Sunday, May 19, 2013


Good Sunday evening and it is so nice to have you visiting Through My Back Door again. It has been a long 2&1/2 weeks, but I am glad to see you again. The coffee is on and there is cake, so help yourself. I don't want this to be a sad post, that is not how I believe in living, but I do want to thank you for the e-mails, comments, cards, and prayers. We felt them and are thankful for each and everyone of you. Most of you know Curtis had been ill for 7 years and in a nursing home for the last 6. It didn't make his death easier. Not one bit. The hole in my heart and life is just bigger now.  We are thankful for his salvation and ours. We know we will see him again and he will know us. What joy to look forward to.
I want to share a card Andrew made me.
The front.
The inside.
The back. I asked him if that was Coco (that is what some of the grands called Curtis) and me holding hands. He was quite insulted as he said, "No, that is Coco holding God's hand!" In case you can't tell the back says no more "sinen"(sinning)
I love fresh flowers and these were from some cousins.
The worlds best son in law made me a Cherry blanket crane a few weeks ago. He came and hung it for me this week.
I had to move the Spinner to the bedroom. Change is needed anyway and she needed to be in there with the Spinning Wheel.
This is a short post, but wanted to get back into the routine of living. I value the friends I have made here in blogland, and am Thankful for each of you, and so happy you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Remember Josh.
Please pray for him this summer as he is doing a summer mission with a church in Ohio. He will be working with youth. I can't think of a better role model.
PSS: I want to share something special next post.
PSSS: I am so excited, my dear friends are coming to visit for a few days, from Ohio. They are just what I need right now.


  1. Bless your heart Betty. God will give you the strength for each and every day, one step at a time.

    Are kids just the greatest. Love the card.


  2. Betty...So sorry you were gone...mostly of course the reason you were gone, but happy you are back and by the sounds, getting your joy back, too. I just came from the funeral of a dear man sister-in-law's Dad. He had only been ill a few weeks, but rapidly lost his will to fight. He and your dear Curtis may just meet up and have a nice talk. They sound like they may have had a lot in common...mainly a love of God and family. Can hardly wait to hear your special news and to hear about what you and your Ohio friends are up to! ..God bless you...♥ Lynne PS...Love your blanket is beautiful!

  3. What a precious card. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hope to see you soon. Until then I look forward to your next post.

  4. Oh, Betty...I have been thinking of you alot lately and hoping each day is better for you. I will continue to have you in my prayers, I promise. Keep yourself very busy.

    God will take care of you.....I know you know that.


  5. I've been thinking of you sweet Betty. That is such an adorable card. Hugs to you!

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  7. Children just seem to know what to say, don't they?
    May God give you peace and the understanding you need at this time.
    prayers and hugs for you and your family,

  8. So filled with joy at seeing you post again! I have been praying for you my friend. I absolutely love the card...out of the mouth and hearts of babes right? Enjoy your company adding Josh to my prayer journal!
    Be blessed,

  9. It is good to hear from you my friend!
    You have been in my constant prayers.

  10. (((HUGS))))

    Have fun with your friends visit.

  11. You have been on my mind and in my heart the last couple of weeks. Hugs to you my friend!

  12. It's a very sweet card..
    Sending you lots of love and hugs dear friend x

  13. Such a sweet card! Good to see you post.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  14. Betty, I admire you so much for your strength. It is so good to hear from you.You are so incredibly blessed having such a warm and loving family and Andrew's card brought tears to my eyes. He's such a sweet child. Hugs, Jan

  15. Just precious.
    How God uses our little ones to lift us up.
    Sweet joy!
    Praying for Josh.
    Loving your new blanket crane.
    You my friend are so loved.
    Woolie hugs,love and prayers.
    Your Pal

  16. Glad to see you Betty. The card is adorable. Children are so smart. Love the crane, basket and flowers. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

    Carmen and the Primcats

  17. Betty, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for God's continued peace and comfort in your life.

  18. Always thinking of you, and sending good wishes your way.... Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family....
    What a wonderful card.... love what children have to offer to us.... Great blanket crane, pretty flowers, prayers for Josh, and hoping you have a fantastic time with your company from Ohio!!

  19. Dearest Betty, you have so been on my mind and my prayers have been traveling from Michigan. I'm so hoping that I can get down your way before the summer is over and we can actually get to meet in person. I was so disappointed that I didn't make it in May. We'll talk soon, Dawn

  20. God Bless you Betty, through these times. What a wonderful card, and one you will treasure always. Hugs and prayers.

  21. Oh Betty,
    That is the most precious card.
    Out of the mouths of babes.
    Hugs and prayers,

  22. Hi Betty...I have been following you and your family through this journey with Curtis - it's never easy no matter what but I know in your heart you can rest easier now knowing he is at peace.
    What a sweet, sweet card - kids are so up front with their thoughts - they tell it like it is, I love that.
    What a wonderful gift your sil gave you - looks just beautiful.
    Will be saying prayers also for Josh on his mission.

    Blessings and more prayers,

  23. Betty, I have thought of you often, hugs my friend. OLM


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