Thursday, October 14, 2010



That is just how we feel around here.

It has been an awesome week and there is no other word that can describe it.

We were blessed to run into John Mc Cain last Thursday while going out to lunch. We had no idea he was in town, none the less he was at where we like to go. As we were walking in, he was walking out and we were provided with a photo snap we hadn't expected.

Had we known we might have dressed for the occasion. Oh well, we are the working class and I had just come from the doctors. Even so, it felt like God had a hand in us being there at that particular time and place. What a blessing!

We were blessed with 4 wonderful days with all the the 'Grands'. Yep! All 7 of them. Seems we were missing one, but his mom had to work and couldn't make the trip over. Sometimes these things happen and as we always do, we rolled with it. I wish I could post a picture of all those happy faces. All my 'Grands' enjoying their new cousin. All my 'Grands' swimming and playing in my yard. They even put on a puppet show, set up chairs like for an audience, and took turns being the puppet masters. I did post a few pictures on my 365 blog, but there were so many more wonderful moments. If you follow my private blog, head over there later today and I will have a more of the pictures available.

Yes, we are so blessed! Blessed that we are a family, a strong family, a family that sticks together through thick and thin. Blessed that through everything we can still laugh and enjoy each other's company.

Prior to them all coming for this weekend, I had been having a hard time with my health. It has limited my activity but will never limit my spirit. Just when my neck begins to get better, we are plunged into something new. Later today I have to head to the doctors for a lump on my back. I am not sure what it is but it has been there a week now and is very uncomfortable. We will take it one step at a time and see what happens. Having this pain is no blessing but we still feel blessed to have the love and support of family and friends. I always feel blessed that God has given me these last 10 years. I always see myself as a survivor. I know how much it knocked me down back then, but I also see how much He has allowed for me to be a part of all this. I hope and pray that this is just something minor, something they can take care of easily.

After all, I have plans...plans to be a part of a Party Challenge that can take our party business to the next level. Plans to host a special ladies 25th Birthday here next weekend. Plans to host our 2nd Annual Boo Bash the following weekend. Plans to go to NASCAR for the second to the last race of the season. Plans to hold a very thankful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas. Plans to take us into the New Year, in new directions, and continue to enjoy this awesome family around me.

So yes, I am blessed to be where I am, have all these wonderful, happy , 'Grands' to keep me going. I am blessed that my bad days are healed by them and filled with their giggles and spirit.

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