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{Texture Tuesday} Dreaming of Home.....


a favourite back-home photo from the archives.....textured with kk_1612

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

The ongoing theme - Free & Easy ...... keeping it simple.

I'm so grateful you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU. 

Your art is extraordinary.... I want you to know I may not comment on every link up...but I try and pop by and peek at as many as I can. Wonderful work....


an old ladder on the front porch wall....all frostied up.....


One of my absolute favorite things about our house is the front porch..... In the summer, John and I can sit on the swing for hours..... Ben on the step watching the world go by..... nothing nicer than a quiet swing and a little chat about the day..... My oh my..... I missed that this summer....

In some ways, today's frosty photos feel like yesterday other ways... a life time ago......Strange how that works....I'm sure you know how it goes.... Time is funny that way.


Today (Monday) was a challenging day. John was taken to the hospital via Ambulance.... He's been re-admitted to the Leukemia ward.... They are hoping to get to the bottom of a wonky blood pressure/dehydration issue that's caused several fainting spells.......Today's was extreme....beyond fainting. It's scary stuff to witness. I am so thankful Bryce was here with us to help catch him while he was falling... My oh my.....

We are trusting these issues will soon be resolved....
thankful for the doctors, nurses and support staff on the Leukemia ward...all way above and beyond......

And so...Onward and Upward..... Yes please...and thank you very much.... :)

As always....Your prayers are truly appreciated.....

I must go....perhaps I will pop in a little later with some freebie textures.... If not...soon.

In the sure to pop over to pinterest and grab the PinIt only freebies.....

Until another day..... love...blessings...and endless gratitude.....

Let's get this TT started.... 


p.s. Wise Words


Reader Comments (36)

continuing to keep you in my thoughts
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentera spirit of simplicity
Again, I can't imagine experiencing what you and John (and your sons) are going through. I don't believe I have the kind of strength that is required. Your post title, "Dreaming of Home," touched me today because it reminds me of my mother. She's 93...she has been a widow for 33 years...and 3 months ago, she broke both bones below her left knee. Since then, she's been in a foster care home in the town where I live---25 miles from her own home. Now that she can use a walker, she simply wants to go home. However, she has a form of dementia (absolutely no short-term memory) and she cannot live alone, let alone care for herself, any longer. She has 5 children...only two of us believe that Mother should be allowed to go home. 100% on a pacemaker for two years, she will not have the battery replaced, which means she will most likely not live much longer. I want her to be able to go home. I want you and John to be able to go home, too.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon

Always, always, always in my thoughts and prayers, are you and yours. Sending you all warmth and healing this very moment.

I loved the quote. So true.

Much love,
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Dear Kim.
Thinking of you and John, the boys, Ben so many times. With compassion, with admiration. How you cope with this. I can't imagine how you do it. How you keep on sending textures and stuff. Astonishing.
Hope everything will be alright soon. Sending good vibes and thoughts across the ocean.
XO Marleen
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarl1een
Though miles apart my heart is with you and yours...With so many prayer warriors behind him I believe that this time his stay in the hospital may finally prove the answer to those prayers...this may be 'the corner' he has to turn before he's able to return to normal life with you and the boys. You don't have to be reminded that you are blessed and loved and offered up in so many different ways around the world. Warm hugs for your family this Holiday Season...we're all rooting for a quick fix so you can return to home and be a family together once again. Seeing Ben again should also prove good medicine for you...there's nothing like a big dog loving you with all his heart to make one feel loved and blessed. ~Carolyn, a Jersey Girl
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCat Sadowski
Thinking of you...
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatarina
Beauttiful work again, Kim!!

Hugs for you and your family! <3
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPieni Lintu
so so sorry kim. I hope John gets stronger form here on out.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouve
Praying. Just praying.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Keeping you both in my prayers. Much love to you. x
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecs
Dear Kim, my positive thoughts ...
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
Oh Kim that is scary, I didn't get to the Texture Tuesday this week. The holidays are getting away from me. I sure hope the doctors get to the problem with John and this can be resolved once and for all. That would be the best Christmas present. I am praying for that.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarBbara Hurst
I will keep him in my prayers! I know it had to scare the willies out of you!
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.
Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan W
continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers kim. xoxo
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Oh Kim - I am so sorry this whole process is taking so long. You all have had so many ups and downs. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. I sure hope they can get John's situation resolved very soon, and he will then begin healing and getting well and stronger very soon. Please know that all of us who read your blog care about you and are saying prayers for this whole thing to be over and you all to be back home very soon. We all care very much about all of you.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo
These are difficult times for you all, for sure. I hope you get some peace by knowing how many thoughts and prayers go out to you every day. I may have mentioned this before, but I'm so glad you have such a great talent to provide some therapy for you :)

God bless!
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkaren c
These captures of your front porch are beyond beautiful. You are so talented and make the most common scene extraordinary. The pop of color against the white backdrop is so lovely and makes me want to spend the entire day there. I'm so sorry to hear your hubby had to go back to the hospital. I can't imagine how difficult this has been for you. But I can pray and send positive thoughts to you and your family. This is the season for miracles and I sincerely hope one is granted for you and yours this year.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisa
Beautiful work, Kim.
Continuing to keep you and your family in my thoughts.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that he had to put back in the hospital. Very scary stuff! I will continue to pray for healing and peace for you all.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjill
Oh how scary...continued prayers for your family Kim!! xo

Your photos are really beautiful, they put a smile on my face!
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim Stevens
Oh dear one...I'm pausing to pray for you and for John and Bryce right now...for God to bring healing and peace and comfort and joy. Right now in this moment ... xo
You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
Hugs & prayers for you all! Hoping that they will have him feeling better soon.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Mendola
I'm so sorry John had that bad turn yesterday, Kim. But so glad Bryce is there with you. I think you need him. I know I always need somebody to be with me in a crisis although I know it's hard for both of you, but I'm sure you help one another. And, John ... where does he get his strength? Some of it from the love he feels when you and Bryce are with him. Some of it from a deeper place. All the while I was decorating my home for the holidays, I thought about you, Kim. About how much you wanted to be home, preparing your home for the holidays. I remembered your story about your {beautiful} Charlie Brown Christmas tree last year. All I can offer is my love and prayers ... and pray for you I do, each and every day.

December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDotti
Dear Kim,

so sorry about John's fainting spells, hope they do resolve them and soon !!
It must be really scary !

Today i got diagnosed with cancer myself, they will probably need to remove my left kidney.
Not looking forward to the trip but i have faith in my body and myself that i can do this, i will have too :)

Big hugs !
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraenee/Lily
Oh, Kim! I'm so sorry to hear about John, and hope and pray that this is resolved soon. Thinking of you...
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Kim, I can only imagine what you, John and the boys go through day to day. It must be horrifying to see a loved one suffer, and get back up over and over and over again. John's will is truly inspiring and I think of you all often. Sending you love and good thoughts through the universe....every day.
P.S. that first shot is canvas or Christmas card material...seriously.xo
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Sending strength and keeping you in my thoughts always xxxx
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaz
Dear Kim, I miss your porch also…I loved the photo's that you posted from there…I remember one of your typewriter on a little table there and of course, the swing with the red throw…It's all waiting for you when John is finally done fighting the germs that think they might win…but they won't…they don't yet understand how strong John really is, that he will fight them day after day until he walks home and through his own front door…You are so strong also…you give me such strength and encouragement…and Hope…Keep trekking Girlfriend. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time and perhaps on some days, one minute at a time…but you'll get there and win this race…prayers for all of you (including Bennie) every morning and night…thanks for all you do and for taking the time even to "show Up…xoxo
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.
You take care, Kim. I hope things take a turn for the better for John soon. Hugs and warm thoughts.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie
Kim, I am thinking of you and John, keeping you both in my heart.

Thank you for this beautiful photo.
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarola Bartz
Praying for your whole family. God bless you all
December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRosanna
Take care, Keep Calm and Love!

PS: Great work!
December 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPhotoLeoGrapher
{{{{{{{Kim}}}}}}}} - sending many prayers. You and John are in my thoughts! <3
December 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
I really like how you build the story, it is very natural and attractive. Well done, Kim.
December 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMinecraft jugar

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