Thursday, May 30, 2013

Much ado about nothing

Wow, I can't believe it's been over two weeks since I posted. Life is crazy like that. So, what's been happening around here? Let's see...

T is getting ready for summer tech projects in the school system. He's also working on getting our boat to run. It's a slow process that he hasn't spent too much time on yet thankfully. We did get a nice ride in my dad's boat, after he started his barn on fire. It involved gasoline and a pump of some sort. He (my dad) said, "I found out something. I might be old but I can still move pretty fast when my foot is on fire!"

T and I are planning on heading to Atlanta this weekend. Sort of an anniversary trip since we didn't reallly do anything last month. 26 years is something to celebrate, yes?

My parents have discovered Duck Dynasty due to our discovering it on DVD. Dad keeps trying to go all Phil Robertson on us. But my mom won't eat squirrel brains yet. We are planning a DD party later this summer. The first great-grand for my parents should be here by then. He already has an outfit-a black onesie with a camo gator on it and a T-tiny camo hoodie. This is my nephew's and his wife's baby, due in July.

Speaking of babies, R and JT are doing well. They are settled in with the fact that they are having twins and R goes back to the doc today or tomorrow. She is at 12 weeks today. Keep praying for her.

A is working and enjoying life. She is happy to be out of school for the summer and spending time with friends and family.

J made the high school basketball team so we are at practices a lot. He's really excited about this.

I'm working and continuing schoolwork. I really like that I can work on it as I need/want to. The online thing is working well for me.

I guess that catches us up for now!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Hmm. I have a lot of thoughts chasing each other around in my head. I don't really know how to get them all down on this blog. I think the best thing is to try and take it one thought at a time but I know I will loose track of some of the thoughts. Oh well. Welcome to life with fibromyalgia.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom. More than giving me birth, she gave me life. She taught me how to live. I love you, Mom, more than words can say. And to my mother-in-law who helped make my husband the man he is today. And to Mrs. H, my mother-figure/mentor/friend. Love you lots!

And I'm thinking of four people in this world who made me a mom. R, my first born. There is a special bond between moms and their first borns. You were always independent but our brains seem to be wired in a very similar way. We have an understanding of each other even when we don't understand each other. And now you are making me a Mimi! To twins! Oh bebe, the roller coaster has just begun for you (and us!).

A, my exciting second born. You make life incredibly interesting, my dear. You love deeply and fiercely and I love the person you are becoming. You amaze me with your zest for life and the way you keep our world vibrantly colored. I struggled to get you into the world but you are so worth it. Love you so much!

J! My youngest! Four years of waiting to bring you home. You told me once that you cried every day in Haiti waiting to come home. Break my heart! But you finally made it and we are so glad. I honor your first mother today too. She chose life for you and gave you birth. She broke her heart and turned you over to people she didn't know for the hope of a better life. Her attachment to you made you able to attach to us and we are thankful. We are so glad that God chose you to be our son.

JT, my son-in-law. You love our daughter fiercely and are the father to our grandbabies. We are proud of your accomplishments in your work and life.

To all my kids, walk after God. Seek Him in everything you do. Live well, love deeply.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Last week R informed us that we were going to be grandparents! How cool is that?! We were ready. We don't like that we live so far away but we were happy to hear we were going to be grandparents. Well, this morning she informed us, not long after they were informed themselves, that there's two babies growing inside of her! Twins! We are getting a two-for. My response? Holy crap! Are you serious?! She is serious. Ultrasounds don't lie. There are clearly two babies, in their own sacs, with good strong heartbeats. We are doubly blessed.