Mother’s Day weekend was pretty amazing. One our granddaughters, Jayden, celebrated her golden birthday; She turned 8 on the 8th. We went to see her in a musical and then we all went out to dinner.
Then, there was our annual Mother’s Day brunch which also happened to fall on the 26th birthday of our 2nd youngest daughter, Keely. We ate, we laughed and enjoyed ourselves. It was a wonderful time as usual and I’m already looking forward to next year.
It’s our anniversary! Eleven years ago, I met the love of my life and we have been together ever since. One year ago today, we stood before our friends and family and vowed to love one another forever.
Tomi makes me so happy. I never knew love could be this good. She is truly my best friend and I thank God for her everyday. She is so selfless when it comes to loving and taking care of me. She is strong yet sensitive and equal parts beautiful and handsome. Our love has been an amazing adventure and I look forward to a couple of forevers with my love.
“Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone. Nevertheless, still my own.” – Unknown
These are my children. Though birthed by my wife, they are mine. I couldn’t love them more if I had given them life. They are wonderful and loving and I am blessed to have them in my life. Plus, they have given me grandbabies! I am so grateful for my family.
I have been wallowing in my circumstances; healing from my eye surgery, all of the time I’ve had to take off of work, bills and health. Not complaining, just allowing things to consume my thoughts…alot!
You see, I am loathe to go do anything because I can’t really see beyond a few inches in front of my face and that makes me feel anxious and unsafe. Plus, I feel guilty going to do stuff but I’m not going to work. I realize though that I can only do what I can do. Without correction, I can’t do my job. That doesn’t mean that I have to stop living life.
My honey decided that I needed a mental health weekend so we grabbed one of the grandbabies (our only local one) and headed to the ocean. I have to say that I am glad I went because it was just what I needed.
At my weigh-in this week I was down another 10.4lbs which makes 35lbs total. Aaaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhhh!!! I am so excited saying that I could piddle!
In other news…
We are going to see Lalah Hathaway (my absolute favorite artist) in concert again at Jazz Alley in Seattle. This time, Ruben Studdard (American Idol) will be there as well. I am so excited for a night of dinner and a show with my wife.
I am so thankful for my mother! Tomi & I got to take her to brunch again which has become our tradition; I think this is year number 6. We did the all-you-can-eat bruch at the LaQuinta Inn in Tacoma. It was delicious as usual. Tomi & I didn’t get to spend any time with either of our children that are local because they had better things to do apparently but no love lost…maybe a little disappointment though.
This is from our brunch a couple years back. We always take a picture together whenever we get together. I love having the memories and being able to look back and see how we’ve changed although it doesn’t seem like my mom ages at all. I am thankful to have those genes.
As I am getting older, I really appreciate the time that I get to spend with my mom because I know that she won’t be around forever. I love the fact that I have so many great memories of time with my mother. She has made sure that I knew that the world is bigger than my neighborhood. She did her best to make sure that I was ready for the world. I think she did an AMAZING job if I do say so myself.
What a wonderful day we had. My honey created a wonderful tree and gift staging area complete with tiny stockings since all of our decorations are in storage.
I got lots of fantastic goodies…
A Steve Madden barrel bag which was an AMAZING surprise that my honey picked all by herself.
A Martha Stewart loom knitting kit…just to name a few.
We went to breakfast at IHOP and then went to see DJANGO at the movies.
The hardest thing was being away from my family. I miss my parents, my baby girl, my siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. No matter how happy the times I do have, I feel the void of being so far from everyone.