Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just so you aren't worried . . .

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, or been kidnapped by aliens or anything that drastic. My dad's service on Tuesday was lovely - a fitting tribute to his life. After the service, about a dozen of us - family and friends - met in Alpharetta at the Varsity to celebrate his life even more. We put several tables together and all sat around talking about Larry stories - I think he would have loved it! That was one of his all time favorite meals - two chili dogs, onion rings and a coke.

Anyway, on Wednesday hubby and I put Mama into the car and went riding up in NW Georgia. We had a great time, and she really relaxed. We found a patch of sassafrass plants, and I got in there and pulled up enough for her to make her a pot or two of tea.

As the day progressed, I started getting a sore, drainy throat. I was coughing like crazy. About 2 AM I threw up all over the living room carpet and my house robe. I'm feeling better now, but still weak. It was kind of neat having Mama here to baby me a bit.

Hubby just left a while ago to take her home. My nephew called and he's been giving away some of Daddy's things to his buddies, and 'cleaning', which means throwing things away he most likely doesn't have any clue what they are. Now, my mama is a pack rat, but in some odd way she's an organized packrat. She knows what is in most every stack. Anyway, it sounded like my nephew is 'staking a claim' and letting her know he's taking over, except he's not! Please pray for my mom to be strong with him, and for him to listen to her and be understanding that it's HER house, and her junk! It's not his to give away or throw away.

Okay, I need to get off of here - it's thundering pretty good out there. I'll be back in a day or two to catch up on all my blogs, etc. Thank you each and every one for the prayers and good thoughts during these days - they are most appreciated! Becky

PS - T, the strawberries came, and they look beautiful, and hubby ate a couple and said they were delicious. Maybe before long I'll feel like eating real food, lol! You really are too sweet. B.


Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Dear B, Been thinking & praying for you... Goodness.. I guess it was bad timing on those berries! I hope your tummy feels better & you are able to enjoy them... But glad hubby is enjoying them! I will keep your Mom in my prayers... Love & Blessings ~
~ T

Valerie said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you feel better soon. I also am praying for your Mom to be strong.

tara said...

hi becky, glad you popped in to let us know you are ok! I hope your mom is strong, afterall she is still living there and all of her treasures mean something to her! Stay strong~ hope you feel back to your normal self soon to eat those strawberries!

Ladybug in TN said...

I have thought of you many times a day. Thankful you are home safely and had a good trip. However, sorry the bug got you. It seems as though Atlanta has been hit hard with flooding. I hope my niece is safe and can get to her home in Tucker without problems. Take care my friend and remember you are loved by Him and many others.