Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Getting ready for tomorrow..

Tomorrow is a big day here...Sam starts his co-op classes tomorrow! He is very excited! We had to go and get the last of his supplies that he needed today. I treated him with a stop at the donut bank...yummy! Then off we went to the newest Wal-mart in our area. We hadn't been there yet and I wanted to check it out. It was very nice with much wider aisles than the one here in our town. We were walking around and I happened to look up and see my daughter Sarah's ob/gyn. I immediately smiled and said hello and made a quick move in her direction. All day yesterday I had kept thinking that I wish I could see her and thank her for referring Sarah to such a nice specialist as she had...and lo and behold there she was. (Answered prayers...or God just sending the right people to the right place at the right time?) I don't know which...but it was so, so nice to be able to talk to her about our visit with the specialist yesterday and to be able to thank her. Sarah wouldn't have been able to see this wonderful specialist if she hadn't referred her. So..it was just such a blessing to be able to thank her like I did :)
We got all the shopping done and Sam is anxiously awaiting the morning...He is so thrilled about going...it was funny but all the while we were getting things and putting them in the cart..he just kept saying "I'm so excited about tomorrow...and thanks so much Mom"...it was really sweet. I know he is looking forward to making some new friends. (And..so am I :)
So..the new back pack is ready..and the new lunch box..and the cello awaiting it's first class..We're excited!!
After the shopping, I stopped by to visit my parents for a while. My mother decided to clean out her china hutch and give me a bunch of her pretties out of it. This will definately be another post..It was sort of strange to take them all and bring them home. I'm still waiting for Mark to paint my hutch..and it's not got done yet..I'm not happy about that..but, this might prompt him to do it. If not..I'm going to step in and do it. I went ahead and put all the things she gave me in the hutch. It will be a nice post to show you everything. She went through the kitchen drawers and gave me some old pot holders and some old...beautiful dutch girl days of the week dishtowels..they're adorable! They belonged to a really sweet neighbor that used to live next door to my parents. She's getting up there in age now..and she was always so sweet to us. It's very nice to have something of hers.. My Mom also gave me a big ole yellow and gold cookie jar that looks like a fancy teapot. It belonged to some close family friends of ours..it was a wedding gift. I love it because it reminds me of my Mom and Dad's house...well the kitchen...Mom has always had it on top of the fridge..that's where I put it too..

They also gave Mom the amber glass dishes they got too. She's giving me those too..but I told her not today..
Mom gave me a big pretty cross too. I have it sitting on top of our entertainment center for now. I might move it..I don't know yet. It actually is longer on the bottom and has a base..it's down in the top of the entertainment center..I like it though...
It has been a busy week. A week full of so many different emotions and ups and downs..mostly ups though :) I'm so thankful to God for the many blessings he has passed my way this week...very thankful....
There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it.
~Frederick Buechner~
With Love, Jerelene




7 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

HEy Sweets! I hope that you are feeling better, Cutie. We started our co-op classes today and things went well. I am teaching two classes so I am pretty wiped out. Hope you and Sam have the most wonderful day tomorrow!:) Lori

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene!
I could feel the excitement for Sam with your description! I can't wait to hear about his first day! I love your cookie jar and I keep mine on top of the fridge too! And that cross was so beautiful. I collect crosses! I hope you are still getting better.
That was sweet of your mom!
Love Di

Eileen said...

You sound much better, Jerelene, I hope you're feeling better too.

I'm so happy for Sam and I join in his excitement and yours too!
I'll keep him in my prayers that he has a wonderful time and meets new friends.

I love the cookie jar and the cross! And everything else sounds wonderful too. I can't wait to see it all.
It's so nice to have things with a family/friend history.

You have a beautiful song playing here, and it is really speaking to my heart and bringing me so much peace.
My heart was feeling really troubled with September 11 here, and this song has helped me so much.

Love you, Eileen

Wanda said...

Good morning Jerelene...
Beautiful cookie jar...love the color...hope Sam continues to be excited and happy with his new experience.

Take care,
Wanda

Blessings each day said...

So nice to read all your activities and that you got such sweet 'goodies' from your mom...she knows the right person to give them to, for sure!

How neat that Sam is excited...will pray that all goes super well!

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Eileen said...

I just came back to listen to that song again. I'll have to get it.
And also I came to ask how Sam's class went?
Post about it when/if you get a chance.
Love you, Eileen

Bernie said...

Hi Jerelene, you really sound much better today, so happy about that.

How did Sam's class go? I had to smile as I read about his excitement...big hugs to him.

I reall loved your cookie jar and cross....lovely and with such wonderful memories....priceless.

Have a great day.....:-) Hugs