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Friday, September 27, 2013

Would appreciate prayers....

Would really appreciate your prayers. I have an issue I have been dealing with for probably a couple months now. Been sent to three different docs and now on to a 4th scheduled for Oct 1st. I have a tumor growing right below my ear/neck area and also a knot over my eye on the same side, they believe it is all in the lymph node, CT scan showed tumor. The past couple days I can tell it has enlarged even more. They are supposed to biopsy it when I go in Oct 1st. I am really nervous about this. Also my dear brother in law Bob Margraf, (my sister's hubby), is currently in the hospital in Bradenton, Florida where they still live. He is stage 4 cancer, just recently diagnosed. They are trying an experimental drug on him that may be able to stop the cancer. I called and talked with him this afternoon. I was down to see them this past June when I also @ that time made my last trip to Sandy's house. She and Todd actually had come up to my house and picked me up, I spent a couple days with Sandy and then my brother came up from Bradenton, Florida (my home town) and took me on to Bradenton to visit them and my sister and brother in law who I stayed with while there. Seems when it rains it pours anymore. Prayers appreciated. Blessings. (Below.. pic of my brother in law earlier this summer. He has always been in military and then law enforcement)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sandy Schmidt's Memorial Service 9-10-13

  It was so hard to get through the service.. my heart was breaking to say the final GoodBye to my BFF of  almost 20 years.. I love you Sandy.. Always will.... I got to hold Baby Chloe... Sandy's precious new grand baby.
 The doll's and flowers sat around the sanctuary at Sandy's Memorial service.. her sewing machine, her favorite throw quilts, dolls she had made and a wonderful smelling tart warmer burning and pictures of her family.. it was all definitely Sandy. Todd did a beautiful job in making it a tribute to Sandy and her life.
 The prayer quilt that Sandy kept on her during her hospital stay and was on her when she took her last breath. It draped the main table in front of the sanctuary along with pictures of her, Todd and their daughter Samantha and of course baby Chloe..Sandy's brand new and only grandchild.
 My daughter Celena Jem,  Sandy's hubby Todd and me @ the luncheon that was served after her memorial service.
                            Celena holding Baby Chloe after Memorial service..
 I stopped by Sandy's house on our way out of town heading back home after the service. Sandy's cat Crybaby, came out meowing @ me when I got out of the car. I picked her up and held her. She seemed to know what was going on. I wanted to say goodbye for now....
        Sandy's daughter Samantha, her hubby Todd and my daughter Celena Jem after the service.       Celena had been Samantha's Maid of Honor @ her wedding a few years ago. Samantha and Celena have known each other most of their lives.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Greatest Loss

My dearest and Best Friend in the world , Sandy Schmidt, lost her battle to cancer about 40 minutes ago, 12:27 pm this afternoon. . I can not begin to say how I feel and the pain. She passed away @ Hospice House in Gainesville, Florida with her loving family around her. Oh dear God.. WHY??? She was the strongest person I ever knew.. just like her mother. A woman of great strength and courage. A beautiful wonderful person like no other. A heart of solid gold and a soul to match it. I miss you more than I could ever find words to say. My best friend in the world for almost 20 years, I cherish every second of it Sandy. I love you so much. Always and Forever you are in my heart and soul. Plz keep her family in prayer.