Saw cousin Jessie today at Myron and Maxine's kick-off to Thanksgiving week party. She mentioned my last blog update. She said something to the effect of "That was pretty heavy...in a good way, but not something to read while waiting for friends for dinner."
This caused me to reflect upon the responses that I got from that update. People traditionally respond right away, encouragement, good wishes, laughter through words. Not so much for the last one. This last one had a lag time. People had to digest it, perhaps not even read it until they were mentally able, people shared with me their own experiences, how reading about my experience reminded me of their own.
Now's about time for something completely different.
I'm reviving my 5 on Friday but it's Sunday so it's 6. I'm posting 6 pics from my old cell phone since that phone is long dead and I want to be able to treasure these cell phone moments.
Here 'tis , People .
More swinging pics. These first few times that my minions swung themselves is momentous for this Mama. The joy on their faces, the sense of freedom. Love it. (Note Julie's kitten heels and Easter dress made by Mom for Rachel and passed down to her. Kitten heels scream LET'S GO TO THE PLAYGROUND!)
Joe is much more serious about his swinging. I betcha he is contemplating the velocity of the swing times the force of gravity to ensure when he jumps off he will perfectly land on his feet. No joke, this boy THINKS.
Joe used to love to put his head out the window. He literally looked like a joyous dog each time. LOVE that boy.
Ellen King is our dear friend. She has seen our family through much more than words can convey. She sold our house on Duvall Road in a few short days. BOOM. Ellen doesn't play around. Now, there is so much more to this story about how we got from this day to where we are today. That really doesn't matter today. What does matter is that Ellen helped our family every step of the way to get us where we are today. We believe we are exactly where we are suppose to be today and we wouldn't be here without Ellen King. Ellen is our angel on Earth. Thank you Ellen for everything that you have done for our family. (She even came to the kids' Halloween parade at school...you would have thought Taylor Swift was attending with the way the kids reacted when they saw her).
Oh how I wish I knew for whom those azaleas were picked but it was probably just another day in paradise (and apparently a day to wear fake glasses). This picture was taken at least three years ago...Julie was still wearing this dress this past summer.
Julie is a Pieces, literally a fish and I believe it. She loooooooooves the water. I believe this picture was taken at the apartment complex that we stayed in for a bit in 2015. Ellen King gave us towels and pool toys to support our water-ness. I told you Ellen is our angel.
Stay tuned for more old cell phone pics, I still got a bunch to post.
Here's to a great week People, there's lots for which to be thankful.