Thursday, February 26, 2009

White and Dangling Revelations

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Sitting here watching Nancy Grace, I see where they have called in the cadaver dogs on the newest missing child case in Florida…The one where the little 5 years old girl is missing. The dogs had ‘hit’ on a dumpster in the neighborhood…

Pray it isn’t little Haleigh. God help our little innocent defenseless children.

Wyatt is sitting up, pulling up and standing up, with support from a table or such now. He has turned eight months old…eight months old…time is flying past…going way too fast for this grandma.

   Wyatt loves those canned biscuits called Grands!

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Wyatt is reaching for me now…When someone is holding him, he reaches out for me… do you know how much that tugs at this old grandma’s heart???

Let me tell you….To see those little arms reaching for me is worth more than all the gold in this world.

Here are some recent photo’s:

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We gave him a bath in a plastic tub in my kitchen sink…Can you see his blue eyes? You can’t tell it by these photo’s, but his eyes are the color of a bright blue sky.

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This picture blurred, but it is just as well…got to protect our privacy! lol

Here’s a couple of him as we were eating out the other day…

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His little bib says, “ No means ask Grandma !”

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I think he looks like the GERBER baby in the one below:

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I had just given him his bath last Saturday night and his little cheeks were wind chapped, so I put a dab of Vaseline on them.They cleared right up by the next day.

Today, while Amanda and I were at work…during a quiet spell…Amanda looks at me and says; “ Mama, did you know that your eyebrows have turned white?” Well…I can’t even see my eyebrows with my glasses off…and you never know when she is kidding, so I go ask my boss lady to look…and sure enough my eyebrows are white!  :-(

In just a few more minutes, I notice she is studying me again…and all of a sudden she starts giggling uncontrollably …so I say… “NOW WHAT?” and she says…”Mama, did you know that your left earring is in the top hole and the right earring is in the bottom hole? (Years ago while I was still young, I had two holes pierced in each ear.)

Once again, I get someone to look for me…and sure enough…they were in different holes…

I had went around all day waiting on folks with white eye brows and wopsided dangling earrings…

Talk about revelations

Leave it to me…

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

L-O-V-E

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Here is a picture of Wyatt getting a french-fry!   Not a tooth in his head, but like his grandpa Danny, he gums it! lol                              

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A little later, he picked the cash receipt up off the table…So, I asked him to “hand it to grandma”…and was SO surprised when he politely turned around and handed me the receipt! He actually understood!

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He is sitting up good in a high chair now . He is 25 inches tall ….and weighs over 17 pounds….and though you can’t tell it by the pictures, he has sky blue eyes.

Can you tell that I love him?

My daughter and her fiancĂ©e gave me a bouquet of pink baby roses mixed with other flowers on Valentine’s day…and Wyatt even ‘signed’ the card that had ‘To Grandma’ on the front of it, that he gave me!

After working 11 hours on Valentines' Day, my son surprised me by having a box of Whitman's Chocolates sitting on the kitchen  table for me when I got home! He had gotten Kelvin to take him to the drugstore up town to buy them, bless his

These are the kind that Danny always bought me in our latter years of marriage.

It was then that I broke down and cried….

I was thinking that Danny would be so proud of our children.

After putting it off for as long as I could…for my feet are like lead when it comes to going there…I finally got up the nerve to go up to Danny’s  gravesite to put flowers on it.

I always look down at his name and softly whisper ; “ I love you Danny Noggle.” and then when I get no answer…

I end up by yelling out“I love you Danny Noggle”  It’s as if I could just yell loud enoughhe would hear me and answer

         Like he use to.

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I know it’s crazy…I know it…but I do it anyway…Even though each time I go, I tell myself that I won’t.

So…I finally went to his grave…and put a dozen red roses in the vase there on his marker.

Now, Danny hated to cut grass where rose bushes grew…because he always managed to get cut by the thorns and would come home just a fussing.

I hope he doesn’t mind me putting those roses there…

Knowing how he felt about roses, it is the first time that I have ever put roses on his grave.

But to me…

A rose means l-o-v-e and God knows I love him…and always will.

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It gets so hard; being here on this earth without him. It is not a day goes by, that I don’t think of him…not a night that I don’t tell him ‘goodnight’ and ‘I love you Boo’ and then eventually fall asleep…only to dream of him.

I think he has claimed his own little brain cell in my mind, because he is a permanent fixture there…

It’s okay though…

He was already a permanent fixture in my heart….

And had been for nearly all my life.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Friday, February 13, 2009

WILL YOU DO ME A FAVOR?




I AM NOT FEELING TOO WELL, SO THIS WILL BE JUST A QUICK POST TO ASK A FAVOR ...


I HAVE A FRIEND NAMED SAM WHO IS ONE OF THE SWEETEST PERSON'S I HAVE EVER KNOWN. SAM USE TO BE A GREYHOUND BUS DRIVER BEFORE HE RETIRED, AND SAW A LOT OF INTERESTING PLACES....HE LIVES IN COLORADO NEAR HUGE MOUNTAINS.

WELL, MY FRIEND SAM RECENTLY HAD A BAD STROKE AND IS ON THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY. HE HAS STARTED A NEW BLOG AND I WISH YALL WOULD GO BY AND LEAVE HIM SOME NICE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE. HERE IS THE LINK TO HIS BLOG....

http://gravyhouind.blogspot.com/



I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SWEET COMMENTS YOU LEFT ABOUT MY MAMA. I JUST WISH I COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND RECORD ALL THE HARDSHIPS SHE HAD TO ENDURE, ALL THE BARE BASICS SHE HAD TO DO WITHOUT TO KEEP US ALIVE. LET ME TELL YOU...

UNLESS YOU HAVE EVER LIVED IN DIRT POOR POVERTY YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAW.

GOD BLESS HER HEART AND SOUL.

&

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Princess Margaret

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MY MAMA WAS CROWNED VALENTINE PRINCESS TODAY!

The nurse told me yesterday that she had won and asked if I could bring her something red to wear today! So, I went shopping and bought her a brand new red sweater and a pair of black pants to go with it!

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I got off from work and went and picked my sister Dorris up at her house and then we both went to the Valentine Party and the crowning of ‘Princess Margaret’ !

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They had Valentine treats and played music …My mama had the best time and it did my heart good to see her so excited and happy.

They couldn’t have chosen a better, nor a prettier lady.

My mama is a princess in my heart and always will be.

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               I love you my mama.

GOD  BLESS YOU ALL.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hindsight is 20/20

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It is getting real close to Valentine’s Day….a day to let those significant others know how we feel…how much they mean to us…Isn't it sad that we only have that one day out of the year to make those we love the most feel special?

Sometimes in the  day to day stressful part of life and work, we lose sight of what is really important….We worry about the bills, the children, the house, the yard, our clothes, the next door neighbors, the lack of money etc….but we, being only human, tend to take those that we love the most for granted.

I know I did with Danny and yes…he did with me. Oh yeah...sometimes I would sit back and think; ‘ I need to be a little more thoughtful, loving, etc. to him’...but life usually got in the way before I got around to it...and life went on..hindsight is 20/20.

It was only after I had lost Danny and the fact that I would never see him again in this world literally slapped me in the face,  that I looked back and saw the times that I probably hurt his feelings or made him feel neglected and unimportant. Even though I hadn’t meant to at the time, I slighted the one I loved the most.

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We all do it. We are human and we make mistakes. Or maybe it is because we are so sure of the love we share with our loved ones that we feel safe enough to let ourselves get lazy….and not take the time to show them our love.

You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s day to show that special person that you love them…Make everyday your Valentine’s day and show them how much they mean to you….Do it today, do it tonightdo it now…because you never know…we are not promised one second on this earth…and take it from me…like I said before…hindsight is 20/20.

 

You know the one thing in our marriage, that I can look back and feel really good about? I can tell you right quick like that it isn’t the mega-money, the fancy cars, or the nice homes we had…because we were poor as Church mice…lol

No; it was something that we promised each other long before….back when Danny and I were still teenagers… On one of those warm summer nights after we had been to ‘the show’, as we sat talking quietly on my parent’s front porch, we made a promise to one another.

We swore that when we got married, we would tell each other at least once a dayI love you ’ and we would always kiss each other goodbye when we had to go somewhere without the other.

 

There wasn’t a day in our marriage that we didn’t tell one another that we loved each other…We may have been fussing, and we may have not felt like it..but we told each other ‘ I love you.’….And no matter who may have been looking…no matter where we were; 

Even up to the day he diedwe always kissed each other goodbye.

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And that, my friends,  gives me great comfort.

   GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

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Monday, February 9, 2009

A BEAUTIFUL DAY

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This has been one of the most beautiful days that I have seen in a long time.  One of those days where it is so bright and sunny that you have to shade your eyes from it….Temps in the seventies…light blue sky, with light as air puffy clouds floating by…

As I think about it now, I wish I had taken Wyatt  out to my back yard and layed down with him on my old quilt and let him see those clouds floating by…like I use to as a wee child out on Horseshoe Bend.

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Instead I spent my day, cleaning house…sweeping and mopping these old wooden floors, making my bed, washing a thousand clothes, bathing dogs, and dusting furniture….and hurting.

I have been having what I think is kidney trouble…I am running to the bathroom every five minutes, my back hurts, my sides hurt, my head hurts and it hurts to go. I am constantly feeling a sensation of moving pain in my lower stomach. According to the hospital ER doctor that I saw in Sept., I supposedly  to have a kidney stone…so maybe it is trying to move out. This has been going on for over a week, so Friday while at work, I made an appointment with the doctor…for tomorrow. So keep your fingers crossed for me, ok?

We are all under so much stress here lately ...What with the economy like it is…and yes things have gotten pretty bad here…

But if we would  just stop and think about all that is still GOOD and BEAUTIFUL here in our world…

I looked out my kitchen window today and saw my jonquils' blooming….these little simple buttercups, out in my backyard by the old wooden shed,  were so blatantly beautiful….so golden, that they were literally  glowing.

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God gave us a beautiful world.

Just stop and think about this for just one minute….

 HE GAVE US THIS WORLD….

NOT ONLY THIS WORLD…

BUT THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

A UNIVERSE THAT WE NOW KNOW  IS FOREVER GROWING.

HE GAVE ALL THIS TO US

AND THEN

HE  GAVE HIS ONLY SON TO US.

TO PAY FOR OUR SINS.

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Yep…..we still have a lot to be thankful for.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

GOD IS GOOD

Each year I use an accordion style cardboard file box to keep my receipts and papers in…and then sometime during the first couple of months of the next year, I go through those and shred what I don’t need anymore. I finally got a cross cut shredder a couple of years ago and I may need another one after all that I shredded the other night. lol

I did two years worth and let me tell you…no wonder we are losing so many trees…sheesh…The file box is bulging open by year’s end, so I shred what I no longer need to make room. I wish I could just keep each file box, but I have no where to put it!

In this little bitty house that I live in, there is no room for anything! When I got through looking through the endless mound of papers and then shredding everything, I had two years worth of papers all in one file box, with room to spare.  It took me several hours.(Can you tell that I am proud of myself! lol lol)

What do yall do with your receipts and stuff ? How long should you keep stuff such as this anyway? I had a bad experience in my first few years of married life… Because I was trusting (and dumb) and didn’t get paid receipts, I ended up paying certain people twice and even three times …Needless to say, I finally wised up and now hate to throw any receipt away. lol

Now you know that I have got to show you our little Wyatt’s latest pictures …

He is growing so fast that I can almost see him growing! lol

 

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             Wyatt on SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

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            Wyatt and his daddy with identical

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                   ‘ Thanks Grandma!!! ’  02/03/09

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              Grandma…this stuff is gooood !!!

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                   Wyatt has started crawling everywhere!

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                ‘ Just chillin’ out Grandma! ’

Now can’t you just see this child growing?!! 

You know, I named my daughter Amanda after a country song…Because in that song it says…“Amanda, light of my life”  ….

See, the doctors had told me… after losing two babies to miscarriages and a whole slew of medical problems, that I did not have much chance of ever having anymore children…They basically told me to be satisfied with the one child I did have. Don’t get me wrong…I loved my son…and nearly died having him…but I wanted more children…at least one more.

Well, after ten long years… ten dark years…. during which me (and my sister Dorris)  were praying and praying, not giving up; but getting others to pray also…

Our God proved those doctors wrong…and my baby girl was born…alive and healthy…8lbs. and 4 oz. of a miracle…born on my mama’s birthday….and my life was no longer dark.

God gave me the ‘ light of my life’ and now he has made it even brighter….

               By adding little Wyatt.

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                           GOD IS GOOD. 

I Thank you Heavenly Father for all my many blessings .

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 02, 2009

Well, here it is; Feb. 02, 2009.

‘Groundhog Day’, and at least one groundhog says we will have 6 more weeks of winter this year.

Two other events happened on this day…Both important…both life altering….for me.

My daddy was born today back in 1908. He was the most wonderful daddy that this little girl from HORSESHOE BEND could have ever had. He hardly ever had any money to give us, but what we children lacked in money, he made up for in love.

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                  My daddy with Amanda.

Trust me, love is worth so much more than money…It is a priceless gift. A lot of kids now days don’t even know if they are loved

From the time we were born, to the time that he died in 1985 we knew to our bones that we were loved by this man. He died from emphysema. In the very end, 1 week before his death, he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

I thought my daddy walked on water…

You know; only one other man did I come to feel that way about…my Danny. They say a young girl first usually looks for a man to marry who is just like their daddy. Well, I found mine. He had ways just like daddy and the strange thing is…the older that he got, sometime near his death…

People mentioned that Danny began to even look like my daddy.

My daddy loved Danny just like a son…and Danny loved and respected him not only as a true father figure, but they were hunting and fishing buddies too. They were always there for each other…Whatever they needed , whatever they wanted, both of them knew they could count on one another. They could spend hours just talking, or playing checkers together.

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           Danny was buried Feb. 02, 2006

               On my daddy’s birthday.

I still grieve for both of them.

They were and still are

Two of the  most important men of my life.

I remember that as they lowered Danny’s casket into the ground,

I looked up and whispered…

"Here you go Daddy…I know you  already love this ‘birthday present’ you are getting…He will need you now…Please, be there for him, just one more time.”

I have no doubt

I know he was.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL