Thursday, February 16, 2012

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

And  the winner….of the card box is
MOM TO EIGHT! Stop by her blog…What a fun blog. 

Another week of RANDOM.

The  title of this post comes from the Whitney's song that I have heard so many times this week…

It has always been a song I loved, but this week is spoke something different to me…It was like God saying to me
“I will always love you”! 

Hum or sing those few lines and think about it as a love song from your Lord.   Totally overwhelms me.
  
This week started with Greg’s birthday…As he gets older, I get older…so I ask him to try and hold off on the  birthdays.

Greg and Dana on trip



Greg and his boys


This is the note I sent him on FB and his reply…..

Greg,

Today I have been reliving all the years we have grown up together.
So many things I love about you...the way you have cared about Dad these past 16 months, your love and commitment to Dana, your hands on (even hover) of your kids.
Never has there been a more fun Dad and Uncle.

     
Your work ethic makes me so proud. It made
Gramps proud and that makes me smile.

        
You are the best brother...I can remember all the times you were there for Amanda and then Parker.
You are generous to a fault.


Many times I have been the recipient of your generosity.
I love that you can speak from your heart.


One of the greatest gifts you ever gave me was to speak at both Meme and Gramps funerals. The way you honored them made us all proud.
       
Gray looks so much like you at his age now. I feel like I am seeing the double of the little blond boy that made me a Mom.

       
I even love the way that you are a terrible liar. Your smile/smirk gives you away every time.

        
By now you are another year older. Ouch. That makes me so old. But again I am so thankful that God chose you as MY BOY!.
Love,
Mom

Greg's reply
  • Thanks mom. You still know just the things to say to make an 'almost' grown man cry.
  • It is an honor to be your son. I am proud to be so much like you in so many ways and to be just like my dad in so many others.
  • Thank you for the great life...
    Dad and you provided for Amanda and I.
  • I know the sacrifices made were many and the road was tough to get me to where I am now.
  • I Love and Cherish you always! You are the greatest!!
    Love your son,
    Greg

  • and then he posted this….
  • I was sitting here just evaluating life.....
  • I may not be the smartest  or the best looking or the best anything for that matter, but I have come to the ultimate conclusion...
  • I am the LUCKIEST man I know, because I have the World's most wonderful wife and the World's 2 greatest sons! God has truly blessed me. Thank you God for my many blessing!!
  •    
A Mother’s heart smiles and tears fall. 


More random…Jack starts his new job officially tomorrow.  He is going to be a medical salesman for the second largest wound care company in the world. 
He is so excited that he can hardly sleep. He has his clothes all laid out like the first day of school. 
His supervisor is a lovely lady we spent lots of time with in Chicago and she is here for three days.
 
We had a fabulous dinner tonight at Ernest's Orleans Restaurant.
Marinated crab claws, trout almondine,  twice baked potatoes, fabulous bread, and bananas foster….D.E.L.I.C.O.U.S!!!!!

I think it is so neat to make a new friend, one you feel like you have known forever.
 
For those of you who have been a reader awhile…you know what a miracle Jack is.

Sixteen months ago, working again was the last thing we ever dreamed of.  We were praying for walking, talking, driving, living.   I love that old song that says, I Stand in Awe of You.




Last night was my first night in Beth Moore’s study of James.  How Beth speaks to  my heart.

An update on Crew.  His surgery has been rescheduled for Feb 23, so next Thursday. (another miracle)
They will enter the hospital five days early to be sure he is infection free….Oh, how they need your prayers…for strength, energy, their other children, and on and on….you will not waste an email of encouragement to this young Mom.  mariemorris21@gmail.com

Have a great week…
Teresa

11 comments:

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to your Greg! I know that you all are so proud of him and it sounds like the feeling is mutual!

Thanks for the info on Jack's job, I was wondering what he would be doing! I know he will do an awesome job! He is truly a Miracle Man!

Praying for Crew and the entire family!

Have a blessed day dear Teresa, HUGS!

Simone said...

It is so wonderful to visit your blog because I know I can always count on a smile. This post was filled with love bursting at the seams. You all are what epitomizes a family in love. Good luck to Jack on his first day in a new career. Also, wishing Greg a terrific birthday.

Simone said...

It is so wonderful to visit your blog because I know I can always count on a smile. This post was filled with love bursting at the seams. You all are what epitomizes a family in love. Good luck to Jack on his first day in a new career. Also, wishing Greg a terrific birthday.

Simone said...

It is so wonderful to visit your blog because I know I can always count on a smile. This post was filled with love bursting at the seams. You all are what epitomizes a family in love. Good luck to Jack on his first day in a new career. Also, wishing Greg a terrific birthday.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm long overdue for this visit! What joy to share the joys of your mother's heart. There's just something about the kind & thankful words of our children to reduce us to rubble - - AND happy rubble at that!

O Mom said...

such a sweet thing you wrote to your son, but his reply is just so special and touching!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo, a very happy birthday to that handsome son of yours. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!!!

I'm thrilled to see how much he appreciates his sweet Mama.

I laugh when my son asks me, "when are ya gonna age Mom?" Heheheheh!!!

I adore that son and enjoy the video sweetie.

Woohoo....Congratulations to Mom to Eight!!! She'll treasure the card box...I sure do mine!!!

I emailed Crew's Mama and am prayin' for them daily.

Oops...almost forgot...the best of luck to Hubs and the new job!!

Have a blessed and beautiful weekend friend!!! :o)

Love Being A Nonny said...

What a precious post. What a precious son!

Megan said...

Awww, this is a precious post! Happy birthday to him!! Such a sweet reply back and forth!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

Aww this is just so very sweet! I am so very glad that you found me & started following me because it allowed me to also see your blog which I just love :)

momto8 said...

I am very happy about winning this card box!! I feel extra lucky now!