Wednesday, January 7, 2009
No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth but it feels that way. I've tried several times to do a new posts and my mind just wouldn't cooperate. Do you have days like that?
This Christmas was both difficult and exciting. This was my first Christmas without my mother and grandmother. I lost Mother in June and my precious grandmother, "Ma Vera", 3 weeks later at the age of 95. In my 50 something years, this was only my 2nd Christmas without both and they were so missed. I comforted myself with pictures, memories and putting out Christmas treasures that belonged to them.
Our exciting news was my only child's engagement! Yea! I'm getting a daughter-in-law this year and I'm so happy. He took her to New Orleans and did a very romantic proposal. Her ring is beautiful and we're planning a destination wedding. It's so reassuring to see that life goes on and God has wonderful things in store for our family this year.
Monday, Dec., 29, a cousin of Mr. Dumpling called. He and his fiance wanted to get married on our front porch. The day? In two days! Well, we hit it in gear. Took down outdoor Christmas, power-washed the front porch (yes, it was cold!) and tried to get ready. It was a beautiful wedding and what a way to start the New Year.
I can't wait to show you the Noritake China Mr. Dumpling gave me for Christmas!
Posted by JudyBug at 7:34 AM