Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Birthday Boys

I neglected to recognize three of my sons and their birthdays! Love them so much!

Happy Birthday to Cameron, Andrew and David!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Planes, Trains and Automobilies

What is the deal with my car? I had 3 removals last night (luckily 2 were at the same time) and on the short drive from my home to the mortuary my car decided it may or may not work. Thankfully, I made it safely home during the night. This morning, however, was a different story. I got 2 blocks from home and it died.

The wonderful thing, if there is one in this story, is that I called a funeral director who lives nearby and he picked me up and took me to our 9th East office. Then I called one of our part-time staffers who works as a mechanic during the week and he gave me the name of their towing service and I told him I thought it was the alternator. He will take good care of me.

Even though life brings it's share of surprises, I'm grateful for friends and acquaintances who are at the ready. The Lord is truly merciful.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy 19th Birthday Taylor

This isn't my FAVORITE pic of Taylor but it seems appropriate today. (He got this taken at the post office for his passport.) Not long from now, Taylor will be leaving, really leaving the nest for his mission. I know this because of my experience and being part of David and Adam's mission experience. When we got home, we had been away long enough to know our minds and know that we could take care of ourselves. This will be the same for Taylor. He will leave a young man and return a man. It is the way it should be.

I can't say that this doesn't tug at my heartstrings just a bit because I know that tearing those apron strings is a literal feeling. That said, I also know from experience that the choices Taylor has made so far in his life have been good, solid ones; choices that will carry him through his whole life if he stays on this path and he will be truly happy. So I am happy for him. I know I will continue to a part of his life the rest of my life as I am with my other children.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY son! This is truly a day to celebrate!  Love, Mom