Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Our youngest son turned 18 which is something to really think about. When my husband and I were young before the children, it was all about us. We enjoyed doing many things together, going places, and just being together. Through the last 30 years plus, it has been all about our children. I love being a mother -- this is all I wanted to do since I was young -- be a mother. I didn't think career or being out there for any reason -- I just wanted to be a mother. I know I will always be, but gosh darn it, they grow up and move on with their own lives. They become independent - God bless them. Like my husband says and has always said -- "We teach them until they are 18, what they do with the rest of their lives is up to them." We're here for you, kids, if and when you need us - we'll always be here, and in the same breath I say -- study hard, be successful, take care of yourselves. . . and don't forget our Good Lord. He's the one that has made all you have possible (we have only helped along the way :-)
And now I think it will soon be my honey and I again -- Ahhhh what to do? :-) I think I'll plan a weekend trip!!
I went to see my sister yesterday -- she is doing so good. She sounds better and looks stronger. I keep hoping for a complete healing. I have to believe it's possible. I don't want to think anything else.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Today I am going to see my sister. I am making her a Surprise Cake and sugar cookies because she likes them. She'll probably eat a little tiny piece, and that's ok. I just want to make her a little happy -- maybe I'll do the "Happy Dance" for her :-).
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I've never been much of a Harry Potter fan, although my son was one of those children waiting in line at the bookstore at 4:00 in the morning with his dad for the next 400 page edition of the new book. He would read it to me and talk about the characters in a way that I could not understand. As he read he became a part of this storyline and this magical place of Muggles.
The author goes on to speak of "The Mystical Wands." These are spiritual principles. Now she's talking my language :-).
Interesting was the thought that "all the darkness in the world stems from the darkness in the heart." Deep and profound, but yet so simple. I have always known this. I remember telling my children this very thought when they were small and fought with each other. "He is your brother, or she is your sister --you are all you have, do not stay angry with each other, do not let your heart get dark." Did they understand that when they were six and ten years old? I think they did because they love each other and look for each other to this day. They are adults now and I don't think I've ever seen them angry with each other.
We strive to be good, spritual people. We are only human and we often fail, but we continue to try.
Ok sister, this book is different from my Nicholas Sparks romance novels :-), but it has my interest. I'll have to really contemplate what I read and let you know what I think. :-)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
My brother and little sister were also there, visiting from Washington and Idaho. Gosh, it was nice to see them. My brother is one year younger than me, so therefore, we were all together, the three oldest children. It was great. We laughed as we reminisced about our lives. We talked, at times, seriously, but with hope. My sister has so much faith and love in the Lord. She has put her life in God's hands. I marvel at her way of being.
I think I have seen my brother maybe five times in the last 25 years. He made me laugh so much. He's a good brother.
And my little sister, our baby sister, is so precious. We absolutely love her. She reminds me of my mama - sweet.
We are so blessed. :-)
Vacation is here -- YES!!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Nevertheless, I'll still contact them over the phone. I'm too tired to make another appointment, but chances are I will. These are the students who I need help for -- through their parents.
One month off -- I need it. :-)