Today I am thankful, yet pondering....what would it be like if my Dad was still here??? I'm sure he would be EXCITED beyond belief that there was a chance of snow on Thanksgiving. He would caution my Mom about the gravy....making sure there were no lumps and it was THICK enough for his liking. He would eat with gusto and gooble up everything on his plate making sure he left room from Mom's apple pie. He would want to make sure we had enough leftovers for the week. He would settle in HIS chair after the meal and watch some football. This I'm sure of. I'm also sure that Halle would be the light of his life. He would so love this little girl that DOES NOT stop moving. That makes me sad. But, do you know why I'm thankful? Tomorrow marks the 4 year anniversary of my Dad's "graduation". He went to be with his Jesus, the Saturday after Thanksgiving of 2006. Let me share something with you. My Dad could always know when it was going to snow...and he LOVED the snow so much. The evening my Dad passed away my family and I gathered for a meal out.....I kept saying...."it looks like it's going to snow"....they all passed it off...when we stepped outside to leave the restaurant...guess what?? It was snowing...and it snowed for almost a week! So, I'm thankful for snow mostly because it reminds me of my Dad. AND...yes, I love it too...just like him! I am also thankful that I have the knowledge of my saving Jesus and a relationship with Him. That means that one day I will see my day again in heaven. What a super, glorious day that will be....My Dad, my three babies I never got to meet and all the others that have gone on before me. Does that make you thankful, excited.....giddy? It does me! This weekend, take some time....slow down....be thankful. Delight in HIS grace. Sit at HIS feet....prepare your hearts for the CHRISTmas season.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Pictures from our FIRST day together
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A few weeks ago we moved Halle into her "BIG Girl Bed"...it's a twin size bed that was mine. So, that makes it pretty special....Daddy painted the headboard bright red to match Hal's room and we got some new sheets too. We don't quite have all the bedding yet. Nana is going to help Mommy make a duvet cover, but...she's been really busy lately preparing for her new grandson that will arrive sometime in early December. She made the cutest bedding for the little guy's crib! For the first two nights we climbed into bed with Hal and laid with her until she fell asleep. Then, on the third night, she stayed all by herself...HOORAAY!! Well, I 'd like to say she's done that ever since, but...that is not the story! AND...certainly would not be truthful if I said that! It's a struggle...we're making it. Isn't parenting great? Nothing has ever stretched me as much as being a Mommy has. Here are some pictures to commemorate this BIG step in Hal's little life.....
Tuesday, November 2, 2010