Monday, December 04, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

This has been a crazy couple of weeks... 
I have been to three funerals... 
Sylvia Johnston... a lovely lady who attended church with me.  She was beautiful
inside and out and was so kind to me & to Izzy.
Estelle Dehart... my maternal grandmother.  She was a sweet kind woman who
served her very large family.
Ozella Lemmon... my dear friend Mendy's grandmother.  She was a joy to her
family.  Mendy offered her eulogy and did a beautiful tribute in her memory.

Coming away from these funerals with the technology today that provides
slide shows which offer a life time of memories.  You quite literally are able
to watch the person's life pass before your very eyes.  I think the lesson I leave
with is that each day is truly a gift from God to be savored.  The people in our
lives are there for a reason and they are a blessing.

On another note... Izzy is doing well.  She remains so healthy.  It is amazing how
sturdy and healthy she is.  School was cancelled last Thursday-Friday because of
snow and ice.  It was a nice time to enjoy the kids.  We continue to do programming
with Izzy and have began doing some different games with blocks and toys to try
to get her more motivated.  She always surprises us with her abilities.  She is the
sweetest little girl.  (I have to stop saying baby since she is four years old). 

I am about 25% finished decorating for christmas and have put the tree up.  
YEAH!
I am finally feeling the Christmas feeling.

Love and blessings to all and many many thanks for your continued faithful 
prayers.

Annie 

3 comments:

OKGardners said...

Annie, I don't know what is wrong with the Display of your blog, but every sentence is cut off in the middle and none are showing in their entirety. Must be too wide of column width or something. Didn't know if you are aware of it or not, but thought I should tell you.

Funerals do remind you that life is precious and not to be taken for granted. The 3 ladies were blessed to know you and your family during their lifetimes.

We are so thankful that Izzy remains a healthy girl. You are a great Mom and that has a lot to do with it.

Love, The Gardners

Dawn and Collin said...

Hope you all stay well, our Prayers are always with you.

Collin says to tell Izzy "HI".

Time does just flash before our eyes, I never expected to be where I am now and have gone through this much with Collin, His surgery should be on the 12th and that pump will be gone.

Hope and Prayers,
Dawn and Collin

Dawn said...

Annie,

I just noticed this, but even though Collin will be 7 in June I still call him my baby, then I tell him he will always be Mama's baby so he is always gonna hear it, I say he is a big boy too.

Hope and Prayers,
Dawn