Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself (Kris) Junk Chic Cottage wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before. So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.
Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs. You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Susan's and my blog.
|Saturday September 21st|
Roxie: Sweet Vintage Of Mine
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to this week's spotlight blogger. Roxie from Sweet Vintage Of Mine . Roxie is not only talented but her spiritual sweet side comes across in her beautiful blog. Please sit back and read about Roxie and her beautiful family her unique story of struggles and survival. Have a kleenex along with your coffee. You will be touched in a very unique way when you hear her story.
Hello my friends! First , I would like to thank Kris from Junk Chic Cottage for inviting me to be part of her Saturday feature- Meet the person behind the blog
So come sit on my porch and lets chit-chat awhile! Here goes...........................
I'm a southern girl at heart. I love open spaces, my pick-up truck, junking and the simple things in life!
My faith, family and friends make life beautiful!
I retired 10 years ago after working 30 years in a family manufacturing business. My Father started this business in 1968. I was the office manager. I learned a lot in these years and feel those years molded me in many ways. It was a very important time in my life.
I am married to a wonderful man named Ken. We have been married 7 years. We were both divorced for several years when God put us together. It's a good thing to wait upon the Lord!
I have a son Corey, and Ken has 3 children-Kenny, Ellen and Jason. They are all wonderful young adults.
My son Corey at the beach...........
.............And baling hay
I sold my Farmhouse of 17 years earlier in the year..........
............And we are downsizing to this cute fixer-upper cottage
My FUN passion is Vintage and Junking! This is canned ham "Sweetie" AKA "Sweet Sue". I love to garden and decorate but haven't been doing that since before the move. Sweetie has filled the void. I enjoy potting plants in unique containers and she is adorable to decorate!
Ken and I love taking 1-3 day road trips with very little planning. We look for historic covered bridges and Ken loves old towns with ole' timey bakeries.....He loves his donuts!
And one thing about me, I don't want left untold..........
In May 2009, I was diagnosed with a baseball size tumor on my pancreas. It was also wrapped around the main artery in my body. The diagnosis was not good.
I should not be here........I am a true living miracle........"I am HEALED of the Lord"!
I have never been cut on, but took a chemo pill with only a 30 percent chance of working for 8 months. I quit taking the pill in June of 2010. The tumor had shrunk half its size.
The miracle is......it has continued to shrink since June 2010 with no treatment whatsoever! It is only an inch in size/diameter. The doctors say it doesn't work like that!!
I am child of the King......a daughter of the Most High! I thank him and give him praise!
I am sitting on the porch of the "inbetween" house and I love it! I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me and look forward to meeting many more of you! Blessings~~~Roxie
Thank you Roxie your story touched my heart and soul. Your story of survival shows us we need to believe and have faith and that there is hope. You are truly a living miracle and I am so blessed to know you. Thank you dear friend for sharing your inspirational life journey with us.
Now please hop over to Susan's blog and read about Pam from Moments like These. You will love learning more about Pam another sweet and talented blogger.
Have a Great Saturday.