Hub’s great grandma passed away this morning. Even though it was expected it still hurts. Once again I am amazed at those who when they heard the news (those near and far) immediately offered assistance in several ways. I guess I am equally amazed at those who didn’t. The same ones who would expect it and receive it from us if they were in our shoes. I’m tired of it. Friendship should be a two way street. I obviously made a wrong turn somewhere.
Someone wanted to get up and going hiking this morning. Someone else agreed to go. The someone who agreed to go thought the other someone meant hiking the trail at the mountain less than a mile from our front door. Not the case. The someone who wanted to go wanted to drive 45 minutes across town to hike at a different mountain. Which meant the someone who really didn’t want to go in the first place had to get up even earlier than if we had gone to our very own mountain.
If you really want the full effect stick your head in the oven while reading this. It will be just like you were there with
May Crowning is my favorite “church day” of the year. Here is a brief description. There are always 3 things I say to Noodle when we are not going to be together 1) I love you 2) Make Good Choices 3) Be Good to your Mother. She usually finishes saying them before I can. 1 and 2 are pretty easy to figure out. 3 sounds like I like myself a little more than I should. Its not that. The Mother I refer to is Mary. We believe that not only is Mary the mother of God, but in turn the Mother to all of us. And if you are good to Mary, you are in turn being good to God.
The 8th graders get all dressed up and one girl is chosen to crown Mary.
Its proof that our babies are turning into lovely young ladies and perfect gentlemen.
Of course I cried. Some were sad tears that it was almost over and some were happy tears that it was almost over. A double edged sword.
Noodle – I love you, always make good choices, and be good to your Mother. Remember these 3 things and you will go far.