Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I'm so thankful that we have been able to be around this little guy 5 times in his first year of life, living 1000 miles away, I am thankful for every little time I get, even if it means I have to change dirty pants and take care of a whole houseful of sick people with the flu. It is just so much fun to be able to hold him, rock him to sleep, sing to him, read to him, play with toys with him, take a walk with him, and kiss his little cheeks. We had a rough trip but it was well worth being able to be around him. Just check out these picture and you will see what I mean! Sorry it's been so long, been busy since we've been back!

Don't pay attention to the dates on the pictures, somehow the date got changed on the camera, oops! Didn't have time to crop them all!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm thankful it was DEHYDRATION!

Arrived here in Texas yesturday at noon, my grandson was having quite a few loose stools. My daughter woke up this morning feeling nausiated, we were wondering if she was starting to have morning sickness. She was sick the whole pregnancy with Dylan. The day went on and she was vomitting all day and started to join Dylan with the loose stools, then we were pretty sure it was the stomache flu. Dylan decided to join mommy with the vomitting. We decided a couple hours ago Cassie needed to be checked out, she wasn't keeping anything down, and she was having pain in her back around to her stomache. They put her on an IV and did some blood work, to check her counts for galbladder, pancreas and liver. The bloodwork came back fine other than having a urinary tract infection, and they said she was dehydrated from the stomache flu. We were a little concerned about the baby, because she had a miscarriage before Dylan, so that's why I'm thankful it was DEHYDRATION! She is on her way back home, and will need to be in bed and on a clear liquid diet for tomorrow. So I'm here to take care of my baby when she needs me. Dylan hasn't vomitted for about 7 hours now, and is sleeping peacefully so hopefully he is about over this. Please continue to pray for our visit here in Texas, it has started out pretty crazy. But so thankful we are here to help out!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Off to TEXAS a year later after the birth of our grandson Dylan so we can be there for his ONE YEAR Birthday Bash! Can't believe he is already a year, where does the time go? We just got word the other day that we are going to have another grandbaby to love on. How exciting!Cassie and Scott you are going to have your hands full! Here I say that but Dylan and his baby sister or brother are going to be about 20 months apart; and Cassie and her brother were only 16 months apart, so I guess I got her beat on having her hands full. Well I suppose I should try to get a little sleep, since it is already past 11:00 and I have to get up at 2:30 to get ready to leave for the airport. How am I going to sleep? Too excited! Look at him when he was born a year ago and when I get back or maybe even while I'm there I will post pictures of him now! This picture is my favorite!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

There is heartache in being a mom of a prodigal son!

Happy Mothers Day! To all you mothers out there praying that someday your prodigal will come home I feel for you and I will pray for you. It is hard, wondering when and if your son, will grab hold of what he was taught while growing up under your roof. I love my son, very much, but it's on days like today, that I hurt and wonder why?

I received a mothers day card from my daughter - in - law (my prodigal son's wife) today in the mail and it goes a little like this.

"What "Mother" means to Me
Whenever I hear
the word "mother,"
I hear your cheerful Laughter
in response
to something funny
I share with you....
or your calming, soothing voice
when I need comfort,
Whenever I hear the word "mother,"
I see your birght, sweet smile
and your caring eyes...
I feel the warmth
of your hugs.
Whenever I hear the word "mother,"
I realize how important
it is to have you
in my Life
and how very grateful
I am for the special gift
of your Love.
Happy Mother's Day" HALLMARK

Her own writing say's, "This card truly explains it all. I now know what I was missing by not having a mom, you are so amazing and the best mom anyone could ever ask for. You will always be my mom and NO ONE will ever replace you or compare to you. You guys will always be a part of my life and I love you guys so much. No one will ever love your son as much as I do, please don't forget that when he replaces me. Please promise that you'll always be my mom and never forget me. I love you so much and I will miss you guys more than you'll ever know."

Wow did I cry when I got this card. My son is not thinking right now and he is going to serve this awesome daugter in law of mine, that I have grown to love like my own daughter, divorce papers, after only a year and half. The only thing I can do, is pray that my son will not go through with this, and realize what he is throwing away.

I once again hand this baton of parenting over to my GOD who is in the Miracle Business of healing marriages.

Thank you Jesus for allowing me to be a mother, not only to my three children, but my in-laws, and the boys you have placed in our home over the last 15 years. Even through the hard times it is a joy to be called MOM.

I will make it through this trial because He will not only take my baton but he will pick me up and carry me in this race. James 1:2-8, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does."

I'm believin that He will give me the wisdom, to know how to handle this trial, and He is going to work mightly in the life of my prodigal son.

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers. God Bless you ALL!

Photo Hunt ~ Five!

Our family of five several years ago, and then our family of five about 3 years ago before we became a bigger than five family due to those precious Grandchildren!

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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Photo Hunt ~ Childhood!

This is a pencil drawing I did in High school, of me when I was a little girl. The picture I looked at is in the bottom left corner. Do you see the tear in my eye? I guess I had bronchial pneumonia a lot when I was little and had to go to doctors offices and hospital's and thought the photo studio was a doctors office.

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Need a miracle!

We need a miracle tonight for the Miracles Can Happen Boys Ranch. Please go on over to the ranch blog and read this post. We can use all the prayer we can get. Thank you all for your prayers in advance.

Friday, May 4, 2007

There goes the phone in the toilet!

Isn't this the cutest picture, he just looks so innocent doesn't he? This is my youngest grandson that will already turn 1 on May 23rd. Where does the time go. My daughter and son-in-law have their hands full with this little guy. He is walking all over the place and gets into everything. He pushes one of his toys over to the counter, stands on the counter, and pulls off whatever he can get his hands on. The other day Cassie, my daughter, called and said, "Grandma, do you want to know what your grandson did this morning." So I said what did he do now? Well he got into the cupboard, got a can of coffee out, opened it up with his teeth and had a handful of coffee in his mouth. Then she called me a little later and said, "Do you want to know what your grandson did now." What now? He disappeared while his daddy was watching him, and threw my cell phone in the toilet. My husband and I are flying out on the 16th to go be with this spunky little guy for his one year birthday, can't wait. I look at his picture and just thank God for his little personality. I think back to two years ago this month, when my daughter had a miscarriage with her first baby, and remember the questions I was asking God. Why would you take my daughters baby away, when she remained pure until she got married, but my oldest son had a perfect heathy one month old out of wedlock. I just didn't understand. Now, I'm at peace, knowing that some day, my daughter, her husband, and Grandma and Grandpa, will see that little baby in heaven, but if that miscarriage did not take place we would have never met this little guy. Sometimes we don't always understand, why things happen the way they do, but we just have to remember "To trust in Him at all times, Oh people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8 If my son wouldn't have had a baby out of wedlock I never would have been able to love on this little guy who just turned 2 last month. He is so precious, so mild, and so loving. I have always loved him dearly even though I questioned God, sometimes we just don't understand why things happen the way they do. But we just need to trust in Him at all times.

Climb that "thang!"

I wrote this post back in January of 2007  and I still have those pesky bugs and the enemy is still trying to rob me of my joy on a weekly ...