Friday, June 28, 2013

Two Little Words...

On Friday, while we were at my parents' house, Jonathan (our oldest) got upset with me about how I handled something and said some pretty hurtful things. Of course, I cried and was very hurt. Then on Saturday, when Grizzley was so sick, once again, I wasn't handling things as he thought I should.  He finally said, 'Mama, you act so nonchalant, like it's not important that Grizzley's so sick."  I replied that no, I wasn't nonchalant, that I understood the importance of how sick he was, but that I was trying to stay calm so that I could keep him and my daddy calm.  Of course, I cried again. 
Then, Jonathan came around to me (naturally, he towers over me and is bigger than me) and wrapped his arms around me and says, "That makes sense, Mom.  I'm sorry.  I really am sorry." 

When we were leaving, he asked to tell me goodbye last.  That is not unusual as he sometimes hugs me a bit longer.  Once again, he wrapped those arms around me and said, "I'm sorry, mama.  For yesterday too."  

We talked on the phone the following day and I told him how much his apology meant to me and said, 'Well, it was true and I meant what I said."  I told him I knew that and that was why it meant so much to me.


Two little words, yet big enough to sooth a hurting heart.

 Two little words, yet big enough to heal a torn relationship. 
Two little words, yet big enough to make the difference between a totally awful day or a good one.  

Two little words, yet big enough to cover a multitude of sins and mistakes.

Two little word, yet big enough to make all the difference in the world. 

Two little words, yet the biggest gift this precious son of mine could give me; said at a time I truly needed to, not only hear them, but to know that they were said in honesty. 

Oh, Father, may I say these two little words, when needed, without expectation and with a genuine heart as my son did.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Yesterday, had a great Advanced class and then we headed to Riverbend to hear Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert. Though rain was predicted, it moved in earlier and we had perfect weather.  Drake White opened for them and he was good.  Lynyrd Skynyrd was AWESOME--great show and great concert.  We waited til almost everyone was out b/f we left and then when we finally got to the interstate it was pretty much traveling at a snail's pace when we moved at all.  Found out later, cattle vehicle wrecked.  Anyway, we finally got off and through prayer, Stephen navigated us around the wreck.  We stopped for a snack and bathroom, then headed on home.  It was 2:30 a.m . before we arrived, but it was worth it. The shirts at the concert were so expensive but Trevor got online today and ordered me one. Woo Hoo.  It'll be here when we get back from mama and daddy's. 
The boys had to get up this a.m. and go work for a couple we know.  They work hard and the couple pays them so that is really helpful to them.  Trevor used part of that money for my shirt. Then Charla (Jordan's best friend) came over for the day.  Another friend of his is coming tomorrow evening.
I'll leave you with a pic of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


As I said in my last post (I think) the boys saved money that they got from my daddy and got tickets to Riverbend this year. It's pretty cool as it's a way to hear bands/see concerts one will never be able to afford otherwise.  The bands are to keep things family friendly (which all except for Ceelo have done.  Ceelo is banded for life now from Riverbend), so it's a great time to get to see musicians and bands we like.
 Last night the Newsboys were there.  The Newsboys is a Christian band (began in Australia) and has changed a few members in the years since it started (in 1995).  Michael Tait (from DC Talk) is now the lead singer.  The show was awesome and it did this mama's heart good to look over and see her two teenage sons enjoying the show and singing along.
Jeff Frankenstein (yes, that's his real name) Keyboard, vocalist.
Michael Tait
Jody Davis (guitarist/vocalist)
Duncan Phillips; drums
Tonight, Trevor has opted to stay at home (which I wish I could do but due to Stephen's leg I'm the driver) and we're taking Jordan to hear a band he likes.  Tomorrow is Lynyrd Skynyrd and we are all fans; so that will be fun. 
On a totally different note, Sensei told me yesterday to start training.  I was so stoked as that means I'm training for my 2nd Dan (2nd black belt degree).  Woo Hoo!! It'll be a several hour test, but only with my Sensei and Stephen can actually watch this one.  Prayers appreciated. Will let you know the date of test when I find out but I'll be training for a bit. 
Oh, and you can see a video here of the drummer's 'act'. (even if you don't have a fb just copy and paste link)  It was awesome.