The light bulb had blown out in the little alcove off my sewing room and as I was replacing it I happened to notice a framed photo of Amber and me that I seldom see.
I remember this - now that I see it captured in that moment in time.
It was Christmas morning in 1991. That dressing gown was one of my favorites.
Amber is six years old which would place me at the age of 42.
I notice the Christmas ornaments on the tree and still have them so recently packed away.
This photo was behind the first one and is dated Memorial Day 1991.
Precious memories. How I love them! How I wish I could be transported back in time to revisit these moments.
Yesterday Amber was gazing at Kailey as she lay sleeping after coming in from school.
She said she loved her so much her heart hurt.
I told Amber I know that feeling well.
I still have that very same feeling for her.
Now for redemption!
This is a chair that holds such fond memories for Louis Dean.
His beloved father in law - Jerrel Doggett - was a master upholster for Montgomery Ward back in the day. This chair is VERY important to LD! It is also more than a bit shabby by now and I do not have the time nor the talent to redeem it by reupholstering it.
So I spray painted the whole thing with a can of our all time favorite spray paint!
Worked like a charm!
We buy this paint a dozen cans at a time.
Since I had TWO cans - I turned my attention to the park bench which was looking pretty neglected.
What a difference a can of paint can make.
Put the two together and the porch looks a little bit better!!
I since added a wreath above the bench and feel good about the way it looks.
Summer sent me this sweet pic of Rayne as she is getting ready for the father/daughter dance this weekend. She is adorable!!
Now for the prayer request....
Summer is still in such serious pain that she cannot function well in every day life.
While not ALL the way back to the pain level of September 19th....she is very close.
I have been in prayer all day long for her.
I sent out messages and emails and am so very grateful for the prayers prayed today for my daughter.
She has a doctor appointment in the morning and we are hoping and praying for some direction in how they might treat her.
Louis Dean has already gone to bed, He has an early appointment in the morning and we all know he is NOT a morning person! We will be going down to the ranch later tomorrow and I am so excited.
I plan to do some more writing on my book.
In just 22 days and a wake up, my siblings and I will be leaving for our first time EVER trip together!
Lanita, Lloydine, Lonnie and Linda - the four of us grew up together - and we will be driving down to San Antonio for a few days to celebrate our lives and share our memories of childhood.
I could not write the book I am writing without their memories.
It is a shared experience.
This whole book thing has been such a blessing to all of us.
We have connected with our cousins and forged a bond we never had as children.
We have found closure on so many levels.
I know I asked for prayer for my daughter tonight - but may I offer another prayer request for our sweet Danna who is asking us to pray that God takes her home soon?
This is the granddaughter of our cousin, Joyce. Pam is Danna's mother and words cannot express the sorrow and grief she is going through as she watches her only child suffer.
The last thing I do before I go to sleep at night is to say my prayers.
Please don't forget to say yours.......