Monday, March 14, 2016

Dancing With Dad

Visit With My Dad

Hello sweet friends, hope you all have enjoyed your weekend. I went to see my dad today, it was such a great visit. I love him so very much. Here are some pictures of my precious dad.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Blog trouble

Can someone please tell me how to change the color of my title post? It is way to lite.

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, hope you all enjoy your weekend. Started getting really sick with a head cold Wednesday, stayed in bed all day Thursday. Feeling much better now, praise God. Sharing a few of my favorite things from this week.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Show Us Your Life Friday-Introduction

Hello everyone, my name is Denise, also known in the blogging world as  shortybear. I am 53 years young, and live in Chattanooga Tennessee with my husband of almost 31 years Eddie. Our wedding anniversary is right around the corner, on April 6th.We do not have any children, except for our fur baby, Coco.I tried for 16 years to get pregnant, but it was not meant to be, due to medical problems.  I have type 1 diabetes, really bad. It has caused many
problems for me, such as nerve damage to my eyes, hands, legs, feet, and stomach. I had a stroke in 2011, a heart attack , and triple bypass in 2014. I attempted suicide in 2015. As you can see, I do not hold anything back on my blog. Why should I? There is no reason to sugar coat things. Life is what it is, filled with ups, and downs. I love the Lord, and thank Him for daily being with me, and putting up with me. I am just me, being me!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. March is National Women's History Month. In that vein, who are three women who've been influential in your life? How so? My momma-The way she lived, and the way she died. Both, showed much courage, and strength. My sister-The strength she shows daily in dealing with her diabetes. My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Harland, she carried me through some very hard, sad times.

2. In what ways do you think women, have it easier than men? In my opinion, none. Has a man ever carried a baby inside of him for nine months? Or went through the valley of the shadow of death, delivering that baby?

3. What do you need most right now: faith, love, hope, or peace? Need all of them daily, always, can never have enough. 

4. Do you have a collection? If so, what do you collect and why? I collect teddy bears, angels, dolphins, and minions. 

5. Plaids, checks, polka dots, stripes...your favorite? Polka dots would be my choice.

6. In what ways are you the same as your childhood self? I refuse to grow up, lol

7. You're a contestant on the TV game show Jeopardy. What category will you ace? Music 

8. Insert your own random thought here. I want to be a warrior, praying everyday, shooting down the walls of heartache!! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Afternoon

My memory has been turning back the pages today. I have been writing in my journal, sharing my memories. What a trip I have taken, without even leaving my apartment. There have been many stops along the way, revisting loved ones. Smiles, laughter, tears, my emotions have been up, and down all day. But, would not have missed it for the world!!


It is not my choice to be physically wrecked like I am at this point in my life. My feet, and legs are totally dead. No feeling in them at all, I have no words to describe them. My vision is almost gone, blurry constantly. Diabetes is named correctly-Die-bĂȘtes. Diabetes caused my stroke, and heart attack, and nerve problems in my legs, feet, hands, stomach, and eyes. But, when I consider the alternative, pushing up daisies, no thanks. My choice is to push through the physical, and emotional pains of this world, so that one day, I can step into eternity, and receive my brand new, disease free body!!