It has been a wonderful time the last week or so. I had a blessed Mother’s Day with my children, a great conversation with my stepson and the sun shone bright all day on the strawberry fields as we picked 15 pounds of berries that were gone, with the help of the neighborhood kids, in 3 days. I have found a new revived spirit in my work and am beginning a journey that seems I was put here to do. My husband seems to love me more than ever and I am surrounded by amazing people in my life both near and far.
I came here to tell you this because usually I am asking for an ear to bend or company in my pity party. Figure when things are good I need to share as much as I do when things are bad!

Yesterday was a biggy here. Julia and I went for her first mani/pedi and I didn’t have to be neurotic about the germs! She has done the Sweet and Sassy and Bibbity Bobbity Boutique type of nails before but this was her first foot soaking, hands wrapped in plastic, massage chair spa treatment ever. I knew she would be thrilled but I was not ready for the extreme SILENCE! She did not utter a word the entire time! I think she was just saoking it all in and was just grinning through it all. Made my heart swell!

Then I went off to a Mother/Son Sports Jam with Greg. What can I say? Off we went with matching Carolina Panthers attire and enjoyed the 90+ degree heat. I have to admit I sweat more that evening than I did earlier that day at the Y! He had a FANTASTIC time though and it was worth every second of the sweltering heat. :) This morning he nonchalantly looks at me over his breakfast and says, “Mom, why is it I love you so much?” When I just looked at him and smiled, he shrugged, “Hmmmph, guess it’s just one of life’s big mysteries huh?” How could I not love this kid?!

Thomas is having a big moment tonight too. He and his “12 in 4 days” grown up self is babysitting tonight for the first time. Cellphone will be next to me all night with our number on speed dial for sure! I wonder if he will call for a rescue from me sooner rather than later?

How did we get here so fast?! Can you believe how fast the years are going? Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were …. well … younger?! As the prom, graduation and birthday pictures of my godchildren, neices and nephews roll in I can’t help but wonder how they keep growing up and I still haven’t!

Have a great day and please take a moment to check out our new organization, Julia’s Rainbow and if you are on Facebook (and who isn’t anymore) please join our page at .



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