Monday, September 29, 2014

What Have I Been UP To?--and Prayer Update For Ken's Family

What have I been
UP to?
I risked life and limb to take
that picture for you!

So WHAT have I been up to?
I have been UPto the UP.
Don't know what that is?
UP is short for the
UPPER PENINSULA 
of Michigan.

I am just popping in to tell you
I will be back Wednesday sometime
with a regular blog post.

Tomorrow morning  my son and I are
leaving at 4am driving
to Illinois to pay our
respects to Ken's family as everyone
says their final Earthly goodbyes to Ken.
.Thank you so much- all of you
for your prayers and support
here for Lisa and her children.

Here is what Lisa wrote
after reading the comments you left:
Lisa Mangold has left a new comment on your post 
"Prayers Of A Different Kind Desperately Needed": 

The past two days have been very difficult but God put many people in our lives today to help us through. I see now that God put it on the hearts of many to pray for us as well. As the day continued I felt more peace and now I know why. Thank you to all who left comments here. And thank you Diana for thinking of us today. It really made a difference!

Blessings,
Lisa 

I am going to try to pop around 
and catch up a bit tonight.
Have a wonderful evening

your photo name

43 comments:

Susie said...

Diana, Take some hugs to Ken family for us. I pray they have peace, knowing Ken is with the Lord and brand new. Bless you and your son for a safe trip. xoxo,Susie

Missy George said...

Safe trip tomorrow Diana wishing everyone the best.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your safe travel and prayers continue for the family.

Simply LKJ said...

Continued prayers for Ken's family in the coming weeks! Safe travels my friend.

The Tuscan Home said...

Safe trip, sweet friend! :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

be careful driving. Hope you have a safe trip and return soon.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bless her heart - I hope her faith sustains her in the difficult times ahead.

Thanks for putting this out there for prayer, Diana - it's powerful!

Safe journey, hugs.

Blondie's Journal said...

Sending many prayers to Ken's family and friends, his wife is an angel to take the time to thank everyone while in the midst of her own sadness. Be safe.

Jane xx

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

So sorry, Diana. Sending hugs and prayers to Ken's family.

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

You are a very special friend, Diana. I see just as many prayer posts on your blog as I do décor and table settings. The pretty pictures are always so much fun, but clearly your call for prayer has made such a difference in the lives of many, most recently Lisa. I will continue to pray for her and her family and for you and your son on your trip.

Janet said...

Do have a safe trip there and back. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Please give them each a big long hug from me. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Diana you are such a special person and such a good friend!! Thoughts and prayers are with Ken's family.

LV said...

Sometimes life is so hard to understand. May you and all the others find peace and understanding from those who have been there, Time is a wonderful healer.

My Garden Diaries said...

Enjoy your time friend...such a beautiful photo! And thank you for sharing Lisa's message with us. I can tell that she is just an extraordinary person through her words. God bless them during this time. Nicole xo

Rose L said...

I will continue to hold the family in my thoughts and prayers. I knwo there will be ups and downs emotionally as I have been there having lost my husband.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your friend is going to be so happy to have you visit her and her family after the loss of her dear husband. Thank you for sharing Lisa's message, you are so generous and such a wonderful friend. Prayers will continue so our Lord gives strength to Lisa and her lovely family.
Have a lovely week, sweet lady.
FABBY

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

So VERY sorry for your loss Diana!! Praying for his family...

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

My heart just breaks at this precious loss! I do know Ken is with our Lord and healed, but there is a hole in the hearts of those that knew and loved him! May God keep you all in His loving arms during this difficult time! Sending love and prayers your way and to Ken's family!

Consider It All Joy said...

Ken's family will be in my prayers over the next days and weeks! Such a long journey ahead! Praying as you travel and believing you will be able to love on this precious family! Thank you for allowing us to pray with you! Blessings, Cindy

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Lisa's words are powerful. Be safe, be strong and I'm still praying.

Debby said...

So sorry, I missed that last post. Sad for his family and prayers being sent. Hoping God will bless them with peace in their hearts about his passing. Hugs to you and safe travels.

Renee said...

So sorry for your loss of your friend. Prayers for his family and friends. Have a safe trip.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Diana,
Safe travels tomorrow. Hugs and thoughts for peace and closure tomorrow.
Kris

Olive said...

Sleep has been impossible because i had surgery today so I have been praying for folks including this family. So good o know God's peace enveloped her. Olive

Ron said...

Travel safely, Diana. Peace and comfort to all. xo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

You are always UP to something good, Sweet D! I know that you are packing blessings and love.
I'm here with prayers and for Ken's sweet family, and safe travels for you, my friend!
~Lynne
withLove.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wishing you a safe trip. Peace and blessings to Ken's family. Enjoy the fall color as you travel. My parents just came home from a trip in the UP. It's just gorgeous right now.

Stephanie said...

You have probably left already, but I hope you have a very safe trip. Ken's precious family will be in my prayers! Hugs to you

Nellie said...

Thinking of you today and that trip to pay final respects for Ken. Prayers continue for his family. xo Nellie

Patty Patterson said...

I hope you have a safe trip, and Ken's family is covered in the presence of the Holy Spirit and the peace that only He can bring.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I will continue to have them in my prayers, Diana. xo Laura

Gina said...

Sorry to hear about this. Have a safe trip!

Pura Vida said...

...be safe sweet lady!

Chatty Crone said...

You know what - right now God gives them the feeling of shock to help the pain - 8 months from now we still have to be praying for them!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Safe travels, and bless that family and others who are also grieving.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So happy you are finding comfort through it all. And of course, just thinking of Da Yoopers guarantees a smile. Hugs for you! Jane

Gert said...

Hope your trip is safe, and give Kens family some hugs from all of us.

Blessings,
Gert

June said...

Have a safe trip my dear and sending big hugs your way!!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

This family is blessed to have you there with them. Be safe.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Lisa will be so happy to have you there with her. You are such a special person Diana and she will be so happy. Take care and have a safe trip.
Mary

Red Rose Alley said...

That's a pretty picture, Diana. It shows all of Fall's colors.

I will be thinking of Ken and his family.

love,
~Sheri

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Diana,
I am so sorry for your loss....... My prayers are with Ken's family and yours......
Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such sweet comments!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Vee said...

What a supportive gal you are!