Monday, June 22, 2009

No! She's MY Nanna!

Isn't it wierd how a loved one getting sick causes us to reminisce? My Nanna just found out she's been having small strokes and as I pray for her to stay healthy I can't help but run through the memories of our times together. We've traveled together (for 2&1/2 months), gone shopping together, cleaned together, shared together, dieted together, cried together, laughed together (lots!), scemed together and much more.

As I enjoyed these memories I was struck with the realization that I think I am her only grandchild. Why is this strange? Well, she has 10+ grandchildren and even more great-grandchildren. And I'm not one of them. Nope. I stole her. Well, "adopted" her is more like it. Her family has been friends with my family for about 15 years and when she moved here to be with them she instantly became "Nanna". And somewhere along the way she became MY Nanna. I don't know when or how it happened, but it did. And I like it.

Now, to clarify, I know she has other grandchildren. And they're biological (blah, blah, whatever). But when I think about Nanna and all our times together, I am her ONLY grandchild. Somehow she has made me feel so set apart and idividual that I've forgotten everyone else. I'm sure that there are others who feel the same about her. To them I say, "No! She's MY Nanna!"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

We couldn't ask for anything more.

Due to technical difficulies this post was pubished a day late.

During the four years that Nathan and I have been married the past three have been spent as parents. As a husband he is my support, a gentle leader, my best friend, my romancer, a faithful provider and he loves me unconditionally (and sometimes there are a lot of conditions). As a partner through this journey of parenting he is my example, my strength, my protector and my coffee/chocolate provider.

To Abiah he is Daddy, Protector, Halo Buddy, Hunting/Fishing Buddy, Wrestling Opponent, Teacher, Everything.

To Hazel he is Daddy, Protector (mostly from brother), Horsey, Encourager, Everything.

To Amelia he is Daddy, Snuggle Buddy, Protector (mostly from sister), Everything.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Here Am I!

Well, I've been blog stocking for the last few months to decide if i wanted to do this myself. I'm excited to share the little goings on from my world. I hope this is a way for you to stay up-to-date with our clan and also a place for me to branch out and talk about the things that are important to me. Be forewarned most of my posts will be about my kids, being a wife or general housekeeping topics. But I'm a stay-at-home mom, so what'd ya expect. I hope to meet you here often,