Sunday, February 21, 2010

Waiting for Joey...


I (Jer-) am here alone. Joe is in AZ tending to a family emergency (his mother is under hospice care--please send some love his way). I am a bit lost without my best friend, but I am trying my best to hold down the fort. I told our friend Kim that this week has kinda been like me being in the grocery store by myself (not a pretty picture). Having been to the grocery store with me, she said, "Oh, that bad?"

There are so many wonderful things happening, but nothing could/should possibly shine when dealing with losing a mother. So here I sit alone - sad. I am waiting for my buddy, and hoping he and his family are loving, supporting and taking care of each other. I know...this is rather personal. But, it is what it is.

While I wait, I am trying my hardest to keep The Farm and BHM together. Trying to keep the perception that all is good (when it could be a bit better). Fortunately, our dear friend Natalie (Sparrow) / BH Angel / Master Primitive Finder / The Sweetest Person You Could Ever Meet, came by this weekend to help me out. She even brought me a box of trash bags (I would have actually had to go to a grocery store to get those - NOT good!).

Together, me and Natalie channeled a tiny bit of magic from our friend Joey. This is how our day went...









My best friend in the world has been gone for a full week. I hope to have made him proud with my very tiny accomplishments. But, I really hope he comes home soon...

Jermonne
BH Boy #2

80 comments:

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

I think you did GOOD! :-)) Chin up my friend...you need to be the strong one. You guys are in my prayers...Tami

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Losing a parent is so tough.....being with out your BFF is a tough one too.

I just recently found you guys and what I love most about your blog,home and style.....is your genuine love for EACH OTHER.

It really shines through in all that you do.

My kids just lost their father(my ex~husband) a few months ago....Monday will be 2 months.
All we can do is love them and give them the support the need.

Until you are together again~Chin up and keep working your magic!

Sheri~pawshpoodle.blogspot.com

mimi charmante said...

You have no idea how much I wish I lived closer... How long will he be? Do you need me to come down next weekend? You know I am there if you need me~
Big hug to you - you have my number, phone if you need anything.
love to you both,
xx

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

I am sending lots of love and prayers your way.....
Blessings
Julie, Kindred Roses

bella said...

Jermonne, you did a great job holding down the fort , the photos are great , Joe will be proud. That Natalie is a keeper , she is so sweet.
Love and prayers for Joe and Family
Sue

Megan said...

You're such a wonderfully supportive friend,
You two are lucky to have found one another.
My prayers are with you both.
Take care.

Tami said...

What yummy pictures!!

Thoughts and prayers for Joe and his family!!

Ormolulu said...

Having lost both of my parents, I understand the depth of grief that lies ahead. Please know that I send sincerest warm wishes to both of you!

Jermonne, your holding down the fort will have great meaning for Joe on his return, especially since that's not in your position description--good for you!!

The hardest part lies ahead, when the dust settles and reality is made clear (which can be more poignant in the quiet of regular life--well, as "quiet" and "regular" as you guys experience). :-)

You have so many friends and people who care--the richest blessings of all. Remember to breathe!

Debi

Tete said...

Been in both your shoes- and it's just as hard sitting there waiting as it is for him letting go there. Time moves so slow now for you, it's hard to keep your mind here when your heart is somewhere else. You did a very beautiful post. My prayers are for both of you. Gather your friends close.

Holly said...

Jer...
You have made him VERY proud!
BHB's are in my thoughts and prayers.
XO

DebK said...

Jermonne, you have created such beauty in the words and images that you have shared with us... of COURSE Joe will be proud of you, grateful for Natalie, blessed by the knowledge that HIS best friend has been so faithful and caring as to keep things moving forward on the home front in his absence.

Prayers, Hugs, Love, and Blessings to you both.

Deb @ Retreat

Come Junk With Us said...

Your doing great! Joe would be proud of you. It's got to be a big weight off of him knowing that you are taking care of everything at home and he is able to sit with his mother, hold her hand and tell her how much he loves her without worrying about home.
We are all thinking of both of you and you know that we are all here to help any way we can.
Timi

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Jer & Nat Great photo shoot.My thoughts and prayers are with you and Joey.My heart aches for him I can't even imagine.Hard to be left behind when you want to be there for him.It's Life though and it just Sucks at times.Feel the LOVE it's headed your way.........~Kim

The Little Red Shop said...

Beautiful photos, Jermonne. I'm praying for ya'll. I lost my dear daddy when I was just a spring chicken.

: (

Julie M.

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Boys... we are sooo sorry to hear that you have to go through such heart ache. We lost our father a few months back. Hold the fort... for Joey will be back soon and he will need you to be strong. God Bless with lots of love!
Dixie & Linda

Queen of Tarte said...

Always sending love your way!!! I wish I only lived 10 minutes away....xoxoxo Cindy

lulu said...

I am sending energy his way. Losing a parent is the hardest and the most enriching thing we will do. It teaches us lessons, that last lesson that a parent can teach.

You will be together soon. It is lovely he has time to be near her.

Let me know how things are going. OX

Olivia and Me said...

I'm sorry to read about Joey.. sending warmth and hope his way.

Jermonne.. great shots there. I adore that wee glass that holds the tiny spoons next to the jelly server. That's what I love about this site.. ideas, goodies and shopping!

Take care my dear and chin up. You've got more gardens to plan.


with love,
Olivia

It's me said...

What a nice pictures you did good work !

I am also sending lots of love and prayers your way.....
Blessings

Ria

Polly said...

Thinking of you both. I've been where he is, and it is just plain hard. But, as you said, it is what it is, and being his friend and keeping things going is the best thing you can do!

Your pictures are stunning. I love visiting here. The beauty is endless. You guys are infinitely talented! Thank you.

Polly

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I will definately keep Joe's mom in my prayers. I'm really loving all the photo's you posted. Hope you are surrounded by friends and aren't sad too long! Sending Texas love your way, T

A Thing for Roses said...

Hey Jermonne,
I love that you wear your heart on your sleeve. I could feel your sadness in this post and wanted to run right over and give you a big hug and tell you that you are awesome! Joe will be home soon and even thought this is a sad time, it's so nice that Joe can spend this time with his Mom. Hang in there, buddy and know how many people are thinking of you and are sending love and good wishes.


XO,

Lisa

robin-bird said...

hello dear friend, i am thinking about you there all alone and it makes me feel a bit better knowing sweet natalie is to the rescue with her own special form of tender loving and care. i am so sorry for joe and his family and his mom especially. very sad, really painful. my thoughts are with you both.
love, r

Maison Douce said...

Oh, Jer, I know how hard it is to miss your best friend, your companion, but you are doing great, and I am sure Joe is VERY proud of you!!! All my love to Joe and his family during this difficult time... Consider yourselves hugged, they are the best therapy!!!!
Isabel

teresa sheeley said...

Prayers and good thoughts being sent to Joe and his family.

Don't you wish that grocery stores delivered like they used to way way a long time ago!! :)

Teresa
xx

trash talk said...

~Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labors.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion~Ecc. 4:9-10
I just wanted you to know that you are surrounded by those who care and will stand in the gap for y'all.
Debbie

Mandie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Joey and his family. Not a fun thing to deal with. I am sure he will be great impressed with your efforts.

My Shabby Passion said...

When everything is going great, sometimes God just wants to remind us just how fragile life can be. You have been blessed with many friends, and that is what will get you thru this heartache. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Joe.
Michelle

tara said...

Well this was the sweetest post ever....I am so sorry about Joey's mother, so sorry..and my thoughts are with both of you. I do think he will be proud of your accomplishments, you did good!! :) Give him big ole hugs when he returns and try to stay strong. blessings, Tara

Pam said...

My thoughts and prayers are coming your way while both of you deal with this. I'm so sorry!

fairfieldhouse said...

Jermonne,

Your words touch my heart. Remember there is comfort in friendship, hope in prayer, and peace in love.
Your holding down the home front is a testimony of love and friendship.
Great job. We are all sending you positive energy to help you (and Joe) through this.

Deborah

Andy's Attic said...

Jermonne,
You are doing a great job while Joe is away...he will be proud and comforted. It is difficult to be the one left behind, knowing your best friend is in pain and wanting to be there to help. Remember that keeping the home fires buring is helping him and I know he misses you just as much as you miss him. Best wishes to both of you through this time, Annette

Jill said...

Hang in there Jermonne....your photos are amazing, I am certain Joe will be proud!

xo~Jill

Monticello Staff said...

Joyce said;
Hey Joe, so sorry to hear about your dear mother. You have been missed. Jermonne has been feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders without you. As they say, there's no place like home. Welcome back. Hugs.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

He will be very proud! You both have great taste!
Good luck to his mom!
....Carole

Patty said...

So sorry to hear such sad news. My thoughts are with you. You did a great job keeping busy:)

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Hope Joey returns soon. I'm so sorry to hear about the sad news.

I love your blog and all the photos!

Sandy

Cheryl said...

I know what BOTH of you are going through. The loss of a parent is a dreaded milestone in our life. Joe will need your emotional support when he returns. Our prayers include you both. Take care!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh I so love your blog site!!!! I just found you through 52 Flea and I love it.
I know how it feels for your best friend to be away and to feel so lost and lonely. I almost lost my husband of 16 years a little over a year ago and while he spent 3 weeks in ICU I was lost. Now he is possibly going away for a new job and will be unable to take the family for the first couple of months until he gets settled. I don't know what I will do. I will pray for your husbands mother and wish your family well. Take care and hang in there.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

I HAVE to tell you...I have a copy of the Flea Market Style mag....your home is WONDERFUL! My only criticism would be that there should have been more photos! ;-) I wanna live there too! Can I come over and stay...for a couple years? ;-)Seriously, you have to post pics of your home...PLEASE!
Tami E.

seabold vintage market said...

Jermonne . . . my heart is with both you and Joe as well as Joe's family . . . you are both so blessed to have one another . . . truly!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Blessings to you both . . . liz

cassandra said...

Jermonne...My thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his family. Stay strong during this difficult time knowing that you have family and friends with you in spirit..The photos are breathtaking and I am so proud of your accomplishments..Lot of love Auntie Cassandra

Gypsy Purple said...

Loved the post...

Bernadine said...

HUGS for both of you!

Kasey said...

i am so sorry to hear!
can i tell you i am so heartbroken to not see you this year when i come to the FC show.
heartbroken.
devestated.
xo

Raine said...

Nothing is more important than the ones you love and hold close to your heart.

Praying for you and Joe and your beautiful families.

XOXO
~Raine

Florence said...

Jermome and Joe I am sending you lots of healing energy and prayers. It sounds like you had your angel right there helping you, what a great friend you both have in Natalie. I was in Montana with net, yikes, but now I am home and ready to catch up. Be sure and let Joe I am thinking of him. Hugs you both. Florence Oh I forgot to save I found the Flea Market Magazine in Kalispell, wow what a great article and photos, Heather did you both justice.

Florence said...

Hey Jermone forgive my wording, I just got home and am tired from my trip to Montana. I had no net over there. I have a lot of catching up. Hugs again Florence

Stacey Steimle said...

My heart goes out to both of you, losing a parent is HARD being without your BF for a while is not so hard when you know they will eventually come home to you. Take care.

Karen said...

Sorry to hear of the heart-rending stuff you are dealing with. Life is so hard sometimes. I'm glad to hear Natalie is being the sweetheart she truly is. Karen

Julie said...

ha ha.. I really do live in a Barn/house!
Adorable blog!! Enjoyed my visit.

Julie
www.equusvilla.blogspot.com
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

KatCollects said...

Sending many good thoughts your way.
Kathy

Shay said...

Jermonne,
Missing Joe is a good thing.

Losing a parent really makes one reevaluate our time here on this planet.It is the most difficult event in our lives,but it does make us grow and deepen us in unexpected ways.


Your photo's are beyond beautiful.
Sending you both good energy and love.
Shay

Melaine Thompson said...

that is just too sad! I am so sorry, and I hope everything turns out to be ok. Will be thinking of you lovely boys! Melaine

cityfarmer said...

J and J ...
I haven't walked this road yet, I have both of my parents. I know my day is coming.

Working seems to sidetrack the mind ...
talking about it is good, too.

my husband fell in 2008 and suffered a TBI ...we powered thru it with God's grace and healing ... I always tell my kids ...someday you will look back and say, " that wasn't so bad ..." lean in!

fairfieldhouse said...

Question: May I use my BHB Giveaway Winnings towards a down payment on that beautiful car?!?

I LOVE IT!

Hope things are a bit better in your world. We all love you and are keeping you in our prayers.

Hosting my first exchange. Stop by.

http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/02/24/youve-got-mail/

Deborah

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A Primitive Place said...

Your photos are just outstanding!Sending blessings your way.

Kristi @ Pink and Polka Dot said...

found you through flea market style mag. i love the spread and your home. how brave of you guys to just pick up and move. my husband lost his mom a few years ago. it is hard. i will keep you both in my thoughts...hugs.

shabbyscraps said...

all my best and love to both of you!!
xoxo, Tiffany

shabbyscraps said...

all my love and best to both of you!
xoxo, Tiffany

LP Vintage said...

Just found your blog today - beautiful photographs and merchandise!

Warm wishes and prayers!

Philigry said...

You are so sweet. I know it must be hard. I will send love your way!
Hang in there.

Kerrie said...

Love your post, keep faith! Thinking of you and your best friend hubby. God Bless! Kerrie

cityfarmer said...

after reading thru all of your posts ... do you have an online store or not?

I am VERY interested in some things for a client!!
Please, could you let me know if the pair of mercury glass bottles are for sale.

I, myslef am a Hoosier farmer-farmgirl born and raised in a barn, well not quite ... we still have the family farm ... Dad is 86 and Mom 78 ...
I'm rambling now ... but got caught up in the farmer in you both ...I'll wait to hear from you.

I have an online store that does very well ...
also a my junk-er partner and I do a farm market twice a year at here farm, Stone Meadow.

http://savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com
http://stuffintheburbs.blogspot.com

let's chat if you have a moment.
cityfarmer

Katharina said...

Your blog is so lovely. You have so much great stuff.

Hello from Austria.
Katharina

Tony Turner said...

I am glad you felt comfortable sharing this personal side of your life. We send our prayers and good thoughts your way from Virginia!

Would you please share the kind of camera you use to take your beautiful pictures? They are incredible and we are looking for a new camera...
Tony & Marc in Richmond, VA

sandra said...

So sorry for your loss. You are so lucky to have each other. Your love and friendship comes across strong even on my computer! You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Terri Conrad said...

Jermonne, you and your partner are in our prayers. May you find strength in one another and in your community -

many, many blessings

Warmly,
Terri Conrad

A Country Farmhouse said...

Beautiful photographs! I just met Joey a few weeks ago at Camas Antiques. My thoughts are with him and his family as I know the sadness that comes with an ailing parent. When my husband is gone, I go into chaos mode...which means I start one billion projects at once and dabble with each of them until his return. It makes for a messy house but it's a great distraction. Hugs, Trina

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Recently found you through referral by Sarah at Sadie Olive...stopped by to see what was new and I am sorry to hear the news.
Heartfelt thoughts to you both ~ Rebecca

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Your photos are beautiful! Truly. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and his family and ofourse his best friend...Theresa

red ticking said...

my friend eric just told me about you... love your site!!! cant wait to visit!!! when is your show????

Dani Etoile said...

Wonderful things, amazing pictures!
Blessings to you,
Dani

The Kat... said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joe's mother. I hope she is resting well and at peace. Prayers go out to Joe, you and the family to help you cope with this sad time. Joe is very lucky to have you for your love and support. Bless you both!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just found your blog and all of your pcitures put a big smile on my face!
Thank you-
Kristin

CIRCLE CREEK HOME said...

You two are fabulous, love your blog and your feature in Flea Market Style was over the top!

See you in May, John and Brenda ~ Circle Creek Home

Jennifer said...

Blessing to you, prayers from me - but then you have so very many people who care, Jennifer

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

sinnlighet said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

My I borrow some of your amazing pictures and view them on my blog!

Of course I link back to you. You are already on my favorites list.

Peace & Love

Agneta, the swedish one ;)