Monday, April 30, 2012

Jolly Rancher

I had the best weekend that started Friday eve. with a pizza / babysitting party at my moms.  I do a lot of babysitting at her house for Steph's kids because of dog allergies that Gray has when he stays too long at my house, and it gives my mom company and she gets to be with the kids and enjoy the festivities without leaving her lazy boy chair.  After dinner, Noah & Ivy went with me to Dairy Dip to pick up dessert.  When we got in the van, on the way, Noah, all smiles asked me if I liked Jolly Rancher candies.  Of course I said yes.  He pulled one out of his pocket and said "Here Mimi, I want you to have this Jolly Rancher"  He put it in my little tray by my cup holder and I told him that will be refreshing on my way home from work on Monday.  His smile was as big as ever.  He was so proud to give me something that I liked.  On the way, I handed him a $20 to hold for our ice cream.  Now, he was only sitting in his seat next to me and the trip was only about 1 mile away.  When I ordered and went to pay, he said he couldn't find the money.  He searched all his pockets and finally found it in the last of about 5 pockets.  I said "Noah, how do you manage to lose money sitting still in a seat for a few minutes"  He giggled.  I love this little guy.  He brings so much Joy to my world.  I will enjoy my jolly rancher on my way home today and think of Noah....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Missing my sister

Last week was such a Blurr, but one thing I won't forget is how my sister became my nurse and with her tender loving care, brought me thru a storm. 
She ended up flying with my mom to bring her back home when I had to cancel my flight plans due to a colon infection and ulcerative colitis flare up.  My moms house was my hospital and Diane was my nurse.  I wasn't able to eat much and was trying to find foods that I could tolerate.  Diane made me a pot of her homemade chicken & dumplins and that was just what the dr. ordered.  After eating the first few bites, I felt the healing begin.  We spent each morning meditating and listening to Praise and Worship music, while Diane exercised on the bike, I relaxed on the comfy chair beside her.  I soaked in the positive energy I needed for my healing.  It was so comforting with my sister there.  I can't begin to explain how much better it was being there than in a hospital, which the dr. at one point was going to have me go.  I fought it and knew that I could heal better at my moms.  Company came and went thru the week and it was like I was being visited in the hospital.  I was able to get out some when I felt good enough and one of the highlights of the week was going to Marshall's with Diane, Steph and my mom.  We had a Pretty Women style show in the dressing room.  I found the perfect summer little black dress with a cute cover up to wear to 2 weddings this summer.   Diane found a whole new wardrobe and Steph found some good bargains also.  It was a great afternoon that started with lunch at Panera (love their cream of chicken & wild rice soup).  My mom who usually does not have the strength to shop, even shopped.  She had her walker to rest when her legs got tired.  We ended the trip by going by Designer Desserts to pick up a key lime pie cup cake to take home. 
So, thanks to Diane's chicken & dumplin's and lots of prayer, I am starting to feel like I am among the living again.  It might also have to do with the medication my dr. prescribed, but I do give God the Glory!  And I really Miss my Sister!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Nate & Diane

Today is my son Nate's & Sister Diane's Birthday. When I found out I was expecting Nate, I had such a desire to have him on her Birthday, because She is so special to me. I went into labor on the evening of the 11th and he waited to be born the morning of the 12th. I can remember calling my sister to tell her she had a new Birthday nephew. She was so excited. I would like to wish them both a very Happy Birthday today and for God to pour out his blessings upon their lives.