Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Georgian Man

Poor man from Georgia RRBJ didn't have time to change his travelling suit so I just had to be content to take him as he was for his birthday card.
A little girl birdie told me today that it was her daddy's birthday so here is his card!

Actually he should be happy that I am even doing this for him!

All he gave Bernie and me and sweet Gracie for presents this year were pieces of coal in our hung up stockings!

See if I leave him a plate of canned carrots and Red Rose tea out next year!

Well anyways ,

Happy Birthday Ron!

You are a blessing!


Monday, December 24, 2007

I Am Two Years Old!

It is really hard to believe that I have had a blog for two years!
I have met so many fine people and friends and I am so lucky!!
My friend from Kentucky, Morgan Denise encouraged me to make a blog site.
The picture below is the first one that I learned to download, and my Kentuckian friend, Erica taught me how.
Saija tried her hardest to teach me how to put favourite links on but it was a losing battle.
I am not too smart!!
Finally I entrusted my password to Noel Lewis who is a computer whiz and he did the tedious job of putting them on for me and I will be forever grateful...
Adi's grandpa Jim taught me how to download video and a profile picture and just this last week, my new friend, Mishka fixed my settings on my blog so that my poetry and hymns were in verse form..
If anybody has any problem with their blog, she is part of the blogger team that will help you out.
All in all I feel so rich having so many new people in my life that are so willing to help and so willing to pray for the different needs.
I am still pretty computer illiterate though.
Maybe if I had of started seven years ago when my sister, Betty was trying her hardest to convince Bernie and me to get a computer, I would have been a lot further ahead, eh, but really I am happy that at least I know enough to write to all of you...
I am thankful....
I love you all.....Love Terry

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the heart of true Cindy Lew

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas in Heaven

The countless multitudes on high

That tune their songs in Jesus' Name,

All merit of their own deny

And Jesus' worth alone proclaim.

Firm on the ground of sovereign grace,

They stand before Jehovah's throne.

The only song in that blest place

Is, "Thou are worthy! Thou alone!"

With spotless robes of purest white,

And branches of triumphant palm,

They shout with transports of delight,

Heaven's ceaseless, universal psalm:

To Him who sits upon the throne,

And to the Lamb whose blood was shed;

Thou! Thou art worthy! Thou alone.

This morning as we were singing this opening hymn in the worship meeting, I could not help but think of these three dear people who will be spending their first Christmas in Heaven.

They are Felisol's dad....Miss Patty's dear mother, Eleanor and Pilot-Mom's mother who everyone called Nana.

Missed indeed they are to their families but happy indeed they are in heaven.
My friend, Leona gave me this poem and I am going to add it here in memory of these three dear Christians..
"I am now in Heaven
The gates have opened wide
And now I have the privilege
Of walking by His side.
The angel choir is singing,
And the music is so sweet;
I'll join them just as soon
As I have worshiped at his feet.
I am now in Heaven
And the blood-washed throng is here.
I recognise a lot of them
There's not a single tear.
There's joy beyond description
And reunions by the score;
There'll be no separations
For we'll be here evermore.
I am now in Heaven
Please wipe away your tears!
I've fought the battle, run the race,
I'm rid of all my fears.
There is no pain or sorrow here,
The heartaches now are past;
I've read and sung of Heaven,
And now I'm here at last!
I'm now in Heaven,
And oh, the place is grand!
No one could ever tell me
All the beauties of this land,
Since I cannot describe it,
You'll have to come to see
That it was worth the trials
To live here eternally.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas At Minerva's

With Christmas just around the corner, I have asked my friend, Minerva if I could borrow a sweet post from her blog...
I have been so encouraged by her thoughts of Christmas.
I have decided that I will treasure the time that I have with my family and my friends and to not take anyone for granted!
Minerva has been battling with cancer for a time.
And yet she can write this!

Here then is her post...

Thursday, December 13, 2007" Happiness Tonight",.... the lights are on in my house. Tonight, three gorgeous children are snuggling around me on the old worn blue sofas. Tonight I have a hand on each child, and heads cuddling my lap. Tonight, my fears are calmed and my worries soothed.Tonight, I am a mother. Tonight my children, all my children are home and I am so content. Tonight life is wonderful. Tonight, I am exactly where and how I want to be. Tonight, being a mother at home, watching the television, normally a completely pedestrian activity is heightened to an extraordinary one.There is no greater love than a parent for their children, and tonight, my heart sings, soars and swoops in happiness at having my children back. I am doing what I was born to do, to nurture, succour and just be there.I am determined to try and hug this happiness to me. Perhaps in the days ahead, days of tests, needles and scans, I can try and keep this hot water bottle of maternal love warm to insulate me against those awful cold days which I will face.But that is all for another time. Tonight I am happy to be here, in London, now.Minerva

Thank you so much Minerva for letting me use this and I also would like to add a comment that one of your many friends left for you.

It is just like the icing in the cake!

Lyn said...
Sleigh bells ring...When you are listening you can hear them all over the world while the lights of Christmas glimmer like the brightest stars in the heavens. As the trees are trimmed and the carefully wrapped packages placed under them, the world in silent slumber sleeps in anticipation of the excitement when families wake to celebrate the profound love and joy of being together. Dear sweet Minerva, I wish you and your children these magic gifts of Christmas.
12/16/2007 11:47 PM

Saturday, December 15, 2007

David Ring

David Ring and his lovely family...

Adi's Grampa Jimmie.... told me how to add videos to my blog and I think I have finally learned how!.

Here are a couple of my favourite videos...Love Terry.......Thanks Singing Telegram Man!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Jammie

I have just begun today to visit some people who I have been really neglecting the last while and this girl Jeanette who has been one of so many people praying for Dad Golden...well I missed her birthday so here is a much belated card for her!
She is the wife of Tony and the mother of five cats and an assortment of pet fishes!

OK, so this card is late...... Landing on your mat...... But the others were bought in a shop...... How difficult is that ?...... This card took skill and talent[Ha!]...... And dedication to create...... And days of thought and craftsmanship...... It's no wonder that it's late...... But seriously, I'm sooooo sorry
Happy Birthday!!!!.........Love Bernie and Terry and Shopper[who by the way sends hugs to your dear family]!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Will Greenleaf's Picture.."Shepherd In The Woods"

Below is a painting that I asked Will Greenleaf's permission to use for this post.
I have loved this painting ever since he created it.
This picture of the Good Shepherd surrounded by his sheep, reminds me of His love to Dad Golden.
As He is resting with His sheep, the Good Sheperd's loving eyes are looking into the distance where He sees the sheep that is far from the rest of the flock and from Him.
Out by himself in the dark...
The Good Sheperd longs for that sheep with all of His heart and I really believe that that sheep is my dad!

There were ninety and nine that safely lay......
In the shelter of the fold;......
But one was out on the hills away,......
Far off from the gates of gold.......
Away on the mountains wild and bare;......
Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.......
“Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine;......
Are they not enough for Thee?”......
But the Shepherd made answer: “This of Mine......
Has wandered away from Me.......
And although the road be rough and steep,......
I go to the desert to find My sheep.”......
But none of the ransomed ever knew......
How deep were the waters crossed;......
Nor how dark was the night the Lord passed through......
Ere He found His sheep that was lost.......
Out in the desert He heard its cry;......
’Twas sick and helpless and ready to die.......
“Lord, whence are those blood-drops all the way,......
That mark out the mountain’s track?”......
“They were shed for one who had gone astray......
Ere the Shepherd could bring him back.”......
“Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent and torn?”......
“They’re pierced tonight by many a thorn.”......
And all through the mountains, thunder-riv’n,......
And up from the rocky steep,......
There arose a glad cry to the gate of heav’n,......
“Rejoice! I have found My sheep!”......
And the angels echoed around the throne,......
“Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!”......

Thank you so much Curious Servant for allowing me to use this wonderful painting....
You can find some more of Will's creations at his art blog..

Happy Birthday to my Norwegian Friends...

Happy Birthday to our two dear and beloved friends on the far side of the Bernie and Terry and Mom and Dad Golden

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Dad Golden

Yesterday afternoon, the hospital phoned to tell us to pick up dad. I guess because of the shortage of beds they sent him home and he will have to wait for an opening for the operation.We will just have to keep a close eye on him ,as he gets dizzy when he is not sitting.The Lord know what he is doing and I like the way Mrs.Mac commented."Miss Terry, I just read the past four posts about your dad's condition and now your mom. Your dad is in a good situation now to receive the Lord. May his heart literally be softened to accept his free gift! Hugs and more prayers. "Therefore I will not question....Love Terry
PS..Bernie will be spending the morning with him while I take Mom Golden to the church.Mom is feeling a bit better after her rest at Betty's...

Friday, November 30, 2007

Further Update

After writing my report on Dad Golden, my heart was settled down and I got to thinking...It must be God's timing because now Dad Golden will have that chance to quiet himself while he is waiting and really face the situation.I had two chances to say something about the Lord to him yesterday.The first was when he was in such turmoil downstairs waiting...He said.."Just let me die!"I said, "Yes and then what dad?"That is all I said.The next time was upstairs and his nurse was talking nicely to him and he said. "I have six daughters and three sons. I lost one boy when he was 35 and it still hurts me."I told the nurse right in front of Dad while I patted dad. "No we didn't lose David. He is in heaven and if dad only believes in Jesus, he will see him again. His mom is there too"[Gramma Golden wasn't saved until she was in her 70's]With all of your prayers, I am sure that God is going to use every opportunity that He can to speak to dad.I will keep you updated..And I am so relieved that mom has postponed her appointment until Dec 10.And yesterday Grace who stayed with her took her out to a good restaurant where mom had a good meal, so I really think that her difficulty in swallowing is because she has had so much stress..I will not go up to the hospital until I hear that they are giving dad the operation because I think that he should be alone with God. I will take my mom out instead because maybe she will be able to handle a baked potato at Wendy's, eh?She will be stay overnight at Betty and John's for the next little while until Dad comes home..We all do what we can and this is what Betty can do.I love you all so much! Terry

Update On Dad Golden

My dear friends....I am sorry that I didn't update sooner.It has been such a burden yesterday.Dad was in good spirits when my two uncles and I went with him to the hospital.He was made all ready for the operation and then my two uncles left and it would be just a matter of one and a half hours of waiting for the nurses to take my dad down.Well 3:30 and past, nothing.My dad was getting very distraught and losing his temper. I could barley stand it as he was hollering..Finally a nurse came in and said, "I have bad news..the operation has been cancelled.They wanted dad to go home!I went to the desk and inquired," What has happened? My dad has been on the waiting list for months for this and now he isn't getting it?!"I was so upset that they called the operating nurse down and while we waited for her to come, dad was getting out of control.When she did come down, I asked her what was going on. She said dad's heart was medically unfit to take the operation and" there was nothing we can do"..A NURSE told me that. Now in my former years of nursing, we were never permitted to tell a person anything. It had to be the doctor himself relaying the message." Well my dad has been getting very dizzy. I am not taking him home, please even if you can't find a room at least let him stay in a hallway.""He can't because he has to be monitored".And we have no free bed""Well I am NOT taking him home!"I guess she did not know about the army of folks that were praying as she changed her mind and said, "OK I will call the doctor and ask what has to be done."She did call him and the doctor told her to admit dad.NOW...I had to wait with dad for that!And he kept getting worse and worse! Finally I couldn't stand it anymore and I told dad, "Please at least calm down while I go and use the phone!"He promised and I went to call mom.I was just down the hall so I could see dad. There is a spot where I was allowed to use my cell phone.I called Grampa Yade first and told Gramma Yade that we were in a situation that only prayer and the Lord could solve.She said they would be praying for this after I told her what it was all about.Then I dialled mom's number but had to drop it quick as I saw a tall young man going to dad.Well when I got to his side, the young man said that he was bringing dad up to the fifth floor to the "step down" heart unit.Oh boy what a relief!They sent a heart specialist to dad who checked him very thoroughly as dad lay in a soft bed fit for a king!That doctor told him that he was fit for the operation and now they will do it hopefully today if they find an opening....Oh I hope so.I will phone the hospital and tell them to leave me a message as to when this will be because for now I have to take mom to the hospital for some tests she has to take for her throat. She hasn't been able to swallow her food lately and she is down to 92 pounds..Thank you for your help...I just don't know what we would do without it!!....Love Terry

I am going to put this same comment on my Canadian Blog because my hands are shaking too much for me to write it again

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Letter For Dad Golden

Yesterday, I received this letter in my email and at the advise of two of my dear blogging friends, I have put it in here for you to read.
I read it to Dad over the phone last night and now I am printing it out for him.
It will do him so much good to read it himself!
Thank you ALL for your prayers for Dad Golden.
He goes tomorrow for his operation at 3:30 Ontario time and I will keep you posted....Love Terry

PS You will have to click on to the letter to read it. I don't know how to re size these things yet!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Susan Walker Girl Here Is Your Southern Ontario Autumn!

It was just last week that Betty and John took me out to the country to take some autumn pictures and I am dedicating them to my kindred spirit, Susan Walker who is a fall loving girl!
I was suppose to put these in yesterday but that Mom Golden kept me pretty busy, visiting the local doctors and then kept me running the same way today!
Well anyways Susan Walker Girl....I really hope you like the pictures.
This week the trees are finally bare and so we must look forward and do no complaining to Mrs. Mac, the winter loving girl!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

'Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep
The leftovers beckoned--The dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.

Tossing and turning with anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation,
So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.

I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
Till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground!

I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie,
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees,



..........................I just couldn't resist this when I read it..
Happy Thanksgiving everybody...Love Bernie and Terry

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Anniversary To The Macs!

Last week, I heard a whole lot of singing coming from Mrs. Mac's and foolishly I just ignored it, until just yesterday I decided to check and see what all the commotion had been and lo and behold there I found our very own singing telegram man, Jim singing the anniversary waltz for Mrs. Mac and her Mr.
Sooooooooo........if you don't mind a belated anniversary wish you guys , here it is!!!!

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Love Bernie and Terry