Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tired, but happy :)

We had a good day at Sam's homeschool co-op today. I took the elevator instead of the stairs...which helped a lot. I didn't get completely worn out from the start. The other Moms treated me like a princess today. They are so sweet and it was so appreciated. They all pitched in and did all my stuff for me...now, if only I could get that to happen at home:) Sam even had a good day...I saw him talking a bit more today with other kids and even the Moms...that was nice too!
The church where they meet at has a womens candlelight dinner every year. The ladies that want to get to decorate a table in the theme of their choice. Then they invite all their friends and relatives to sit at their table. They have name tags and gifts for each person. Most of the tables have a biblical theme of some kind as well..on the name tags or placemats or with the gifts..
I could have cried when I realized I didn't have my camera. As sick feeling as I was...it was so enjoyabe walking around and looking at all the energy and thought that each of these ladies had put into their tables. The ladies that were there..of course I spoke to and congratulated on doing such wonderful jobs..It was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful...each one!! My favorite was a teddy bear table...the centerpiece was of teddy bears spiraled around like a rising christmas tree. There was a pink candle at the top and ribbon wrapped around that said...Bear ye one another's burdens...It was very sweet...my emotions got the best of me...it touched my heart :)
There was a candy cane table, all done in red and white and candycanes...and an ocean table...complete with sand, starfish and shells and a betta fish. A brown and pink polk-a-dot with chocolate...and every color scheme you can think of. I could just kick myself for not having my camera. So I came home and thought about the church website...and guess what! They do have pictures from last year!! Maybe soon they will post pictures from tonight..Today's tables were even better...much better than the ones from last year...I'll try to keep watching for them to post them up...
I kept walking around, thinking of all of you and how much you would enjoy seeing it!
It made me smile and happy so for that I'm grateful...it was like going to a museum or a fancy art show! Last years pictures really don't do this years justice....but I thought you all would enjoy seeing them so here's the link PICTURES
My very favorites were pictures no. 101, 071, and 169 was my most favored....I did however really like 140,141,143,145 and 154...
These gorgeous tables made me think of you Eileen!!
I've had a really good day...even though I'm still tired...it was a good day...I even got to talk to a sweet bloggy friend on the phone...Lori from Morning Glories and Moonflowers....Lori...I really enjoyed talking to you!! It was the perfect ending to a great day!!
Hugs from me to all of you!!!
I'm off to bed.....hopefully having sweet dreams of beautiful candlelight dinners :)
With Love, Jerelene

13 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh Sweetie! How wonderful it was to hear your lovely voice on the phone! You absolutely made my day, too! I'm sorry I had to go so abruptly. I will call you later this weekend.:) So glad you found pictures of last year's tables. I bet they will post this year's, too. Yippee!!! Lori

Eileen said...

I'm glad you had a better day.
And how fun to see all those pretty tables!
Talk about tablescaping! Those are works of art, and you said this year is even better!
I agree with you about table 101, it was so elegant, and the attention to detail is outstanding! They even dressed the chairs!
Actually, I would have a hard time choosing a favorite I think. I'd hate to be a judge if it's a contest!

I'm glad Sam had a nice day, and I'm glad the Moms were all so nice to you! You deserve a break!

'Wish there was something I could do for you, I feel so helpless.
Please know you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
My blog friends are dear to me, I climb into bed at night and pray for you and I fall asleep thinking about you all.

Take care, Jerelene.
Lots of love to you,
Eileen

Diana said...

I am so glad that you had a good day Jerelene but am still worried about you doing to much. It's great that you were able to get some help though and I'm happy that it was a pleasant evening for you.
When you mentioned the tables, I too thought of Eileen. The one you described of with the Bears sounded sweet. Can't wait to see the pictures.
Try to keep things slow Jerelene. Look what happened to me when I was trying to care for everyone and everything at one time!
Love Di

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm so glad that you got out and about...and that you had such an encouraging and joyful time at co-op!! You deserve such a day...food for your soul!!! I will continue to pray for healing, and for encouragement!! You are a treasure! Love you~Janine Xo

Teacher's Pet said...

Jerelene, my friend...and what a good friend you are. I hope that you are feeling better. I've been concerned about your kidney stones...and praying for you.
Thank you for your visits to my blog...and always for your kind comments. You are sweet, and I'm glad I've met you. Give Sam a kiss for me....and Mickey too!
Love to you from Jackie

Rebecca said...

When I lived near Kalamazoo (MI) we attended Calvary Bible Church. They had a similar Christmas tradition and it IS an amazing thing! I enjoyed looking at the tables here.

It's good to hear you are out and about. Do enter back into regular life slowly, though. (I know that's easier said than done....)

All Dolled Up Doll Clothes said...

And to think that you really didn't want to go? Sound to me like there was more than just the influence of Sam for you to go to his Co-op. I bet it was so inspiring. Prehaps one of the ladies there might be gracious enough to share photos. I would love to see some if you can get your hands on them. I hope you're starting to feel a little better. You seem in better spirits.
Take care
Loves to you
Terrie

Charli and me said...

Coming here and seeing your turkeys made me smile :>)I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving.
What a fun event you went to. I'll bet all of the tables were just beautiful! I looked at the ones from last year and they were great. I like how they all have a biblical themes ♥

Teacher's Pet said...

Jerelene...I wanted to come here and give you a hug.
Consider it done. Uhmmmmm.
Love,
Jackie

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just checking in to see how you are, dear Jerelene!!! Love you!! Janine XO

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Back again...sending my love~Janine XO