Thursday, December 25, 2014

Have a Blessed Christmas!

Bella and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and wishes for a great 2015!

I just want to say thank you to all of my readers for their support the last year.  You will never know how special each and every one of you are to me.  

Even tho this has been a hard year, I'm reminded of all of the blessings the Lord has given me.

To think that John endured cancer for 18 months, 3 kinds of cancer, 45 treatments and 3 surgeries and did not even have one pain pill until the night before he passed is a huge blessing to me.  We had 3 1/2 years of his retirement that we spent virtually 24 hours a day together doing what we wanted.  Having a husband who made sure that everything was in order has been a tremendous help to me.

So, I have a precious son, grandchildren and great grandchildren who are here for me and I am so grateful for them all.

Thank you again for each and every one of you who sent encouraging messages and prayers to our family during this time.  I'm not going to say that this has been an easy Christmas, but I have made it thru and will continue to look to God for guidance, support and peace that only He can give.

Thank you all and have a Blessed Day!



  1. Bless you, dear friend. You have been in my thoughts throughout this holiday season, and especially today. I know it's been a tough Christmas, but what a comfort it is to know you are surrounded by loved ones. You are a blessing to everyone who meets you and I am very thankful you're my friend.

    Merry Christmas!

    From Don and me (and Scout)

  2. Merry Christmas, Judy. I'm so glad you have your children around you for support! You're a testimony to us and I can see the Lord through you.
    Shelia ;)

  3. Judy, sending you much love! I know this has been a very hard Christmas, but you will find each day you will grow stronger.

  4. Judy, sending you, always, much love, prayers and positive thoughts. John was such a blessing to so many, with love.


  5. You have been an inspiration to so many who will face the passing of their partner too some day. I am wishing you peace-filled days.Take care of yourself. Now is your time.

  6. Merry Christmas to you and Bella. I know this has been hard, but things will get easier as time passes. You had many wonderful years together and thank God that John didn't suffer.
    Please take care of yourself Judy.

  7. Bless you Judy as you start a new year! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

  8. Love you Judy! You are a wonderful person and I feel like we are friends. Bella looks so cute in her Santa hat! May the coming year bring you joy and happiness. XO

  9. Holidays are so hard when we lose a loved one. John was an amazing man and I now how much you feel his loss. May God shower you with nothing but peace and happiness in the coming year. Annette

  10. I didn't see this post until the today (day after Christmas). Mom and I had a lovely quiet day. We too are about to lose a loved one. My dog Rocky has rallied about three times, but isn't going to this time. I'm so glad you have sweet Bella, Tiffany and the babies to be with you this holiday season. John is watching over you now , until you see him again. My thoughts are with you, Judy.

  11. Judy, I have thought of you so often over these past weeks and have kept you close in prayer <3 as a widow of 14 years
    I know how tough it is but I have found it does get easier with time and they remain in our hearts and thought of many times a day! :) will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am so glad that you have your family close by. Debbi Saunders @

  12. Bless your heart Judy, even in this difficult time of year you find so much to be thankful for, You are an inspiration to me and so many. I hope you had a nice Christmas and I wish the best for you in 2015.

  13. You were so so lucky to have such a good man and for so many years together Judy..Bless your sweet heart..

  14. We, women, who have lost our sweethearts just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep on, keeping on.
    I lost my sweetheart (also John) when he was only 52 years old back in 1992. He, too, saw that the necessary things were in order before he passed.. That doesn't make it any easier not having him with me though. I know it's rough Judy.
    I hope the new year will bring, with it, many blessings to you and your family.. Know that I'm thinking about you.
    Hugs, Charlotte in Va.

  15. Seasons Greetings to you and your family.....

  16. May God continue to give you strength and peace Judy.

  17. Judy,

    I am sending much, much love your way and prayers for strength and support.

    Your witness is a blessing to so many people. I am thankful that your sweet husband left things in good order for you. That is such a blessing.

    Thinking of you and wishing you well, both now and in the year to come.



  18. A year of firsts. You got through the first end of year holidays.

  19. Your strength, courage and kindness are an example for all of us.
    I hope the new year brings you only good things.

  20. I hope that the new year brings some happy times. xx

  21. You have coped so well with the hardest time, dear Judy. Sending you love and blessings.
    Helen xox

  22. You are a beautiful, caring, sweet person. That warmth just glows on the pages of your blog. The amount of really good times you had with John must bring you comfort now. Your little Bella is so cute, and I imagine, your constant companion. When you hug her, (who was hugged by John) it will be like having a "group hug" all over again!

  23. You're truly blessed to have your friends and family with you to help you through this very difficult time. Blessings to you in the new year!!

  24. Judy,
    My heart goes out to you with all you have been through. You always seem to have a smile in your writing.
    You have a light that shines.
    Many Many blessings to you in 2015.
    Sincerely, Deb

  25. You are so inspiring and you know we all continue to pray for you............... John is so proud of you and smile down from Heaven <3

  26. I'm glad to hear that with the love and support of family and friends you are able to continue to live your life to the fullest. Blessings for the new year, Tammy



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