First up , let me tell you that the 2 recent posts that were supposed to show up here didn’t make it. So, in all fairness, the following is a brief recap of those missing posts.
This past Thursday my “Baby” graduated high school!!!
He’s SOOOOO handsome!! And smart!!! And awesome!! Did I mention that I was a VERY proud Mama???? In fact, don’t look at any of the pictures of me because of #1 Bad Camera Angles (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!) and #2 since I couldn’t wipe the BIGGEST grin off of my face I’ve ever had – I looked like an overweight chipmunk!! 😉
It was the normal family chaos that I’m sure surrounds most ceremonies of this type – everything from stressing out the graduate by unthinking family members, to last-minute chaos, to my “Mama Bear Syndrome” taking over by noon (“problems” started by 8am) to the point I was totally “loaded for bear” and prepared to (and did) roll any head that tried to (or even had the potential to) ruin the happy memories/enjoyment of the day for my son with their words/actions/opinions/bossiness.
Some family members saw a side of me that they either did not know existed, or had mistakenly forgotten about. All because they forgot Rule #1 – My Boy comes first – and it was HIS day – not theirs. I was NOT having his memories of the day tainted by egos, catfights, snarkyness or others opinions. So, by the Grace of Almighty God (and a few nonnegotiable comments from me), the day came off without a hitch. THANK GOD!!!
Best of all, my son walked away with lots of happy memories, some great photos, a diploma, an acceptance letter to the college he chose, almost everyone in attendance that he wanted to be there, and most of all – feeling loved. 🙂 It was a good day!
Condensing one of those posts that didn’t make it here, I just have to say this…. While this blog was originally started to keep in touch with friends and family members whom I do not get to see everyday, it has actually introduced me to some wonderful people whom I now consider my bloggy friends!
These are people who stop by regularly (more regularly than my family members even – LOL), say “Hi” when they have time to leave a comment (but it’s perfectly ok when they don’t *smiles*), and who don’t really care WHAT I write about that day – as long as I keep them posted about my life’s little “going-ons”. They are even understanding when I lapse a day (or two) because either I have nothing to say – or were just too gosh-darn busy to say ANYTHING! Pretty great people, huh?!?! 🙂
So, to those of you who just happen to like it around here in my little bloggy world – and don’t really care wether I write about Cows, Quilts, Cats, Gardens, Cars, Storms, the Goodness of God in my life, Christmas Tree Demolition, Computers, Target Practice, Baked Goods, Holidays, Family Crises, Break-Ups, The Weather, my former life as a writer, “Border Patrol and The Underlings”, or whatever the topic of the day happens to be – I say “THANK YOU”!!!!!
Thank you for caring enough to make me a daily part of your routine; for understanding (and relating) when my life gets too busy for words; for encouraging me when I’m down; for helping me to choose when I’m confused; and most of all, for just “being there” to hear me. 😉
You guys are the best! 🙂
Thank you!! 😉