A Haven for Vee

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday Snack

Won't you join my mother and me for a bit of cheese, milk and honey bread, and some apricot jelly? Here it is nearly noon and I have no post up, but thanks to a church fair visit and my mother's open purse, I have something to share.

Thank you for your prayers. They mean so much. Such a rough evening last that my mother decided to spend the night there with my grandmother. I don't know how my mother had the energy for the fair; guess it's one of those things that she missed last year and didn't want to miss again.

My purchases were for the boys. Aren't these trains the cutest things?

They're made from a roll of lifesavers with a pack of gum beneath. To the gum has been added the peppermint candies for wheels. A Hershey nugget and a pom-pom are on top to complete the train. I just asked my mother for the names of the train parts and she said, "Ask Sam." Okay, that's fair. I don't know the names either. Oh I give up...I found the directions *here* if you are interested.

Today, I am grateful for the normalcy of life...the doing of dishes, the folding of clothes, the attending of a church fair, the enjoying a snack...right in the middle of trying times. It says that "life goes on" and that "life is for the living."

Enjoy a great weekend...


  1. You ARE late posting today, Hon. :-) We pesky blog Readers notice such things. Silly us. As if we all don't get side-tracked, once in a while. :-)

    Oh I'd love to join you for that snack. But I'd have to forgo the delicious bread. "Oh bother" As Pooh Bear says.

    I love Pooh Bear.

    What am I saying?

    Everyone loves Pooh Bear!


    Gentle hugs...

  2. No, not everyone... I do, though.

  3. You posted the magic word. BREAD. I could make a meal of it three times a day. Yours looks delish. When I taught school we would make those little trains as Christmas ornaments for the children to take home. Fun and easy.

  4. Oh, I have seen those trains! They are soooo cute. Glad you found them.

  5. This looks delicious Vee! I'd love to join you.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you ... xo

  6. The moments of everyday life can bring us great comfort. I'm keeping you all in my prayers.

  7. wow. you are on a roller coaster ride.
    way to go, nan! it's hard to know how
    to pray, except for my best friend's
    favorite prayer.

    "Lord, please let her live out every one
    of her intended days."

  8. Attending a church fair seems like such a treat! It's been a long while since I've been to one. So many dear and gifted people behind each craft. The little engines are a "hoot!"

  9. Bread and jam and cheese are a comforting snack. What a roller coaster you're on.
    May God's presence bring you comfort and peace.

  10. I've been thinking and praying for you and your family. I'm happy that your mom could muster the energy to go to the fair. Sometimes we need some blessed normalcy and that includes doing laundry and household chores.

    Thanks for the snack. It was delicious and somehow not a combination I've ever eaten before. How could that be possible?

  11. Please no that all of our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss Vee. Your nan has been so much on my mind lately. I noticed on your Halloween post that the mentioned the grandchildren were visiting her. I also noticed what a lovely visit you and your mom had just prior to this. I always feel that the Lord prepares us before a trial.

    Nan finally is whole again, dancing in heaven with the Lord. She has perfect memory and will bless your life for all the love that you sewed into hers. She knows now more than ever what you did, and how you blessed her life even when she didn't know.

    I will pray that the Lord comfort you and keep you and fill you with His grace to walk through this chapter of grief.

    You are so special Vee. I will also be praying for your mom also.



  13. I love the normalcy of life and hope to be back in tune with things soon! (I've been off the computer for a few days and that doesn't seem normal any more! lol ) I'm enjoying reading your posts tonight and seeing the beautiful snacks...comforting flannel nightie and catching up on your news! God bless you, my friend! ♥

  14. Vee: I send my love and prayers, with rejoicing that your Nan had such a passage: with her loved ones close at hand, and that she passed on to the hands of her Savior.

  15. Oh Vee, I just read Sunday's post..and I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how we prepare..not matter how long the person has lived..it hurts. Her last few days sounded so familar...she went through the same not-eating-seeing-friends-loved ones that have passed..I was given a small book by someone at her care center that explained the death process..it really helped me to understand what we were seeing..
    Please know my arms are around you giving you a hug as you and youy Mom go through this together..

    Love and healing prayers to you and to your family...

  16. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.


  17. Thinking of you dear Vee as you go through this loss. Your Nan lived a long life and obviously impacted your life tremendously. What a blessing that you had this time with her.

    Sending up prayers,

  18. Vee, I am so sorry for your loss. I felt like I knew your sweet Nan.

    I will keep you in my prayers and wish I could hug you.

  19. Dear Vee, I am sorry to hear you lost your Nan, but so greatful that she went peacefully.

    I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  20. I am sorry for your loss dear Vee.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers,


  21. Dear Vee, I am so sorry to hear of your beloved Nan's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Oh Vee. I'm so sorry about your Nan. Sending love, hugs, and prayers.

  23. dear vee,

    my prayers are for your comfort, strength
    and that the Lord will surprise you with
    His goodness during your time of loss.

    i'm so sorry.


  24. Looks delicious and the trains are clever.

    My love and thoughts go out to you Vee on the death of your Nan even though I know that you know it was time.

    Always a hole left though when you have been so involved with someone for so long. So my prayer for you is a sense of peace knowing you made such a difference in her life.

    Hope you get to have some real needed 'time out'.

  25. this morning i sang "there is a balm in
    gilead" and i pray that balm is flowing
    fully on your family.