Coffee & Girl Talk

Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t know about you girls, but this week has been a LONG one! I’m so ready to start a new week! If you’ve been reading the blog then you know that I have been busy here at the house redecorating and picking out new items to give our home a little “facelift”. In the midst of all this, I started getting those nasty little migraines and slept through a few days.

I am slowly getting back on my schedule, but it has been a little hard since our weather has been so nice! We are experiencing weather that has been in the 80’s this week and boy is it nice outside at night! I’m so glad those 100+ days are gone and I hope they stay gone.

We are going this week to pick out new countertops, a new sink, and faucet and finally decide on flooring LOL! Barry is pretty good about being a “go along guy”, but I am having issues figuring out what I really want. Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

As we were having our little family cookout last night, it made my heart swell. I have been in this HUGE cooking and cleaning stage (not sure how long that will last, so I figure I better ride it out and take advantage of it), so cooking for them has given me more pleasure here lately. We are a blended family and it has not always been this easy. In fact, it was pretty chaotic and stressful for about 5 years.

After my husband lost his son (he was only 19), things really took a turn. Many of my friends told me that marriages have a hard time withstanding things like this, so they wanted me to be prepared for a possible divorce. I never considered divorce any time during the last 10 or 11 years. I knew that Barry was the one God sent me and somehow He would mend all these loose ends. And our marriage would thrive and all these obstacles the devil put in front of us would disappear in time!

Over time things got better, the kids started accepting Barry and appreciating him more. He stepped in as a father figure and they didn’t like at all LOL! When I say things were bad with the kids, I mean they were bad! But somehow by the grace of God everything worked out and each day I see it still becoming more perfect than I ever imagined.

I prayed and prayed and prayed until I was praying like I was drinking water. What I want to tell you, that even in your darkest hour, things can still turn completely around for your good! God promised that! When you think you have lost your child to an addiction…God can turn that around. Never give up! Never stop praying and never stop being their parent. They will HATE you, but that’s ok…you are not their friend…you are the ONE standing in the gap for their soul.

Phillipians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

When the devil says your marriage is over…he is a LIAR! God can turn sarcasm and smart remarks to tender love and hugs that are nonstop. When you are miserable at a job, continuing praying and continue to believe…because God will put you exactly where he wants you and open doors for you that you never knew was possible. When friends hurt you and leave you because you are no benefit to them anymore…God is there to be your friend and comforter. When your heart feels like it has sunk into the lowest part of your stomach and you feel like there is a BIG empty hole…God will step in and ease your pain.

Trust in God, pray without ceasing, keep the faith and believe you have a purpose and God will fulfill that purpose you!

Phillipians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

God bless you girls!! Everyone of you that open an email, make a comment, follow along on my fashion and lifestyle adventure…I am blessed and thankful for each and every one of you. I hope you all are blessed beyond your wildest dreams and I hope it starts today!

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  • sandy

    Beverly love your honesty and I wish I could be as sharing. My friend doesn’t understand why I don’t “share” things. I am such a private person and it is hard for me to talk about family things that I worry and stress about…just like last night our son sharing something that neither Terry nor I knew for the past month. So I have been praying so many little prayers since our conversation asking God to guide our son and keep him safe and to help this mom get through this worry for the next week. Your post tells what strong people you and Barry are and I thank you for ministering to us on your blog. It helps us more then you may even know. I hope you had a yummy dinner last night as I can hear you had a wonderful “family” evening.

    • Beverly

      Wow Sandy!! Thus was so nice and uplifting!! You are way too kind. I will be praying for you and your son, we Moms have to stick together ❤️❤️ The dessert was soo good!! I will share this week!!

      • Kelly Palmer

        My son is 38 years old so at that age I am not sure if there is anything that I can do to get him into a treatment program if he is not willing to go. Right now he isn’t answering any correspondence except occasionally to my youngest daughter. I appreciate so much your and Sandy’s encouragement and especially your prayers! You both feel like family to me and are such a blessing. Love you girls oodles!!

  • Kelly Palmer

    This post is very timely today but isn’t that the way that God works? He always seems to speak to me the right thing at just the time that I need to hear it. This week has been challenging and full of ups and downs. The downs have been that on the way to church this morning I spoke to my youngest daughter and she informed me that her brother which is my oldest son is having issues with an addiction to cocaine. On the way home from church I received a call from my aunt telling me that my uncle (who has been in the hospital for more than a week now and has had several strokes) wanted to speak to me to say his last good byes because he feels ready to go. However, the Ups this week have far outweighed the downs. Troy and I found out what is going on with our health and hopefully are on the mend, we joined a church today where we feel at home, excepted and loved and where we can worship our Lord and Savior. No matter what my children go through I know that God loves them far more than even I do and He will not give up on them! And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my uncle will soon be in the presence of our Lord. Some things in life are so very difficult to go through and I don’t know how anyone without faith can do it. I pray that you and your family have a wonderful day together! And Sandy I will be lifting your son up in prayer as well 🙂

    • sandy

      Kelly virtual hugs to you as you started out your day excited to be joining your church family not expecting the two calls that you received and to have so many worries going through your mind today. I pray that the service was uplifting and that joining this church family will help you get through the struggles that you are facing. I am so happy to hear that you and Troy know how to deal with your health issues now and that you will begin to feel better. I will be lifting your family up as well Kelly. Prayer is powerful so I will be lifting your family up as well. I pray your kids have safe travels getting to your place this week.

    • Beverly

      Wow Kelly!! I know how it feels to have a child with an addiction, I put Chase in a rehab when he was 19. It was a 6 month Christian rehab that had a graduation rate of 1 in 4. He was ready and determined and graduated and has been fine ever since. God can turn things around. It was really bad-he stole from me horribly /omg!! It was BAD!!! I know you are going through a lot and I will be praying very hard! I’m glad you found a church you like and you are finding out what’s going on with your health. It’s been one trying week!! Love you!!❤️

    • Beverly

      Thank you so much Phyllis!! You just made my day ❤️❤️ He’s pulled me through so much and I know women like me and you feel the same way. What a love he has for us!! Have a great day!!

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