Friday, July 22, 2005

I'm Feeling Lucky :)

Last night, my son, dil & granddaughter stopped over to visit again. I have no clue as to what's going on, but I'm not about to complain either as long as I get to see them & my grandbaby :) She's walking around like crazy now, which also means she's getting into anything & everything she can! And my house is no longer 'baby proof'! LOL She kept opening the doors to this one buffet-type cabinet I have, getting a few things out, closing the doors back up, opening them again, putting the things that she got out back inside, closing the doors....this must have gone on for about half an hour. It was so cute :) I'm feeling very lucky & blessed that I'm able to see my granddaughter more often. Now if I just felt lucky enough to win the Mega Millions Lottery tonight ;)

Tonight's picture is of my son, Shawn. I still can't believe he's 19 already! Either time flies by way too fast or I'm getting old.....or both! LOL Although he can drive me crazy sometimes & tends to test my patience quite often, I truly do love him! When Shawn was just 5 years old, his father decided to take his own life & shot himself in the head. Shawn had a really rough time handling what happened. I know that he still misses his father deeply, but at the same time, he also has a wonderful Dad that helped me raise him to be the incredible young man that he is today.

Cassie & I went to Super Walmart today to get groceries as her friend from Traverse City will be coming down tomorrow to spend some time with us. I actually have to drive halfway there to pick her up....we have a place where we meet to do the 'exchanges' when they go to each other's house, so that works out really good. And the best part is, I get to stop by a Hobby Lobby on the way there :) I don't get to Hobby Lobby very often since it's a little over an hour away, but I love that store! Cassie is so excited about Emma coming here.....she even cleaned her room without us having to tell her to do it!

Yesterday, I received an email from a friend that posts on the AOL scrapbooking boards. She was telling me that she lives very close to where the accident was where my sister & brother-in-law were killed. She also said she has seen the cross that is at the crash site & told me that to this day, people still talk about them & the accident. It truly touched my heart when I read her email! And yes, I cried as well. But this time, it was different.....these tears weren't sad tears. They were happy tears. When she told me that people were still talking about them, it was like I left a warm feeling inside of me, just knowing that people do care & that they are remembered. Maybe this was another sign from God? Afterall, I got the email from her shortly after I wrote in my blog yesterday stating that I was tired of being unhappy & that I was making a change. Maybe I'm finally starting to feel my faith. I hope so, cause it sure does feel good :)

Since I have a very long day tomorrow, I'm gonna stop here for now & get some sleep. If you stopped by to read my blog, I'd love it if you left a comment so I know you were here. Afterall, you're getting to know me through my blog & I'd love to find out who you are as well :) Thanks for stopping by.

Until I blog again,
B

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ETA: I just edited this post on July 26th with an updated picture of Shawn as he came over to visit today & let me take his pic :)

3 comments:

kelly edgerton said...

This entry touched my heart. I went on to read some of your other entries and I was crying for you. I am sorry for the loss of your sister and BIL. I am also happy to hear that you are beginning to find a sense of peace by holding those memories so close to your heart.

doris said...

so glad you're having wonderful times with your family and sorry for your losses. :D

Mary (MACandRC@aol.com) said...

Benita,
I rarely post on the scrapbook board, but do read it regulaly. I have often said a quick prayer to God to help you through these sad days. I am glad that you are able to see some joy in your life.
Mary from MO