First of all I feel like I have to start by saying such a humble thank you for all the nice comments and encouragements I got from my last post. I think I need to clarify some of the things I said, as I think I may have used the "wrong" words to try and express how I have been feeling. By "ordinary" what I was trying to say could have maybe been expressed better by using the word average, or typical, or just regular or something. I guess as I type this even now, ordinary still springs to my mind, haha But even as an ordinary/average woman, I WANT to live extraordinarily for Him. My job here is not to figure out necessarily what grand thing He might want me doing, (even though I feel like I should be doing something HUGE to properly express my gratitude for all He has blessed me with), but to just be willing to do whatever it is He gives me the opportunity or strength to do. To point my finger to all He does and give Him glory for it all. No matter how small or insignificant it may seem to me. To sing His praises, and love Him as long as He gives me breath to do so. I feel it is important for you to know that I too feel that being a mother and a grandmother is a VERY important job, and one in which I took very seriously and still do. No job is really too small when done with the right heart. I think maybe I should stop here, haha, as like I said before, I KNEW I would have a hard time expressing how I was feeling.
The week-end was such an unexpected bonus as I was not figuring I would get much time with Mike and Mel. They spent the first night here at Mike’s grandmothers, and the second night they were to attend the wedding, and the following morning they were to fly home. BUT! As it turned out, we went to dinner with them (and Mike’s grandmother and my parents as well) Friday night, and Sat. I got to spend a few hours with Mel while she got her hair done, and then they decided to stay on an extra day. This allowed several hours for Jeff & I to visit with just Mike & Mel. Probably doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, haha, but it just soo seldom happens when they are here; always soo much to do, soo many to see, and not enough time to do so. It was REALLY nice to sit and hear their plans and dreams for their lives and future. Then, for an even bigger bonus, Jimmy & John & Yolanda were able to join us for dinner that night and we all sat up till almost midnight visiting and laughing. Again, doesn’t happen often, though we did miss Larissa and Joe & Leah. But I will take what I can get, haha. They didn’t leave until late the following afternoon, so Mel & I got in ANOTHER long breakfast and chat. AND! She will be here a week from tomorrow for Jessie’s wedding festivities. Mike won’t join us until Sat., but still even more time with him coming up soon…
Today, was an important day….I got my prosthesis, and I am ever sooo pleased. MUCH better than I thought “they” would be, and is already helping me feel back to my old self. I tried on several tops after I got them, and managed to find a new pretty one for the wedding. How grateful I am that it all looks soo much more natural than I thought, and so far pretty comfortable too.
Mel right before she left for the wedding
Mike & Mel at the wedding ~ love those shoes
This was taken at another wedding they went to a couple of weeks ago in New Mexico ~ a college friend of Mels `~ just thought this was cute so thought I'd share it