Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Love each moment...


Miami....

Utah....


Orlando...




Grannybird's 86th...





It's been awhile dear blog...my intentions were so good in Jan.! I was going to do as good as Grama Linda so I could print my book at the end of the year and have a 'journal'. So many great things have happened these past month's....my sweet mom turned 86 young and we had a little celebration in her honor. We had a breakfast that morning with just the girls, we all wore purple and it was one of those moments...I said let's just go around the table and share a favorite memory, what you love about Grannybird, anything you want. Terra started, she shared very sweet feelings with us and we were all crying! I wish I would have videoed it all. Grannybird is a very special lady and has a way to make everyone feel they are her favorite. I feel blessed to be her daughter.
Then came Orlando and a very special day at the temple with Suzie and Brett(Ron's brothers daughter)...so glad I could be there....A breathtaking temple, when I walked into the Celestial Room...I stopped and ahhhhed. It was fun to go with Dave, Jane and Grandma Dye. Ron couldn't go so I was Grandma's roomate and she talked more than she has in a year...I loved being with her....
Then came Utah...Cami's half marathon and packing up a few years of treasures(she is her mother's daughter!) Tanner graduating...Cami and Tanner went to dinner with his family so I went to Macaroni Grill with my sister Carol, her husband Walt and their daughter Lindsay we sat in the back corner when I looked over there was NieNie and her family...a wave of emotion came over me...I said to Lindsay look who is next to us and she said I have to talk to her. Carol and Walt hadn't read her blog(I'm sure they have now!) I kept thinking thru dinner I don't want to bother her,( can you imagine how often she gets interrupted) let her just have privacy and a dinner with her family but I wanted to just give her a hug! They finished first and so fast Lindsay jumped up and went and said hi and gave her a hug.
It was SO amazing to meet her, she is so gracious and you feel like she is a long lost friend..I cried and could hardly get my words out...her mom was so nice...she has touched all of us who follow her daily struggles and make our struggles seem light. Her faith is daunting...she is my hero. She is a wonderful missionary, how many lives has she touched for good?...I think of the day when she will meet the Savior face to face and he will say "Well done, thou good and faithful servant"...I'm thankful for her example of passing thru earthly trials gracefully...I want to hear those words too from the Savior...I have so far to go...
Then back to Miami with Ronnie boy for an insurance trip...oh so fun...too short!!

3 comments:

suzanne said...

i am so jealous that you got to hug stephanie!! i love her too.

susan bunker said...

I heard you sat by Sadie today! Thank you! You warm my heart...ALL THE TIME! I want to be like you when I grow up!

Grama Linda said...

Yea! I'm so glad you're back into blogging.
I cried just reading about you hugging Stephanie. She is my hero... Her courage and grace inspires me everyday.
I'm so sorry that I missed Grannybird's birthday celebration. She is an amazing lady and loved by all who know her. It looks like you guys had a fun "Purple Party!"