.  Actually, I do like them, but plain would have been a lil' more in keeping with the house.  Oh well, a minor bump in the road.
 Porch railing is up - still have to place those decorative bands on the columns in the right place and they have yet to be painted but the porch is near finished none the less.
 My interior doors I dearly love - they remind me of the doors we have in our older home now - which is exactly what we wanted.  The trim is going up and I'll share pictures with you when the paint is on and you can see it.
 And of course, the dry wall is all finished and waiting for paint - yippeee - the fun part.
 But the main reason I've not been blogging is that every single spare minute we have - it is spent with my father-n-law.  Oh what a precious man he is - a good hearted, honest, gentle, life-loving, man of God.  I had mentioned to you all when we started building our home that he was battling cancer and what a fight he has put up.  He is now at home with hospice care and we are cherishing each moment we have with him.  We recently got to go to Florida with him which is where this picture was taken - sitting on the boat dock watching the boats come in with their daily catch. Fishing - absolutely one of the favorite things in his life. 
Remember our family as we all battle with our emotions.  And as difficult as this is  - we know God is good and He is in control and we trust in Him and his timing. 

May God bless you all and I wish you much happiness on this day.

15 comments:

Country Gal said...

Your home and garage look lovely !
A wonderful photo of your father inlaw watching the boats ! Bless him !

Cathy said...

So good to see a post from you! I'm so sorry to hear of your father in law's illness. This time with him is precious and everything else can wait. ♥

I love the house pics and I'm loving those doors.

Patty Sumner said...

The house is really coming together. It is beautiful. I am so sorry to hear about your Father-in-law. I pray your family is blessed with peace and comfort during this time. I pray his time at home is enjoyable and painless.
Blessings!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Take every minute you can with your father-in-law. I lost my dad in June and cherish every visit. Your house is gorgeous and I LOVE the garage doors. Dawn

Farmchick said...

So glad to see you back here. So sorry to hear about your FIL's progress. He is in our prayers.

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

The house is looking great! Love the garage doors!

So sorry about your father in law! It is never easy watching someone you love go through "C"! Prayers to your family!!!!!

Nancy

Stacey said...

Missing your Cathy. Take care of your family. :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
I love the doors too! they are wonderful..everything is moving fast now and soon you will get to all the fun decorating...
My heart is with you, I hope and pray your Dad in law is not in a lot of pain.
Time is precious and family comes first.
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Angie said...

Everything is looking fabulous just like I knew it would with your great taste! So sorry y'all are having to deal with your father-in-law's cancer battle. Will be praying for him and you and your family.

CaraRose said...

Love the house. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your father-in-law's illness. Please give Shawn my love.

Tamara Jansen said...

It's a difficult time, for sure, to see a loved one suffering. Our thoughts are with you.

9405018--Pat said...

So sorry, thoughts and prayers with you and your family. your house is beautiful thanks for sharing..Pat H

Sandie said...

Your home is beautiful! How about painting the black hardware on your garage doors white? Just a thought! Lifting you up in prayer! With love from Alabama, Sandie

Look beyond the picket fence said...

You do seem to have a lot going on right now. Everyday is a gift.
I love what you are doing with your new home. It looks beautiful!
denise

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Blessings to your Father-in-law. My Dad has been battling cancer for three years. He's done chemo and radiation. We love him dearly and cherish our time with him as well. God bless you and your family. Sandy:O)