Friday, April 22, 2011


Hello All and Happy Easter, Happy Spring and Happy Passover! This is a special Pink Saturday and when you go to Beverly's you will find all the pretty Springtime blogs to browse through....


Flowers from our gardens last year and the cross beside the road that we always watch for....I believe this one is in Missouri. Isn't it magnificent?

Spring is very slow in coming to us this year...right now it is raining, which I love, but it is chilly, chilly, chilly....which I don't love! I do hope that Sunday will have the sun shinning and warmer temps so all the children can have fun finding eggs outside.....so much more fun than finding them inside.


We will be celebrating just the two of us, but we have much to be thankful for. The West Texas fires swept through the town our Texas family lives in....Ft. Davis. It swept through the area of their home and when they were evacuated they went out on the highway where they could watch. It was all high flames fed by the high winds and dense smoke, but hours and hours later, when it all cleared, their home was OK! There was only a small bit under the fence in a portion of their property. Many were not so lucky....I believe, the last I heard 43 homes were lost in that area and sadly a fireman is in the burn unit of The University Medical Center in Lubbuck. He is fighting for his life with 60% of his body burned.....I hope you will remember to keep him in your prayers.....having been in the US Forest Service with my first husband, I know how treacherous and deadly even a grass fire can become!

And, another blessing....our Texas grandson has had the grafting on his hand completed this week. He is waiting to find out when he will be released to finish his therapy and recovery.....Three weeks ago he had a serious dirt bike accident where he wound up being air lifted to Lubbuck to The University Medical Center and that is where he is now after the surgery.....A freak accident caused him to fly over the handle bars with the bike landing on top of him. He was knocked unconscious and his unprotected hand rested on the hot exhaust pipe causing third degree burns on his hand and wrist. I know he learned a valuable lesson to always be wearing your safety gear...all of it, not just some of it. Thank heavens he had his helmet on or it could have been much, much worse!
This special young man graduates from college next month and has been accepted into the US Border Patrol and is waiting orders. We are all hoping and praying he will get his hand healed and working before they call....

So, these last few weeks have been a bit stressful, but with luck and prayers, all seems to be on the mend!

Wishing you all many blessings,
Jil

34 comments:

Eileen said...

What lovely photos. The fires in Texas are dreadful; glad to hear your friends are OK. Have a lovely Easter weekend.

Riet said...

Such lovely photo's Hppy pink Saturday

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Love the flowers from your garden,
Happy Easter & HPS
Michelle
xox

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Always sad to hear of these fires and the damage that they cause.

I once had a 2nd degree burn on my hand after accidently pouring boiling water on it. I recovered okay, but I remember the pain from that and questioning at the time how people manage with burns like that or worse all over their body.

I hope your grandson and the fireman both have an easy recovery as possible.

Marydon said...

I apologize, Jil. I missed the news of your grandson being injured. May he heal quickly & be safe. Texas did susffer some horrible fires that we did pray for their safety. Such tragedy for so many.

May you have an eggs-tra special Easter.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Mari said...

HI JIL~LOVE ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS :)
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY EASTER :)

XO~MARI

Holly said...

Hi Jill~
Isn't it wonderful to know that we can put our prayers out there knowing that others we may never meet can also pray?! Thanks for sharing that with us and I will pray also.
Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!

Char said...

Jil, so many have been through so much. I will be sure to keep praying for those in need.
Spring will come and it's going to be so pretty, you just wait and see. Meanwhile, have a very Happy Pink Saturday and a very happy Easter weekend, Char

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Jil,
I'm so glad that your family didn't lose their home in the fire and I pray your grandson's hand will be good as new when he gets called to his job.
It's looking more like Spring here now and the grass is starting to turn green. It has been a long time coming! Thank you for sharing your lovely pinks and Happy Pink Saturday to you. I also wanted to thank you for the recipe. You were so kind to share it with me. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jill,
Happy Easter to you and your family! I am so glad that the fires missed your house--that is a miracle, indeed!
Sending ((hugs)) your way,
Cindy

Denise@alloverroses said...

Jil,

Very beautiful mosaics! Your flowers are gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and your family. Love your beautiful eggs too! :)
Denise

Debbie said...

Hi Jil,
So glad you stopped by. I do so miss our chats. Your blog is so beautiful.
Your story is very touching, my prayers are with you.
Spring is slowly arriving here as well... its been a chilly Spring Break to say the least. We had one nice day in the 80's.... but now back in the low 50's and cloudy.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Debbie

Loretta said...

Thanks, Jil, for your kind comment on my blog! Yes, we love the tulips...and are so glad we could finally see them. We crossed at Pacific Crossing; esp. for trucks and busses. I hope your family stays safe in TX and I hope your grandson will heal quickly. Happy Easter!

racheld said...

Thank you for visiting LAWN TEA---I hope your young man a complete recovery during this Season of Miracles, and am so glad that your family was not harmed and did not lose their home.

Happy Pink Saturday!

rachel

Donnie said...

I can see the stress you all have been under and I'll continue to keep you in my prayers. Have a blessed Easter.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Jill we will be praying with you for your precious GRAND as well as the fireman. We had terrible fires here just a few years ago and we so appreciated the bravery and dedication of the firemen and volunteers. (())

Maison Mutt said...

So glad to hear that your grandson is doing better. My BFF is from Lubbock & she'd be the 1st to tell you how wonderful everyone there is (she's in Dallas now). Beautiful pictures, hope your Easter is "event" free & enjoyable.
Licks & Wags, Niki

Daniella said...

HPS! and Happy Easter!! Your pinks are beautiful, and you seem to be having the same weather as I have! I don't mind the rain either but with the cold ugh. And it is going tto rain through Monday!! yuck.

I am very happy that the tradgedies that have happened seem to have great endings!!!
xxDaniella

Jori said...

Happy Easter! Prayers for your grandson. :)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Such wonderful blessings to be thankful for this year. Happy Pink Easter to you.

HalfCrazy said...

Hey there!

I love that white cross up there. It must be sterling white during the day.

I like chilly and rainy days. But Easter doesn't come too often.

You got bad news in here, hope both parties turn out okay/are okay.

orchid said...

Hi♬ 
This morning I've read your post, but I had guest today and was late to make a comment.
Oh, what a big lesson your grandson had from the accident!!! My late brother had similar one, though not so serious. Must have been scarred you so much.

Hope your grandson and the fireman both will be able to recover as quickly as possible.

Wish to enter Pink Saturday someday. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Wonderful Easter Pictures♡♡♡
Orchid

stampdiva said...

Hi Jil
Beautiful photographs.
Have a lovely Pink Saturday.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Hope your Grandson is well on the road to a good recovery.

Kathy said...

Hello, love the flowers and the cross - so glad they were spared in those fires - I had been watching - it is quite amazing-
hope your grandson's hand will be healed - what a wonderful guy to take on the Border Patrol - so appreciate those who serve this country like that - I hope you have a very blessed Easter,
Kathy

KatyDidStitches said...

Such beautiful flowers, Jil! Spring is late in coming here, as well. There's a big Tulip Festival in town today...and I'm sorry to say there's not much blooming.

Have you ever been to the Bald Knob Cross in Illinois? It's a bit of a drive to reach it, but it's quite impressive.

What a special grandson you have! Border Patrol. Please tell this brave young man how grateful we are.

Bonnie was so pleased to see your comment on her post...and she sends you a great big smooch!

Have a lovely Easter!

Kathy

Tami said...

Hi Jil...beautiful photos..I am so glad your family in Texas is okay. Happy Easter blessings...xo Tami

Pat said...

I hope all goes well with your grandson. Happy Easter!

Aunt Snow said...

Wow, I've been reading about the fires in Texas, but this brings it home how people are affected. Glad your family's home is safe.

Good to hear your grandson is healing.

Lots of things to be grateful for this Easter weekend. Have a great Pink Saturday!

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing Blessings stay safe.....HPS.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Hi Jil, I'm so happy to know the Texas fire has "passed over" your dear family. I'm also happy grandson is doing well. Our son had a very serious motorcycle accident two years ago. I know how scary that is. But blessings come in many ways. Happy Easter blessings that continue for you and yours

HPS

LL

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thanks so much for visiting...you never know...I do teach in the US from time to time...stay tuned!


~ Gabriela ~

Roselle said...

Beautiful mosiac!
Love your faux cakes and cookies. Best on Etsy!
Happy Easter and PS
Roselle

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Jil :) Beautiful photo mosiacs! I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family ~ Our oldest son was home for the weekend from College, so it was nice to have him home :)

Warmest hugs to you sweet friend!! Brenda

Melody said...

Hi Jil! So happy you could come by for the Cottage Color Party. Such
pretty pink posys from the garden and knickknacks.