Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power-Journal Entry

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was filled with moments that will squeeze your heart with a smile for years to come. I know for myself, this was a sweet Mother’s Day weekend that actually began on Friday when I went to see my number one difficult/unloving person on my list, my biological mom. I’m so glad my sister went with me. I don’t think it would have went as well if she hadn’t, and it definitely went better than expected.

We picked her up and took her to lunch and we all actually had a pleasant time. She loved the musical card I gave her and in fact, unexpectedly broke out in tears. It was then that I remembered how much she enjoys music. To see that vulnerable side of her was like a splash of water on a desert-hot day. I was overcome with surprise and tenderness, and soon all three of us were crying. Who would have thunk!

Moments with Mom!

When we dropped her off, my sister and I watched her walk away holding her doggie bag of food – she eats like a bird – and her jacket that matched her pants and her purse that matched her shoes. She looked so vulnerable, so fragile, but so hard with attitude. We were both overcome with tears again, our individual thoughts colliding into a spoken wish that she was nicer to be around so she wouldn’t be alone. Both of us know that the time to take care of her is closer than she’s letting on,  for we suspect that her distended stomach is not cellulite – that’s what she says it is, cellulite that bloats up after eating – but rather she is in liver failure! I’m very glad we did take the time to celebrate her.

My Mother’s day celebration continued when my son and his family came to spend the night that same evening. I was so excited to have them all here and I worked nonstop to get all my stuff done so I could be completely and utterly one hundred percent tuned into all of them.

We heard them pull up and I made a beeline for the front door. As I walked toward their car, I heard the words, “There’s Naaaaaaaaaannnnaaaaa!” I headed straight for my grandson and was beyond overwhelmed at his excitement to be with us. Little Ty-Ty was out like a light in her car seat, unaffected by her brother’s squeals of joy. The weekend had officially begun!

After hugs and kisses and lots of laughter, the two little ones were finally tucked in and we had a few minutes to visit before we headed off to bed ourselves. After all, it was 1:00 in the morning, like three-and-a-half hours past my bedtime. I was so “in the moments” I hadn’t realized what time it was or how tired I was. I think I was out before my head hit the pillow.

Waking up knowing your grand kids and their mommy and daddy are with you in your home is an amazing feeling. I literally woke up with a smile on my face and peace in my heart. My husband and I had a few quiet moments while I waited patiently for them to wake up.

It was a full day that began with laughter and ended with hugs and smiles, and in between, we giggled as Sparky became Ty-Ty’s best friend and showered her with kisses and she mimicked him, sticking her tongue out and licking the air!

Sparky & Ty-Ty

After we were all dressed for the day, we went to Denny’s and had brunch, then off to the park where we ran and played and laughed some more before heading back to the house for some water slide time, but only after the pool and slide were blown up at the risk of their daddy fainting from loss of oxygen when the portable pump gave out!

When we hugged good-bye, I was content, knowing that there will be many more days just like the one we just experienced and that every day I’m with them is truly a mother’s day. I can’t believe how fast  the day went, but not without the moments being etched in love on and in my heart and mind forever.

Thank you so much for joining us for Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power. I hope you’ll be able to tune in with us via your computer at at 1:00 this afternoon for our “Kiss Dating Good-bye” show. Today’s segment is part 2 of Courting Came First!” Have an awesome day!



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14 Responses to “Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power-Journal Entry”

  1. Susie says:

    This totally brought big tears to my eyes!!! What an amazing thing to experience w/ your Mom and sister and to have such an awesome time w/ your son and grandkids!! WOW….thank you Jesus for blessing Evinda!!! Thank you for this cool post today!

  2. Gail says:

    So glad you got to have your time with your Mother and tune in on her vulnerability. I’m sure if she understood about repentance she would see that those tears represent years of bitterness, sadness, and a deep deep regret for the past. I am believing and praying that she will see that so her days left on earth will be filled with peace and joy. We serve a big God who can do that.

    Wow, what an exciting time to have the kids and grandkids over night. Nothing like the sweet love we get from our gk’s. God is good, and loves to give His kids good gifts.

    Blessings today, and I will be tuning in to the show.

  3. Gay Hardy says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you had a wonderful weekend…great pictures too. Family is such a blessing.
    Although I was celebrating with my two boys, I miss my family everyday, holiday’s are a little harder, my Mom, unlike yours, was so easy to celebrate…I miss her very much and long to be with her again!

    Memories are forever!!
    Love, Gay

  4. Gail says:

    Oh, and love the pictures. Nice touch.

  5. Jeffery says:

    ” I couldn’t believe how fast the day went by but not without etching memories of love in my heart forever. ” You said it mom. That was a weekend that I will never forget. It felt sooo good to all be together. Happy mothers day mom. I love you and we love you and He loves you and they love you and… well, you’re loved.

  6. admin says:

    Heeee Heeee, you make me smile and squeeze my heart with gladness, as if it had been pumped up with a helium tank!!! I love you and George loves you and HE loves you and Baraka and Sparky love you and they love you and she loves you…. AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON…..More; most!

  7. admin says:

    As my adopted mom says, I could be dangerous now that I know how to do that!!! LOL

  8. admin says:

    And isn’t it a blessing to have such fond memories to reach out and feel again, re-experience!!!! And you will do that for your son as well, you amazing woman!

  9. admin says:

    So glad there’s you…. knowing you are with me every step of this journey!!

  10. admin says:

    And thanking God for the gift of incredible people like you in my life and heart!

  11. Kathy says:

    I read this post, saw the pictures again and WOW!! You are Blessed. God truly is blessing you. So love etching memories!!

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