Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Special gifts...

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope yours was a good one.

I received a couple of special gifts.  They were made from the heart.

A pinwheel flower and two books.

Molly had things written in her book like:  

My Mom Helps Me...to tie my shoes.
I Love my Mom Because...she takes care of me.
My Mom's favorite hobby...going shopping.
(My favorite) My Mom likes to...play on her phone.

Cameron's book was very sweet...

If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have delicious snacks.
If it weren't for you, I'd have to walk three miles to baseball practice.
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have help with my homework.
If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have love.
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have a clean room. (damn straight)
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have good meals.

Such nice and kind words from the loves of my life.
I am thankful to God for letting me be there Mom!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lucky Day...

How lucky am I?

I got to go on two field trips this week with both of my elementary kiddos.  They were both nature related and had outdoor things to do.  Cameron REALLY wanted me to go on his field trip, Molly not so much.  In fact, I wasn't going to go on Molly's but her sweet teacher put out not one, but two requests for one more parent to come along and I couldn't say no.  Grandma and Grandpa Choo were more than happy to hang with Miss Amanda so it was all good.

Here's a couple of pictures I snapped with my camera phone.

My group in the second grade...Matt, Bradley, Jaxon and Mr. Cameron.  
They were a great group and very well behaved!

More second graders!

Molly and her BFF :)

Some gals from the first grade!

Molly's first grade class!

I am so blessed to have a chance to get to go on the field trips and also get to know my kiddos friends.  Although summer is quickly approaching and I'm ready for a break it has been a great school year!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

If I'm not to pray for patience...

then what do I pray for?

Because I need some.

Every day.

Sometimes every hour.

I pray for me to appreciate what I have.  But it can be hard to see what it right in front of your face.

Especially when I read things like this...

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. 

Sorry I had to share it.  It's too good of a reminder.

Grab the Kleenex now.