"When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly." author unknown
It's that time of the year....
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
and we missed the freezing rain so far. We do have a significant snow warning forecast for Thursday night and Friday. We will see how that pans out. I definitely do not want to see my brother and sister in law caught on bad roads on their way north on Friday. They are the only ones traveling now through Christmas in my family. I hope all of your families arrive at their destinations safely.
I am kind of on a let down feeling today after a sleepless night with a lot of nightmares. Christmas shopping and baking, etc. puts a big strain on us all. Now I am going to try to relax and remember that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus and not a big bakeoff or seeing how much money we can spend on gifts. I think I tend to go overboard because I was number 6 in a family of 8 children. We were very poor. My mom and dad moved us from Missouri to Illinois, hoping for a better life, when I was 3 years old and Rae was 1. My youngest brother was born in Illinois.
This picture was taken when I was 7 years old in the 3rd grade. Notice my lovely dress. I remember it very well. It was a soft mint green made from a feed sack by my mother.
I can say with all honesty that I don’t ever remember getting a present when I was a child. Later on after I was in high school was different. My mom tried very hard, sewing us dresses from feed sacks and making homemade candy which she saved in a 5 gallon can. Anyway, that is my explanation for the reason why I go overboard for my kids. Now I appreciate life for what it is and I thank God that He has given me an opportunity to live it.
I would like to clarify something from my post yesterday. My cousin Audrey who is Nate’s grandmother lives in Michigan as does Nate and his family. Audrey did the applique on Nate’s sweatshirt as was explained in the paragraph in quotations which was an excerpt from an email from Audrey to me.
I hope you are all having a good week. Stay safe and be happy!