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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Look At Her Now

A few months ago, I asked you all for prayers for my dear mother-in-law, Mum. It seemed her time here was ending, and although she said she was ready, we felt the profound sadness that comes with saying goodbye.

My friends, so often I pray the words, "Thy will be done..." without really even stopping to think what they mean. I realize now. Mum will receive her Heavenly reward in God's time. And not a minute sooner. She has more love to give. And much more to receive. She has more spring days to experience, sitting outside with the sun on her face, and more time spent enjoying children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mum has more McDonald's cheeseburgers to enjoy, and many more stories to share.

I asked for prayers for Mum last November, my friends. You prayed. And look at her now...

Steve's sister Sally sent this beautiful picture of Mum and her friend Sam.

Thank you for your prayers, my friends.
I wanted to share with you exactly how God answered them. : )


  1. It's so true, isn't it? My Mom & I often joke that "God has the plan, and SHE sure knows what she's doing". Lol

    Continued prayers & blessings to your MIL. She looks amazing!! Xoxo

  2. So sweet -- she looks really good. Keeping her and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Thy will be done in God's timing. Cherish each moment. Warmest Hugs ♥ Teri

  4. I didn't know you back then but I am glad they prayed her through her trial(s). We just never know, do we? A year and a half ago, my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 head/neck cancer. He went in to ICU and they called our family home to say their good-byes. He struggled to recover and as of March last year he was pronounced cancer-free (against tremendous odds) and remains cancer free one year later. Our time is never ours, really. It is all in God's time.
    Blessings to your Mum and the family- xo Diana

  5. I often end my prayer request with thy will be done. God's timing is always best! Nothing like the feel of the spring sun, hope Mum enjoys the warmth.

  6. Wonderful update. The gift of time is so precious. I love that you're all embracing it and knowing God's plan is the best.

  7. I'm so glad to hear that she is enjoying another season. God's timing is not ours. Bless her heart. Thank you for sharing this blessing. ♥

  8. So glad for you all! I read in your previous post too about your comment on medical anxiety, I am so glad you mentioned it, not because you have it, but because those of us who have it - me too! - need to know that others have it too and it has helped me to know that there is another person that means I am not alone. Hope that made sense! Glad you are OK too!!

  9. Oh Billie Jo, how wonderful!!! God is great! Hugs. Juli

  10. Oh Billie Jo, this makes me so happy. Look at her beaming face! (and her cute hair too) I'm so happy for you and Steve.

  11. This is amazing beyond words! Look at that smile on her face!!! Blessings! ♥


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