I don’t know where Gin-g finds so many cute cards that are right on target….but when I got home from Mt. Pleasant yesterday afternoon I immediately fell sound asleep. When I woke up I went to check my mail and here was the card above.
As I read it…”It’s hard to feel blessed when you don’t feel your best” I initially thought to myself what a solid piece of truth is in that statement…and it is.
But then I remembered all the fun from my stay-over with the grandchildren Sunday night and visits Monday to my other grandchildren before returning home…I decided to try re-phrasing the statement to…”Not Feeling our Best?…But We’re Still Blessed!”
I had so much fun with Eva Cate and Jake after John and Mandy left for Florida for John’s business conference. I laughed till I cried as Eva Cate entertained us while dancing to the 80’s music!
Later we all snuggled tightly together on the sofa until little Jake fell asleep (a true miracle) and then Eva Cate and I got to talk girl talk. Eva Cate read two more chapters to me from Ivy and Bean. (So proud of her improved reading capabilities…all her hard work with a tutor is really paying off…felt like crying I was so happy.)
Reading is so critical…even more so in today’s society where directions and changing technology requires more and more reading prowess!
Raising children is hard work…there’s no way around it…but at the same time…the love that flows between children and parents and grandparents…just fills one to capacity. And these days it is touch in the form of hugs and kisses that provide exactly the blessings I need to feel my best…in spite of temporary medical situations.
Yesterday when I woke up at six…the children were already up…playing quietly in the ‘little den’ so as not to wake me…so we had a very early breakfast and were dressed and waiting on Katie, the baby sitter when she arrived.
We were going to ‘divide and conquer’ with Katie taking Jakie to his pre-school in downtown Charleston while I took Eva Cate to her day camp. She was thrilled Katie was getting there early to braid her hair…it was adorable!
I decided to stop by Walsh and Mollie’s before coming home to leave the photograph I had made of Walsh and his children on the slide…a great belated Father’s Day gift.
Mollie, Eloise, and I went and picked up Rutledge from Bible School and had lunch together before I headed back home…filled with hugs and kisses…the medicine that keeps me thriving…
Katie kept the children busy with art classes last evening and then even let them draw me a picture on her phone! Cool!
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
*Ambika thanks everyone for their prayers and thoughts for her, her loved ones and country.
*Ted’s surgery went well (Brooke’s husband) who fell Saturday evening in Saluda… He ended up having a partial hip replacement. Yesterday was a tough day…he is still in a lot of pain and fuzzy from the medications…but his daughters have come to be with Brooke and keep her company during this trying period. Please continue your prayers for a full recovery….Brooke wants to thank everyone of you for keeping her family in your prayers.