Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With a Grateful Heart....

We took advantage of cooler
weather to weed in the flower

"We" was mostly Chelsea.

 I am trying to give
my neck time to heal.

Dr. Jessica rolled her eyes 
on Saturday
when I told her I had been
chasing chickens in the coop.
So...I am trying to do better.

At this point she does not even
want me to carry groceries.
How does one just not do that?
I don't know...
But I'll keep trying.

After weeding we headed up
to Chelsea's favorite spot for
Italian Ice.  We were to meet
Jonathan who had stayed at a 
friend's house the night before.
I made the mistake of taking one bite
into a Mike & Ike that was a part of 
a sample pack we were given after 
donating a dollar to a fundraiser.
With that one bite a crown
disintegrated.  It was devastating.
You all know just how much I love the 
dentist....even as a former dental assistant.
Maybe because of that fact.
You would have laughed if you
had seen me trying to eat soup
after a visit to the dentist  yesterday.
Lets just say that the entire left side
of my face was numb. Well, actually
by then it was patchy. Didn't seem
so bad until the soup was in my
mouth...then only part of my face
moved as I tried to chew and swallow.
Thankfully, the problem was solved by
just waiting a couple of hours and
trying again.

Grandma is even worse.
Bless her heart.
The family was called in yesterday.
Then she stabilized.
Don't know what today will hold.
Of course none of us ever do....

Mikey is walking a little better now.
I didn't tell you before but he jumped
off the roof of a shed at a friends
graduation party, landed on a stump, 
and messed up muscles in his leg. 
His co-workers have been
calling him Gimpy. 
When he does stupid
stuff like this I just want to scream.
He thinks it only hurts him...but we are
trying to get him to see that his choices
and decisions effect more than just himself.
One of these days he just might get it.
Hope it is not too late.
Guess even though he has graduated 
our jobs as parents are not yet complete.

We were stopped at a light yesterday when
Jonathan jumped in his seat and said,
"Oh, that was not good". I looked over
just in time to see a guy about Mikey's
age and build getting up off the ground
to get back on a red motorcycle. 
He had hit the curb and flown over
the handlebars into the nearest yard.
For a second 
I "saw" Mikey. 
The kid looked me in the eye. 
What I saw was fear.
His eyes were huge.
It is imprinted on my brain. 
I am glad this guy was ok. 
But, do hope that he is more
careful in the future.

So... I must thank you, so much for all of your
kind words and prayers. It is such a blessing
to "know" each and every one of you.

It is also great to have
friends in my "real life"
to lift one's spirits.
Bee and Jana
were so very sweet yesterday
as the phone
calls kept coming about Grandma.
They were the best possible
company to be with at that time. 
A great mix of compassion
and distraction.

So, while I complained and had
my pity party
I do know how very blessed
I truly am.

Thanks Again.


Bee said...

Are you feeling anything in your mouth yet? Maybe too much?!?
Soup?!? What were you thinking?
Keeping you all in prayer.

Becky K. said...


I was thinking it(the soup) was very soft. Hmmph!

Actually, it feels pretty good today.
I really do have a great dentist!

Thanks for being there yesterday!

Becky K.

detweilermom said...

Becky as far as carrying groceries, that's what the kids are for!!. And no matter how old they get your will always parent in some way. i was just giving my 22yrold daughter "mom's thoughts" last night. Hope you feel better soon.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh Friend,

Sorry I wasn't there yesterday. I have a little guy with a tad bit of pink eye, and the girls went to their grandparents to help them with stuff...

I intended to call, but I guess it is good that it didn't happen, as it sounds like you were on the phone alot.

Let us know if you need anything. We are just working around the house today.

Vee said...

Sounds like another rough day...ugh. I always say that I don't know how people get through life with the Lord's help. We need Him! I know that He is with your grandmother all the way.

Chelsea is such a good girl for weeding. I really may have to amend my stand on teens for sure.

Karen said...

You have so much on your plate right now-I'm continuing to pray for you (and your grandma) whenever God brings you to mind.

When Chelsea gets done with your gardens, want to send her here? The weeds are winning in our yard, I'm afraid...

Miss Paula said...

What can happen now?? Stuff is always happening over there!!! Maybe you need a hammock and need to rest in it for a few days sipping lemonade and eating bon bons!!

Zuzu said...

Oh my, Becky, what a time you have been having. Wish there was a way to just reach through the computer and give you a hug.
Take good care, K?

Jean Tuthill said...

Thanks for stopping by, I have been "catching up" on what's happening in your world. Let's hope this is enough for you now and you can get back to normal! I'm wishing you the best for Grandma and I hope she continues to improve. I'll say a prayer for her. You need to slow down and get your neck better, too. Take care!

Elena said...

Wow, when it rains it pours! Your garden looks pretty. I hope things smooth out soon for you! Hugs, Elena

Brittany Ann said...

Good for you for being so willing to see your blessings during these hard times! God is good, and I know things will get better soon for you, too!

Gayla said...

You are hit from all sides! I am praying for you.. and your grandma. Hugs from Missouri!

daisy said...

SMiles and hugs coming your way...♥

Kelly said...

Oh, Becky, all of that and you still found the time to call to see if we had news. God bless you. No, we still have not heard anything.

I honestly don't know how to not do things to heal. It's very difficult, but I am glad you are trying. I am praying for you and for your Grandma.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love reading your blog, it reminds me of things in my life. I lost a crown to a 'bit o honey' one time. I love that candy, but I stay away from it now :-) I don't know how you "don't" carry groceries when you have a family. I remember when I was pregnant with the twins that the doctor told me I needed to go on bed rest. I laughed and told him it was impossible. He worked out an agreement with me, no lifting, no sweeping, vacuuming, carrying laundry, etc. It was good that my older boys were homeschooled, I don't know how I would've gotten through the day without them here!