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{Texture Tuesday} Dedicated to the 'Groupies'


Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday..... so glad you stopped by.

As I've mentioned ..... the summer theme for TT will be Free & Easy...... simply share a favorite photo textured with at least one of my textures.....that's it that's all.

I am dedicating today's TT to a lovely group of women that I appreciate SOOOO MUCH. The Groupies....... I love how you all found each other through Beyond and TT.... how you have joined together to share and encourage one another...... I love that I can be a part of your creative journey.... it's a honour... Thank you.

Today I went to the post office....and found the loveliest surprise from the groupies. I cried like a baby when I opened the box.... 2 beautiful silver charms.... faith and Stacie. So perfect.....I immediately added the charms to my chain, right there in my car....I will draw strength from these words and from each of you.... Thank you my friends.

As I walk the halls of the hospital....I'm constantly reminded how blessed we are. We have each other, our boys, our family... friends.... all of you. I see so many people, alone... lost....sad... sick.... with no one by their one to hold their hand or say I love you.....It breaks my heart.

We are surrounded by love and could we not believe? trust? keep our faith?

Thank you dear Groupies..... I love you all.....




a little profile shot of Benny Boy this afternoon.....
so good to be home with him for a few days......He's warmed right up to Grandma & Grandpa...(especially Grandma... he loves the ladies) ..... so glad they live across the street... it makes shared custody with Brett much easier.......

I'm so thankful Ben is loved and cared for while I'm in the city.... such a gift.... Thank you Grandma and Grandpa....and Brett too of course! Some of you may know I never leave Ben alone...... which I know seems crazy..... But, it's the truth.... Then this happened.... Oh my....

Believe it or not... Ben hasn't spent one minute alone since all this began.....
Thanks to Brett, Mom & Dad, family, dear friends and amazing neighbours..... You know the saying.... 'it takes a village.....'.... Well, ummm, yeah... it takes a village.....

Big Gratitude.....


John and I bought 3 cans of stain for the front porch..... I'm afraid it may have to wait til next summer.... in the meantime I'm embracing the rustic look. :)

Reader Comments (24)

Blog friends are some of the best in the world. Take care my friend and thank you for sharing your thoughts.
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
Kim I'm so pleased you got the gift and you are already wearing it remember you and John are not alone ....
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterViv
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts . . . you're an amazing strong woman.
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
So glad to see that you and your husband are so strong and optimistic even in this difficult situation. A big hug to you and cute little Ben.
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
Blessings, Kim
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana foster
{{{{ Hugs }}}}
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
Glad you love the charms...I knew you good to see Benny Boy and my, he must be happy to be sitting on his own porch....Blessings all around...
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.
So glad you received the charms...glad you love them, but I knew you would...Nice to see Benny Boy again, he must be so happy to be sitting on his own porch...Blessings all around...
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.
Kim, I think of you and your family and add you to my prayers every night...I will continue to send positive thoughts. Your photo of Ben is so precious and I know how relieved you are to know he's being loved and taken care of! {{{hugs}}} <3
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
I met a great group of people on a writer's site called, and we interacted and shared photos and I learned so much about a writer's world. It was one of my first experiences with Blogging, but sadly that site no longer exists. And so we could stay in contact a lot of us became friends on Facebook. Your Groupie group sounds wonderful as well.

I will keep your family in my prayers. My cousin's daughter-in-law found out last winter that she had the same as your John and has been through the treatments and is doing so much better now.

I have empathy for you as my husband, also named John, (soon to be 69) just recently retired, and shortly after health problems started, and he isn't able to do much of anything that he had planned. Each day is a struggle, and is hard for me to watch him go through so I can kind of understand what you're going through.

~hugs~ and prayers, and a big thank you for all that you share with us each week.

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeabea
Lovely images. Ben is such a sweet-looking dog. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat
You raised up a village in us "groupies" and now it is our turn to support you just like you supported us. Not a day goes by that I don't pray for you and John and your family. Blessings to you my dear :)
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
You raised up a village in us "groupies" and now it is our turn to support you just like you supported us. Not a day goes by that I don't pray for you and John and your family. Blessings to you my dear :)
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Beautiful image today -- Love all your images-- they are always interesting and stunning.. Ben is so sweet looking giving us the side view of him - sweet!.. I used your kk_totalgrunge and kk_grungeframed textures today...
Be safe and know you are thought of..
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrsiteen
Big Hugs to you and your family....
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda R
So sweet of you to share your beautiful photos today - love them so much. We all would LOVE to be there in person and give you all kinds of love and support, encouragement, words, hugs, cookies and tea, and so much more. Every day .... prayers, thoughts and hugs!! xo
June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly C
Kim, so glad that you liked the charms. I hope they help to remind you of all the prayers and thoughts that are behind you both. Keep the faith.
June 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstacie
such a beautiful image and edit of the lilacs Kim just so lovely. Ben is well cared for and it shows in the peacefulness of your image.

Glad things are moving along for you guys and hope it continues for you all to not be so hard.
June 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst
Kim, so pleased you liked the charms. Your photo of Ben is adorable - sounds like he's getting lots of love! You and your family are in my thoughts. x
June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers sending to you. Hugs, Neets
June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnita "Neets" Crane
thinking of you all and praying that you will find some treasures along this difficult path to encourage and bless you
June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulia
The Groupies are irreplaceable in my life, as are you, Kim. You've given so much to all of take a moment, a season to receive. You might think it is from us Groupies, but in truth, they are blessings from a Greater Source!

Continued love and prayers...
June 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Powers Fabian didn't know. I have been away from the computer. My heart is heavy but confident, your energy is very strong. "Love is the very essence of the Divine in you, and it sees the Divine in others. This is the time to see through the eyes of Love and it will bring you extraordinary powers." by Colette Baron-Reid
For me words are hard to express, I always go to the wise. Your family is in my thoughts
July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGail Leeder
I'm so sorry for everything you are going thru. Have faith God will be by your sides thru this. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You sound like you are positive and that is nessesary!
July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Timman

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