Posted: 5:33 pm Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
By Staff Writer
What a weekend I had!
For starters there was an abundance of beautiful sunshine and unseasonably high temps that crossed over into the 80’s. The sun warmed my back, my face, and deep within. It was so welcome after a cold, rainy, spring!
On Saturday I hit a neighborhood-wide garage sale with my sis, niece and nephew (in-law.) What fun and what bargains! I found a dresser for my on-the-way grandbaby, ladders for fruit picking and other farm tasks, and some amazing jewelry.
My sis got a much needed lawn-mower, leaf blower, and extension ladder (home ownership!), and Charisa & Nick scored a dining room table, a washer and dryer, and a free gas grill!
After spending the day cruising for deals, we rushed to a baby shower for Shaylah and baby “Squish.”
The emotions I have watching a baby girl grow within my baby girl are so overwhelming! It seems like yesterday that I was expecting her – still trying to get to my pre-pregnancy weight! – and here she is, about to become a mom to her own precious little princess.
Sonny has 5 now, and every time a new one entered the world, I’d have this same sense of bewilderment. You’d think I’d be used to it by now… uh, no.
Shay received many lovely, hilarious, and useful gifts, we played games, took photos, and ate delicious food, and enjoyed a gluten-free cake made by Charisa.
Such a precious and beautiful time!
Baby is due mid-June, prepare yourself for Grandmas Got Pictures overload!
May Book Club | One Beautiful Dream
by Jennifer Fulwiler
My May Book Club choice, One Beautiful Dream, The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both is a story similar to my own.
Author, Jennifer Fulwiler, is also the host of her own radio program and a busy, busy mom.
A self-described introvert, work-aholic and atheist (amongst other titles) with a blood-clotting disorder doesn’t seem a likely candidate for a half dozen kids, a radio program, and a life that becomes grounded in faith and chaos, but (spoiler alert), there you have it.
Take the journey of One Beautiful Dream with Fulwiler, inhale and exhale, at all the dips, turns and plot twists as this beautiful thing called life unfolds for her.
Podcasts | Conversations with Delilah
I’ve been speaking to so many great people lately on Conversations with Delilah, my podcast series. If you haven’t taken a listen lately, do so now.
Artist Bart Millard of MercyMe, Actor James Caveizel, and the legendary Michael Bolton are a few of my recent guests.
Follow the link and subscribe to: Conversations with Delilah!
Now on DVD/ Blu-Ray | Samson
Remember back in February when I told you about this movie? Samson was in theaters then, and now it’s out on DVD/Blu-Ray.
Yes, yes, it’s the bible story of Samson, with his super human strength, who is called by God to lead the Hebrews out of slavery.
To avenge the death of the love of his life, Samson goes to war with the Philistine army. Unfortunately, he falls in love with a beautiful temptress, Delilah, (not me! not me!) who betrays him to his enemies.
Who will win in the end? Love and war go hand in hand in this action packed biblical drama.
Mother’s Day came and I found myself in bed with a fever and a terrible sore throat, I stayed there, sleeping off and on until well into the afternoon. I think it was God’s way of giving me the day off.
Not just from the duties and chores of motherhood and busy household, but also from the overwhelming grief of not having Zacky with me.
A Mother’s Day without your child, is unimaginable until you have experienced such a thing.
I slept, I cried, I prayed, and slept some more. And then I got up and was celebrated with a sweet picnic and so much love it made my heart swell.
A Washington Irving quote I’ve found to be profoundly true is this:
“There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief,
of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”