Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Yesterday morning, life was as usual around here.  Just Jerry and me going about our daily chores with no exciting plans at all for any change of pace or any visitors.

Jerry called me about noon and informed me that our two grandchildren are coming from California to visit all their various Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  Jerry said we were going to get to have the kids for maybe one day.

WELL!  Let me tell you.  That may not seem like a big thing to most people, but to us it is H U G E!  We hardly ever see these grandkids because they live so far away.  When they do come to town, there are no less than a thousand people who adore them and want to see them.

Jerry asked me to "make arrangements".

I set about doing that by #1, trying to figure out WHAT day the kids would actually come to our house.  Their very nice other Grandma called me several times and was very generous in making plans for us.  We will have them one night and most of the next day.  My other granddaughter, Lindy, who lives in Oklahoma is very fond of the California granddaughter, so I wanted to be sure she could come down to our lake house on those same days.  She is older and has a job, so she had to ask for time off work to come.  Still not positive she can get off, but we are very hopeful.

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THAT, I received a call from my Army Grandson in Alaska.  He told me that he and his wife, Hollie decided to make a stop in Oklahoma before heading to their next post in Arizona.  WOW!

 Another HUGE event in our lives.  This young man is at the very TOP of the special list in this family.  I tell you the truth -- and only Moms and Grandmas will understand this -- a hug from this grandson heals my soul.  He knows it too, so he gives me really good hugs!

I have called him "Boo Bear" since he was a baby.  This is a picture of a picture I just snapped.  I keep this on my frig where I can see it every day.  It was taken several years ago when I wasn't QUITE as ancient as I am now.

He caught his first fish when he was 2 or 3 years old.  Papa brought it INSIDE our mobile home and put it in the bathtub with a big branch from a tree.  That fish was there all day.  Boo Bear was SO PROUD of it.  I have pics of that too, of course, but I won't make you look at them.

His proper name is John.  John told me that he and Hollie wanted to come to our house while they were in Oklahoma.  GREAT!  I'm hoping they can come the day the other kids are here.

Later that day, I heard from my daughter -- John's Mom.  She texted me that she and her husband and maybe her other son were all coming down to join us when John is here.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  We have a fun family reunion OUT OF THE BLUE to look forward to.

Do you remember in just my last post, or maybe the one before, I said it would take a MIRACLE for Lindy and Lauren to be here together at the same time.  Here it is just days after I typed that sentence, and the girls will be here in two weeks.  ISN'T GOD GOOD?!

Gotta go.  Need to go to the patio swing and tell Jackie how adorable and pretty she is.  She will be so excited to have company coming.  She goes insane when my daughter, Tammy, comes.  Tammy nursed her back to life when she was a puppy and had parvo.  Tammy and Len have a kennel and make puppies to sell.  I should be able to buy a half-brother for Jackie in 6 to 8 months.

Jackie asks that you please forgive her hair-do.  She says if I would EVER quit sewing and making jewelry, perhaps I could comb her hair for photos!

Isn't she big?

She loves her new quilt.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Oh, Joy Joy, I'm so happy for you! That is absolutely wonderful news! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful two days. Praise God!

    Hugs, Phylly

  2. Your blog brought a tear to my eye. I tii gave two grandchildren we don't see. I have 6 in total the eldest 15 this week and the baby 5. There has only been over day when all six were together. Enjoy your family reunion. We want pictures too. Kind regards Jennifer

  3. Predictive text grrr........should read "I have two grandchildren" then "there has only been one day" sorry KR Jennifer

  4. Joy... your sweet furr-baby is absolutely adorable. Love the pics and have a great few days with the family. Sheila

  5. Test... I am new to this but none of my messages to you show or get answered

    1. Hello MG,
      I see this comment you posted. I'll look back a few posts to see if I can find any others. What did you want to know?
      Hugs, Joy


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