Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat

Hope everyone had a safe, fun time on this trick or treat day. Personally I just clowned around tonight.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

There is No Fun for Old People Like It!

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith

If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip

Wednesday, October 25 at 9:06 p.m. another beautiful, perfect, 6 lb. 5 oz. bundle of joy came into my life. This is grandchild number four. When my first grandchild was born, I thought I would never love like that again, but I was wrong. Each one of them has my whole heart. I am so thankful to God for the perfection and wisdom of His ways. He truly knew what He was doing when he created grandchildren.

Welcome Riley Gail!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Good Thing

Today I found a dead mouse while in the presence of my granddaughter, Abby. As we talked about it later, the conversation naturally turned to the fact that I need a cat to chase away the mice. Abby brought up the subject of her mother's mean cat that always bit me.

This is the cat that took one too many bites and was chased around the house and finally out the door. After not seeing the cat for several days I started looking and found him expired and in an unkempt state which I will forego describing. Let it be understood that it was not too traumatic for me to find him dead but was rather a relief since he had sent me to the doctor on one occasion.

Anyway, Abby brought up this cat and asked me his name. I told her "Sebastian".

"Well, where is Sebastian, Mammaw?"

"In cat heaven."

"That's a good thing."

Well, needless to say I almost rolled in the floor laughing because the way she said it sounded kinda like "good riddance - he won't be biting you any more". I love the conversations I have with this child.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Cut Loose

Yesterday was a good day on the medical front for me. I went for a post surgery check up on my vocal cord surgery which I had almost a year ago. The doctor was well pleased with my progress and has cut me loose. She is an excellent doctor but that is one relationship that I was not sad to end. My vocal cords are now vibrating together when I speak. There will never be a lot of volume to my speech but I am pleased with the voice I now have. Just don't make me mad cause I can't yell and scream.

The medical advances that have occurred in my lifetime are wonderful to see. It is with much gratitude that I think of Dr. Johnson. God has given her such a talent for surgical healing. She can change a life in only a few hours in the operating room. She is truly a life giving force.

Also, Sunday was a good day. After taking a break for a couple of Sundays, I visited First Assembly Church here in Monticello. Bro. Al impresses me as a genuine man of God and I fully intend to go back and hear him preach again. It may be a good experience for me to "visit around" for a few Sunday's and expand my very limited denominational experience. Maybe God is trying to instill in me a greater love for all His people by shaking me out of my comfort zone. Whatever, I'm trying to listen.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Wow! I have three whole days to just relax and do whatever strikes me. My children and grands are all busy with other things, my best friend is out of town, no work until Tuesday, maybe I won't get too tired of my own company. Actually I am taking Mom and Dad to Pine Bluff to a family wiener roast late this afternoon. My niece and her husband are preparing land to build a house so we are going as spectators. That is a job to envy. Just hold down some lawn chairs, eat and drink.

Tomorrow I am going church hunting. For the first time in fifty-four years I do not have a church to belong to. In a way it is liberating because I have always been "busy" in church work. I have taught in church since my early thirties so maybe God is allowing me to spend some time with Him without always thinking of how I can teach others with what I am learning. I have always believed that God wants us to "be" more than to "do" but we are very inclined to be doers. "Being" involves being in love with God, being in a right relationship with Him and others, etc. Then "doing" will naturally follow since it flows out of "being". Was that thoroughly confusing? I hope not.

Anyway, I have been catching up on reading every one's blogs. So if you have not posted for a while get with the program. This is an excellent way to stay up to date with family and friends.

Also in my reading list are some excellent daily devotionals which I signed up for on Crosswalk. There is something for everyone on this site so please check it out if you have time.