Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ok, I Super Miss All of You and My Little Blog

and it only took two weeks!!

I have done a lot of thinking and praying these past two weeks.  I have also been very sick the past few days with a cold that put me down in bed for two days.  But today is a good day!!

Also, my older (only 2-1/2 years older) brother is in the hospital again!!  He was in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange.  When he started having problems with his body about 10 years ago, the VA mis-diagnosed the Agent Orange-induced diabetes and he has gone through so much in the past few years!!  He is such a man of faith and love and he inspires me daily!!  He is a computer geek to the 10th degree and he was sooooooooo excited when I started this blog.  In fact, he was my very first follower!!  How's that for a great big brother!!

He was also so excited when I started taking computer classes a few years ago and he kept telling me I could do it - even last night when I was chatting with him on the phone and telling him how hard learning PhotoShop was for me!!  Here he is in the hospital with a morphine drip, the pain is so intense, and he is cheering me on and telling me to hang in there - that I was smart enough to get through this class!!

I want to dedicate this post and my humble little blogging experience to him and thank him for being a great big brother!!  I didn't always think that way and now I am regretting all those years that we didn't stay in touch because I didn't want to!! Here is a picture I created in Photoshop and Greg, this is for you!!!

And thank you extra much for all you wonderful friends that were so concerned about me!!  Life is STILL way too big for me right now but my attitude about life is improving!!  Sometimes we need to step back and realize that if we are given big trials in life we are great enough to work through them as so many of us know - Heavenly Father will never give us more than we can handle!!

Thank you all for hanging in there with me!!!


Mary said...

What a great picture!! Also, what a great tribute to your brother. Some how we do manage to get through all that we are given.Sometimes it just takes longer then others. Hang in there!!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful post and a wonderful brother, I hope they can help him and he can enjoy his life as much as he helps others. My BIL is in the VA, that war messed up a lot of people.


Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Kris! Sending special thoughts and prayers for you and your brother, from "across the pond". Hugs, Sandy. :)

Miss Hillbilly said...

Thank you for popping in and letting us know how you are. You don't have to blog daily. Just do it for YOU. And your brother. He sounds like a great one!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

A great photo for a wonderful brother. Love and hugs to you and yes, you can do anything. :)

Deb said...

I am SO HAPPY you are back!! I've missed you!! Thanks for sharing about your brother. And let him know, you have a follower praying for him!!

elliek said...

Good to have you back and as Tonya says do this for you when you feel able. Sometimes we are stronger than we realise.