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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Legacy and a bit of sugar free candy too!

He was in the first flight that broke the sound barrier. He also mapped out how to bomb those "commies" in Russia.
She had 6 babies on an enormous farm up north. They had to walk through FEET of snow to milk the cows in the barn.
He was part of a jazz band and he had to prop up his cello on the running board of the car by holding it outside the window in the freezing cold - in upstate New York.
She grew up cooking stuffed cabbages with her grandmother - and made potato dumplings (and she gifted me with the family recipe...now one of OUR family favorite recipes).
He worked in Georgia for YEARS and YEARS. Then delivered "meals on wheels" for 18 more years. but he doesn't remember it. his wife alone has the memories now. he is quiet and confused looking but has a wonderful smile even though (as his wife says kindly)"he is a bit foggy God love him..."
Today is our Senior Center Fall Festival Party.
There is sugar free candy!
There is "Abbot and Costello meet the Mummy" in black and white on DVD.
There are corny jokes printed out to laugh about.
There are wonderful stories and full lives and gentle hands that are often cold and a bit shakey - but full of love. My 11 and 7 year old are helping to decorate and greet and share the love.

We are a partying bunch!
I wouldn't miss it for the world.

linking up at "Just Write" over at EO


  1. That's SO awesome, Michelle! When I was a child my mom used to "drag" me to our church's nursing home ministry every Tuesday in the summers when I was off school - it made me a little nervous at the time - but NOW my own kids go to the nursing home once in a while with their school to sing for and talk to the elderly ... and I love to go along to help/watch. What a blessing to minister (and LEARN FROM) these people.

  2. It's amazing, the stories that are told and those that are lost.