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....