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Veterans Day

First of all I want to thank all of our Veterans for their service and their sacrifice for our country. That we have the liberty and freedom that we enjoy today.

Secondly, I want to thank their families for their sacrifices. While your spouses are away fighting for our freedoms your left back home being single parents and worrying non-stop when your loved one is going to come back home to you.

Please know that people are praying for all of our men and women fighting for our great country and their families. You’re sacrifices do not go unnoticed.

Back in the Vietnam War, my grandfather had 2 brothers sent away to war. Carlton and David Moon. I admire my Uncles tremendously in more ways than they probably know. I want to thank them especially today for all that they did.

Our family is extremely large, but when you need something, we’re always there for each other. My grandfather is 1 of 8 siblings.

Moon Siblings

Carlton Moon

David Moon

Thank you Uncle Carlton and Uncle David for all your sacrifices for our country. I love you both!

Love,

Amanda

My New Etsy Store!! Hiatus is Over :)

After almost being on a year long hiatus (that’s a story for another day)… I’ve made a semi-big decision, for me anyways! Lol.

So here’s my big news! I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and open my very own Etsy store!!!

I’ve only put one item up so far, but more will be coming soon!

Please check it out and contact me for any requests!

Georgia Peach Queen Etsy Store

What Does Tomorrow Hold?

Tomorrow is Election Day, as anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past year knows. And if you didn’t know, how big was that rock?!

Anyways, I always wonder, just what will tomorrow hold. Will it be a good day? A productive day? A long and tiring day? 

With the election being tomorrow, I just ask one favor from everyone. 

Please go out and vote!  

My little Princess is going to have a Mock Election at her school tomorrow. She is so excited about it! Here’s what she had to say…. 


This has been an election of megatronic proportion. I will say, I’ll be glad all the bashing of the others is done and over with. ​

God is not the author of confusion, and I pray that Gods will be done in this election. May he bring peace, guidance and safety back into the United States. That we have a leader who loves God, and that has our best interest at heart, and not one who is trying to line their pockets with money from power.

Lord, please let tomorrow be done according to your will. That you will be given honor, and let your light shine among every individual in this nation. Please help us to make America Great Again. Where people are loving and kind to those in need. That people who have been trying to find a job for weeks, months and/or years will prosper with your guiding hand. Please help our Nation Lord and that people will realize they need you. One Nation Under God. Please be with us, lead, guide and protect us Lord. In Jesus name I pray, amen!

Cancer That Awful “C” Word & A Survivor Story

Cancer is an evil word, and even more so and evil and cruel disease that make loved ones leave us way to soon.

Some people are diagnosed early and go through their treatments, with no problem.

Some are blessed, and are able to get the best news that anyone facing the awful “C” word can hope for, that after undergoing surgery, all traces of the cancer are gone.

My Mom after having some issues with her stomach, trying medicine after medicine to treat the issue, was sent to do more tests.  Her Primary Care Physician went the extra mile to make sure everything was okay… Thank God she did!

Upon further tests, the doctor informed her that she had a 10lb tumor attached to one of her kidneys.  He said that it was indeed cancer, and that the type of Cancer she had was Renal Cell Carcinoma.  He informed my parents that they needed to go home and get their affairs in order.  This news devastated us. Completely devastated us.

My daughter was 1 about to turn 2, and I was so depressed that my Mom would not be around to see my sweet baby grow up. That my sweet loving Mom wouldn’t be there to help me raise my daughter, love on her, and do all the things that grandmothers do.  I am an only child, and my daughter is the only grandchild.  All I could do for the next couple of weeks was cry.  Looking at my sweet baby, I didn’t want to think about her growing up without her Nana.

Trying to be strong for my Mom and my Dad, I tried not to cry.  Normally not much makes me cry. But this is was my MOM we’re talking about.  I am blessed to have parents who are incredibly strong in faith.  They said from the get go, “We’re going to pray through this. God has never failed us yet, and we’re not giving up faith! He’ll get us through this too.”

Well, they were exactly right!  Our church family, family and friends rallied around us in the days that were coming ahead of us. Every step of the way.  In fact, when my Mom went to the hospital for her surgery, they’re was about 20-30 people there with us, rallying around us and praying for her and us the whole time she was in surgery.

She came out of surgery and the doctor came over and talked to my Dad and myself.  He said, that with removing her tumor and her kidney, that all signs of the cancer was gone. Yes GONE! He said that in all the cases that he had seen, it had always spread to the other kidney as well.  But with hers, it had just been on that 1 kidney.  He said that he couldn’t explain it, that she was lucky.  We told him, “Lucky yes, but she was BLESSED! She has the best physician working on her – God.  We prayed through this and knew that God was on her side.”

I am blessed to say, that my Mom has now been Cancer free for 4 years, and I thank God for that.  I thank him for never leaving her side.  I thank him for having his will and way done in my Mom’s life, and proving that doctor wrong! I thank him for all my many blessings, and that both my Mom and my Dad have been there to love my daughter, and myself, and my little family all this time.

Last year my parents started on a journey to become as healthy as they can. As of today, they have both lost 125 lbs each. Yes EACH! They are taking it one day at a time, and never giving up their faith.  I’m beyond proud of my amazing parents!

Don’t you ever give up on God! His timing is not always our timing, and he knows what’s best for us, and he especially knows what tomorrow holds for us.

Happy Birthday In Heaven: A Tribute To Sherrie Kelley

Yesterday would have been the 50th birthday to a dear sweet woman of God.  She left this world way to early.  She left behind a loving husband, son and daughter-in-law with 2 beautiful little girls along with many other loved ones.

This loving couple went to a church that my daughter and I used to go to when she was younger.  We hadn’t been back to visit for a while.  One Sunday we dropped in for a visit, my husband had not been to this church, and he was happy to have us all visit together. We sat in the back, and was just enjoying ourselves.

Little did I know, that this sweet lady had just been discharged from the hospital the night before, and she was dedicated and determined to make it to church the next day. They sat in the row in front of us. It was so good seeing them again.

After church was over, we sat and talked for a couple of minutes.  They told me that they wished I had sang today, that they really would have enjoyed it.  They said that the next time I come and visit with them to please sing for them.  I said that I would.  They touched my heart, and gave me one of the sweetest compliments I think I could have ever received.  They told me that when the first heard me sing all those years ago, that they thought I sang like an angel.  I told them that we didn’t have to wait until next time, that I would sing anything they wanted me to sing right then.  

I started singing, and got choked up with tears, thinking about how much pain she had to be going through.  He took my hand and they told me it’s okay.  I apologized and I started again. After if finished I wanted to hug them both, but knowing she was going through chemo I knew I couldn’t, because her immune system was low. Her sweet husband came and gave me a hug, and I told him I wasn’t sure if I could hug him either because of the circumstances. He explained that it was okay.  That’s when this sweet dear woman of God gave me a hug and said, I’ll hug you too, you’re special. 

On the way home I thought of this sweet couple and prayed for them.  She had been battling cancer for a couple of years, and she still always had a smile on her face. She was truly an inspiration. 

I got a message some days later from a friend of mine explaining that our sweet friend was facing more challenges and that hospice was being called in. My heart broke for them. I told my husband that I was so thankful we stayed that day after church so I could to sing to them.  

I got in contact with this sweet woman’s mother-in-law and asked if it would be okay for me to come and sing to her at the hospital.  She messaged me later and said that would be fine.  I met her there and I said I would sing to her till she got tired of me. I told them I didn’t know what else I could do, and that I just wanted to share with them my gift that God had blessed me with. How we all have a talent chosen from God, and that I just wanted to do what I could for them.  I sang and we talked about how good God is, and she told me, “I know where I’m going, and if he calls me today, I’m ready.”  She was truly a woman of faith, and I told her one of the talents God gave her was the gift of joy, how she could make anyone smile just being around her. 

When I stopped singing for a minute, she told me, “When I leave here, I want you to sing for me.” I knew exactly what she was asking. She was asking me to sing at her funeral. I told her of course I would that I would be honored.  As I left that day, I cried the whole way home. She had picked out the songs she wanted that day, and the songs she picked were truly perfect for her and for the journey she had been through.  

  1. Brand New Touch
  2. Oh What A Savior
  3. If You Could See Me Now

She left this walk of life on September 30, 2016, but she began her new life in Heaven that same moment. 

This post is dedicated to Sherrie Kelley, who left this world so soon, but left a testimony of faith and love for all around her. And to her husband Toby Kelley who was always by her side, and to her son Bill White and his family.  

I would also like to dedicate this post to anyone who has lost someone to this awful disease. It’s Cancer Awareness month, please be in prayer for all who have lost someone to Cancer and their families, as well to those who have survived Cancer, and those who are currently fighting Cancer. 

God Bless! 

Happy Birthday in Heaven Sherrie Annette (Tubby) White Kelley. 

​The video I made for her family has been shared with them and I have also uploaded it to YouTube as A Tribute To Sherrie Kelley