Monday, December 26, 2011

Smiling again....

Please have a seat as I'd rather not be responsible when you fall over and hit your head on the floor...
Yes....I have been gone for a bit, but you cannot blame me ...for I have been about the business of falling in LOVE.
This past summer the Lord led me to a man I've known since High School.
He is a Pastry Chef....I know!....Diet will become my middle name!
We graduated together but barely knew each other during school.
There is an amazing story as to our meeting but that is for another time.
We have recently "Married"...three weeks ago...and pinch ourselves daily with huge smiles on our faces.
Neither of us saw this coming...but certainly rejoice as to the plans of the Lord...for He is amazing in His love for us and for the restoration of our hearts.

I am planning on featuring Steven's culinary skills on the blog often ...I'm so overcome with his talents so I figured you probably will be too.

Hugs to all of you who have stopped by during my "absence"...and for leaving your loving comments. It's nice to be missed.....and it goes without saying "YOU" were missed also.

I leave this post with a Tribute to my late Husband David.......many of you walked and prayed us through almost a year as we prepared for the Lord to take David home. Because of the extraordinary love and marriage we heart has been prepared to willingly want that kind of love again. I never thought I could love again...ever. The Lord had other plans.

I am so Thankful....such a God we serve. Glad to be back....xo- Kathy Graul.


  1. Kathy, I am so happy for you. I have stopped by time and again to see if you had posted. I've always loved your photos. May I be the first on this post to congratulate you and your new husband and I look forward to meeting him and enjoying his culinary skills. Wonderful news. Hugs to you, Deb=^..^=x4

  2. Kathy I am so happy for you that God has brought love to you again. I look forward to meeting your husband and following you on your new path. hugs, Linda

  3. Congratulations and many years of happiness. We find love just when we are not seeking. Glad to have you back in blogland. Bring on the recipes...

  4. Kathy! Oh, I'm just thrilled for you! What a wonderful happening and to know the Lord put it all together for you two! Bless your heart! You are the sweetest one and certainly deserve much love and happiness! ;)
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Congratulations Kathy!
    I am so happy for you!
    We have an awesome God.

    Blessings for many years of happiness!

  6. Glad that everything is fine and you are back again. Congratulations and I wish both of you many years of love, laughter and happiness.

  7. Oh my stars! I am so happy for you. I cried with you when David was taken and I am so glad you have found love again. Blessings to you both and your families too. Merry (late) Christmas!

  8. I have really missed you, girl....and how wonderful it is that you have found love again.
    Very glad you are back to Blogerville...

  9. I have thought about you very often, and am happy to hear your news.

  10. Congratulations to you and your new hubby! I always liked visiting your blog, and wondered what you were up to... Now I see WHAT! ;)
    Congrats, Newlyweds!
    Happy Holidays,

  11. Oh Kathy! I check your blog daily to see how you are doing, so, what a wonderful surprise to read this post! Heartfelt congratulations to you and your husband!

  12. My dear Kathy !!..i have thinking of you lots of time....but what a great news !! God is so good !!!...i wish you all the luck of the world darling together with Stevan love love

  13. Congratulations Kathy!!! I am so very happy for you and wish you and your new love the very best of everything.

    I'm so glad that you are back because I have missed you very much.


  14. Oh, What sweet, sweet news! Congratulations!
    I thought of you this weekend, wondering how you were doing... So very happy for you.
    Blessings for many years to come...

  15. Hi Kathy,
    It's so great to hear from you once again. Congratulations on your exciting news. I am so happy for you and look forward to being introduced to the skills of your pastry chef through your blog.

  16. Congratulations Kathy! Glad to see you back.

  17. I was sitting on my sofa when I read this so I didn't literally hit my head but am I surprised! I was just thinking of you in recent days and wondering how you were doing. What incredible news for you! I am so happy that you have found another life partner that brings you such joy! Blessings for many happy years that lie ahead for both of you! ~Hugs, Patti

  18. I have been by to check on you often and so happy your distractions was such a happy one. Congratulations to you both! It's so good to have you back and I look forward to seeing more of you again. Patty

  19. A pastry chef:) I love it:)

    And I love that you have a second chance at love and life.
    A continue this journey with a song in your heart and a smile on your face and a sweet on your lips.
    Happy happy for you.
    You BELIEVED..had faith..and He held you hand and led you to joy.

  20. Congrats Kathy! A wonderful ending of 2011 and a new beginning for 2012!
    xo Cathy

  21. I was just thinking of you day before yesterday and here you pop up with such happy news! Congratulations, Kathy. I look forward to seeing what you're up to, once again. xo Sue

  22. Kathy, when I got your comment on today's post, I did a double-take - merging two households? So I came right over.

    Congratulations, my friend! I am bursting with joy for you and your husband. You deserve to be happy.


  23. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Sally

  24. I have often wondered how you were doing. I am not going to lie...I WAS SURPRISED by your news.
    But I am very happy for you and wish you all the best.
    Congratulations and many, many blessings!

  25. Congratulations!!!! So glad to hear you're doing so well and have found love again:) Maybe your helped to David lead you to this also so he could see you smiling again:)

  26. Ooops, what I meant to say was "maybe your David led you to this so he could see you smiling again"...sorry about that!

  27. Congratulations, Kathy! I believe that God has blessed you because you were such a blessing to your late hubby and family as you walked through the Valley of Shadows. I have no doubt that David is up there smiling down and beaming as if HE orchestrated the whole thing~ It is wonderful to be loved from above AND on Earth. Blessings and Congrats again. I am looking forward to getting to know you in your new life! xo Diana

  28. I am so very happy for you ~ and look forward to some recipes!
    God is so good to each of his little lambs.

  29. Welcome back, Kathy. I have so missed you! I am happy and excited for you and your new was meant to be. Much happiness to both of you! Keep smiling, pretty lady!


  30. I'm glad you're back, and you were missed. I'm so happy that this new year brings you much joy with your new husband. I think that when one door closes, another one opens...and it surely has opened for you with this incredible blessing. Happy New Year my friend!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  31. I'm so happy to hear that you are smiling again. Congrats to you both...wishing you much happiness.

  32. Congratulations! God is so good:) So happy that you have found love again and that you are back. I hope you'll share about how you met:>)

  33. Oh Kathy....
    I have chill bumps in reading this post...What a Blessing from God! First of all, Big congratulations and I can't wait to hear the story of this connection sometime...Isn't it absolutely amazing, just how much God loves us and HE always has a plan for our lives.
    To know that you are smiling is a Blessing to all of us.

  34. So happy for you Kathy. Our Lord is wonderful...he leads us to places and people we never would have dreamed of! How wonderful that you reconnected to someone and have found happiness! Congrats! Can't wait to see your posts!
    Miss Bloomers

  35. Kathy!! Welcome back to blog world. Are you still in town then or have you moved somewhere? I'm so happy for you!! :) Love is a precious thing for sure! I'm doing great. Can't wait to see you.

  36. What a beautiful heart rendering share. You are very blessed, Kathy ... & deserve every single one that touches upon you.

    Many happinesses in your new life.

    Happy New Year sweet friend
    TTFN ~

  37. Hi Kathy!

    Oh I am SO happy for you!!! I was hoping this was the reason you were keeping such a low profile. If you read below you will see the comment I left for you earlier this month...

    "Dear Sweet Kathy... I sure do miss you and I think of you often. I have made up a happy scenario of what you are up to now... I hope all is well with you." (DECEMBER 19, 2011 6:32 PM)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  38. Wow! I have been waiting to hear from you!! I am so happy for you! Joy does come again doesn't it? Congratulations and Happy New Year!

  39. I KNEW IT!!!!!
    You are so wonderfully blessed my friend and I am so very happy for you and Steve. The Lord just did not mean for you to be alone and this is proof positive that miracles do happen!

    I will be looking forward to getting to know Steve better through your blog. Happy Wonderful New Year to you both-- you have a whole new year to look forward to!


  40. Congrats to both of you, after a divorce and almost ten years of being a single mom I too married someone I went to highschool with! We didn't see it coming either but I did pray for a wonderful and God sure answered my prayer!
    So happy for you♥

  41. Kathy,
    I am so shocked but soooo happy for you.
    You are a blessed person to be be able to find love not once but twice.
    Wish you much joy and happiness to you and your Chef
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  42. Kathy I am soooo happy for you I have tears in my eyes!! I love how our Heavenly Father loves us!!

  43. Well, dear heart, after I picked myself up off the floor (yep, I did sit down, but slid right out of my computer chair.)
    I am so happy for you, I could just spit. I pray you will be happy forever with your chef....Good good luck and many blessings.
    xo bj

  44. Loved reading all the posts and congratulations. Let me add mine as well. God is truly amazing and "eye has not seen and ear has not heard what He has in store for those who love Him." Wishing you much joy and happiness. Looking forward to hearing "how we met" story. Blessings, Joanne

  45. PS Could you please post a little bigger picture of you and Steve?

  46. I am so happy for you! May God bless your marriage!

  47. Dear Kathy & Steven,
    I don't know how I missed this post! What fantastic news! I am so happy for you and your new love.

  48. Dear Kathy and the Chef,
    How Wonderful!!!! I am so happy for you both to have found each other. Wishing you all the joy and happiness your hearts can hold.
    Big hugs, Elizabeth
    PS. looking forward to the meeting story.

  49. Congrats to you both...wishing you much happiness.


    - Herman Swan


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.