Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yesterday, he was playing on the swing set with the little girl across the street and this was the part of the conversation I heard (I was across the yard and his voice was the only one I could hear but it was enough).
JACOB: My Aunt Mandy...(then he said something she did with him)
GIRL: Who is Aunt Mandy?
JACOB: She is my aunt and she went to heaven
GIRL: (said something about her uncle who passed away shortly after Mandy)
Then they said a few more things that I really couldn't hear and that is when Jacob said "I don't want to talk about my Aunt Mandy anymore, I'm about to cry"
Then he ran off to play somewhere else...leaving his mom to cry!
She always wanted to leave a legacy and she did. They will never forget her and the memories she made with them because she took the time to make them important! It is amazing the impact you can have on someones life even when you only have a few short years to do it.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
it was Elton John (aka Captain Fantastic)!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Then there is Joshua...
Oh, I am just kidding!
Monday, May 18, 2009
No...there were no tasty beverages involved!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Joshua holds an extra special part of my heart. When I was 12 weeks pregnant with him, they told me I had miscarried. After hours in the hospital ER, they finally sent me to labor and delivery where I asked them if they were going to make sure I had lost my baby before they went forward with the D&C. They did the ultra sound and there he was, his little heart still beating. When they told us we had lost him, we were devastated. It is unbelievable how much you can love someone you haven't even met yet. All this happened the same week we found out about Mandy having cancer. It was a very emotional time for all of us.
That brings us to Isaiah. I never thought I would talk Bill into another baby but he knew how much I wanted a little girl (and some where deep down so did he). Isaiah is my little "Curious George" always asking questions and getting into something he shouldn't. I wish we could get back the money for all the soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. that he has dumped down the drain or flushed down the toilet just to make bubbles! I got the call today that he has been excepted into preschool. I am not sure how I am going to handle having all of my kids in school next year.
Anyway, I had a nice Mother's Day with my husband and kids. I got coffee in bed, 4 homemade cards, a new pot set, and my favorite dinner made for me. And even though it doesn't always seem like it, I received the first of the best gifts of my life 14 years ago.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Miller's invited me over for dinner one night. Dinner was good, my kids not so much! Maybe they weren't as bad as I thought (ha-ha), maybe by then, my patience was just gone from being "single" all week. We probably will never be invited to dinner again though...I wonder if their fish survived Isaiah dumping the container of food into the tank?
I think my bad mood from that night carried over to the next day because when Bill called me in the morning, I must have snapped so he sent me these...
(The two carnations are from church on Sunday for Mom's day)
This is not a conclusive list of all the things that went on last week by a long shot but one thing I will admit I sure miss my husband when he's gone!