Saturday, November 12, 2011

Healing ~

Good morning my friends ~ it is a beautiful, sunny, crisp fall day here in Ontario and yes, it is time to heal

It has been a very long and arduous week.  Alcoholism not only affects the alcoholic, it also affects the families of alcoholics.  It is a very dark debilitating disease that not only robs the alcoholic of his/her life, but it also robs the family members of their life as well.

But, we must go on....

and go on we will ~

We must focus on the fact that we are here, healthy and capable of loving and holding each other up.  I will hold my daughter up for as long as need be.  I love her so ~

We must now focus on the lovely, the fact that the Lord will help us through and that we are a very loving family ~ I want to thank all of you for your loving comments and well wishes ~ blogging buddies are the BEST and I do care for each and every one of you.

So for now ~ here is a little lovely to contemplate

I haven't painted this $2.00 mirror yet, but I will (as soon as I make up my mind about a colour)

What colour do you think I should paint this mirror?




  1. so sorry it is a difficult time for your family. Thinking of you...

  2. Sending (((hugs))) your way today as you continue the healing process with your sweet daughter. Blessings, Pamela

  3. Sending hugs for your journey forward. xx

  4. My heart and healing prayers are going out to you and your family.

  5. May God continue to give you and your family strength my dear friend. Sending you more (((hugs)))


  6. Just as you can look at a piece of 'junk' and see beauty, God can look at us and see unlimited potential. Things may not go back to the way they once were but they can become so much more. Stand firm and have faith.

    Oh and paint the mirror white, with zebra stripes and the trim bright pink. Every time you look in it you will smile. A merry heart doeth good, like a medicine.

  7. With a daughter that has been dependant in many things and has been diagnosed with Bi-polar I totally understand where you are coming from.Its hard it hurts our hearts but they will always be our babies. xxx

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I added your blog to my Canadian bloggers special blog list in my sidebar. So happy you stopped by because I love finding fellow Ontario bloggers and I'm following along.

    Your photos are very pretty. I painted an oval mirror aqua (above our kitchen sink.) Yours is lovely and will look great painted.

  9. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way!
    It is so hard to watch our children hurt, all we can do is be there for them and give them our shoulder.

  10. I would paint it creamy white and rub some stain into the pattern on it.
    I'm so sorry for the pain you are going through with your daughter. I was married to an alcoholic for 11 years and I had to finally throw up my hands and walk away. I know we don't do that with our children, but I have walked a bit of that road and I understand some of your pain.
    God is your strength and a loving family is so important.
    Sending love and hugs your way, Cindy

  11. Hey there Marianne - so sorry to hear about your daughters dad, so sad! We'll be sure to keep you all in our prayers - we're sure that you'll have the right things to say to help her through this difficult time :)
    Love all of your photos - your mosaic ball and window look fantastic in those pictures! The mirror is too cute! For some reason we are thinking your background green would be the perfect vitage shade!! Take care Marianne!!
    Karla & Karrie

  12. So sorry Marianne, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  13. Lifting your family up in prayer right now sweetie.

    Deborah xoxoxo

  14. Your family's love will get y'all through.

    I think milky white paint would look lovely.

  15. Oh Marianne my heart breaks for you.. many of us have similar struggles within our Families and know that you will get through this together as a Family. Addiction is a nasty thing but know we are here for you... take care!
    Big hugs for you & your Daughter

  16. Since going back to teaching this fall, I have not stopped by regularly~I have some catching up to do. I am sorry that you are dealing with such a serious situation, especially around the holidays. I will be praying for you and your family! XO

  17. Thinking of you and your very hard. Thoughts and prayers, Laurel

  18. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I am sorry that you have to deal with this in your family. I am praying for you.


  19. I love love LOVE that stack of old plates. I collect plates..and when people come over for dinner at my house, I set a different on at each place.
    I say "don't feel bad for me that I don't have matching plates, I plan it that way"
    Kinda funny

    this post touched me
    My son, the one who just died last year, suffered from the demons of alchol. It eventually destroyed his body.
    I KNOW and understand the journey a family takes in trying to deal with it, help, pray, cry, cry ,cry
    at a life that is destroyed from it's grips.

    and yes, blogging friends can be wonderful.
    At Matt's funeral I had 7 blogging friends show up, AND 4 of them I HAD NEVER MET in person.
    What a great example of love and charity

    I will be thinking of you.

  20. We have had addictions in our family too. It is so heartwrenching for everyone involved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mimi

  21. I am so sorry to read of the death of your daughter's father. It is so very hard to lose a parent. I will keep you both in my prayers.

    Much Love,
    Susan and Bentley

  22. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Thanks so much for visiting L'Heure Bleue At Home and becoming a follower! I'm following you back.

  23. Hello Sweetie, I can't imagine what we'd do without the LORD. What type of person would I be today if it were not for Him? My father was an alcoholic, I know what pain that can cause a daughter. I was the eldest of 5 and intervened when he became mean with the alcohol. When he was sober - he was a fantastic man. I learned not too long ago the things he suffered as a boy - my heart was broken - both he and my mother never shared the trauma they went through as children. Save for his alcoholism, I had a good childhood and they kept the family together. My husband's father is an alcoholic which make us sad. We didd note recently how God has blessed us - how we've broken that chain and have raised our three children in a loving - God loving household. But for heart and prayers go to you all!

  24. I will keep you and your family in my prayers through this difficult time. So much strength in the power of prayer!
    Your mirror looks lovely in the pictures just the way it is. Looks like a touch of pink on the pretty detailing? I think that an antique white would look good also.