Sunday, April 17, 2011

Slowly getting on track

I can't believe that it has been over a month since my last post. Wow time has gotten away from me. I was so blessed to have been able to go on vacation with just my mom and dad. It almost made me feel like I was a kid again. We went to see some family that I had not had the pleasure of seeing for quite sometime. Being military we are told where to live and for how long. This causes most of us to only see our extended family every so often. I was able to visit with my Aunt Norma and Uncle Harold and had a wonderful time. My cousin Michael and his family and my cousin Derek and his family were there also. What a great time!

My dearest Uncle Harold is not feeling so well lately. He has cancer and is fighting with all his might. I know that it is in God's hands and that His will will be done, but it still hurts. Please keep the family in your prayers. I did get an update and the family has moved Harold to Hospice and he seems to be in good spirits. I know that he is a man of God and that God is already with him and the family.

I was also able to head to Missouri to see my Aunt Neda and Uncle Jerry and my cousin Kim and her daughter Myriah, and my other cousin Curtis and his daughter Paige. I had such a great time with them and we played cards most of the night. It seems like every time when our family gets together and we usually play cards and our favorite game is  nerts (not sure of the spelling) which is like double solitary. We also played some dominoes and had a wonderful time just getting caught up. I had the realization that it had been over 15 years since I had been to their house. Wow that is way too long ago. I vow that since we do live in Texas now that it is not gonna be that long again.

So as you can see my mind has not been on crafting lately. My boys have been very busy and they just had their last soccer games of the season yesterday. I on the other hand have been very sick the past week. It started with a headache and developed into the flu and bronchitis. I have been in bed or on the couch all week and today is the first day that I have done anything since last Saturday and I have done some laundry. My hubby has been a dream this week. He has cooked, cleaned, and have taken care of the boys. He even went to work late so that he could take my 8 year old to school in the mornings and then he would pick him up at 3. I did still have the younger 2, but they somehow understood how sick mom was and didn't give me too much problem until Thursday. By that time I was aware of what was going on and could deal a little with them. I am on the mend now, but very weak. I didn't realize that the flu could knock you down this much. Oh well no time to waste hubby leaves Tuesday for a few days. Glad that it is only for a few days and he will be back soon.

Now I have to get my house back in order somehow, but I am not gonna rush it til my strength is back. Remember to give those who mean the world to you a kiss and a hug and tell them what they mean to you. Life is short and time runs away. Pray for those that are dear to you and those that are on your mind today!


KER said...

big cyber HUG...hope you are completely well soon...good vibes to your uncle and safe/be well

Cheryl said...

Hi Whitney! Hope you're feeling better. It's nice to see you blogging again. It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

~Chris~ said...

Welcome back my Friend.. You have been on my Mind and in my prayers.. Will call you again soon.. Sending BIG HUGS your Way.. Miss ya!

The Mama Monkey said...

Hang in there, Whitney! Prayers for you and your family. xoxo

Teresa Jenkins said...

Welcome back! So sorry to hear you have been sick, but wonderful to hear how you were able to visit family. Military life makes it hard to visit family so I know how you feel! Feel better soon!

Amanda said...


Welcome back, get some rest so you can create.