Saturday, May 30, 2009

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

Here is a great post concerning stress, from a pastor's wife, Sis. Chavis, that I thought would be of interest to many of you! I really enjoyed it!
I've been thinking about my precious mother alot this week and recalled how Ed, Daniel and I would come home from church on Sunday evening only to once again find a message from mom on the answering service. You see, weekends were kind of tough for mom to get through sometimes. She was used to her week-day routines, even down to the few TV shows she watched, her nurse visiting, the aides coming by, meals-on-wheels, and whoever else came by. But the weekends could be long and, sometimes, lonely.
So, on Sunday evenings, more than once, she would call and just talk to me via the answering service! *smile* It was so precious. She just needed to connect with someone, I guess. I can still her little, slow voice: "Jewel.....Jewel......are you there? This is your mother....." and she would commence to just talking to me, telling me about her weekend and how glad she would be when Monday got here. I wish I had those recordings now. *sigh* But I do have the precious memories of my dear, sweet little mommy.

Oh, and now my sister Debbie fills that void somewhat. *grin* She'll call and say...."Jewel....are you there? It's your sister Debbie....well, call me when you get this...." *smile*
Daniel loves to grill out! I stepped out on the back porch last Saturday morning and the whole valley smelled like bacon and breakfast! Yum! Come to find out, Daniel had cooked bacon on the grill. He told us that is the BEST way to cook bacon. No mess on the stove or in the microwave and it is delish!! Who knew? *smile*
Here are a one or ten pictures of who else? Jaylon Daniel!! (surely you didn't think I could post without pictures of the boy, did you? *smile*


Barbara H. said...

Jaylon's getting so big!

I miss calls from my mom, too. That's a sweet memory you have of your mom's answering machine messages.

Jewel said...

Hi Barbara, yes, Jaylon is getting to be a chunk! Thankfully we have precious memories of our mamas!

Bethany said...

grandma would've been so excited to see mine and daniel's boys...sometimes i wonder what it'd be like if she were still here and could see them and see daniel and me all grown up and married...i think she'd be very proud of all of us!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

OH MY! Those cheeks! I just want to kiss them! So sweet!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Theresa said...

The pictures of Jaylon are wonderful, but my favorite is the last one. He looks like he's seeing angels, as my grandmother used to say.