Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I am Thankful For!!!!

 I am very thankful for my family.   Josh talked Abby into going hunting with him the other week and she killed this eight-pointer. Since Harper's been born they haven't hunted together until that night. I am very thankful for a wonderful son and daughter-n-law.
 I am thankful for a great daughter and probably a soon to be son-in-law.  We just keep waiting on Wesley to get it in gear.
 Then there is this man, with his long hippy hair which I really like.  This is one of the few times I got a smile for no reason other than I was probably making fun of him. I can't tell you how much I appreciate and am thankful for him in my life.
And last but definitely not least, this girl.  Who brings smiles to my face every time I see her.

I visited and helped with a friend this past weekend and to say it was a little overwhelming is an understatement.  Myra was a little more frail than I had mentally prepared for.  She was a little sentimental, still humorous and extremely tired and in alot of pain.  I stayed tough and light while there but on the ride home I realized how things were a little worst than I had hoped for.  Cancer is straight from the pits of HELL and shows no mercy on individuals or their families.  Stress is not stated enough in these situations, life is draining and tiring on everyone involved.  And pain is all consuming that you can't think past it at times. I am thankful for Myra and who she is.  When I got there she said Tracy it is a sad day, I said Why?  She said let me show you, she grabbed my hand and led me to a table beside where she sits and sleeps most of the time.  I had painted her back in 1986 a ceramic Jesus praying at a big rock, Myra said Jesus face fell off can you fix it.  We both laughed, some men had brought her a new mattress and they knocked the figurine off and broke his face. We both agreed it had to be trashed. On those sad days, you have to look for humor, joy and peace in the midst of weariness.  I am so thankful for all God has given me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

4 months old

Little Miss Harper

                                                       She is 4 months old this week
I took her out yesterday and the leaves were blowing everywhere, She just smiled and laughed at the falling leaves around us.  It is great how innocent their little minds are and the joy they find in the small things.  What they can teach us and not say a word......

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

once again

Once again I have been fighting a kidney stone, this one is smaller because last Tuesday I hurt but not so that I could cry like the last one. The pain left me by Wednesday night so, I thought smooth sailing.  Everyday I have not felt 100% I knew something still wasn't right.  Yesterday I went to see my family Dr., she said I am sorry to tell you this but you do not have a bladder infection.  Yeah!!!! Most people are thrilled to hear this diagnosis but to me this means there is a rock rolling around in there,  that  little rock baby is still there trying to cause me discomfort and grief. I went to the Urologist and he said the same thing, try to give birth to the gravel, but if nothing happens by next Tuesday, call me. Sure I think, no problem, I just have to suffer for the cause, whatever that cause is..

Friday, November 11, 2011

Everything you do.

I love this song, we forget that in all things we do are to be for his glory. From being a stay at home mom, a ditch digger, a banker, a teacher, a nurse, a nursery worker, a Sunday school teacher, or the one who closes up the church. Everything we do can bring a smile to our creators face.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Bee

I am a little late in the pictures, it took me a few days to get this from Audrey's phone and uploaded.
This happy bee is truly happy most of the time. Every morning that I get her, we first sing this:
I call her Happy Harper....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Grave stones

Joey and I were in the mountains this weekend, hunting season started there last week.  It was such a beautiful weekend I needed to get out but you can't go walking around in the woods, it is very dangerous this time of year. I raked leaves around the house on Saturday while Joey was up the mountain. In Virginia you can't hunt on Sunday, Joey hung out with me so we decided to walk down the road to one of the local grave yards to get my exercise in for the day. On this beautiful clear blue sky morning, as Joey and I had looked at all the dates and name on the grave stones I told him, wouldn't it  be really cool to be right here on this spot when Christ comes back for his saints.  The graves would start popping open and right there on top of this mountain in the middle of this field on a beautiful sunny day we would rise up and met him in the air.  It gave us both goose bumps.....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Ford

I sold my trusty car 2 weeks ago and have been driving Joeys truck.  I do not like to drive his truck.  It is too big, it is hard to park, and I don't feel girly at all in it. He also does not like for me to drive his truck.  You see I put things in my vehicles everyday.  I keep a pretty clean car, but it has stuff in it.  His truck is always litter free.  He told me I don't care what you get just get one soon.  I looked online for two weeks, went to multiple dealerships, drove a variety of cars and suv's.  Buying a vehicle is a important decision.  We ladies have to like to look, the color, the way it drives, the radio, and for me right now how good is the gas mileage.  I don't care about the tires, the engine, or other manly things.  First and foremost, I have to like the way it looks. Well, I prayed and told the Lord how much I would like to spend on a car and no more, I called the Chevy dealer and they had a Ford of all things on the lot.  I liked, I offered them the amount I was set on and they sold it to me.  So now for the first time I and driving a Ford Fusion. Joey dropped me off at the dealership and said I hope you make it home, you know what Ford stands for don't you."Fix or Repair Daily" he is a true Chevy Man.