Monday, June 13, 2016

So thankful for your thoughts and prayers...

I can't even begin to tell you how much comfort and support we have received from family and friends
in the past three weeks since our beautiful granddaughter Eden Rain was stillborn. All I can say is

you. are. amazing.

God has met financial needs for my son and his family during very difficult time and many of you have also
 sent gifts for them, the girls and myself.

 I can't say

thank you

enough. My son said "wow there are so many people who love and care for us".


I received the necklace above from a dear blog friend who lives in New York.
We have never even met face to face, but only have communicated online.

I was so touched when I opened this keepsake that she had made just for me.


and...I cried.
yes, I did...I've been doing a lot of that lately and I am sure I will do more
in the days, months, years ahead.

She also sent gifts for the girls and a financial gift as well.

I have received gifts of money from many of you for my family and we so appreciate it.

You have shown God's love in tangible ways and we say


I have written several poems and cried through every single one of them.

It is helping me heal although we will never get over this loss.

We will look for ways to incorporate sweet Edens memory into our everyday lives.

I created a facebook page called

Prayers for the Boothman Family

if you will click on the link above it will take you there.

It includes the poems that I have written to date and I am sure it will
include many more in the years to come.

We so covet your continued thoughts and prayers for our precious family.

May God bless each and every one of you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Our Angel Granddaughter Eden Rain

The past 18 days have been very hard.

We have questioned WHY over and over and over...

This mommy adores her children...every.

Eden is so perfect...couldn't be more perfect.

Daddy {our son} loves his girls very much.

Eden is no exception.

He loves her dearly.

Grandma and Grandpa saying goodbye...hardest goodbye E.V.E.R.

They named her Eden Rain...such a beautiful name.

It is hard to tell children that their little sister didn't make it.

Mommy's parents...they have suffered great loss in their lives
 as they each also lost a daughter in the past. This is another great loss that
is hard to fathom. Why do some families have to endure so much I will
never understand. If you think about it please say a prayer for them. 

If you look close you will see a little teardrop on sister Annika's eyelash.
The girls were so excited to welcome Eden into their family.

8 lbs. 2.9 ounces...beautiful baby girl

How do we go on from here? I don't know. I don't have any answers. We are looking for answers as to what
went wrong and we pray that we find some...somehow... someway.

An organization called

Sufficient Grace Ministries 

was called into the hospital when we lost our precious Eden.

They took all these beautiful photos that we will always cherish.

They gave mommy a "comfort bear" to hold when her arms
ache to hold her precious baby.

Matching bracelets for mommy and baby.

They gave the girls each a little bear.

 They also gave books, blankets and a beautiful white dress.

 They made an impression of her little hand in clay.

They also did hand and footprints.

Everything they did and gave was FREE.
If you check out their site you must read their book called:

Sufficient Grace. 

I couldn't put it down.

 God is doing a mighty work through this ministry.

God was present in that hospital room through Sufficient Grace Ministries


He continues to hold us during this difficult time.

We covet your continued prayers.

I miss you Eden very much...angel kisses
straight to heaven for you...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mourning our beautiful granddaughter Eden Rain

On Saturday May 21, 2016 our beautiful granddaughter was stillborn.

She never took one breath and we never got to hear her cry or see her open her beautiful little eyes.

It has rocked us to the core and it is something that no family should ever have to go through.

Labor was progressing fine and then something went horribly wrong.

You have never known such heartbreaking sorrow until you watch a mommy and daddy bathe their
 lifeless little daughter and handle her with such tender loving care.

The funeral was today...we shed many tears and we cried as we watched her mommy and daddy
carry her tiny little casket down the steps and out into their own SUV...

the only time she will ride with them as a family.

Mommy and daddy named her


Please pray for all of us in the days, weeks, months and years to come.

We will never be the same.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Breadboards, pallet boxes and signs

I have been so bad about posting for a long time so thought I would pop in today and show you what
I have been up to.

I found patterns for these mini breadboards over at Craftberry Bush that were shared by Cami from at Tidbits
and just had to give them a try.

Who am I kidding? I actually traced the patters on an old hardwood board that we found recently while
cleaning out our church basement and hubby cut them out for me. To be honest, I could have done it,
but I only had one board that was perfect to use for this project and I didn't want to mess it up. haha!

We had FUN making these! Well, I know I did...I don't know that hubby would call it fun , but I think
he would. *smile*

The patterns are in different shapes and I just LOVE them! We will be making more when I find
some more hardwood to re-purpose.

I don't know about you , but I have been salivating over the olive buckets every since they hit the scene
a few years ago so I finally took the plunge and ordered one. Was I ever disappointed when it arrived!!

The pic showed a bucket with very little rust on it and this one is literally covered with rust.
NOT my taste at all.

I emailed them and told them how disappointed I was and that I was sure it was probably my fault
for not reading directions clearly. They replied and wanted pics. I figured that would be the end of it,
but I got up the next morning to a total refund in my email including shipping...and they don't want
me to send it back. I was impressed!!!

The hubs and I treated ourselves each to a little something when we received our tax refund and
this GRACE sign is what I chose. I LOVE IT!

We made these boxes out of pallets a few days ago also. I think they turned out pretty good for
the first try. I think I would use a nail gun next time instead of screws so they don't show as much.
Live and learn.

Last , but not least this is my latest sign. Love how it turned out as well, I have just been on a roll creating
and painting and I intend to keep it up so I can stay out of trouble. lol.

What have you made lately? I would love to hear about it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Antique, Junque and a prayer request!

It sure has been a long time since I posted so I thought I would play catch up.

Well, kinda.
I have been busy making signs and I am loving it.

My youngest son keeps me supplied with pallets so I figure I better strike
while the iron's hot. lol. You never know when your source will "dry up".

The ones above are my latest signs. I was inspired by some signs that Knick of Time
showed awhile ago on facebook. 

I dug out some rusty, crusty hinges that I have had laying around and added them.


I have also been making a few of these signs. I have four made now, but need to get
a frame around each one. I LOVE this scripture verse. One of my very favorites!

JUNKIN" is always fun right?

...and who doesn't love to go exploring?? I know I do!
Especially in an old abandoned barn or house!

Mr. Wayside Treasure and myself went on a antiquing trip a couple weekends
ago and I found a couple things. This chair being one of them.
Isn't it SWEET??

I also found two of these doors that I intend to makeover with
Oh yes, I do!

I think the pickin's are slim anymore. Are you finding the same where you live?
I used to go antiquing on a weekly basis and pick up reasonably priced items
that I could make over and then make a profit, but not so much anymore.

I can't wait to hit the yard sales this year. Now let's see if I actually have that much
gumption when the time actually comes. lol!!

Before I say goodbye today could I please ask a favor of you??

My 25 year old niece is VERY sick. She was in the hospital a few weeks ago for a week
and got out for maybe two weeks. Then right back in again and has been in for two
weeks this time. She is not getting better. PLEASE pray that God will touch her and
heal her body. She is a beautiful young lady that loves the Lord and she is a joy
and a blessing to her family and we need her well!!

Thank you so much!!!