Yesterday was our grandson, Wyatt's 1st Birthday. To say he has taught all of us about miracles is an understatement....
Here is what his Dad, my son Jeremy had to say:
One year ago today the doctors told me that there is no movement but then you moved your hand. The doctors said you may never learn to eat, but then you ate on the first try. the doctors said you would be in the ICU for months but you were only there for 9 days. Beating all odds. You are my inspiration to never give up and to always try my hardest. You have a very special place in my heart.
Happy 1st birthday Son!!! Love you to the moon and back!!!
We were so blessed to live in a country where healthcare and food can help are babies, or at least give them a chance...
Fast forward to yesterday afternoon as I was sipping my cool water and driving in my car to do some shopping... thinking about how wonderful life was at that moment...
The story tells of Doctors With Out Borders in Sudan, at a ward for malnourished kids.. speaking to the nurses, the doctors, the parents. the struggle of a young girl, age 3...
I cried.... I drove, and cried, and prayed.. thanking God for what I have, praying for those who don't have....I spoke to Chris... we decided that along with the plastic and fluff of a first birthday... others needed ..
Our youngest graduated from Mt Olive University on Sat. What a joyous and blessed time. For me, it was a time of reflection on our homeschooling years together. The absolute wonder of him emerging to the man he is today.
Sunday Mom in law was feeling well enough for brunch. It felt so good to be able to spend time with her and my dad in law. I miss them! she has two more chemo treatments, one of them being today... continue to pray.
I am not sure Mother's Day would be complete with out a baby hug or two.....
..so there is a meme going around where you take a letter per day and blog about something in your life starting with that letter... May 1st... letter A.... here we go..
They are sort of hard to see but there are TONS of apples on our apple trees this year. We were worried that the frost would have gotten them, but some how they survived. If the deer and junebugs, hail and beetles stay away we should have a good crop.
Last week I spent time with the grandbabies. Ethan is home from the hospital finally, he is tiny but growing.... Mom and Dad are doing well... brother Wyatt is teething and had a double ear infection...but over all... everyone is good.
I'll leave you with with a little something to melt your heart:
Next week Wyatt will be a big brother! Hard to believe! I have been able to hang out with him more then usual so his mama can go to doctor appts.... I don't mind! This is how he wakes up in the morning... If we all did, there would be no need for coffee!
My brother Joel, sister in law Laura, Kathy, Jeremy , Wyatt, Chris and I helped Mom celebrate her 78th birthday. She had good moments, and sad moments. Alzheimer is an awful disease. she is being given excellent care and we can ask for nothing more.
Chris and I were in the mood for shrimp and grits . Unfortunately they are not in the budget...and nowhere local has it. why did I never investigate how easy this southern dish was to make.... where have I been??
My Dad in law had given us a bag of grits from Julia's Pantry to try... I give these 2 thumbs up.... go get you some!
and because we have the new grandbabe making an appearance next week, I worked to finish this crocheted stuffie! It turned out so cute that I am going to make a couple more for a few other babies in my life!
Continue to pray for my Mom in law. This last infusion was a bit harder to shake. Also pray for my daughter in law Kathy as she prepares this week for the new baby.
I LOVE Holy week activities unfortunately none of the local churches had all three, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Morning.. to concentrate I believe on these events really embeds the great work Christ did for us...
Here was my facebook post:"We all die, fact.... but only one, who lead a perfect life, could over come death.... Jesus, it proves he is what he said he was... The Christ, the One we have been looking for.... not only was he a sacrifice for my wrong doings... but His resurrection gives us a hope and a promise that those who believe in Him will have eternal life, since through this death and resurrection we have become adopted sons and daughters..... of God...how awesome is that!"
Despite the lack of " High Church", and a large crowd for Easter, we did enjoy brunch at one of our favorite restaurants with my inlaws and Christopher. ( Continued prayers for Mom in law please as she goes in for her 3rd infusion on Tuesday)
..AND I was able to see her beautiful azaleas..
and I was also able to have a nice visit with Josh as we went to visit my Mom...
AND I got to spend some time with this one a couple days...
I made a lemon pound cake from the last Taste of Home magazine... not very lemony but great texture.
..because I have great friends,I also received this handmade sweet little bunny for my "Bunnyville" collection...
Its the beginning of another busy week...but remember Christ has conquered death!
Bunnies for the grands, and the sad looking one in the middle is for me... I was losing steam... and my thumb hurt... This pattern was easy, loved the Lambs Pride wool... Thank you Alicia for this kit....
These dish towel bunnies are so fun to make! Thanks to Mimi's Mixed Bag for the tutorial... nothing left to do then to stuff the baskets and deliver!