Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Where would we be without FRIENDS?

This is our dear friend, Rhonda Lovingood. She got the "virus" about a year and a half ago. I ran into her one day in WalMart and we started talking about what we had been doing since we had talked last. Of course, the conversation gravitated to quilting. I gave her one lesson and the rest is history. She is now officially fully "infected" with the disease called quilting. Rhonda and her husband Bobby are going through a very difficult time in their lives right now. Bobby is having some health problems that could potentially change their lives forever. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Two nicer people you would never meet. In spite of every pitfall that comes their way, they still make time to encourage and speak to everyone they know about what God has done and is doing in their lives.

This is TINK and her "Friend" Abbi -- Buds for Life!!!

We do have one other request for thoughts and prayers. Our friend, Cheryl, is also having some health issues. She has just been told that she is signing on for another round of chemotherapy--her cancer has returned. I don't think I have ever met anyone, fighting cancer, with such a courageous outlook or with a more positive attitude. We should all appreciate and embrace life the way Cheryl does. I have only known Cheryl for a few months, but this is a friendship that I plan to keep for many years to come. You go, girl!

Couldn't you just smell spring today? I can't remember a time when I have wanted spring more. Maybe my age is telling on me! Russ and I are planning a garden this year. (Notice I said planning not planting--do you think we can pull it off?) We started some seeds about 10 days ago. Aren't they beautiful? I can't wait to put them in the ground. Mark and Dana, are you reading this? We are counting on your help. We are clueless! We just subscribed to a new magazine--Organic Gardening. There may be hope for us after all.

Stay tuned--details to come for our first giveaway.

:) Rhonda


  1. Your words of encouragement mean so much to me and Bobby. I know that God has blessed me by putting you in my paths years ago. You and your family has always been special to me. God uses people like you to lift people up during the storms of their life. You have always been there for me and I appreciate. I am truly blessed by God to call you a friend.

  2. We are reading and don't worry . . . gardening is easier than you think. And each year your garden will evolve and you will learn what works in your space and what doesn't.

    Razor has been diligently looking for wood for the raised beds and looks forward to helping you build some soon!

  3. Prayers for Bobby and Cheryl, for sure! I wish them both God's blessings for the best of health to return to them.

    Wonderful start to your garden, Rhonda!