Thursday, January 26, 2012


How many of you have written an entire post and just as you go to publish it your hand hits some random something and you lose the entire post?

You think  you have saved it and as hard as you try to pull it back up, its nowhere to be found.

Happened to me last night, so maybe it was a post only for me.  Actually it was a good one, but for the life of me I cannot type it again.

We are home from our trip to Chicago.  Flew out in a blizzard right before they closed the airport.  Went  from 3 degrees in Chicago to landing in Dallas where it was 73…

We had a great week in very cold Chicago and met so many new friends. Jack is going to be working for a great company and he is so excited for some normalcy.
That’s where this title comes from.  Each night we would go to a fabulous restaurant for dinner and because I was not with Jack everyday during the day , I would get the question “Now, who are you?” (asked very nicely as they just did not know) or “what do you do?”
So I thought about those questions, who am I and what do I do.

I can answer that in a few words but in my mind I could write a book. 

What I do I can answer in 2 words but no one gets it. So I would say, “I am Teresa, Jacks’ wife and I decorate trees”. Laugh!
I don’t know if they think I go in the woods and decorate trees but people always have a blank look.

But the questions made me think and the long version  if you are new to the blog, is I am Teresa, wife of almost 40 years to Jack,(who just happens to be a miracle after having a stroke 16 months ago).

I am Mom to two adult kids Greg and Amanda (who I would choose as friends if they were not my kids).

Then I am  MIL to Dana (the lowest maintenance person on earth) and Micah(madly in love with him as a son-in-love but no one can go after each other like he and I..that would be having very ALIKE personalities).
I am  Grammy to four precious boys,  Parker, Austin, Jack and Gray.  They light up my life like nothing else. 
If you are a regular reader you already know that.

I have been  a Holiday Decorator for the past 20 years.
 I am a blogger, I am a snail mail sender, I am a Pinterest addict, I am a lover of football and depression is already setting in as the season ends.

I am in love with Mickey Mouse, I would spend every minute with the “little's” and never be bored.

Grammy is the best job I have ever had. 
So that makes me a childcare worker and I would say my place is the most fun in town.

I cook none, hate to talk on the phone, hope I am a good friend.  

I stay up late and sleep late…and would love to change that but my internal clock is so stubborn. That’s how I function best.
I am afraid to be without a book and you will never find me without reading material.

I am one of those that has not taken one Christmas decoration down and feels no pressure.  I love it and it might still be up on Valentines.

I am a hater of exercise but have never been more convinced I need to do it.

I am a procrastinator (something that only happened later in life).

I am a TV junkie, especially news and politics plus American Idol.
I am a lover of Jesus but constantly struggle with how he could love me…just being honest.  I am lover of Beth Moore Bible Studies as she speaks exactly what I am thinking.
My favorite scripture is Lamentations 3:22-23

Now this is just one chapter of the book I could write….but I will spare you anymore. 

In the comments in short form tell me who you are and what you do…


Thanks for all the sweet messages to Marie.  She appreciates them so much. 
Crew’s first surgery is the first week in February. 
I will keep you updated. Please continue to check on her if she crosses your mind. 

I recently sent you to Callie’s blog. 
 She wrote a great post this week!


Debbie said...

I am a child of God, daughter, sister, mother, mother-in-law, friend and especially grandmother. My grandchildren are my life. I use to work in the medical aspect, but now I keep my youngest grandson so his momma can continue to work. My grandson is a heart baby, who has a lotta heart even at 2 almost 3. He is MY heart, and I would say he definitely defines me now. I so enjoy reading your blog, I don't comment a lot, but I lurk every time there is a post. Blessings, Debbie

Nezzy said...

I am a creative child of God. Mother of two, grandmother of eight. A daughter to both my Mom and MIL. I'm the crazy Aunt everybody warns ya of. I'm a retired educator, a Sunday School Teacher and a Kid's Church Leader.

Wife of Farm boy for 39 years!!! Woohoo...and I love life!!!

Whew, that's enough...I'm outta breath!

God bless ya sweetie and have a delightful day.

Welcome home! :o)

Life Happens said...

I am a wife and mother (after many years of trying-the mommy part, not the wifey part). I am a daughter of God at all times, and in all things and in all places.

You sound like the best grammy (and mother/MIL) anyone could ever ask for! Your love for your family shows through all your posts. :)

Simone said...

I am wife and mom, mommy, mamasan and Simone to my two daughters, 1 son in law, 1 soon to be son in law and 4 bonus kids thanks to being blessed with a gift of a wonderful husband.

I'm broken but serve a God and Daddy who knows how to fix even the broken pieces. I'm happy, silly, creative, compassionate and a worrier which can often get the best of me.

I am a pastor's wife still seeking where God wants me to be in ministry. I lover of cooking, reading, writing and spending time with my loveboos. (Four legged ones included). I can't wait to have littles of my own and I aspire to be the best Grammy ever, just like you!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I am a child of God....saved by His grace. A wife of almost 37 years to a man who treats me better than I deserve. A Mom to three adult children who made my life complete when they made me Nonny to five precious grandchildren. I love to read, blog and spend time with those children who make my heart beat.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

love reading these and knowing more about all my blog buddies

Marydon said...

Mother of 4, one is an angel with God. Mimi to 2 & Mini to one & gr-Mini to one. Still raising my hubby after 50 years.
Antique dealer. Vintage feedsack fabric purveyor, over 3,600 of those beauties.Enjoy doing for others more than for myself.

God is my best friend, I love Him so.

Have a fabulous weekend ~

Lynn said...

I am a follower of Jesus, saved by grace. A widow, a mom to Trev, Ryan and Tanya, MIL to Trina, Leigh and Brian, grandma to 9. I love being gramma, love to read books and blogs, not very good at writing on my own blog though. I work as the office manager at a church. Love the outdoors and lived on a ranch for many years when my husband was living.

Theresa said...

Oh I knew that about you:) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my family! SEVEN grandchildren who are my HEART! I enjoy crafting a little, shopping a lot and watching game shows, crime shows and Dancing With the Stars! OH and I watch TWO soaps, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless:)

Love to you and YES I have deleted my post before:) HUGS!

Justabeachkat said...

I am:
child of God
sister to 4
wife (34 years in March)
mom to 4
mother-in-law to 4
MeMe to 10 miracles
friend of yours
lover of photography, tennis, biking,books, chocolate, blogging and so much more
growing stronger in my faith

Big hugs and much love,

Terra said...

I can imagine you telling people "I decorate trees" and them wondering. In the woods? I have seen your trees on your blog so I know they are phenomenal works of art.
Telling who I am would take lots of words. Wife, mom, Jesus lover. My newest book for moms spreads hope and joy and points folks to Jesus. We all have a reason to be here.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I will be finishing up my tree today. I love my tree so much and after Christmas is the best time to enjoy it. Do you by chance post a date for your post when you are typing it. It could be sitting in January 2011! Just a thought. I am so much like you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

i am in love with my husband of 37 years and in love with our children, other children, grands, and various nieces and nephews. During my years of teaching, I was once labeled "earth mother" because I "mothered" so many junior highers, which was my calling. Presently I just really LOVE retirement and the freedom it brings. I also love that my walk with our Heavenly Father becomes more and more intimate as I have more time to spend with Him now. And, YES to Beth Moore Bible studies! Oh, dear! I'm writing more than Teresa, but must add this: I LOVE that Bill and I are reading the Bible through this year...not aloud, but side-by-side!

Sue said...

Great fun post Teresa
I am blessed ~ that's what I am. Love my husband {almost 35 years} 2 beautiful daughters and the men they married, and my 4 precious grandchildren and one we pray will join our family from China. Love, books, books, & books, and love to play with the grands. Love being home and also love to travel. Always seeking to grow in my faith, and I share your favorite scripture.
{and after returning from our 2nd Disney trip may have to add a new addiction for the Mouse too!}

Chris H said...

Lovely post Chick.
And yes, I have lost entire blog posts before hitting 'publish' too.

Kimberly said...

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. I am a blogger, reader, knitter and reality tv junkie. I love all animals but especially DOGS.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, in short, (most of which you already know), I'm a mother of 4, wife to Preacher Billy, a writer, a cancer survivor, a lover of God and his Word, and (as I feel up to it) a walker!

How are you friend? It's been far too long since I've checked in with you. Just thinking about you and wanted to check in. FYI... we just took down our Christmas wreath outdoors. I could have left it up all year!

Blessings to you for a beautiful week in Jesus.


LDH said...

Hello Teresa! SO nice stopping by to visit with you! What a lovely place you have here! I have had a delightful time perusing many of your posts and seeing the photos of your dear family! Looking forward to visiting again! :)

Kindly, Lorraine