Friday, July 27, 2012

Mimi's prayer

I pray for safe travels for all those who are flying home today for summer vacation, for that safety to continue tomorrow on our car trip to Grayton and finally for a sweet, happy, trouble free time together as we enjoy each others' company at the beach.  I give thanks for the opportunity to have you all together once again!  Amen!

Double the Celebration!

Today our day will begin and end in celebration!  It's Ford's 17th birthday (count 'em, 17!) and tonight our children and grandchildren will be coming in from California and Korea for the start of family vacation.  But it doesn’t stop there!   We will continue the celebration Saturday morning, on Molly's birthday, as the caravan begins its annual trek to Grayton Beach, where we will meet up with the rest of the family for a week of fun and sun together.

Joy, joy, joy, oh, happy days!

Happy Birthday to Ford and Molly!!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A visit with Mama

 Boy was I blessed when I arrived at Mom's on Saturday night to fried chicken, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches and fresh sliced tomatoes from my sister's garden!  I know how hard that was for Mom to do and it touched my heart that she went to so much trouble.  She hasn't fried chicken in years and had to take frequent periods of rest to make this delicious meal for us.  It was not in vain, I enjoyed every morsel!
 Morning smiles are hard to put on her face, pain keeps wanting to interfere with her happiness, but this one she managed and, even without make-up, it becomes her.
 Again, Mom rose to the occasion when we (she, Judy, Louis and I) decided we needed to take a trip to Kentucky to see my Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Bob.  They have been having terrible health problems but rallied, received us and we once again were able to love on each other.  Their lovely daughter, Sally was there caring for them and that was a bonus for us!
I thought brother, Hugh, and his wife Natali were at their mountain cabin but while we were gone they dropped by Mother's and we missed seeing them.  I wish I could have made that happen; spending time with my birth family is such a blessing to my life.  To this day, they feel like home.

I hope you always stay close to yours too.

My trip ended with a visit, with Judy, to her daughter, Abby's new home with her husband to be, Nate.  Afterwards we all went to a wonderful Tea House and talked of weddings and Abby's recent mission trip to Haiti.  I regret that I didn't get pictures of this, another memory made.

Thanks family for spending such quality time with me.  I love you for always.  (Hugh/Natili, come visit us in Atlanta! Better yet, come to the mountains and show us how to install some security cameras at the cabin. :))

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Count Down to Grayton!

Can't wait to make more memories!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Sunday, July 08, 2012

To Terrence...

You and me, for better or worse...

I'll be the there.

May our Golden Pond always be beautiful!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy.

  Thank you America for giving us an opportunity to raise our children in the care and safety of this land. Thank you America for allowing us to work towards being all that we can be.  Thank you America for the brave men and women who continue to fight for the privilege of being free.  God Bless America!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Birthday time!

July 2

                                                                             June 30

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ford runs over 'em!

Facebook noteworthy note from Grandad...

My oldest grandson, Ford Croft, age 16 just pitched a complete game against one of the best teams in the country, the East Cobb Royals, and beat them 13-3. Scouts were there to see the opposing pitcher. They were watching the wrong one! The game was part of a tournament played at Birmingham-Southern. I am very proud!