Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Woohoo, I finally got me a new camera. Well, I will get it in a couple of weeks because Chip and Jacob left this morning for a long, long drive to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and they needed something to take pictures with, so I was kind enough to let them use the new one and I keep the old one...until they get home. Anyway......here it is......
Monday, May 26, 2008
*Just for this morning, I am going to step over
the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
*Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes
in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours to
*Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the
computer off, and sit with you in the
backyard and blow bubbles.
*Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once,
not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream
truck and I will buy you one if he comes by.
*Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about
what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every
decision I have made where you are concerned.
*Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me
bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
*Just for this afternoon, I will take us to
McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.
*Just for this evening, I will hold you in my
arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love
*Just for this evening, I will let you splash in
the tub and not get angry.
*Just for this evening, I will let you stay up
late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
*Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss
my favorite TV shows.
*Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you
pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest
gift ever given.
*I will think about the mothers and fathers who
are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who
are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and
mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children
suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it
*And when I kiss you good night I will hold you
a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God
for you, and ask Him for nothing, except one more day.............
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Have you ever seen that movie? The premise is the very simple act of just doing someone a favor without expecting anything in return, and if you would just "pay it forward" by returning the act of kindness and generosity, then it might be possible for a global outpouring of decency toward all mankind.
A blogger (A Mother Singing) decided to start her own "pay it forward" project. One of my blogger friends, Diana , was a recipient of a gift and now I will be from her, via her blog.
Now it is my turn to pay it forward.
How does it work?
Here are the rules: I will send a gift (of my choosing) to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "PIF" exchange, and who make the same pledge on their own blog.
The only thing you have to do in return is PAY IT FORWARD - on your own blog.
So, if you want to get a goodies from me, and are willing to do the same via your blog, let me know!
(Note that you'll need to give me your real (snail mail) address... which you can do by private email.)
Just leave a comment and I will get with you.
So, who's up for it? This world does need a little kindness, don't ya think?
**I encourage EVERYONE who reads this to Pay It Forward to someone they encounter today or tomorrow. You might give up your seat on a bus, let a car in line in front of you, or just compliment someone. You never know what your simple act might do!**
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms, Aunts, and special friends in the world! Hope you day was the best! We went to Alabama to visit with Chip's mom and to eat a wonderful lunch! Joleigh kept running thru telling everyone...... "Happy Birthday" We got home from Alabama and went to my mom's and she did the same.....ran into her house saying, "Happy Birthday" Such a ham!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
We went to a family reunion in Alabama today. Lots of good food, of course and fun for all! D'daddy and MawMaw make sure all the children have something to do and rented the waterslide for the day. Joleigh wasn't too sure about it, but her big brother helped her! So sweet! Enjoy the pictures!