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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The sands of time.........

Our DS will be 47 years old tomorrow, I always ask him how he got to be that old, the years have gone by so quickly.  It seems like only  a few years ago that he was living at home, going to school, and beginning his own life.

When he was 14 years old, DH helped him buy his first car and he's never slowed down.  These two pictures are him checking one of the race cars that the two of them have had.  He's so talented and works so hard, and they have won many races, including Alabama State Championships and National Championships.

They are BFF's and have a wonderful relationship.  We are so blessed that our children are loving and respectful to us and all the people that they meet.  (Both of them would hate that of all the pictures, I chose to use this one.)

My "little boy", and his daddy.  It seems like yesterday that I was in the hospital, checking his tiny fingers and toes.  DH didn't see him until he was 6 months  old because he was in the Army and in Viet Nam when he was born.  My Daddy called him his fishing partner and Mom showed him how to cook and be "self-sufficient ", so his future wife wouldn't have to wait on him hand and foot.
He's the father of 6 children, 3 grandchildren, (with another one on the way), and has taught them respect and love for others.  His greatest heartache was the death of his 13 year old daughter when she was killed in a car accident, but his faith in God has helped him through it, (although we don't always understand God's reasoning) and he says one of these days he knows he will see her again and understand.
As a Mama, I could write a book, I'm so very, very  proud of this young man and love him dearly.  So I'll close and save something for another day.
Hope y'all have a blessed evening, and thanks for stopping by........

Friday, March 18, 2016

Cleaning /Organizing my sewing room

Our lives are going through some changes, which calls for some down-sizing and closet cleaning.  The hall linen closet's door can now be closed, and the extra blankets have been donated to the homeless.
My sewing and crocheting have always been my escape or "zone out" if I needed some quiet time.  Anyway, while trying to make a special sanctuary for myself,  I have added some of my favorite items to the sewing room.  My uncle from West Virginia, who died in 2003, bought the plate on the left while they were visiting us, and my aunt graciously gave it to me.  It always amazed me that Uncle Dan knew about antiques, my DH knows what he likes and is beginning to learn about antiques.  The plate brings back memories that make me smile.  The crochet angel on the left was made by my aunt, given to my mom, and it now resides at my house.  The angel on the right was made by a friend that lived at the local retirement home.   The other items have been thrifting finds, and angels added to my collection.  The other side of the room isn't finished so I'll post those pictures later.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed weekend.