My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, September 24, 2010

Feel Good Friday - Amazing

I'm saying amazing because it really should not have been a "feel good" week. Last Sunday my friend Linda called to tell me her husband of 47 years had passed away, suddenly. Ed (64) had had a bad heart for several years but still managed to work and do what needed to be done. Linda you may remember is a breast cancer survivor of less than a year. Plus they were in the process of downsizing and moving to a smaller home.

So this week she has had to bury her husband and pack and move from a home of 25 years, going through all that stuff that we all accumulate and still not lose her mind. All of this basically in 6 days. When asked how she's doing, she just has a little smile and says, "God doesn't give us more than we can handle."

I think my faith is strong, but I'm not sure it compares to Linda's. I feel good today because I have such a wonderful friend.

I hope I stop and think about her week the next time I'm whinny about how busy I am or have a case of the "Poor Me's".

More Feel Good Friday can be found at The Girl Next Door Grows Up, please stop by.


  1. Wow, I am so sorry for Linda's loss. She does sound like an amazing friend and I'm sure you're an amazing friend back.

  2. Wow what a good long term relationship. I too am sorry for Linda's loss.

    Following from Feel Good Friday.

  3. So sorry about your friend. God sure tests us at times, but I feel and you probably do too, that God is walking right beside her or sometimes even carrying her thought this difficult time. She also has good friends like you to help her.


  4. Linda is lucky she is the glass half full instead of the glass half empty type of person and yet I am still sorry for her loss.. That type of week does put things in perspective for the rest of us for sure...

    jackie ^_^

  5. I'm so sorry about your friend. I'm sure she is lucky to have you for a friend.

  6. i am sorry for your friend too...

    you're lucky to have each other....

    friends can get us through some tough times...mine sure have.

    you're in my thoughts...


  7. I'm sorry for your friend's loss. You are right, it is much easier to have faith when times are good or just kind of medium bad. I'm sure that Linda knows that she is in your thoughts. And you are in mine.

  8. I am so sorry for your friend's loss. That is a LOT to take in one week.


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