Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hi My friends, it's My 400th Post GiftAway

Today is May 30th, no more entries..I'll draw the winner
& post on June 1st
THANK YOU for commenting and caring.

This is my 400th post since I began my (our)  journey in October of 2007.
To celebrate the miracles I found, the friends whom God sent to me
& all Pink Warriors..I will Gift someone this lovely
5 by 7 print on 2 inch board and ready to hang.

Everyday is a Holiday created this. Isn't it just awesome
Just leave a comment on my blog. Comment until May 30th..and if you add the 
Gift Away to your blog, let me know..I'll put your name in a second time.
Drawing the winner on June 1st

Hair today  May 20th , 2009

My hubby Rich in the middle, with his niece Jayne on left
and his sister Rhonda on the right

This is one of the best presents EVER
My friend sent them to me.. 3 nests  (the one with the big
eggs is a Hummingbird nest)  NO nests or eggs were
taken from the trees.  Mother Nature deposited them
on the ground.

The lilacs bloomed, the scent is heady and now they
are on the way out.  WAAH   see ya next year dear

The grandsons came to visit.
Above is Cole (7)  & Joe (8) 

Second pic is Caleb , Cole's brother(6)

I was sorry to see Danny Gokey get eliminated from 
American Idol.  Tonight it's either Chris Allen or
Adam Lambert.  With Danny gone, I voted for Chris
We shall see.

About Me

I just finished reading  The Middle Place
have begun  New Moon

Rich and I watched  Fireproof
& I am on day two of  Love Dare

I feel good, get tired but I am able to garden.
My tiredness is from the pain in my body
I think.  I have pain constantly, but I just keep 
going.  My surgery hurts, my ribs and spine
and my right arm.  Just battle scars ..smiles


A Christian husband

Old friends


  1. O, Denna girl, How thankful I am that you are doing this good. It has been such a long, hard road for you and you held your head up high and battled it like a real PINK WARRIOR. I am very proud of you and I nearly cried when I read that you were working in your garden. God is so good that I cry when I think about it.
    For the first time in 2 years, I am able to work in my garden, too. I thank HIM for every single minute of it, too. I am walking a mile a day, thanking HIM with every single step I am able to make. GOD IS GOOD, LIFE IS AWESOME AND I LOVE IT ALL....
    I will take your giveaway to my blog and I thank you for giving me the chance to win this precious painting..
    hugs, bj

  2. I love that you are looking so great, yopur hair is so pretty, you are a true Warrior..
    As a Suvivor myself, I know that prayers will help you through...I am a 5 yr suvivor now, but now having some heart valve problems and will have surgery soon..

    I loved the nest and eggs, so very pretty and the flowers too..Florida is having a monsoon right now after having no rain for couple of months, we are now getting it all at one time this week...

    I would love to enter your giveaway and I posted it on my blog as well...

    Hugs and Love

  3. Hi precious Deena, what joy it brings to my heart to hear that you are gardening, enjoying the lilacs, and finding wonder in nature. HOORAY for you!!!!!!! And a great appreciation for answered prayers.

  4. Congrats on your 400th post. May you soon have 400 more!

    Sign me up for the giveaway. I love the painting.

    I will link to your blog on my Facebook account.

    You look great, by the way. I'm sorry for your pain. I, too, hate cancer.

  5. Your hair looks like it is coming back curly. It looks great!

    Lovely nests!

    It is good to see and hear you doing well. Praying that the remaining pain issues are resolved for you.

    Many blessings and congrats on all of those posts.

  6. You look wonderful! That beautiful hair....... and your lilacs are so beautiful and smell wonderful..... and as far as American Idol,,, I am an Adam fan and have been for many weeks now........ Sadly he lost but we will see him many more times.... I also love Chris..... Sweet guy and both were worthy to win.......

    Congrats for the 400th post.... It is just amazing how much time has passed...... I have just passed my two year mark...... Amazing....

  7. Hi Deena, glad to know all is well with you.

    Happy 400th post! May many more posts to come!

    What beautiful flowers and lovely nests!

    Kris just got crowned woohoo!

  8. Hey Beautiful. I am still jealous of your lilacs. I planted two more last year and have a while to wait for htem to grow up. But ahhh, the one I have...that scent is glorius and like you I hate to see it go.

  9. What a lovely blog...and such a beautiful family you have. So sad about David's brother...I pray peace over him and his family.
    Lovely painting by the way...

  10. look wonderful!

    Those nests and eggs are a special gift..I always get excited about finding nests although the ones I find are always empty!

    Love the lilacs, they bloomed late here so we are still enjoying them.''Happy 400th post and I will put your Giveaway in my sidebar.

    Hugs to you Darlin'

  11. Hi I'm back again too. You look terrific. Good to hear that everything is well in your neck of the woods. Keep that vibe going! At least for the next 400 posts!

  12. Hey woman! How great you are looking! Hair, and weight loss and just a sweet wisdom type look. Simply beautiful. So glad you're enjoying the little pleasures too. I will put the giveway post on my website and would of course love to be entered in your drawing. You are indeed Deena our warrior and champ. Love yaa, Mollye

  13. Hi Deena, what a wonderful thing it is to say you have done your 400th post!!!! I can only hope I stay focussed for that many!!!
    I love your hair! I am so proud of all the things you have accomplished so far!! I only wish I could be in my garden, we are still getting snow!! Thank you for the pictures of your lilacs and other flowers to keep me thinking of spring!!!
    That is a lovely picture of a china doll. Did you paint it?
    What is it about eggs and nests, they are so neat, I love them too! Maybe because it humbles us to think of creation and how God has designed each and everyone of us...
    Bless you!!
    Margaret B

  14. Congratulations on your 400th post Deena! And I must tell you, you look beautiful! I'm so thankful you're doing so well and ...
    I HATE


  15. The picture of you is just gorgeous, Deena. You look absolutely glamorous. This is a wanderful post with the family pictures and all the different things including your blessings. Yes, working in your garden, working in your garden!! such a small thing but such a huge thing. Congratulations on your 400th post. Love you, Diane

  16. Good Morning,
    I think your hair looks great. I'm glad your doing so well.
    David Cook was my favorite also. Last year's finale was amazing.
    Thanks for entering my name into your generous give away. Have a great weekend. ~Natalie

  17. You are absolutely incredible! I have loved having your share your journey with me and others. You have walked some awesome steps and been such an example to others who think their life is too rough. You are obviously surrounded by so many things that are full of love. And you let us look in! Just a thanks for that....a big hug, blessings, and lots of prayers. You make me smile! You look beautiful by the way!

  18. Congrautlations Denna, I am so proud of you and look how beautiful you look with all that hair. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love you and feel so blessed to have met you.. Big Hugs Deb

  19. I have followed your journey for some time but don't comment usually.
    I just want you to know that I think
    you are beautiful Deena .. inside and out..and the most courageous woman.
    I hope each day brings you more strength and less pain..

    Michele x

  20. hello sweet friend - I'm with you... I HATE cancer too! It claimed my mother when she was 37 - days after my 12th birthday.

    I'll post something on my blog about your giveaway, please add my name to the drawing!

    Bless your heart Deena - have a wonderful holiday weekend! BTW, your hair is BEAUTIFUL ♥

  21. You look gorgeous, Deena! Love your photos, too . . . I'm glad Kris won, but was sorry to see Danny go, too--he sure sounded good singing with Lionel Ritchie, though!!!!! I will buy his album, when he releases one! Love the bird nests, also . . . have a wonderful weekend! Love, Jann

  22. Deena you look A M A Z I N G!! Seriously, you look so good!! Hey, I have stopped coloring my hair, going with the au natural gray!! Why the heck not! You will have to check out my post on going gray. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.


  23. Dear Deena..

    Thank you for visiting my blog and signing up for my giveaway..
    Congratulations on your 400th post.. !
    I have met so many wonderful folks while blogging !

    Prayers and love and joy to you !

    The painting is just beautiful !

    Please sign me up for your giveaway !


  24. You look so cute with your curly hair! I'm so glad you're feeling good.
    Lots of hugs,

  25. Just stopped by to say hello, haven't talked to you in a while - been working outside in my flower gardens every chance I get between the rains. It seems like my lists just keep getting longer. You are looking so good, but hate to hear that you have all this pain. You handle it all so well and have such a good attitude. Will continue to say prayers for your recovery. Love ya.

  26. My Dear Miss Deena...

    I have been so very encouraged by your success over the past couple of months. The recent picture of you is beautiful. You are such a beautiful woman of God.

    Thank you for sharing in your last post about the personal stuff. Life is personal, and so many times, try as we might to make it impersonal. The Lord has known us from eternity past to eternity future... and He's know how we fit into the big picture. Hugs to you this day!

    Penny Suzie

  27. Beautiful post, I love lilacs, wish we could grow them here. You look beautiful, continue to be strong. Blessings to you.

  28. love all your words, deena...the photos, pictures.....your beautiful smiling face.....and the music....touched my heart today.

  29. You look wonderful Denna! Thank you so much for sharing your journey. It's been very inspiring and I pray for you when you request. Please enter me n your drawing. Congradulations on #400!! We have the same taste on Idol. I'm sure you're glad Kris won. He's so humble, it was great to see. Thank you for your give away Take care! Teah

  30. Hello sweet friend. You, my dear, are beautiful inside and out...with hear hair or with out. I just Thank God that you've touched my life.
    Take care dearest. Many hugs. Paula

  31. Love your hair, Deena. You're looking so good. God bless you. You are an inspiration. I'll post your giveaway on my blog. But it might be tomorrow. I'm being paged.

  32. Hey Wonder Woman! Look at look simply smashing but then I've always thought you were beautiful.

    I'd like to take Cancer to the mat and stomp the living daylights out of it! Till then, we have to rely on the strong will of the Warrior, prayers to God and medical breakthroughs.

    I will post the Giveaway on my blog. Congratulations to you on your 400th post. Deena, thank you for sharing your journey with us. I hope that in some way, our comments can be like holding your hand when you need a little comforting.

    Big snuggly hugs,
    Deanna :D

  33. I would love to be added into the drawing if I am not too late. I'll add a link to it on my blog, too. :) I love the nests that you received! Nature really is delightful to behold, isn't it?!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Tamara Comerford

  34. I have been following your journey with cancer through your blog. I am so happy that you are able to garden and your hair looks wonderful. My mother is a lung cancer survivor but she never got her hair back. The doctors told us she only had 12-14 months to live with chemo and radiation treatments. She took them and has been cancer free for the past 7 years. We are very thankful they were wrong. Congratulations on your 400th Post and I can't wait to help celebrate your 1000th.


  35. Deena, you are so beautiful!!!! I love that picture of you! What a fabulous smile :)

    I am glad to read that you are doing well. I know you have been through so much.

    I love birds nests! I have a special one in a jar, a tiny one made of horses hair. My sweet boys found it outside and gave it to me, I will keep it forever.

    Congratulations on 400 posts!!! WOW!!! I am a collector of Jenny and Aaron's pieces and this is one I dont have! But I adore Charlotte and have been wanting this piece. What a GENEROUS give away!!!

    Sending lots of hugs,

  36. Lovely! Please enter my name.

  37. Missed you being here. Glad you are back. You look beautiful. Love the gift of the bird's nests and eggs. The lilacs are beautiful. I just planted the hollyhock and hoping for pink ones.

  38. Hi my sweet friend,
    I'm home for a few. Life is so challenging, isn't it? You look awesome with your hair. It's growing in fast. I know it doesn't seem that way, but it does. I've already cut off inches on mine. I didn't think I'd ever cut my hair again. How are you feeling?

    Sitting hear waiting for OR to call and tell me Ron is fine. I hate being so far away. I would have stayed in SF if I had known.
    Oh well, God is with him, indeed.

    Would love to chat if you have the energy. Let me know.

    Thank you Deena for your prayers for Ron xoxoox

  39. Oh Deena ~ you look beautiful! You, like my sister, look great with short hair! You know I LOVE those nests, too!

    Love you! Lana

  40. You look amazing! And your grandsons are darling too. Your garden looks like a wonderful God-given haven. I'm so glad that you have it and are able to go out to visit all the colors and the birds.

    Praying Blessings on You... Polly

  41. Oh my goodness... Deena you are absolutely gorgeous!!!! My what a journey.... and baby look at you now!!! You are my inspiration...

    I am so happy that you can enjoy gardening and doing the small things you love... actually they are BIG BIG things...!!!

    What a lovely gift you are offering .... please put my name in for the giveaway...



  42. Deena,

    You truly are a light in the darkness! I'm blessed over and over by the brightness of it!

    The lilacs take my breath away...gorgeous!

    Wow...400 post! Wowee! Hip, Hip, Hooray!!

    Hugs and prayers!

  43. I love you Deena! You are my ROCK!
    God is good - all the time:)

  44. Deena,

    What beautiful photos of your grandsons. I know they are the light of your life. How handsome they are.

    Brandon just turned 14 yesterday. I don't know where the time went. He is taller than anyone else in his immediate family.

    Praying for your pain, my friend. You are so beautiful.


  45. Deena! your hair looks amazing! i love it!! and i hope that's an indication that you're feeling well.

    i've been very neglectful and for that i apologize. my life has been, what?, intense?, recently.

    hope to get back to catching up on blogs very soon!

    love this giveaway!!!!!!!!!
    pick me:)


  46. Dear Miss Deena,

    I'm confused, but I usually am, but I would like to enter the "gift away". (Nice way of putting it.) I think I sent you a comment on a more recent post... letting you know I'm thinking of you. Just saw the picture of you on May 20th... and you look absolutely beautiful. Your hair is coming back very nicely. Is it curly? Just curious. Mine came back curly - never had curly hair before.

    Hugs, and thank you,
    Penny Sue

  47. Hi there Deena!
    So glad to see your smiling face and to read that you are able to get out and do some gardening too! woohoo..high five! you go girl. I am so very thrilled for you.
    Congratulations on your 400th post too.
    Hugs to you.

  48. i just found you...thanks to sweet tamara! have a lovely blog! i lost my mom to breast cancer will be 4 years on june 14...
    i live in milwaukee...(danny gokey territory...)
    thanks for being out there! i'm adding you to my i can come back soon!
    p.s. you are so lovely!

  49. My Sweet Deena, I'm so happy to know that you have accomplished so much with your wonderful blog.
    I feel like Mother Earth when I can garden. My back surgery hasn't let me do much this year but my lilacs were wonderful and never last long enough.
    You have such a gracious strength within you. When my pain gets to be too bad to go outside I come to your blog to feel nurished.
    I'm sending you some sweet sunshine and a soft breeze for you to enjoy in any way you wish.
    Sweet Hugs

  50. Dear Deena ~ I'm so very happy that you're doing so well. Absolutely love your hair! You look gorgeous!

    I hate cancer too.. I have a pin that says "Cancer Sucks!". Too many people have been lost to breast cancer alone in the last few years. Sure wish that all cancers could be eradicated by some BIG miracle, don't you?

    Congrats on your 400th now I'm entered in your gift-away!

    Love & hugs to you,

  51. Oh Deena, You are looking SO GOOD! Praise God for all He's done for you.

    Wow - 4ooth post. That's great!
    Please enter me in the Give a Way for that precious picture. It reminds me of the books on the Outdoor Girls that I used to read as a young girl.

    Hugs to you.
    Love ya, Ruthie

  52. Deena, what a precious picture and how generous of you to be giving it away. It would look perfect in my Pretty in Pink bathroom! I'll add your giveaway to my blog also.

    So glad to read you're working in your garden and feeling better. I too hate cancer, when will they find a cure for this dread thing?

    Sending you a BIG hug!...Judy

  53. the craziness of life, work and just trying to get by always seems to get in the way of keeping up with friends. Reading your blog always reminds me of the frailty of life and how we should appreciate all that we have and those in our lives.
    I leave Sat. for Texas as the Dr.'s think my mother has Leukemia.Cancer is Cancer no matter where it raises its ugly head.I hope they are wrong.
    The Lord will see us through. He always has and always will-for all of us.
    Bless you for your courage, undying strength, unselfishness, and inspiration.

  54. You are looking cute. I am so happy you are working in your garden. My daughter loves working in her yard with plants. I have read your blog for ages, but I don't think I have commented. You are an inspiration to me. Please put my name in the drawing. Congrats on 400 posts. I'm nearing 200 and it has gone so fast. God Bless you!!

  55. I don't remember if I posted for you to place me in the giveaway or not???? But, do! PLEASE.

  56. Might I just say, Deena, you look absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So happy you are gardening. I think gardening is good for the soul - the gardener is witness to tiny miracles emerging from the earth and blossoming to full beauty. You are a miracle too, Deena. Your courage, your love of life, family, friends, and of God are inspiring!

  57. Beautiful pics of you!! I agree I hate cancer too. I hate it.
    It has been a very much needed journey for my soul with you. You have truly brought many things into all of us who visit. You are a joy and a treasure!!
    Those cute!! I hope you have a wonderful day !!

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  60. Deena~ Happy 400th post! You look terrific and your hair looks so chic!
    The nests are the perfect gift for a bird/nature lover. Your friend is so thoughtful.
    And your lilacs look gorgeous! Ours are just starting to bloom....don't they make the whole yard smell wonderful?

  61. Hi Deena,
    congrats on your 400th post.
    You look beautiful!
    Keep on smiling.
    Best wishes and prayers.....


  62. Hi Deena, Congratulations on your 400th post. WOW!!!! That is wonderful!!! I am so Thankful and blessed to able to share this moment with you. Thank you so much for caring enough to share all that you have and are going through. You are always in my prayers and you are my angel and wings,
    P.S. I love your new hair, It is as beautiful as the woman who wears it!!! It looks amazing!!!