Hello, Sunshine! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. This weekend we went to Jacksonville to celebrate our niece’s seventh birthday and to celebrate Mother’s Day. This was my mama’s first Mother’s Day without her Mother. I wanted to be there to support her and show her how much she means to our family. I’m trying to focus on celebrating the little moments despite all of the craziness going on my life.
Celebrating the Little Moments – We Didn’t Have a Blow Out on the Interstate
Our trip to Jacksonville started off with a bang – literally. We pulled out of our driveway and began to move forward when we heard a giant bang/pop sound. We stopped and didn’t see anything so we continued on our way. I looked over at the dashboard and noticed my ! flashing on it. I pushed the buttons and saw that it said to check the air pressure on the front tire. JD pulled over the car and as soon as he opened the door the loud swooshing sound of the air deflating out of my tires was over-powering. Crap, we had a flat tire.
Our neighbor has been outside working on non-stop DIY projects. I’m guessing this is where the giant screw/nail came from that punctured the tire. It is a pain to get my spare tire out. I’m so thankful that JD was with us when this happened. There is absolutely no way that I could change the tires on my car myself. CC learned some new fun words from his daddy during this ordeal. I’m sure it’s a memory he won’t forget. I know I remember a few special freak out moments with my dad and JD said one Christmas sticks out in his mind.
We are so lucky that we didn’t have a blow out on the interstate and for that I’m truly grateful.
Celebrating the Little Moments – Being There for The Big Days
My kids are the only cousins my sister’s daughter has. When we told her we were running late for her party she said, “All I want is my cousins to make it. I don’t care about the presents.” I told her that no matter how late we would be that we would make it to her party. We wouldn’t miss it for anything.
The kids only had a few minutes to power jump on the trampolines, but they had a great time. Lulu has no idea that she’s only two, Gracie loves any time she can spend with her cousin (they’re only one year apart) and CC was a huge hit with the girls at the party. The girls decided to play the telephone game and every outcome had something to do with CC. He loved the attention, but don’t tell him I told you.
Celebrating the Little Moments – Mother’s Day with My Mother
We usually spend Mother’s Day at one of the water parks because I love going! It’s always a fun Mother’s Day that I enjoy with the little ones who made me a Mother. This year I wanted to be with my own Mother. This was her first Mother’s Day without her own mama. I can’t imagine the pain she felt, but I wanted her to know how much my whole family loves and appreciates her.
She recently started working again after so many years of taking care of my grandmother. She really enjoys her new job and the friends she’s making. I’m happy that she has found joy after all of the sorrow that she has felt recently.
The one thing I really regret is that I didn’t call my grandmother before she died. It had a been a week since I had last spoken with her. The day she died I kept thinking I should call her, but the day passed quickly and I never dialed her number. It still haunts me to this day.
I now make it a point to call my parents several times a week just to say hi. I know how much I appreciate when someone calls me to just chat and not want anything in return. I love all of my family and I hope they all know how much they mean to me.
What are you grateful for this week?
How often do you call your parents?