My sweet friend, Charlotte DeSmith, went home to be with the Lord this afternoon. She was such a precious woman. What makes me the saddest is that I only knew her for such a short time. Her testimony of grace, love, and compassion were displayed even when she was so near death. She has made me keenly aware of the brevity of life-and the importance of friends. Her friends surrounded her and her husband from the beginning and never left their side...I WANT THAT. Her faith in the Lord was amazing~and now she gets to sit at HIS feet! Mrs. Charlotte, I love you and I am going to miss you terribly....
Hi there bloggy fans! I just thought I would take over Teresa's blog for the day since she hasn't posted in over a week. I know you guys are on the edge of your chairs wondering what is happening at their house:) I'll take up for her and say that Thanksgiving, new puppy, traveling all over 2 states in 6 days, basketball practices, school, playdates, oh and crate training the little ankle biter is enough to drive any mom insane, but at least she can do is post right? We'll give her a break:) Until then, I'll pop up here and there and give you updates on them. After all, what are sisters for right??
Teresa!! I love you so much!! You are the best big sister and I MISS you so much. I miss seeing y'all come by my house and I miss the girls running to my door and I miss hearing you sing in church and I just miss y'all!! I love you and will see you at Christmas!!
I have been unable to post due to the crazy schedule that I am enjoying lately. Up next for our crew is a trip to MS. What fun we are going to have! This is the first time in a while that I've actually been excited about going. My kiddos are beside themselves w/anticipation! About the only thing I'm not looking forward to is the 8 hour drive! My goal for the next few days is to have a heart of graditude. I have so much to be thankful for and some days I act as though I have nothing to be thankful for at all. In all things I will give thanks....may it be so!
I LOVE THIS WEATHER! It finally feels like fall. On tap for the day C and T try out for basketball, H and AG have a birthday party this afternoon. One Saturday I am going to have absolutely nothing to do...but it won't be any time soon. I think I'm going to try to get a few Christmas decos up today in between all the activities. One thing at a time!
My husband and I are in Lakeland for 3 days while my mom keeps the girls and carries on 'my' schedule. We don't get to do this very often, so I'm trying to make the most of it! For starters, we are staying in a hotel that is on the property of the coolest outdoor mall. This is a blessing, since I left my jeans and shoes(except the shoes I wore here)in my closet. It would appear that I planned that, so that I could go shopping-NOT! I slept until 9am and am enjoying some quiet time. I know my mom is going to enjoy spending time with the girls and I am blessed that she is able to help! My cell phone rang this morning @6:45-it was my tween-"Mom! Where is my backpack?!" I love being needed.
Ok-it is too hot to be November! Sunday, Nov. 9 my husband and I will celebrate 17 years of marriage. I will have to say that it really does seem like yesterday that I saw him on the campus of Delta State University and thought, "OOh-he's a cutie!" Who would have thought 21 years later...I love him more than life itself. Not to say that we don't have our tough days. Those usually come when I choose to turn into my 'moody' self-imagine that. One thing that he has taught me over these years together is to communicate-communicate-communicate. I come from a family where that didn't happen all that much, so I've been a real slow learner, but he's never given up on me. good night-except for it's already tomorrow-1:14am!!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!