Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Again

Life is funny.  I can honestly say one thing I never thought I'd do - is attend my own mother's wedding.  That is exactly what I did yesterday.  Daddy has been gone for over 2 years and God brought LaVaughn  into Mom's life soon after.  (LaVaughn's wife passed just a few days after my Dad, by the way.)

                                           "Here comes the bride!"  (with my brother, Kevin)

I have to mention the church was packed - folks standing in the back!  Over 200 people came to see this couple unite in marriage.  Our two families had not met and we had a great time getting to know each much in common, especially in the Lord.

I have watched my mother bloom in this new relationship and it's been a joy to watch.  My brother's grandson gave her this touching poem he wrote about watching the love between his grandmother and LaVaughn (we call him L.V.)...

I cried when I watched her come down the aisle.  Later several said, "It'll be okay..."  misunderstanding my tears.  I was SO happy for her.  Mom and Dad did not have a "wedding" - this was a big deal for her and she was so excited.  At 79 years of age, she had her special "princess" day!

Afterwards of course - we had two-steppin' and partied the afternoon away...

                                                                      Kealee and L.V.

So, congratulations to my Mom...a beautiful, brave woman who is not afraid to live life to the fullest.

                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Moody - Happy Again!

Monday, April 9, 2012

I'm Actually Thinking...

Of trying to write a book.  For years I've insisted, "There's no book IN me.  I have nothing to write about."  Today, my hubby and I were reminiscing and I said, "We were insane!"  He said, "No, we weren't insane. We were young, adventurous..." to which I replied, "and insane!"  We laughed and laughed.

I often look back and share with my children different places we lived, people we met, things we tried, regrets, adventures, etc. I don't share with strangers, because they look at me "like a calf looking at a new gate" (don't feel bad, I don't know what that means exactly either - but it's always said here in Arkansas). 

Today, as Jay and I laughed and remembered - I thought, maybe I COULD write a book.  Maybe some of these hilarious things, would make good reading.  We are so blessed to have lived in a generation that was able to do things our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will never be able to do. 

So, yes - I am thinking, but only thinking at this point.  I may try a little and find out quickly that I was right in the first place - we'll see and I'll let you know!