HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.
I AM THANKFUL FOR SO MANY THINGS TODAY. I AM THANKFUL FOR
MY SAVIOUR, JESUS...MY HUSBAND OF 36 YEARS...MY SON RICHIE
AND HIS WIFE MEGAN...ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL SOULS THAT I BLOG
WITH...MY PARENTS AND RICHARD'S PARENTS AND ALL OUR FAMILY...
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR ALL THE PRAYERS THAT WENT UP FOR AMY
DURING AND AFTER HER GOING HOME...AND THE PRAYERS FOR US.
IT WAS YOUR PRAYERS THAT GOT ME TO THE RESTAURANT. IT WAS
A VERY EMOTIONAL MORNING. I WAS BLESSED TO TALK TO MY ONLY
SISTER. SHE WAS BUSY WITH GETTING HER THANKSGIVING READY.
I MADE LITTLE PLACE CARDS AND HAD FOUND 4 LITTLE PUMPKIN
PLATES AND 4 LITTLE LEAF PLATES....VERY SMALL....AND I SET THAT
AT EACH PLACE SETTING. WE HAD A PLACE SETTING FOR AMY WITH
A CANDLE....A CARD MADE BY SUE SETTING ON AN EASEL, AND PICTURES
OF AMY. WE TALKED ABOUT AND TO HER.
MY DAD IS A MAN THAT WOULD BLOW UP BEFORE HE SHOWED ANY
EMOTION AND HE DID NOT LIKE SEEING THE PICTURES OF AMY. IT
WAS VERY HEALING TO THE REST OF US. AND I KNOW HE ENJOYED IT
BUT IT WAS TOO EMOTIONAL FOR HIM.......MOTHER BROUGHT LITTLE
CHUBBY SCARECROWS AND BEAUTIFUL NAPKINS. WHEN IT WAS OVER,
RICHIE SAID, "I AM GLAD YOU DECORATED. IT WAS MORE LIKE BEING
AT GRANNY'S HOUSE AND AT HOME."
AMY ALWAYS BOUGHT LITTLE UNIQUE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR EVERYBODY.
SHE WAS VERY CLOSE TO MY BROTHER TED AS WELL AS MY SISTER.
ONE YEAR SHE WAS SO EXCITED BECAUSE SHE FOUND THIS CUTE
LITTLE LIGHT THAT FITS ON YOUR FINGER AND SHE JUST KNEW THAT
WOULD BE THE PERFECT THING FOR UNCLE TED. HE WORE THAT
LIGHT ON THE END OF HIS FINGER AND TURNED IT ON FOR AMY TODAY.
HE SAID, " SOMETIMES AT NIGHT i SHINE IT TOWARD HEAVEN."
WE ALL HAVE LITTLE THINGS THAT WE DO TO MAKE US FEEL CLOSER
TO THE LOVED ONES THAT HAVE GONE ON TO HEAVEN.
TONIGHT IT IS US FOUR....MY DH, RICHIE, MY SON, ME, AND MY DIL.
WE HAVE SOME FUNNY MOVIES TO WATCH AND POPCORN TO POP.
I HAVE FOUND THAT EVEN IF MY HEART IS NOT IN IT.....IF I GO
AHEAD AND DO IT....EVEN IF I EXCUSE MYSELF TO CRY...IT WAS WELL
WORTH THE EFFORT AND IT IS WHAT AMY WOULD WANT. TODAY
WAS A TINY STEP OF TIP TOEING AROUND THE SHATTERED PIECES
OF MY HEART AND EVERY OTHER FAMILY MEMBER'S BROKEN HEART.
TODAY AT THE RESTAURANT I HAD QUITE A MEMORY ABOUT AMY.
THERE WAS A LINE WAITING TO GET IN TO THE RESTAURANT.
(I MUST SAY I HAVE NEVER EATEN OUT ON THANKSGIVING DAY. I
TELL YOU I NEVER KNEW SOOOOOOOO MANY PEOPLE WENT
OUT TO EAT ON THANKSGIVING DAY. THERE WERE SEVERAL
GOLDEN COUPLES THAT I KNOW THE WIVES HAD COOKED AT
LEAST 30-35 MEALS THEMSELVES OVER THE YEARS. ONE OF THESE
LADIES ASK MY MOTHER IF IT WAS ALWAYS THIS BUSY.....MOTHER
SAID, "I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE NEVER EATEN OUT ON THANKSGIVING
WELL BACK TO MY MEMORY OF AMY. WHILE WE WERE STANDING IN LINE
THERE WERE TWO OF THE SWEETEST GIRLS GIGGLING AND WRITING
ON THE SIDEWALK WITH ROCKS.
WHEN AMY WAS 5 SHE WAS VERY INTO WRITING HER NAME....SHE
WOULD WRITE IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AT THAT TIME I HAD
JUST GRADUATED FROM NURSING SCHOOL AND WE HAD BOUGHT A
NEW CAR.....(THE ONLY NEW CAR WE HAVE EVER OWNED BEFORE OR
WE WERE GOING SOMEWHERE AND AMY WENT OUT SIDE BEFORE US.
WHEN RICHARD AND I CAME OUTSIDE OUR DARLING, ANGELIC, LITTLE
PROUD SHE COULD WRITE HER NAME DAUGHTER, WAS WRITING HER
NAME ON THE SIDE OF THE "NEW" CAR WITH A NAIL......A M Y.....SHE WAS
SO VERY PROUD OF HER WORK AND WE WERE BOTH LIVID OVER HER
WORK............SHE NEVER GOT A SPANKING BUT YOU COULD TALK TO
AMY AT THAT AGE AND SHE NEVER DID ANYTHING LIKE THAT
AGAIN. WE USE TO LAUGH WITH HER OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT
HER WRITING HER NAME ON THE ONLY "NEW" CAR WE HAVE EVER
OWNED. WE MISS AND LOVE YOU AMY. MY COUSIN GINGER SENT ME THE STORY BELOW.....IT IS QUITE INTERESTING........
Two traveling angels...Keep reading to the bottom of the page -- don't stop at the feet (You'll see).Two
traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.The family was rude and refused
to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold
basement.As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, 'Things aren't always what they seem.' The next
night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing
what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow,
whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the
older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she
accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die. 'Things
aren't always what they seem,' the older angel replied. 'When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I
noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and
unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it.' 'Then last night as we slept in the
farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they
seem.' Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should.. If you have
faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until
sometime later... Oooo Some people ( ) come into our lives ) / and quickly go.. (_ / oooO ( ) Some people \
( become friends \_ ) and stay awhile.... leaving beautiful Oooo footprints on our ( ) hearts.... ) / ( _/ oooO ( )
and we are \ ( never \_ ) quite the same because we have made a good friend!! Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present! I think this is special...live and savor
every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!
STOP BY AND SEE ME. I LOVE VISITING WITH YOU. I CHERISH YOUR FRIENDSHIP. I WAS
TRYING TO REDO MY BLOG FOR CHRISTMAS...I LOST MY BLOG ROLL.....I AM COMPUTER
CHALLENGED. I DON'T KNOW ALL THE INS AND OUTS SO THIS BLOG IS