Friday, April 23, 2010

Five Fact Friday.....

In the spirit of it being are FIVE random facts...

#1 I am deathly afraid of any type of storm. When the weather comes on in the spring, I always make sure to see what time the storms are predicted to hit. This way, I am sure to have us all home in case we need to "take shelter immediately". I am almost to the point of crazy, and often spend the months of April and May in tears at night as the storms roll through. Been this way my whole life. And, I'm sure moving to a hurricane area will only intensify this fear.

#2 There has ever been only one person who could completely calm me of these storms. My dad. Even at 24, I could call him and he would talk me through it. It was something he knew he could do for me and often acknowledged it in some of his very sweet cards to me. I feel it was one of "our" things.

#3 I have ZERO desire to leave the USA. I could find all the travel and fun I could want here. I like Mexico, but could do without it too. The world has some amazing places to visit, yet I have NO desire. NONE.

#4 I'm a homebody. I enjoy my home and my space way more than venturing out. Don't get me wrong, I love to be out and about at times, but much more prefer my own digs than someone elses.

#5 I am ambedextrious. I write with my right had and I play basketball with my right hand. Everything else is with my left. Tennis, golf, baseball, a young child my dad taught me to play softball left handed and it stuck.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

So, where you been?

I'm baaaaack.

Well, sorta.

Life has been super, crazy buzy.

First off, our house sold!

Go ahead and say it with me "WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!"

We will be homeless in 3 weeks and I haven't packed a single item.

We put an offer in with some "extremely motivated" buyers in Houston.

Apparently, they weren't too motivated.

They countered us with full price and no closing costs.

We walked away. No time for silliness.

Other than that, we've been up to our new norm.

Or, our norm without Garrett around.
I think we will all 3 have to adjust to being back together again after 6 months apart.

But, I'll gladly adjust so my family can be whole and we don't have to do this whole thing long distance.

I don't ever wish for a job to separate us again.
So, back to our new know, Cotton Candy Ice Cream with Sprinkles kinda norm.

Today as we were driving home, I was looking at Reese in my rearview mirror and could tell he was really contemplating something.

He was deep in thought, and I knew something outside had caught his attention.

Finally, he starts waving like crazy.

And he breaks his silence with:

"Mom! Look ober der! Look ober der! It's PawPaw! It's my PawPaw. He peeked open dem cwouds and is waving at me. He say he wuv me and he loves it when I a happy boy. Aww PawPaw, I wuv you. I miss you PawPaw."

Sometimes, my heart breaks that my son will never know my dad in the flesh.

Scratch that, all the time my heart breaks for him, aches for that relationship.

But, in my heart of hearts, I know my dad can see Reese and Reese can see him.

Reese has said too many things that he was never told about my dad.

And to me, that is just proof that our God is living and loving and is forming that relationship with them.

He's a good God, ain't he???