Thursday, October 27, 2016


Dear Blogger Friends...

It's been over eight weeks since I last posted an update for you.  Not sure how many of you are still checking in...  I's been a long time.
At PINKS in Cali Last Month

Yesterday, one of my all-time favorite bloggers and friends wrote me the kindest message and I guess it just gave me the needed PUSH to fill you all in on what's been happening.

So...if you are still wondering where I'm at and what I'm doing, keep reading!

I've shared with you about the car accident that my Mr. AGPMan, our daughter, Adrienne, and I were in last May.  Well...for the most part the two of them have healed up and for that I'm so very thankful.  It goes without saying that they were, and remain, my greatest concern.  However...I still have some lingering issues that are proving to make me both overwhelmed, depressed and, well, kinda scared.

I will spare you the details and only say this:

I'm still under a doctor's care.
I'm still in physical therapy.
I'm still TRYING to create and list on my website (although I'm failing miserably at keeping up!)...
I'm still have my Booth at Serendipity Market in Edmond, OK...


I'm still hopeful that I will regain my health and find wellness in my future.
I'm still trusting God for better tomorrows and remain grateful and thankful for my life.

I would be less than honest with you if I told you this entire ordeal hasn't caused me to reflect a great deal on my life.  I understand better just WHAT is important and the things that truly matter.
  At HS Reunion/B-Day

My big sister and I made it to our HS Birthday Party a couple of weeks ago and that brought me great joy.  Wonderful to see old friends and to reconnect.  Above is a photo taken that night.  I removed an old friend from the's the only decent one taken of me with my eyes OPEN!  (Ugh!)  And in case your wondering...this is what my HS friends remember me looking like!  Sure do miss my young skin!!!
 My Senior Picture 1976
(too funny not to share!)

Very thankful I was able to attend the celebration (it was my school's 50th Birthday and classes from 1966-1976 were invited!).  A big thanks goes out to my brother for putting me up and my sis for traveling with me so I wouldn't have to fly out and back alone.
 Our Miss Mollie
(a few years ago!)

Our little Yorkie, Mollie (who will be 14 in January) is ill and probably won't be with us too much longer.  I've been blessed to have this precious doggie in my home since she was just a few weeks old and we love her as any pet-parent loves their animals.  She's seen me through many, many things~both good and not-so-good...  Our prayer is that we will know the best time to say a gentle good-bye. 
Our Son, Brandon
(a few  years ago!)
Lastly...I want to share with you that my son, Brandon, will be having major surgery on Tuesday, November 1st.  As a momma probably does, I guess I still look at my grown children as "my babies".  I'm concerned, as any parent would be, but I know he's in capable hands...

Those here on earth and in heaven.

 And so...there you go!  I'm pressing on.  I appreciate any prayers you can offer up in my behalf.  I've missed you all so much.

May God continue to bless you all.
I hope to share more soon.

Love to you~



Terra said...

Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind of an ordeal you and loved ones have been through and are still going through. Lovely your sister went with you to your high school reunion, I see we are about the same age. I pray for full healing for you and successful surgery for your son, dear blog friend.

NanaDiana said...

I am so happy to see this post from you, Rebecca. I think you are even more beautiful now than you were in high school. You look happy and at peace even if you are feeling miserable still. An auto accident takes so much out of you--not only physically but the mental anguish that goes along with knowing how vulnerable we are---even in a vehicle.

God bless you- I have been praying for you since I read about your accident. I know that God has lots of plans for you yet and that you are on the road to recovery and pain-free living.

I am so sorry about your sweet pup. It is hard to let them go even when we know the quality of their life is diminishing. We have had to do this way too often over the years.

Have a blessed upcoming weekend- wish I lived closer- I would pop by and help you do whatever needed doing. xo Diana

Maryellen said...

Sending prayers for your recovery and for your son's upcoming surgery. Also your sweet furbaby. I understand how hard letting them go. I still miss my boy and its been a few years. Blessings

NanaNor's said...

Dearest Rebecca, Many have missed you and been concerned. I'm sorry that you were in the accident and dealing with an issue. I'll be praying for you, especially for healing and also for peace concerning your sweet Mollie. It is so heart wrenching to have to say goodbye to our fur babies. I will also be holding up your son.
Sending love and prayers your way.

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Will keep you and your family in my prayers. I have learned over the years and going through tough times not only financially but through times of illness myself and with my close family.. that there are Seasons in our lives just like the seasons that come and go each year in our weather. What I learned through it all was through my sadness, depression, desperation and lack of hope even though I had hope in my Lord Jesus ..was that these times when you reflect on them cause such growth and strength in our lives along with great compassion and understanding which I thought I had but grew greater. Stay Strong, Trust God, and know that this too shall pass and a new season of life will begin again .. And all you have gone through will make you a new person adding to the one you have always been. May your days be ever so blessed, may the Hand of God be upon you for healing and may he surround you and your family with a hedge of Angels protecting each and everyone of you. Blessings ..Sara

Jeannie B. said...

You have such a strong faith and focus. I admire that in you. May your wounds be healed and all the cares you have for your family prove to be small things. And may you have peace and joy.

Theresa said...

So good to hear from you:) I will be praying for you AND for your Son! Sending LOVE, HUGS and PRAYERS across the miles!

Lesley UK said...

Rebecca, I'm so sorry that you have been facing so many problems. I'm sending healing thoughts to you and all your family. Blessings

Marie P. said...

Our good Lord has our whole life planned for us and with the good comes a dosage of difficulties. I have the greatest confidence you will ride this wave of difficulty with tremendous grace and fortitude and when it's over, you're life will be back on track better than ever...with many new wonderful things to share with us needy devotees... your artistic handiwork, your flea market finds and their incredible transformations, your Serendity booth overflowing with dandy and darling designs and above all, your lovely comments and personal musings that bring us into your life, passions and personal perspectives....a delicious cornucopia of creative and cozy experiences! So, here we are, patiently waiting for the future, till then, be of good cheer my online friend because you are loved, enjoyed and appreciated by so many!

Unknown said...

I am so glad that you did an update post. Missed you. I hope your health continues to improve and you feel much better about everything. It is so hard to be hurting. Also prayers for Brandon. I will keep him and you in my prayers. Sweet miss Molly. I hope when she goes it will be peaceful. I have gone through this so many times and it is never easy. You have and still are giving her a great life. It shows when ever you mention her.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Happy to see your photo and hearing about you.
Life is not easy and especially not as we age.
So sorry about your cute little Miss Mollie but I know it is scary as we see the years adding up for such small pets. There is a limit and indeed, a gentle good-bye is a blessing. I had that for my miniature Dachshund Mauzie who immigrated with me from The Netherlands. She lived exactly two years here in the USA and traveled to lots of states with us. Fond memories remain.
Hope your son Brandon will have a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
As for you, don't be hard on yourself, let yourself heal well and take your time.
There are more important things in life than having plans for doing things perfectly and timely... It often doesn't go together.

RachelD said...

It's SO good to see a word from you, and to be able to try to share in all the things which are going on---the wonderful and the scary and the day-to-day healing and progress.

I've just been captivated by your posts since the first time I visited, and inspired!!! by all that work and perseverance you put into your gorgeous home and kitchen, and the talent and gift you both have for creating such warm, wonderfully beautiful surroundings and things to love.

Time DOES march on, doesn't it---and sometimes I think the marching is done in heavy little BOOTS, stomping their way through our days, but then, the dancing comes---the light, gentle waltzes, with someone to hold us close and guide us through the swirls and sways, and onto the happy, joyful leaps and bounds which bring us such healing and respite from the dim days.

Your sweet, beautiful face simply radiates that joy of being, and that love of all around you, and it's infectious, for I'm smiling, too, right now.

Happy November and all the holiday season to you, Faraway Friend!


lynn cockrell said...

I have been a bit down-in-the-dumps myself and have found it difficult to post to my blog. I have had some health issues and I think a bit of depression too which I think, in part, comes from the loss of our son-in-law to kidney cancer in September of last year. A piece of all our hearts went with him. I'm trying to find some of the joy again and I hope and pray there will be beautiful days and much joy for you in the coming days.

jeanniemc said...

Sending Prayers for complete healing for you & Brandon! The Great Physician is still in control! And can't wait to see new creations whenever you are feeling up to it...Soft hugs...

Jen said...

I've been checking on you Rebecca, so pleased to see an up-date today. Recovery can take time - hang in there! Sending prayers for you today, your son and your pup. Life sure can be difficult at times.
Take care
Hugs Jeannette

Minnie In NYC said...

Dear Rebecca, we were in Oklahoma while you were having your amazing trip to Cali. Continued prayers for your healing. Hope you are able to get back to your creativity 100% once you are well rested and healed. May your days be sunny and bright with many blessings to all of your sweet family! Love from Robin in New York City 😊

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca dear, as you can see, many of us still check in. I just finished referring to your Christmas tree decorating hints that I had saved from 2009. I was so shocked when I heard of all you have been going through. You may not know but I also haven't been blogging and you have a MUCH better reason than I do for not doing so. Turned 80 in Oct. and I sort of ran out of to speak! :)
When I came to the part about "Miss Molly" ...I was so sad for you. My little girl "Mele" passed away on September 7th. She would have been 13 years old this Halloween. We didn't have to make the "when" decision as she was well and seemed fine and then suddenly became ill and was gone in days. I am still mystified as to how and why it happened with no warning. Like your little girl..Mele' and I had gone through a lot together..the death of my precious daughter, all sorts of things in life that cause so much pain. I know exactly how you must be feeling. Continue to improve and get well, you have many out here who love you!
God Bless,

White Lace and Promises said...

Just caught up a bit with you on another post. I had no idea and I haven't been able to connect with you. Please know that I will be praying. I haven't been a great blogger these past two years. I hope to catch up with you. Love you, girl. Glad God put you on my heart.

Jen said...

I hope things have settled down a bit in your life. I trust your son is doing well and that you are as well.
Wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Take care

Val said...

Praying for you all!

Deanna said...

On this cold wintery day, I lift Rebecca up to our heavenly Father. Always praying in Jesus name.
"Becky Sue" may you be well.
Same here,

NanaDiana said...

Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you. dear Rebecca! I hope you are doing well and moving forward and hope your family is well. Drop me an email if you have time and feel well enough. You have been on my mind and heart since before Christmas. Love to you- Diana

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I too have not been on that much. Just haven't been creating much lately. However, when coming back on I look for certain blogs. I always enjoyed your blog and looked so forward to it. I am so sorry to find that your and your family have been in an automobile accident and that you are still healing. I pray for your recovery. Life it happens in an instant. With Love, Hugs, and Prayers

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