Friday, March 5, 2010

MOM, IF YOU ARE TIRED

REMEMBER EVERY COMMENT GOES IN THE DRAWING FOR 3 MORE CARD PACKAGES THAT I WILL DRAW FOR THIS FRIDAY. I MAILED OUT 6 TODAY!!!


This was just too sweet not to SHARE....PLUS WINNERS FOR THIS WEEK!!!!

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know my relationship with Parker. He was our first grandchild, he was the best thing that EVER happened to me and he and his Mom lived with us for the first six years of his life. So in other words, HE IS MY HEART. Now at ten and a TWEEN, some days I see that he is outgrowing me....and I understand it but my eyes still water thinking about it. This is a kid that I have literally traveled from sea to shining sea with and enjoyed EVERY SECOND of it. We have laughed and loved at Mickeys house 9 times..Disney World never gets old...We have done Disneyland and Hollywood, Las Vegas, Sante Fe and stood at Ground Zero together. WE have talked about the meaning of the Statue of Liberty and traveled on every mode of travel in New York City. We have marveled at the mountains in Colorado and Tennessee. We have been to more states in his 10 years than I had been in the previous years of my life...and that's a bunch. We have literally seen America together. We have spent weeks at the beach, talked about the ocean, and visited Hershey's Chocolate Factory...We have cheered Brett Favre to victories and mourned his losses and I LOVE it that he really loves him because Grammy does. We have spent so many weeks in Dallas at market, which was work for me, but fun for him as he knew everyday included a trip to somewhere FUN to buy something he wanted.....WE have done lots of LIFE TOGETHER.
Now the girls like him and now he really prefers sleep overs with his friends to sleep overs at Grammys. And guess what, though it would seem that he would be a spoiled brat, (and he easily could be) he is just the opposite. He is the most FUN kid ever, polite, smarter than a fifth grader and a 50 plus year old, sensitive and the BEST BIG BROTHER EVER. That would seem like bragging, but read it as a very thankful Grammy! We HAVE indulged him but I pray we have mixed that with teaching him what's important in life. I just smile when I think what a wonderful job his cute teenage Mom has done raising him. Nothing makes me prouder. (I overheard him tell Jack that Grammy and Pop would take him to see Mickey every year.) I think he is RIGHT. But below is what made me smile this week!

This is a picture that Amanda sent me on her phone after they got home Thursday night...Micah had been out of town on business all week and she had been doing the single parent thing. I told you in the last post that Jack was running fever AGAIN and she was a little frustrated that he cannot seem to get well and stay well. Anyway, the words that came with this picture were....Parker just told me "Mom you look tired. I will stay up with Jack"! Talk about melting my heart and hers...That's LOVE in a picture. Jack is well now and we are PRAYING for some healthy weeks.

The SNAIL MAIL post got tons of response and that makes me SO HAPPY. If I can make it easier for some of you to get back in the routine of sending cards, I will be happy to do it. I have cards. So tonight I am announcing 4 winners that will receive a stash of cards this week.....If you are not one of the four , keep commenting as I am going to give three more bundles next Saturday. This is what I have ready to mail on Monday. I just imagine the smiles on the friends faces when they go to their mailbox. Everyone can use some LOVE and ENCOURAGEMENT.

THIS WEEKS WINNERS ARE

Gigi at Gigi's Gibberish

Kelle at Enjoying the Small Things

Nonny at Love Being a Nonny

Cathy at Melodies and Hymn Songs

I have not read all of these blogs YET, but I know Nonny is a lover of grands like me and Kelle at ENJOYING THE SMALL THINGS has a story I could not stop reading. She also has one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES I HAVE SEEN. Stop by all these blogs and say hello.
Another thing I want to do on each post is to CONNECT BLOGGERS..and lead you to a new blog I have found....If you would like me to spotlight your blog, leave me a comment letting me know.
This week I want to send you to
JOYFULLY REFINED. She has a great story and a beautiful site!

25 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a sweet precious picture. I just brings tears to my eyes. Love is shining all through it. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Joy Christine said...

Thank you so much for your shout out tonight! And I hope all will come and visit me at joyfullyrefined.blogspot.com. I just adored your picture. How amazing children can be! I am amazed sometimes at how God teaches us through them and shows us exactly what we need in our lives. They are such precious gifts. Thank you for sharing yours with us!

Cathy said...

Oh, thank you so much! I am very excited to be a winner, as I love cards and stickers.
That is a sweet picture of your grandsons. How wonderful to have shared all those trips with him! I know, I love mine too. He's still my "sweet angel" at 13.

grammy said...

What an adorable picture...and i am sure a wonderful boy. Yes, it is so natural for them to want to be with their 'Buds'...but I am sure you will still have lots of great times.

Nina Diane said...

what a wonderful post. That Parker is one special guy huh? Love the pic of him with Jack...

Love Being a Nonny said...

YEH! I am so excited! I will send my info.

Precious post about your Parker!!!

Erinn and Trey said...

Lindsey at Louisiana Livin showed me her card box- too cute!

Courtney said...

What a sweet little guy. It sounds like he has a wonderful heart. I am sure over the next few years your relationship will change but he will always love his grandma.

Lindsey said...

Parker is so sweet!

Debbie said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the Beth Moore CD's. They were delivered to my mother-in-law's address so it worked out perfectly. I meant to write earlier to you but with this move, I got a bit behind. But thank you again for your generosity. What a blessing! I pray that your hubby is doing well.

Blessings,
Debbie

Nezzy said...

Awwww, Parker is a keeper and a great big brother. Precious!

God bless and have a great day. I commend you on spreadin' the love sister! :o)

Rebecca said...

Stopping by from SITS!

Sounds like you have a great family!

Jo said...

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog! Just hearing about your first born grandson's closeness to you brought tears to my eyes! My son was very close to my mom and now he is the best big brother a little sis could ask for! The photo is precious!!

Jenny said...

Howdy :D Just stopping by to check out your bloggy. Hope you had a great weekend.

Michelle said...

THAT is soooo sweet. What a blessing he is!!!

I hope I get to have the same wonderful experiences with my first grandchild. Although I'm sure I'll have many. LOL

Lindsey said...

Thanks so much! I enjoyed reading your blog, and really love the snail mail idea!! I try to send at least one card or letter a month to someone, because I know how much it encourages me and cheers me up to get them! :)

Morgan Owens said...

Congrats to the winner! That's awesome! The card are beautiful!! :) Your grandkids are too cute! ♥

Jackie said...

A picture is worth a thousand words and that picture says it all! I know your heart just beams over your grand kids!!

Oh, and yes I would love to connect with other wonderful bloggers and would be delighted to be spotlighted!!

Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Channa said...

You are such a wonderful Grammy! Parker and Jack are both very lucky!!!
Hope you are feeling better!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I don't think your grandson could ever tire of you. :) It sounds like you have such a close family. That's great!! :)

Lesli said...

What a sweet post, I can almost be that Parker will ALWAYS be Grandma's boy!! Okay, I am going to keep trying to win..lol. Have a great week!

Grandma Cyndi said...

Such joy and pride in that young man, he is certainly a great kid! Looking forward to your next post.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a special post about your dear Parker. I see them growing on a daily basis and I agree with you...it all goes so quickly. Having a 15 year old grandson, I am enjoying this teenage period of life too. I am sure you will both learn much during these years too.

You are a generous lady with your giveaways. Just think how many lives are blessed by there visits here.

PEA said...

Such a heartwarming picture and I so wish all brothers took care of each other like that. Too often than not, they're always fighting. Parker can sure show them a thing or two! I pray that Jack stays healthy now for a long time:-)

Congratulations to your winners!! I'm approaching my 4th year blogiversary on the 14th of March so am putting a giveaway together, will post about it soon!! xoxo

Melissa Miller said...

Teresa this is a wonderfully endearing photo of them together! I am tearing up reading about them. I hope and pray all is well.

Many blessings to you all.
~Melissa :)