Monday, August 10, 2009

Filling Back Up

My sugar bowl is filling back up. I went to church yesterday and it seemed like everything about the service was directed right at me. Three of my four favorite aunties were there. I missed Barbo. They all had hugs and smiles for me. They knew that my heart was hurting. I had been listening to my iPod with all my Radio Singers music. I really love all the songs, but some of them just speak to me a little louder than others. Yesterday, coincidentally? -- I think not -- the Radio Singers sang all my old favorites. Ones that give me encouragement and make me feel good. Then when Tommy gave the sermon, I was encouraged even more. My sugar bowl got heaping spoonfuls from church on Sunday.

An encouraging call from Nan and being with my family last night put another spoonful in. Being with the kids can't help but make me smile. Eli, with all of his energy. Alayna, with her graceful spunk. Reid, with his quiet observing ways. Ethan, with a smile to melt your heart. Joseph wasn't there, and I missed him. Yes, indeed, it was a big spoonful of sugar!

This morning as I sat down to blog, my eyes caught a verse of scripture that I keep beside my computer. It's Psalms 121:2. My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. More sugar.

Before I blogged, I wanted to catch up on some of my daily reads first. What a huge blessing that turned out to be. I started out with Kelly at Kelly's Korner. Her entire last post was about how the scripture is speaking to her in real life. It was a really good post and I enjoyed it very much. Kimba over at A Soft Place to Land had this scripture from Matthew 11:28-30. And Leah at Bloggeritaville encouraged me by reminding me to "Be still and listen." From Leah's, I then went and visited one of the blogs she follows, Teresa at Grammy Girlfriend. She had scripture from John 14:27. Joyce, a/k/a Mam at Mam's House, always has scripture posted. As I read today what she had posted yesterday from 1 Peter 5:7, I knew that I must cast all my cares upon the Lord. Thanks for the reminder, Joyce. And thanks to my blogger friends, my sugar bowl is nearly full again. I should be able to make lemonade from the lemons life's been throwing my way lately. Thank you all for your hugs! I didn't let myself feel them too much Saturday, but I'm feeling them big time now!

Because of family and friends, my sugar bowl is running over!

On to other things. The Parks kids started school today. Eli in kindergarten. Alayna in 5th and Reid's first day in middle school. Gulp. I've talked to Suz and she was tearful, but I think she's gonna be fine. This is the first time in 11 years her house has been empty during the day. She's always had a little one at home with her. It'll take her a few days to get used to her new found freedom, but she's a lot like me, and I know she's gonna love it!

I need to ask y'all to pray for a friend of Cam's who was in an accident over the weekend and was Life Flighted to Grady badly burned on his face and arms. The only details I can get are that rubbing alcohol was involved. Jeff went to high school with his dad and his grandmother is Ms. Clark, the school secretary at Fairview Elementary forever. I'm sure Crystal and Suz know exactly who I'm talking about.

My Blackberry is on the fritz. I've got to go to Verizon and stand in line with all of the other 438,000 Verizon customers. They've got people, you know. After that I'm taking Cam's truck to the body shop to see what they think it's going to cost to be fixed. And I'm going to stop by Shane's Ribshack and the grocery store to get stuff to make enchiladas for supper. If it's a recipe worth keeping, I'll share. I'm trying to pamper myself a little today and not take on too many things that will stress me out. Although, after reviewing what I've just posted, I'm not doing so good. Verizon store. Ugh. Body shop. Ugh. Grocery store. Ugh. Cooking. Ugh. I guess I'm seeing through rose-colored glasses today. And that works for me!

Till tomorrow.


Theresa said...

Happy to hear the good news about your sugar bowl:) It was nice to sit beside you at Church while you got some of the sugar poured in. The Lord works in mysterious ways and heals our hearts when we need healing! Hope the news at the body shop isn't too bad. I was thinking about Suzanne this morning as I took Autumn to school. The house will be empty but I bet ELI will have a ball and have stories to tell this afternoon. Love you and if you need more sugar... just yell:)

tracychele said...

Glad things are starting to get a little better for you! I thought of Suzanne today too. I hope she was ok. Maybe she read some or just enjoyed some quiet... YOGA maybe? Let us know how the trip to get the truck checked out goes and the recipe too! You know I love a new recipe! Take care and keep that head up! There are a lot of people who love to get sugar from you, too! :)

Cindy Lou said...

I am so glad to hear that your sugar bowl is full again!! When I saw those little tears rolling down you cheek yesterday...I was wishing I could make it all go away and just be better! But it was not something I could fix but the good Lord took care of it!! I hope the trip to the body shop won't be too bad! And poor Suz...I bet it won't take her long to get use to the empty house and I bet she will enjoy it!! Have a great afternoon and good luck on the recipe! Love you!!

suzanne said...

Thanks for the shout out! It was a rough morning, but I made it. Guess what? I gotta do it again tomorrow. And the day after that..
Everything will work out fine with Cam's truck, whatever happens.
I'm praying for y'all.
Love you lots!

Joyce said...

You are so very welcome! I am glad to hear you are doing better! Praying for your day! xoxo

Stepping Thru said...

I sat between my wonderful husband of 32 years and my equally wonderful father who is 84. I sat there and realized how fortunate I am to get to share my faith, my worship and my love with these two remarkable men. My sugar bowl was filled up to overflowing. Then Monday hit and it's draining quickly. I am so glad that the sugar will keep coming for both of us.


Glad your sugar bowl is filling up again. I know what it is like when your spiritual well runs a bit dry. I will pray for Cam...if you will pray for my cousin Ty. He was riding his bike...he is a triathlete...on Shug Jordan Pkwy in Auburn and was hit by a speeding car. He was airlifted to Columbus, GA and is in a medically induced coma right now....very serious.

Emma said...

Life is always good through rose colored glasses