Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday 10/26/09 - "PRECIOUS MEMORIES"


What better way to jog the brain back into the blogging mode than to give thought to some precious memories.

The last few days have been very emotionally and physically demanding. I have had precious little (to be honest - none) time to blog. Even if I had had the time, I have been completely focused on the task at hand, getting daughter moved in, and unable to come up with even one coherent thought to blog about that I could take to completion.

Today is daughter's 28th birthday. I am filled with the precious memories of her birth and many beautiful and happy times together over the years. The month of October is her most favorite month of the year. When she was young birthdays were often celebrated with a Halloween-themed party complete with all the kids dressed in costume, candy-filled pinatas, and a sleep-over. Those were hectic, but fun times and they have passed ever so quickly. "Bettlejuice" was "the movie" of her special day. For years, she and her girlfriends would watch that movie during the birthday sleepover. They had every word memorized. Daughter still does. Guess what was on T.V. last night? That's right, "Beetlejuice", and we watched it. :) Daughter loves watching scary movies during October.

The celebration this year will be quite different as major changes in her life are underway. Even so, I hope we will be able to create a few memories that will be cherished.

I heard from my son today. He reported good news that his wife is feeling better. She has not been 100% since she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle several months ago. This is wonderful to hear. I have such precious memories of times we have all had together and their wedding. I hold close to my heart the joy I feel that he found the right person to live his life with. Finding that right person is a treasure, a blessing indeed. I know, I found it too.

I have been in a whirlwind of sorting junk I have had in our house for years, some dating back to when I was a kid. The time has arrived to downsize in a big way. I am being forced to do this to make room for daughter's treasured 'stuff'. That's about the only way I would ever do this - to be forced.

It's time for me to go bake a birthday cake. Our plan is to go to Cheesecake Factory this evening and have cake at home. I pray God will bless this day.

I pray God will bless you and may all of you have precious memories today.

Prayer Girl

(Photo credit: Mommy's Dress by Precious Memories by Kate)


Paula said...

A very happy birthday to your daughter. Can imagine you are very busy and coherent thoughts still seems to come easy to you whilst I still struggle with ym eMail to you! Wish all of you a very special memorable day. Love across the pond. Paula

Tall Kay said...

The relief you will feel upon completion of your task will be enormous! I know...I'm a keeper of precious memories too.

Happy Birthday to your daughter and her precious mama!

Mama Zen said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hope all of you have a wonderful day!

wolfie185 said...

Wonderful post PG!

Happy Birthday to your daughter, hope all of you have a great day.

Peace Love and Light

clean and crazy said...

happy birthday for both of you, it was your day too!!! great post.

Just Be Real said...

Sweet birthday wishes to your precious one! Blessings dear one.

Steve E. said...

So THAT'S where your mind has been! And your daughter has moved in with us??? Is that why all the rooms are filled to the ceiling with boxes and furniture? --grin!

How can a 28-year-old single girl (Happy Birthday today, girl!) have THAT much stuff? -grin

I'm glad I read your blog, so NOW I know what's going on....-grin!

Love to you both.
And PEACE, from U-NO-HOO!

Andrea said...

Beautiful memories shared from a beautiful mommie heart.
Blessings, andrea

Cheri said...

Enjoy this time with your daughter. I pray her birthday is all she hopes it to be and more, filled with the blessings of God and the love of family. Also saying a prayer of agreement that your d-i-l continue to recover from her accident.

God hugs,

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Happy Birthday to her! And blessed day of memories and love to you!

Madison said...

Lots of good time to remember. Those are good things to have running through your mind. Hope this is a year of healing.

Andrew said...

I'm so glad to hear your family is doing so well.

DreamDancer said...

Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. Hope you two enjoyed your day together. Cheesecake factory huh? Yummmmm. God bless.

Zanejabbers said...

This day is definitely blessed, it is your daughter's birthday. Enjoy each other.

Syd said...

I know that things are probably different from what you imagined they would be. I hope that you daughter has a great birthday. Take care of yourself. Good things do come during trying times.