Sunday, I didn’t go to church…and I hope the good Lord forgives me, because Sunday I had a chance to be with family…and that is something that I haven’t been able to do in a long time. Dan, Amanda, Kelvin,the children and I all went to a family fish fry in Eatonton!
There was some real good food there too! I haven’t had Nanny’s ( Danny’s mama ) hush puppies in ‘coon ages’, so they were a real treat for me! Not to mention Kathy’s delicious Red Velvet Cake, and Connie's FAMOUS pecan pie, the grilled pork chops and fried cat fish by Scott and Doug…just to name a few lip smacking items on the menu!
Danny’s sis; Connie and his mama; Gladys (holding Will !)
All thoughts of food aside, there is nothing quite like being able to sit down with family, friends and loved ones and catch up on all their news and happenings…and just to be able to relax and be yourself.
Danny’s sis; Kathy and her boyfriend Doug.
Of course, I was also hopping up and checking on Wyatt every once in a while…He had himself a great time with all the other children there…and also with his great-uncle Nathan…who he took to calling “Paw-Paw” !!
Wyatt and his Great-uncle Nathan ( aka Paw-paw! )
Wyatt, Jacob, Brianna and Julie playing
Wyatt and Brianna in their “pool” !!!
Will enjoyed all the attention he was getting from Ray’s little girls. I think every time I looked, he was in someone else’s arms…his nanny, his big mama and his Aunt Beth… Which was right up Will’s alley!
Danny’s mama and William
Oh, I enjoyed it sooooooo much. One of the things I always loved about Danny’s family was the get –togethers they always had on special occasions or on just any ordinary day….like Sunday’s was. The only one missing was Danny himself, and I think he may have been there too…in spirit…I know he was there in my heart.
I started Tuesday out by cutting my grass and had not pushed the mower but a few feet when it stopped on me….so off to Sisson’s Lawn Mower shop I go with the mower in the trunk of my car. Thank God for Wayne and his brothers and his wife for being there when I need them. Wayne and Bill came out and got the mower out of the car trunk for me as soon as I got there and had it fixed in no time! You can’t ask for any better service than that.
Danny’s sis; Connie and husband David
I had to go to the chiropractor today. My back has been hurting for about two weeks now, but I kept putting off going to the Dr. It didn’t feel like my sciatic nerve like it was right after Danny died, so I figured I had bumped up against something or such and it would straighten itself out…This morning, when I got up at 6:30, I knew it couldn’t wait any longer, I could hardly move without screaming out in pain.
SCOTT JODY TROY
So, I went and he said it was a pinched nerve…such a little bitty phrase…doesn’t sound like much does it? But oh the pain it has caused me! I was hollering every time he did something and I got to thinking what the other patients may be thinking…so I said, “ I hoep I don’t run all your other patients away and he told me, “Nah…just walk out the door saying real loud,“wow! He healed me!!!”
I finally got my bottom teeth fixed where they fit in my mouth too…so that in itself is a big relief! I plan on getting them all pulled before long, and also have to make an appointment with my eye doctor for new specs…as soon as my back gets a little better. One thing at a time.
This is Memorial Day weekend and I expect that the BBQ will be very busy. We usually are and have actually sold out of all the BBQ in years past.
You know, on certain holidays it is so hard for me emotionally. When me and Danny got married , one of she things I wanted was to make holidays special for our little family…and so we always had a little cook out on Memorial day, Fourth of July and Labor Day and such…Now that he is gone, most all of the cook outs and family times are too.
I miss that so much.
Wyatt found a whole in the fence!
Something that we don’t think about much is that our life can change at any time…whether it is because of death or divorce or our children growing up and moving away from home…things change. The family times that we may have taken for granted or even fussed about, what with all the work involved in getting it all together…can stop at any time and …
Well, one day, you may very well be wishing for it again.
We live and learn don’t we?
Thank You God for Your many blessings on me and for the chance to have FAMILY TIME once again.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.