Hi Friends! Iā€™m Natalie Mason. I live in Charleston, SC and I am mom to Sterling 12 , Frances Moon 8 and our mini golden doodle Dolly.



Browse my easy, family-friendly recipes and get some dinner inspiration!


Check out my outfit ideas and family finds for inspiration.


My best beauty tips and tricks for glowing skin and shiny hair.


Visiting Charleston?

check out my faves!

Prayers Needed

Jun 22, 2012

I strongly believe that Prayer changes things.  I pray every single day and most times more than once.  I need your prayers today.   I have been home all week because on Tuesday my grandfather was admitted to the hospital for surgery.  So far things are not going well as expected when someone older has surgery.   I need your prayers for my grandfather to heal and for my mom and her brothers to have the strength to deal with this difficult situation.  It has been a long week and we are all exhausted.  

My grandfather lives 5 houses up the street from my parents.   We are all super close and see him daily which makes this even harder.  He is such a kind soul and we just pray for a quick recovery and for him to heal as painlessly as possible.  My mom and her brothers are having to make the kind of decisions you never wish to make about a loved one and quality of life.  Please think of us in your prayers.

 I am sorry for my lack of comments in the blog world this week, I have been missing all my favorite blogs but I am just trying to be strong for my family and help as needed here.  

In light of all this I will announce the Swim Spot Winner next week, so you guys can still enter through the weekend.

Thanks for your prayers, it does indeed change things.

Have a lovely weekend.



+ view comments

Leave a Reply

  1. Amanda says:

    So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Sending prayers your way!


  2. Definitely sending prayers to you and your family. Stay strong!

  3. Ashley says:

    Many prayers coming your way:)

  4. lots of prayers your way Nat. I'm so sorry to hear this. I was getting ready to text you to see if you were doing okay, we've missed you this week. I'm so glad you can be with your family right now. xoxox

  5. Sending your Grandfather and Family prayers!!

  6. I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this, prayers, thoughts and hugs for you, xoxo

  7. Kelly says:

    Praying for you and your family Natalie! Your sweet grandfather will do great. Keep us updated!


  8. Prayer does change things. Sending a lot of prayers your way!

  9. Courtney says:

    Prayers headed your way:)

  10. Katie says:

    Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way Natalie.

  11. Natalie, so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Thinking of you and your family. xo

  12. Natasha says:

    family is what matters most lady!!! no need to worry about blogging…thinking about you and your family šŸ˜‰

  13. Christina says:

    Your family is in my prayers! Keep your chin up. šŸ™‚

  14. Praying for comfort and peace of mind and healing…

  15. Summer says:

    Sending prayers your way!

  16. Praying for you and your family!

  17. Prayers and all the positive healing energy to you and your family!

  18. Sending my prayers and thoughts šŸ™‚ You grandfather is lucky to have all of you around him to raise his spirits.

  19. Melissa Wags says:

    I know how you feel and sending prayers your way. (((hugs)))

  20. Val says:

    Sending you prayers to you and your family. Hugs.

  21. I pray that you and you family stay strong and incouraged during this time.

  22. lizziefitz says:

    Praying now for you, your grandfather and family. Prayers do work!

  23. Melly says:

    Praying for strength at this difficult time! Stay strong!

  24. I'm so sorry Natalie. Lots of prayers going your way for you and your family. Hugs.

  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather Natalie! Your grandfather is in our prayers and we do hope for a quick and painless recovery!

  26. Nickie says:

    Hang in there. You are blessed to have your family with you during this time. Sending many prayers your way for your Grandfather, your mom and her brothers and the rest of your family. Don't worry about your blog and focus on your family. All the best to you….

  27. Esme says:

    praying for you all.

  28. Esme says:

    praying for you all.

  29. TeresaG says:

    Sending lots of prayers up for your family!!!

  30. I so believe in the power of prayer. Hugs and adding him to my prayer list. Hang in there.

  31. Momma P says:

    Praying for you and your family! So glad you're putting family first too.

  32. so sorry to hear. sending prayers your way!

  33. I'm so sorry Natalie…you and your grandpa will be in my prayers. Sending lots of love! xo

  34. Aww Natalie were sending our prayers:)

  35. Bud and Leo says:

    Praying for you and your family! Wishing you all strength to endure this time and hope that everything will be okay!

  36. That definitely makes for a craptastic week, I can't even imagine how you're feeling, girl, but definitely know that we'll be keeping him in out thoughts and prayers and hoping for every miracle we can muster! (c; Big, huge bear hugs…

  37. Taylor says:

    so sorry. sending prayers to you and your family.

  38. rachel says:

    Lifting up you and your family. Prayers for comfort, strength and peace.

  39. 17 Perth says:

    I believe prayers change things too—He hears us, loves us, and wants the best for us. I am praying for you–and your family–and of course your grandfather. I pray God brings a quick recovery….and for strength and courage for you guys. xo

  40. Praying for you, your grandfather and your whole sweet famiy! xo

  41. Chimmy says:

    Praying for healing for your grandfather and comfort and courage for your family during this time.

  42. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  43. I know the feeling. I lost my grandmother earlier this year. Lots of prayers headed your family's way!

  44. megan says:

    It's the worst feeling seeing someone you love so much in pain. Definitely thinking of and praying for your family and grandfather.

  45. Nat says:

    Oh no I'm so sorry to hear this! Sending prayers your way during this hard time

  46. A says:

    My grandfather was in the hospital here just a few weeks ago. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

  47. alicia says:

    so sorry to hear this! I know firsthand how hard this type of situation is. prayers to you and your family.

  48. Kyle says:

    Natalie-thinking of you and your family and sending you positive energy!!

  49. Oh so sorry to hear this Natalie, sending you prayers!

  50. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Hi Natalie, sorry I have been MIA lately. Moving across the country is consuming all of my time. I have missed reading your blog and logged on today to see what you have been up to. I am so so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I am praying right now and will continue to pray. I hope your grandfather gets better soon and that you and your family have the strength you need to help you get through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.

  51. Junkshow says:

    Hang in there, Sweet Pea. You're in my thoughts.

  52. Sarah says:

    You and your family are in my prayers!!! Lots of love sent your way. Hugs


  53. Keely says:

    Praying for you and your family! My grandfather also lives down the street from my parents and we are very close. I pray you all stay strong together and for your grandfather to be well. Xo