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 friends...author Cindy Lew

17 comments:

ron said...

HI Terry,

Just wanted to wish you many mores years in the blogging world from our neighbor up north ! Thanks for sending us some cold weather !

Wishing you and Bernie a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Blessings From Ga.
Ron.

Pat said...

How much richer the rest of us are to have you as a blog friend!
Merry Christmas!!

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
you are a true treasure to mankind, using your skills, ( yes you ar sooo clever), to spread joy, care prayer and the gospel to your bloggerfriends.
thank you for being such a rare gift.
From Felisol

susanwalkergirl said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary Miss Terry. Ain't too smart...what are you talking about? You are the photo wis kid. I learned to do stuff...just from seeing your photo projects.

What a wonderful addition you are to the bloggesphere. You are the heart and soul...and always have a word of encouragement for others.

Blessings dear one...Happy New Year to you and Bernie. You and your family remain in my prayers...especially that daddy of yours.

To quote Hugh Hewitt...Blog On!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mrs. Shirkie!

I haven't been over here in AGES! and I've missed you soooo much!

...And you've changed your look!!! Do you mind if I am honest, and say I liked the other look better?? Of course, you know my favorite color ;)

My dad's chemo starts today...1st treatment is 5 hours long, and he will have a blood tranfusion after. My mom called around noon to say he hadn't gone in yet! (and was scheduled for 10AM). I wanted to write everyone an update, but can't seem to make the time to. Are my updates a bother for you to forward on? Just let me know, please! Can you please let all know about my dad's chemo? Thank you. We were told to expect vomiting or diarhhea, but most likely vomiting. We will give him some herbal tea to help replenish to lost minerals.

I have to get dinner started, and I dn't knwo what I'm making yet! :( gigggle, giggle...I'll have to throw something good together! ;)

I love you and miss you.

LPP

Terry said...

Dear Little Pilgrim...
It is no bother at all to send on your prayer requests to everybody!
We all want to be praying for you and your family and your dad.

To tell you the truth I liked the other template that I had too but it was taking up too much space and I couldn't sign on to my blog.
My favourite color is blue too and I liked the little flower that was on top.

I have to run now but will write to you when I get home....love Mrs. Shirkie

hebrews 11:1 said...

I don't know when you wrote me that note, but thank you soooo much for writing! I wish Pilgrim would write me back sometimes...I miss those notes from him, although they were always few and far between :) I am here about two things...1) I wrote up something on Pals that I'd love to be posted for me, if you get a chance---it's a comment under LM's post. 2) I signed up for a FREE online class offered by HP on using PhotoShop. I don't know if you or any of the Pals have PhotoShop, but I'd love it if you could join me ;) Our first lesson is tomorrow, and I don't know when the deadline is for signing up. Lessons are Mondays and Thursdays, 4 total, and are available for 2 weeks after posting, so you can move at your own speed. The site is
http://h30240.www3.hp.com/index.jsp

I hope that works! It looks like a lot of fun, so I thought you all might want to join...if it's not too late! :(

My dad did well the first two days, but was exhausted yesterday and today :( I think he may be thinking too much about some things the nurse said yesterday. Some things she said really got to me, like "Eat whatever you like...ice cream is really good!" Aaaaghhh! Sugar feeds tumors, and more people die of malnutrtion that from the cancer itself! We have my dad on a very nutritious diet, so that when he eats, it is nutrtionally sound for him, rather than just filling or high in calories...long story. I'm sure our good friend Mrs Butler would know all about that, she is great when it comes to natural stuff.

I've got to get to bed now! I will write up an update a.s.a.p. This week is already filling up, but I have something to drive me through it...I just got a raise!!! $10 a walk now for the Shepherd instead of $7.50! A raise from a client, go figure! They ar so generous, I got $100 for feeding the cat/dog fora few days while they were on vacation!

God bless you!

With Love and Prayers,
LPP

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hello dear Mrs. Shirkie!

I just found out today that it's not too late to register for the PhotoShop class. I got my first lesson, and it looks like FUN! :) I am printing it out now, because my computer (the one I use for work) does not have net access, so I am getting the lessons from the laptop, and applying them on my 'puter. Oh, and if some time passes and you don't hear from me,this laptop might overheat and die sometime soon, so that would be why I might be MIA! :( We are looking into buying a new one...refurbished.

Love and Prayers,
LPP

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hello, Mrs. Shirkie,

here i am...i have learned a bad habit from the friend i write every evening...i don't put anythingin uppercase when i am writing fast!! sorry...but if you'd like me to, i gladly will! ;)

as i said before, the news is bad but i am not supposed to say a word about it....suffice to say there is a tumor in his throat almost--down near his windpipe, above his collarbone--and it makes him gag on his food, have a raspy voice most of the time, and bewteen that one and the ones in his lungs, they prevent him from breathing well. so, you can see where i he is headed healthwise....

my brother (the 16 y.o) showed it the most that he is very saddened, and so did LMG. i am just brave and strong in front of them, but after they told me i called my best friend and told her and cried with her and also wrote my online buddie...and then my parents said we weren't supposed to tell anyone, so they don't know of my mistake!! yet!! but just toput it all into perspective at the same time...he had 6 months last november, we just really didn't know that was what stage4 meant....and he has outlived that. his white blood cells and platelets are very high, which means his body is fighting back on its own. low platelets are usually a sign of cancer, but his are multiplying to fight back...that has been a prayer prayed over him and answered.

i look forward to hearing from you and and mrs. butler...she will know exactly who i have been writing by my style ;) oh, and my blogging buddy actually made a blog so we can write eachother at--just for us two (my siblings read it of course!)--but don't say anything, i'm sure he doesn't want his secret out!

Love and Prayers,
LPP

Terry said...

Dear Little Pilgrim
With all that is happening in your life, I am sure that your dad really appreciates you and is relying on you. Maybe this is why the Lord didn't allow you to go to the States to look after your gramma. I think that He has placed you right where He needs to have you. You are a real treasure!
Of course we will be praying for your dear dad and for you suffering Mom and the children...Love Mrs. Shirkie

Anonymous said...

LPP

I forgot to tell you....I am praying for your dad and all your family....and for you too...every day...

love
Mrs. B.

hebrews 11:1 said...

Dear Mrs. Shirkie,

You know, I was just thinking about that this morning how God has not allowed me to go take care of my Grannie...and now...will I ever????! If God calls my dad home, how can I leave my mom? Especially knowing that one brother is set up to rebel and leave home himself if that be the case...that in itself is scary. I think I am most scared of that because of what happened to my childhood friend's family when his miracle sister died at 6 and a half...his brother moved away from home that summer and his only sister left, only 17, rebelled and left home, too. Suddenly his family went from six children at home to three and my friend and his family were devastated...anyway...

Thank you for praying...it is so hard right now to see my dad slipping away andmy parents don't want us children to tell anyone--they will make the call who knows...but it's all my mom's family and her best friend, and we are stuck carryong our burdens with no one to share it with. I am kind of glad I did not know that at first and told my best friend and my online buddy right away because then I had two people to talk to!!! I am telling you all in a way that does not go against what my parents said...I just can't lie and pretend everything is alright. Truth be told my dad is losing strength every day, his appetite is less and less....he hardly leaves his bed besides to go to the bathroom and to come to the table for dinner.

Thank you again for your prayers.

God bless you,
LPP

hebrews 11:1 said...

Dear Mrs. Butler,

Thank you for your prayers. I really appreciate them. You are also very special to me..I don't know how or why, but I just have always felt I can really share with you...and I was shocked when I saw on your blog that your daughter is my age!! ;)

Okay....about the e-mail address....

this is one tough subject, but let me attempt to breach the topic...

i actually have 4 gmail accounts of my own and a 5th that i have access to--which is how i got invited to Gayle's blog ;) using that 5th one...

i also use my parents' family address...

my parents were always very carfeul about the internet with us children....i didn't start using it on my own until i was about 20.

that said, everyone i e-mailed, my mom would usually read the reply that came in...(my gmail accounts are only since this calenday year!!).

when i began surfing blogs my parents didn't know a thing...i told my dad about it last september or october...but that was it...it was never approved nor diapproved, but i did refrain from going on so often after i told him....it wasn't brought up again until i showed him the post of the package we did for mr. mackay (without them knowing either!). he cried with me as i read the post, but after it was over he sharply shared his concerns about communicating with people online, even though they are Christians, because you never know....

that is hard for me to swallow because I know you all so well...at least i think i do!!!

so i said nothing...

he asked me to tell my mom about it, but i was scared to....

so he told her a few weeks later and then one-on-one with me got mad with me for not telling her...i said i didn't have a chance...conveniently, of course....


he hasn't said a word since, but he knows well what i am doing eevry night up so late after they go to bed....he told me that sometime during the fall or winter i remember...

that being said...i just want to be able to honestly say if they ever ask me if i've ever e-mailed anyone from a blog, that NO i haven't....

i know it is very tough for you all that way...but i feel a lot better...

i tried to meet with someone who wanted to e-mail me on an older post, but that person had a better idea...opened a blog just for us...so my buddy writes a short post and then comments with thoughts on my situation, and i write back on the comments...

i feel bad, sometimes...but i don't know what i'd do without this friend...

as i told him once...my sister and her friend went out for a walk in the country near her friend's house...as they walked down the street they passed a no-trespassing sign on the side of the road; "we're going to go in these woods, " the girl said, "but not right here." they walked further down a few yards and entered the same woods. "why didn't we go back there?" my sister asked. "because there is no sign here!" the girl replied...

that is like my life most of the time...i do what they say or what i know will please them, but past the no trespassing sign, if i see no danger, i enter...of course, i always have a buffer....like my anonymity...which is nice, but i do want people to know my name somtime....i pointed out an article i'd written for my aunt's website (you can see it too if you recall her website's name) to my online buddy, and after i felt a little like my protective cover had been stripped off...i am glad that i go by a different name still...but anyway...

i hope i explained that well enough...any more questions, just ask....i have no problem replying...

i always take off friday sunset to saturday sunset off the computer, but i am late tonite!! it helps rest my mind...

Love and Prayers,
LPP

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hi, Mrs. Shirkie,

Here I am!!

Hope to hear from you soon,
LPP

Terry said...

Yes! There you are Hebrews 11:1
How nice to hear from you.
Right now Mr. Shirkie and his cat are watching "The Fugitive", so they are thankfully both out of the way!
We just got back from dropping the giant fruit salad to the Gospel Hall. I make it every two weeks for the Spanish gospel meeting which they have in the afternoon. I used to go...that is why I took Spanish in night school but I find that I can't do as much as I used to do, because Sunday afternoons are set aside for Dad Golden. It is very important that we visit him as much as we can.
And that is what you are doing Little Pilgrim. You are in a way putting your life on hold and using it for your dear Dad and Mom and your brothers and sisters just as the Lord wants you to.
You know even when He was on the cross Jesus never forgot His Mom and that is why He asked John to care for her and to take her as his mom!
You are so tired and sad these days Little Pilgrim but God will surely reward you!
By the way, you can write to Mrs. Butler anytime and you can be sure that she won't publish your words.
Unfortunately I don't have that feature on my blog! ...Have a great Lord's Day!...Love Mrs. Shirkie

hebrews 11:1 said...

Thank you for that note, sweetie!

I am sorry I have not been in here sooner...

life is very tough...

i took my grandparents to the supermarket and bank today and i almost broke down and cried at least 5 times while i was out there in public with them---just thinking about my dad and all. i am going to miss him soooo much, but he will be so much happier! i know he is going in God's perfect timing and i pray that is tonite, tomorrow or friday...last father's day was too good--i don't want to remember this one as the last one :(

gotta go for now,
lpp

Anonymous said...

LPP..
you signed in using two dsifferent names on my blog.....can I write to either one of those names @gmail.com ...and you will get the email? Please let me know....leave a comment on my blog if you want.

thanks
Mrs. B.