Last Sunday, The Man and I drove to Deer Park High School (about an hour away) and got to hear our great-nephew sing with his high school concert choir, and also perform a solo. It was part of the Hello Texas program and Sunday’s concert was all Gospel music. Brenden did a great job singing, “Ten Thousand Reasons.” He comes from a long line of singers and made us really proud.
Monday was my dear daddy's follow-up appointment with his surgeon. The Man and I drove over to be with him and my mom. Praise the Lord for a great report! Daddy is healing well. He is still in a lot of pain, whenever he walks, but the doctor encouraged him to keep pushing himself to do what he feels he can do, and to rest whenever he needs to rest. It's still hard watching him struggle, knowing how he walked a mile, or more, every day before his accident. I am believing that he will be back out on the track one of these days. In the meantime, we thank God for bringing him so far from those dark days in November.
I was told (actually, I saw it on Facebook) that Wednesday was National Sibling Day. Not one to miss an opportunity to celebrate my sisters, I posted this photo on Facebook of the three of us on my wedding day. My sisters have stood by me in sunshine and rain, and big 80's hair. It was Isadora James who said, "A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life." So true. I can't imagine a world without my two sisters.
On Thursday, my amazing mom celebrated another birthday. All of my life, she has loved me unconditionally. She encourages me to do right, and doesn't judge me whenever I do wrong. She was, and is, a mighty rock in the shifting sands of time. Thank you, Lord, for my wonderful mother.
Friday was a fun day filled with Play-Doh and fishing. The fact that the fish were plastic didn't hinder our enthusiasm. Sugar plum and her Unctan (as she calls her Uncle Stan) were way too cute casting and reeling 'em in.
Today, my sweet niece (sugar plum’s mom) and I roamed neighborhoods seeking bargains at yard sales, as well as hitting a charming antique shop before calling it a day. I was mostly along for the ride, although I ended up purchasing a small milk-green bowl at the antique shop. Shelaine landed some mighty fine bargains, including this very old desk shown above, for a shockingly low price. (Pardon me, but I am strangely contorted in the photo; I was attempting to scrunch down to get me and sugar plum in the picture. I need to remember not to do that again.)
As you may know, Shelaine and her husband own Rosy Revival in Old Town Spring, and I can’t wait to see what they do with the desk. It has great bones but needs some cosmetic work.
That'll do it for now. Here’s wishing all of my blogging peeps a beautiful Sunday. Thank you so much for keeping me company. You’re always welcome to hang out here.