Sunday, January 4, 2009

2/365

Hubby has a new hobby, and I love it. He recently learned how to take pictures and turn them into slideshow movies with music. The first one he made was of the boys and it made me cry. I cried happy tears and sad tears. And seeing all those baby faces made me wish I could have another one. Too bad that can't happen. Now Hubby is making a movie made of pictures of Poppop. So we spent over an hour this morning scanning old pictures into the computer. I still need to find more because we don't have any pictures of him from the 1970's or 80's. This movie (and it isn't even made yet) is making me happy and sad, just like the movie of the boys. Of course seeing pictures makes everyone happy but I also get sad because I miss the old days. The old days when Poppop was healthy and didn't have Alzheimer's (and the old days when my little guys were such cute babies).



Day 2 of Daily Grace....
First I want everyone to go read Kristins Blog today at The way it is.....This is my #1 today. Hearing her story definitely Graced my day.

Second is that silly little thoughts graced my mind and I didn't even notice my teenage son and his girlfriend sucking face in the back seat of the minivan this afternoon....but my hubby made sure I knew about it later. Ugh. Now I can never look back in the van when they are back there. I do NOT want to see that.

Third was dinner tonight....made completely by my Hubby. The only thing missing is a visit from the dish fairy tonight.

#4....Church this morning Graced me with lots of smiles. Actually J graced me with smiles during Church. Sometimes he says the cutest stuff, even when he isn't trying. Today he actually cried (loudly) because he thought he was missing out when we all went up for communion and he stayed behind in the pew. When we asked why he was crying he told us that he didn't get any of the Jello they were handing out up front. We all had a big laugh over that one. Only a 5 year old could think that they give you jello during communion. LOL

And 5th would have to be God blessing me with the patience to not get mad when J cries over silly stuff and to enjoy those moments instead. I treasure the patience that I have because I didnt have it when C was growing up. This time around, with J and R, I know that all those small things kids do arent worth getting upset or mad about....and most times they can even put a smile on your face. Now if Hubby could just learn that we would be in good shape.

11 comments:

Young Momma said...

I love this idea. I really do. I actually want to do it... but I'm slightly unsure. I think if I do it I'll do it on a blog separate from my own. We'll see. lol I love your list though! I love your hubs new hobby too - it sounds wonderful!!

Mom said...

I wish I was there with you in church today. That would have been quite a memory. I never got jello for communion either. I'm sure glad they didn't cause I hate jello.

Tonya said...

I love slideshows too, and they are so easy to make...plus you can make a ton of money selling them. I get $35 for each one I have made, and I know some charge even more! It's a nice little side job!

I have to totally agree with you on the patience thing, Fred and I both have way more patience for the kids as we have gotten older! Plus being older, we are wiser to the fact that the time is passing some much more quickly...makes you want to hold onto them and never let them go!

Kristina P. said...

It sounds like a lovely day, Denise!

I haven't been feeling well today, so I missed our first church meeting of the year. It made me sad!

Mimi said...

Hmm, I'd like a little Jello!

Kristin said...

I am glad that you found some grace in my completely ungraceful post. Maybe it will help one person to hug their child just a little tighter tonight. Love you blog as usual.

Samkay said...

ok, it wasn't even that much, thank you!!! lol JP was talking to me alot. LOL

CaJoh said...

This is a pretty cool idea. Good luck in keeping it up.

Amy said...

I love this idea! My therapist once recommended I do a Gratitude Jornal (same principal as your lovely Blog).

You had a wonderful day!

Jillene said...

What a great post!! I especially love the part about the Jell-O!! I am laughing so hard!!

Deb said...

i love #5! i need more of that... you are exactly right, but in the moment, sometimes it is hard to just stay calm and see the silliness in it. i am going to have to work on that. thanks for the inspiration!

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