Thursday, May 7, 2015


  I know I have been missing for a few days and I thought I would check in so that you know that I am all right. I lost my brother a week ago Tuesday and his funeral was last Friday. All of the brothers and sisters  were there excepting for one sister who has health issues which was good for ten of us. We have nine of us remaining.  It was hard but I made it through the day. Right now I am trying to be strong for my daughter-in-law who's father is in hospice. I have been helping her this week however she needs help whether with my two oldest grandsons or just to listen when she needs to talk. I can relate to what she is going through.
    I helped her get the car home from the shop last night and she made home made pizza for supper. Talk about something being yummy. Today was field trip day for my middle grandson. He was excited and where he was going they were even going to serve them lunch. He didn't give her any argument about going to bed last night. 
   It is always amazing how kids know what buttons to push to set their mom's off. The first horse show is about a week away. It is a fun show with games they even have a mystery race. That could be very interesting. 
   What should  the rules  be for kids to be able to go on field trips? If they have been a class interruption with being sent to the office, in school suspension, or out of school suspension, should the rest of the class be made to suffer in what they get to do for a field trip. Should they just continue to let them be a disruption. Thank goodness school is just about over. 
   It is going to be a different summer for me and for which I am very thankful. It will give me a change of scenery. One of the things we will be doing is go to the library so that he can do their reading program. We will get to spend time together that is the main thing. 
   I went to a kick ball game the other evening watching my youngest grandson play. Two cub scout packs got together for the game. There was only two rules. You could not throw the ball at the runners and to have fun. I don't think they kept score It was an enjoyable evening and the rain held off until it was over. The storms are out there for sure. I worried about my son who was in Oklahoma City this week especially after the tornado sirens and talking about the airport. I knew he was staying close to it, but he called to let mom know everything was all right. Prayers were answered. 
   Prayers to those in need because they do help us make it through the good and bad. They help us to remember that it is in god's hands. We are all god's children regardless of color, where we are from, and some people need to realize that. 
   All of you take care and have a good rest of the week. Hugs and Prayers to my blogging family.


Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Oh, Shirley, I'm so sorry about the loss of your brother and the illness of your sister. It's wonderful how supportive you're able to be to others at this time, especially your grandson. Life does have a way of going on, doesn't it, despite painful losses. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Linda said...

Shirley, you are such a blessing to your family! I can feel the grandmotherly love and concern in your every sentence.
You truly have a servant's heart.

I admire your large family. Not many people have so many siblings. At our music jam sessions, there is a family with 10 - 9 sisters and 1 brother. They lave only lost one and the others remain close. I love that.

Prayers for you in all that you do.

Susie said...

Shirley, I am sorry for your loss. I lost one of my brother just this past Feb. It seems you are there for all your family. Young and old. I will keep you in my prayers. xoxo,Susie

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

And we just live each day, accepting and making the best of what we face. Always counting our blessings and being grateful for what we have is what gets us through it all. I bird singing as we pass, noticing lovely flowers along the road and creating wonderful memories for our children and grandchildren AND ourselves are what makes life right.

Blessings and prayers to you.
Hope your weekend is serene.
xx, Carol

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sorry for your loss. Sounds like you have your summer plans ready. Hope you and your family are doing well, Stay safe!

Gert said...

Shirley, I'm so sorry for your loss. It certainly can be stressful. It's always hard to lose them. Also sorry for your DIL..again to watch a parent pass is very difficult too. Glad you have your grandsons to put a little laughter in your life.

Blessings to your day,

Mereknits said...

So much going on in your life my friend. You are a gift to your DIL, helping with the kids and being there for her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicki Boster said...

Shirley you are such a blessing to your family-- so supportive to everyone. You are the anchor that holds your family so strong. Your grandsons must adore you:)

I'm sorry for your loss-- that must have been such a difficult day. I can't imagine the loss of a sibling...

Love you always and keep you in my heart and prayers--