i have been reading all of your comments and i just want to scoop you all up and give you a big hug! they are delightful medicine for my heart right now.
i am so grateful to have made it through my birthday and was able to enjoy it. i spent the weekend with my daughters and it just made me smile. i watch them and can't believe they are mine. i was doing the laundry or something and i was talking with God and just thanking Him for giving them to me..that they were enough and standing back and looking at my life i am blessed.
i don't know how many of you know my kiddos so i thought today i would share a bit about my girls. I have 5 children. 3 girls and 2 boys.
the girls and i met my mom and my two sisters for lunch at texas roadhouse saturday. we ate and then talked for like 2 hours! the best present..ever i am grateful to have the pain medicine so i can get through each day. i only have until the 29. it is the pain that ends up doing me in and lands me in the hospital having that at home has made all the difference.
chelsee is my second oldest..on the far left. she is the momma to all my grand babies...all FOUR of them! it was nice for her to enjoy the day with us minus the little ones. we could have never sat there for two hours with them for sure. she is a good little momma. she is the one that whips everything into shape when she comes. she gets the laundry done..the house cleaned..everything in its place. i was so like that when i was younger. chelsee and her husband are moving in with us at the end of the month for a couple of months while he looks for a job. they sold their daylight donut shop yay!! we are praying for a house in the country. big enough for us all...would you pray if you think of it? it is hard to find around here but God is able.
nikki is the one to my right. she is my partner in business.. the designer of the signs and shirts. she & i do everything together. i told her when she gets married that i am a part of the deal. he has to love me as much as her! ha! she has recently lost over 50 lbs. and still losing. she joined the gym and is working out 5 days a week--she is a crazy woman now! she is such an inspiration and JOY to this momma's heart. she recently gave her notice at work at her full time job and is coming to work for me full-time may 1. so right after my surgery and then recovery we can get busy getting all of you some shirts!
then there is the baby of the five..miss grace. chelsee doesn't do much shopping with us but saturday she joined us for a short excursion to ulta and target. she couldn't belive how "good" grace was. she said that when her and nikki were little they didn't get half the stuff she gets...laughing of course. both girls always mothered her...there is 13 years between grace and nikki ?? i think. she always tells her siblings she is my favorite and i agree of course but i secretly tell all of them that.
i didn't get to make cupcakes. i just didn't feel like it. we grilled yesterday..hamburgers, steak, brats and some chicken. baked some potatoes .. tossed a big ol salad - it was so yummy and so satisfying to me. i really really enjoyed my weekend. thank you for all of the birthday wishes and prayers. i covet all of the prayers leading up to my surgery and recovery.
do you have girls? do you see YOU in them? i sure do..bits of me in each one. the good and the not so...lol
i would love to hear about your girls....we can do boys another day. they are a league of their own ha! happy monday sweet friends...xo