Quote, Song and Thoughts of the week | July 6th

“So lets pretend that the pain I feel everyday, is nothing. Lets make believe that life is totally perfect, and I’ve never been hurt. And lets laugh, like out lives aren’t totally and completely screwed up.”



Hello my beautiful friends and readers! I hope your week was much better than mine. I’ve had a hard week… physically, emotionally and mentally. I’m just…done. Nothing went right. Seriously, nothing went right all week. I only managed to get ONE post finished. In case you missed it here you go:

July | “Celebrate the Star in You” Tag

I tried to finish my Mr. Bodyguard series up by writing “Part Twenty-Two” (which should be the next to the last one I hope). I just couldn’t write it. I did manage to find the pictures for it on Unsplash and I have the final music picked out. It is the words that refuse to flow from my fingertips to the keyboard and surround the final photos. Sigh… 


In case you are new to my blog, I fight with anxiety, post-traumatic stress and a severely broken heart on a daily basis. I mean I FIGHT it with everything in me. It’s exhausting. However, it doesn’t stop me. Nothing has yet. Sure I freeze, but I always pick myself up, take a hot shower, get myself together, get in my car, turn up the music and show up in  life. If you suffer from anxiety, post-traumatic stress and/or a broken heart, I feel ya. {{hugs}} ❤ Whatever you do… just keep showing up. 

I spent the 4th of July with both of my girls. DollFace came over. We went to the movies and out for lunch. It was just us girls. We spent the rest of the day watching “trash” on TV, working on our July tag and I ordered pizza. 

I haven’t seen my father in weeks. I have missed our weekly shopping trips to the grocery store and our “first of the month breakfast”. My mother wasn’t home on her birthday and I didn’t know how to reach her. Her presents and cake have been hanging out at my place all week…



Blog post picks for the week:

Missing You

Surviving Your D-Day Invasion Of Depression

July | “Celebrate the Star in You” Tag (Dollfaced Writer)

Devotional-Eating Crow

The Barnabas Award 2019 (Something to Stu Over)

Awesome Blogger Award (Faith And Books)

My America

The Sunshine Blogger Award 2019 | 4th Nomination (Something to Stu Over)

Go check them out!

Have a blessed week everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by. I love you guys. 💋God bless you. 💕

“If you truly do not want your life, give it to someone who does. Give it to Jesus and use it to bless other people.”


Amazed By His Grace, 

Purple Rose


Quote, Song and Thoughts of the Week | June 28th


26 thoughts on “Quote, Song and Thoughts of the week | July 6th

  1. Stuart L. Tutt says:

    Sis, I’m sorry you have had such a rough week 😖
    It stinks that your mom could not be reached so you could give her the birthday things you so lovingly chose for her.

    Thanks for sharing these posts with us. Randy’s was so we’ll done. And one that is very much needed for so many.

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    • Purple Rose says:

      Yeah, I almost didn’t post anything at all. It’s been that bad and I was so sad about what happened. Her balloon is deflating and there have been jokes about her cake being eaten. LOL No one would really do that. 😉

      Oh goodness, brother Stuart, if I had a video of the time I fell down some little stairs right off the side of the stage after Church one night and fell straight to my knees while trying to take a bag of gifts to my brother for his newborns… you guys would be laughing so hard!!! I don’t know what it is about me and trying to give presents to people. I think it was last year, I was taking a bag of gifts and a birthday balloon to my father and right before I got in my car, the balloon came undone and went flying away. After all of this misfortune… I wonder if God is trying to tell me something. 😀

      I’m glad you like the shares! Pastor Randy’s was one I needed myself. Wow. I have never heard a pastor speak like that. I just had to pass it on.

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      • Stuart L. Tutt says:

        Yeah, I have had gifts for people that broke on the road trip to deliver them. One time I tried to download photos of Angie’s son prior to his death to a USB drive so she would have them. It was even designed to be his favorite animal…a penguin and I had to go through 7 different ones. The penguin one would never work 😦 But I did give it to her anyway.

        For me it’s only the important gifts that go astray.

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      • Renee/Heart Tokens says:

        Oh my goodness girl! That’s what happened to me a couple of weeks ago! I was trying to come down the steps to the side of the stage at church, and I guess my vertigo kicked in and I fell down onto the floor on my knees! I got carpet burn on my left knee lol, and I still have a sore on it and having trouble walking on it…. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😢 I wonder why we have all the luck lol? 🤷‍♀️😂

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Are you serious?!!! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

        I have no idea. 🤔 I’m a klutz in general. One time during service, I fell on my side and SLID across the floor in front of the alter. Right in front of everyone. I was exhausted and dizzy. DollFace tried to get me up, but I could barely move. I laid there until I could get up. Of course it was a service when there were visitors. I was so embarrassed! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

        I hope your knee gets better soon. 💕

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      • Renee/Heart Tokens says:

        I hate to say it, but I am serious as a heart attack! It happened, right in front of a guy who’s an EMT. He helped me up. I felt like a 🤡 😂 Now you have me beat girl!!! Yours sounded like you were sliding in for a home base! I can imagine that was terrible! 😱 And a little funny!

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      • Dollfaced Writer says:

        Oh my goodness, poor thing! I hope your knee gets better, carpet burns are awful 😖

        That time Mom slid across the floor was horrifying to me! I was much younger, not even in high school yet. We were dancing during praise and worship and I felt someone grab my shoulder. I shrugged their hand off, turned around, and realized it was poor mom trying to get a grip on something as she fell and slid across the front of the sanctuary right to the feet of a church member 😱 I felt so bad and went running over to her. She was almost totally out, she was so full of the spirit and completely exhausted from working all week. That was awful, funny now, but still! ❤😂

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Oh my word! That’s right, I forgot I tried to grab onto you. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ I think you were almost crying trying to get me up.

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      • Dollfaced Writer says:

        I was! I thought you were hurt or something. No one would help either. They just stared for a minute and went on. Gotta love certain types church people 🙄 I wish there were Renees and Stuarts in every church ❤😂

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      • Renee/Heart Tokens says:

        It gave me quite the chuckle trying to picture your poor mom in that scene! I know how that is! I have gotten quite a few carpet burns from falls, being in the Spirit! Although this last time wasn’t one of those times! This fall tore the straps loose on one of my shoes. I’m laughing typing this, because I didn’t even realize it till I got in Walmart after church. I knew my shoe felt weird, and looked down and saw that my straps were completely snapped on one side! 🤡😂😂 I seriously loled! Thank goodness no one was around!

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  2. Kathy Wire says:

    Wow, two amazing quotes in one post! I love the Victor Hugo post – so absolutely the essence of music!
    And this: “IF YOU TRULY DO NOT WANT YOUR LIFE, GIVE IT TO SOMEONE WHO DOES. GIVE IT TO JESUS AND USE IT TO BLESS OTHER PEOPLE.” Wow. Just wow. Ill be mulling that one over for a long time.
    Thank you for the link to Missing You. We all miss someone, and often our comfort is in memories.

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    • Purple Rose says:

      Thank you Kathy! I heard a lady on Youtube say something similar about not wanting your life (I added the last part on myself). It’s a quote I try to live by.

      You’re welcome! Yes, very true. I have been missing some of my loved ones more than usual recently. Great post. ❤

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  3. Renee/Heart Tokens says:

    Loved all these friend! And it truly breaks my heart that you couldn’t get in touch with your mom….I pray for the kind of healing that only God can bring to your precious family! And our God can do exceedingly abundantly ABOVE all that we could ask or know! Big Hugs! And thank you for your kindness in sharing my my poem! You are too sweet. I would like to do this kind of post one of these days.

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  4. Dollfaced Writer says:

    Thank you for sharing our July Tag, Mama!! 😀 I’m sorry this week didn’t go well. I don’t blame you for not feeling like writing the next part of Mr. Bodyguard. There are so many wounds there 😓

    I can’t believe how hard it is to get in touch with family members, that is unbelievable. They take so much for granted. You are amazing and even though you wake up every day broken, you always give 110% to everyone and everything. ❤😊

    I love you so much. I’m so glad I got to spend the fourth with you and sissy! 🤗💕

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    • Purple Rose says:

      Of course! I love your post. You are my favorite blogger girl. 😉

      Right?!!! I will get it done. I’m so sick of old wounds and I think Satan knows exactly how to open them right back up.

      Hey, I’m glad it wasn’t an emergency! 😮

      Thank you. ❤

      I love you more and you are welcome here anytime.

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