Thursday, December 17, 2009

Busy but Thankful

This week has been one of THE busiest of our lives, especially Rhett's young life. Even my mom told him not to try out for anything next time! LOL

Monday we had visitation for Earlene which went well. She had the the most beautiful spray on her of red and pink roses with baby's breaths. The funeral was harder on everyone. Janice and the older grandchildren sang hymns. I don't know how they did it, but they did without breaking down. It was hard for me because the majority; well 3 of them were my older grown step children. I kept thinking that is my family up there. I was just glad I could be there for them as was Don who served as paul bearer. So did Stephanie and her cousin Tabitha. That was a first for us.

Then Rhett had his 1st band concert and he did well. My pics without flash wouldn't turn out, but the ones with flash did and made everything look dark around him! Jason couldn't get over it. He came to it with Don. Rhett was playing Jason's trombone which he let us borrow. So we were keeping it in the family. We were sitting right behind our granddaughter Tatum who is in 7th grade band playing the flute. Her family ended up leaving early as she was supposed to play "Silent Night". When Rhett heard the senior high band playing, he turned around to look at me and say, "WOW!" He thought it was awesome.

Rhett was in a spelling bee yesterday morning. I was the only one attending as mom was having a mamogram. Don had to work. I was so nervous for him, none of my pictures turned out clear. They gave him really hard words. Alas he did not win. He remained throughout 8 rounds. He was third but only 1st and 2nd place received gift cards. He was greatly disappointed. I kept telling how well he did; how proud I was of him; how he last longer than the others but it didn't seem to work. I thought he was going to cry. He wanted me to check him out of school but I wouldn't. I felt he needed to suck it up. He had play rehearsal after school anyway. He did get a certificate. I found out later his reaction is probably a man thing.
There is always next year...

Yesterday was a day about small finds for me. I tried the new funnel sticks at Burger King before Rhett's spelling bee. I found pecans when I parked at Rhett's school. 12 of them! I stopped to pick up a sandwhich for lunch on my way to work. In the empty parking place beside me were shattered pieces of blue glass. I picked up one piece to be used in a piece of artwork.

I am still overwhelmed at work & home rushing to get things done, packages wrapped, bags packed, etc. and extrememly tired this week. But I know Rhett will have a good Christmas and that is what matters. I feel like that Mother Teresa quote.... I just wish God wouldn't trust me so much... or however it goes.

My church is helping a single father who's daughter has leukemia to have a really good Christmas. We are giving them 10 bags of groceries and $151! I just couldn't believe have giving these folks are. It feels so good.

Tonight is Rhett's play. I am wearing my gingerbread vest in honor of it since the title is "Little Miss Gingerbread". I haven't let Rhett tell me about the play because I want to be surprised. I am picking up my folks to take them to it. We will probably celebrate afterwards. Then I have to fix a lemon pie for Rhett to take to school tomorrow. Thank goodness it is the last day of school!

Even though our lives have been busy, I am still thankful for this life we have; for our health. We are never to busy to forget to be thankful. I am thankful that we can be there to support family members in times of need; to support them as they have supported us in our times of need. To be there for one another.

Due to this busy time of year, always remember to be thankful and count you many blessings. Please share them with us at Thankful Thursday at the following....


Denise said...

Wow, your family has been busy bees, bzz bzz. But, sounds very exciting. I wish you all a very merry Christmas, love you.

A Gracious Home said...

I see you and Rhett have been busy. I love band concerts. I hope you all have a blessed week. Doylene

More Than Conquerors said...

Amen, Becky! We are never too busy to forget to be thankful! I am so thankful you shared your thankful heart with us though you are busy. It is encouraging to read of how God is taking care of you and your family. Please give Rhett a hug on my behalf! I am proud of him that he did so well though he didn't get a prize. Tell him don't be discouraged. The most important thing is we have done our best for the Lord.

It is encouraging to read of your kindness in giving to the single father who's daughter has leukemia. May God bless your richly as you share His love and blessings with others!

Thank you for your visit and sweet comments on my blog. They are always great encouragements to me and I thank God upon every remembrance of you. Take care and may God bless you and family during the holiday seasons.

Warm regards,

becky aka theRAV said...

LOL Yes, we have been busy bees, Denise. It certainly hasn't been dull! I wish you a very Merry Christmas too!

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Doylene! Thanks for stopping by & commenting. It is always nice to have new visitors. Yes, we have been busy. You have a blessed week also.

becky aka theRAV said...

Well, I am thankful I shared this too, Nancie. No, we are never too busy to be thankful. I am so glad I could be of encouragement to you & hopefully others.Yes, the good Lord is taking good care of us & we are indeed thankful. I will give Rhett a hug for you. We are proud of him too. He was in a play last night so I don't think he is discouraged anymore. He did so good. He was so cute, talented and funny! My baby is growing up on me!

We gave 10 bags of canned goods & raised $151 for that family. I will write more about them later...

You are most welcome for the visits & comments. I thank you for your's. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Serendipity said...

Sounds like you have your plate full there. Hope you'll find the time to unwind and enjoy the reason for the season.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas filled with love & joy and a peaceful New Year!

becky aka theRAV said...

Merry Christmas Serendipity! Thanks for your comments. Yes, I was able to unwind up here in Indiana. My son had a great Christmas. I got THE best gift from my daughter-in-law that had my artwork on it! I cried. We had great fellowships while here, went caroling for the 1st time which was pretty emotional for me esp at the nursing home. So yes, we remembered that Jesus is the reason for this giving season. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well.

PERBS said...

Busy but interesting life!

Came by to tell you my new blog addy:

Postcard Memories From Paulie Hope to see you over there!

PERBS said...

I guess I did the link wrong. Trying again:

Postcard memories From Paulie

That should work . . . I hope!

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

How are you? Thank God for seeing us through another year. Thank God that He is with us through all the changing scenes in life and we are More Than Conquerors through Him Who loved us!

Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. I am so glad to meet you and many wonderful friends through blogging. I have created a "More Than Conquerors Award" and I like to share with you. Please come over and receive it and feel free to pass it on to your friends who also are More Than Conquerors! Take care and God and Blessed New Year!


becky aka theRAV said...

Love your new blog Paulie. So glad to have you back blogging again. Thanks for your comments in my absence during the holidays.

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi Nancie! Sorry I am so late responding to your comment here.
Thank you so much for the award! That was so sweet. I will try to retrieve it & put it on my blog. Thanks again. Happy New Year to you!