Friday, September 10, 2010

What has been going on?

I will now fill you in on the statments from my previous post.

1. My great grandmother (Mamo) passed away on July 6th at 5:33pm. She went into that "deep sleep" on Thursday the 1st, opened her eyes at 5:24pm, looked right at me (I then called my parents into the room), we all three told her that we were fine- we would take care of each other- and that she could finally GO HOME to the Lord, she then closed her eyes and took her last breath. It was as if she needed us to tell her one time that we would all be okay and that it was fine for her to go home. For the last year she became confused on where her home was. For the last 40+ years her home had been in Houston Texas. My parents, brother and I moved into her home over 24 years ago. She took care of us and we took care of her. While the last year, really 8 months prior to her death, were difficult for us... it hurt my heart more for her. She thought we were trying to keep her from her home. Mamo continually stated... Please just take me home OR Why won't you let me go home. My mother constantly had tears in her eyes, my dad and I were the strong ones, & my brother just did want to deal with it. There is absoluetly no way for me to explain how the last 3 years of her life, and ours, have been but those that know me well know what we went through.

Mamo was the one that was meant to live forever... she was born in 1911, she had turned 99 in May 2010, she was the oldest daughter of 13 siblings, she watched her parents- brothers & sisters- nieces & nephews- husband- children and grandchildren die before her, she lived through: the sinking of the Titantic, the roaring 20's, the great depression, Kennedy being shot, 20+ presidents, she watched man land on the moon, she went from living in a one bedroom home with her family in Mississippi to a two story 4 bedroom house in Texas, she had no tv- black and white tv- colored tv, she worked in cotton fields, sewed many peoples clothing, had 3 children- 8 grandchildren- 8 great grandchildren- 4 great great grandchilren... she experienced life. I love and miss her every single day and I know that the "pain" will get better but I will always remember her and everyTHING that she did for me.

2. I now have a roommate. The lovely Sarah. It is fun, we have a great time, she is a Godly woman, and I am glad that she came into my life. Shout Out to Sarah :)

3. I am now a Kindergarten teacher. I have 21 students, love them, it is challenging, it is fun, it is stressful, it is demanding, and I love it.

4. I am still working in my office. I love what I do and I did not want to give it up.

I am still doing wedding/event planning and one of my friends is getting married in February. Her bachelorette party is next weekend and I am sure that I will have stories.... or at least good pictures.

Still living life to the fullest, tired a lot these days, but it is all worth it.

I hope that all of you have a FaBuLoUs weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I know I know

I know it has been FOREVER since I have blogged and I am sorry. So much has happened and I will fill you in but for now...

1. My great grandmother finally went home. The Lord called her on July 6th.
2. I moved back to my house and I added a roomie.
3. I am now teaching Kindergarten.
4. I am still working in my office.

Much more to add soon :) Have a great Labor Day Weekend!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another Season

We all go through many seasons in our lives. God always brings us through them. I am going through one now. My great grandmother is 99 years old. She has lived with us/us with her for over 24 years. She has helped to raise my brother and I. She has been a parent, grandparent, aunt, friend, and so much more. She has recently declined no necessarily in her health but in life. Her body is tired and is shutting down. This is so hard to watch, however we are right by her side. We have care takers, nurses and doctors that come everyday and weekly. She has the best care that we can find. We are with her all of the time. I know the end is nearing and I know that she has lived a long life and I know that she is going to a better place and I know that the Lord will bring me through this season BUT it is still hard.

Thank you to all of my friends for the prayers.... they mean more than you will know.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I get a phone call on Friday from one of my very best friends... Samantha (aka Baby Hank's Mom). I answer, tell her that I will have to call her back, she says ok but I just wanted you to know that I am kidnapping you on Sunday & then she hangs up.

When I called her back she said that I needed a break/mini-vacation & that she would not take no for an answer. I agreed, because it is way easier to go along with what she says... trust me ;)I've known the girl for 10 years AND besides, I really did need a get-a-way.

So Sunday after church we all met back at my house, loaded my Tahoe and headed to New Braunfels. Now I went to school at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State) and I LOVE to float the river! We met her husband, Derric's, best friend there. We met some other friends for dinner on Sunday night, woke up Monday and floated the Comal twice. So relaxing and fun. The first float was calm but the second time around we had plenty of people on the river with us. At one point a band had set up by the water... good times!

***Side note: Out of all of the times I have floated that river, I do not recall losing anything. So of course the first time down the shoot I lose my sunglasses and get stuck to the left (if you have floated the Comal you know what I am talking about).

After Danny & I caught up to Samantha and Derric we go through a little mini rapid. Samantha yells ahead to me, "Don't forget to pick up your butt." I stated that this was not my first rodeo and went on. Pretty sure you can guess what happened next... I didn't lift up far enough and now I have a HUGE bruise on my bottom... OUCH!

After all was said and done we had a blast. Hank went with us but he did not float. Samantha's mom came up for the day to watch him for us... thank you Ms. Donna! Needless to say this was a much different river trip than I have ever taken and to be perfectly honest I loved it. We are all growing up, getting older, getting married and having babies... I like the "new" way we float.

Thanks Samantha... Love you lady!

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What Memorial Day Means...

"Be on your guard: stand firm in the faith: be men of courage: be strong."
1 Corinthians 16:13

God has given us special men and women to stand firm on His faith, to stand firm for themselves and for us, to bring our country freedom. My father served in the military as a marine and I have many other friends that are serving in our military today. I say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of them. You all have laid your life on the line today so that I can have a tomorrow. God thank you so much for loving us, for protecting us and for sacrificing your son for us. You provide an amazing love that I am ever so grateful for.

So in celebration of the day of remembrance... when men and women laid their lives down for us remember, the one that laid His life down for ours eternally.... Jesus Christ.

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Psalm 33:12

Thank you God, for being the Lord of our nation.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Things I have learned but continue to forget that I already know...

1. That when you first get a cup of coffee/tea it is hot.

2. That many of my friends have blogs and I know they are entertaining.

3. Monday thru Friday my alarm will go off and I will be mad about it.

4. Everyday I get older but still feel young.

5. That God is EvErYwHeRe and has His hand in EvErYtHiNg!

6. That I have weak ankles.

7. That I am not a size 2.

8. That I can no longer eat what I want because the removal of my gal bladder forbids it.

9. That I get tired everyday around 3pm.

10. All of the reasons why I want to get a dog and forget why I can not...... I do not have time and it would be sooooo neglected.

11. Shorts are not my friend.

12. That I can yell at the TV all I want... the characters will not talk back and it will not change the outcome of the show.

There are many others but I will leave you with that.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Correction to my friend Sarah's blog....

She is amazing... you have to check it out!