Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #137

** Edited to add Mr. Linky.  Sorry everyone.  I've added you early risers as I could so please check to make sure you are not already on the linky if you've come back a second time.**
Hi to everyone and welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  We're taking a moment to pause and think back over our week and find those things that were blessings to us.  Please join us.  If you need details you can go here first.

Of special note, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who gave me such kind words last week.  They really helped carry me through.

1.  Friends and family who are there for you when you need them, even when it interrupts their lives.  What a blessing those friends were during the last coupld of weeks and I'll never forget their love and support.

2. The chance for my oldest to see her Grandmother before she passed away.  K. had not seen her grandma since Christmas, before the stroke.  God granted her the chance to spend some time with her before she passed.

3.  Doing the funeral ourselves allowed us to do what we felt in our hearts would really honor my hubby's Mom and please her had she a say in it.  Yes, it was extra work but everything was done with how we thought she would have wanted it and that felt good.

4.  Safe travels for my girl.  I'm always so thankful when she makes it home safe and then back again to the city she lives in without incident.

5.  My son being passing exams and interviews to be accepted into the second year of the Paramedic course  (EMT).  Twenty four interviewed and twelve got accepted so we are very proud of him.

What were your favorites from this last week?  Share it with us in a post and then log on to Mr. Linky.  Please remember that the Linky is for those participating in this weeks Fave Five.  Have a great weekend everyone!  


nikkipolani said...

I'm so glad you had the support of friends and family this week. Congrats to your son.

Catherine said...

Congratulations to your son! I'm so glad you have the support of good friends,and the memory of a special service to honor your beloved MIL.
It's good that your oldest got a chance to visit. That's important.

Willow said...

Hurray for your son! That's fantastic. I'm thankful that you have had such great support and that you feel you were able to truly honor your mother in law in the services for her.

Anonymous said...

so glad there were indeed blessings mixed in with the sad. continue to take care of yourself this week.

Kathie said...

I know it will mean a lot to your daughter, especially as time goes by, that she had the gift of seeing her grandmother before she died.

So glad you had loving friends and family around during these difficult days.

And congratulations to your son - no wonder you're so proud of him!!

Take care Susanne

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I'm glad that you oldest got to see her grandmother. I'm sure she will always remember her and it must have meant a lot to the both of them.

Faith said...

hi susanne. I tried to link up but didn't see your linky thingy. anyways, mine is up this a.m. and am heading to work now. Congrats to your boy and praise God for family and friend support. God bless you....hang in there!

Melissa said...

I'm thankful that you have such supportive friends and family. I know that makes all the difference in how we cope. I'm thankful, too, that your daughter was able to spend time with her grandmother. You must be so proud of your son! What an accomplishment!

Like Faith, I came to link up but don't see the linky. My post is up!

Barbara H. said...

So glad for the network of support you've had the last couple of weeks. I'm glad your daughter got to see her grandmother before she passed away and that you got to do the funeral just the way you wanted to.

Congrats to your son! That's a neat accomplishment!

ellen b. said...

I'm glad that you were well cared for and that you were able to have the funeral in a way that would please your MIL.
Praying for continued comfort as you grieve.
Congrats to your son. That is a great accomplishment!

Lisa Spence said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Susanne. May the Lord comfort you with His peace and His presence as you grieve. What hope we have in Christ!

Heather said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your husband's Mom. I'm glad you had friends and family to support you. That is wonderful about your son! It's hard work!

Love Bears All Things said...

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Friday's Fave Five. I've been reading posts done by the blogs I follow for a long time but am just now getting around to participating.
Congrats to your son....I'm glad you were able to say good by to your MIL in such a special way and that your daughter got a chance to spend some time with her before she went home.
Mama Bear

Lisa notes... said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your m-i-l! I've been out of the loop without electricity. But I'm glad you were able to honor her in special ways and with special family member present. I'll be praying for you all.

Brenda said...

Glad to see you back, and yes, good friends are something we can always be thankful for.

Mom24 said...

What a beautiful, blessed list. Congrats to your boy.