Monday, May 17, 2010
I remember during Softball Nationals in Owensboro, KY, the girls wanted to hold a bible study. The leader of this idea was a wonderful, well rounded girl named Brittany G. She had asked permission from the Drury Inn help desk if they could occupy the conference room. The hotel did, indeed, have a conference room available and Brittany led the bible study for the night. I sat in the room as strictly an observer without a peep. My heart could not have been prouder of these girls. On their own, they took such a mature and outstanding initiative.
After the study, they went along their way. I remember that somehow Jessica had wanted to talk to me about 'spiritual' things. She thought it was curious that numerous times people were talking to her about the subject recently. Also, there were some doubts and questions that she had swirling in her mind. I really do not know how she and I came together to talk about it. But, somehow, as it happened, I found myself, Jessica and Karmyn sitting in the empty stairwell of the hotel discussing faith and religion. To date, I am not sure how the rest of Jessica's spiritual life unfolded. What I am sure of though is this, Jessica's heart and soul were open to communicating with God that night as we prayed. Just the three of us were physically praying together on the bottom metal step of the hotel stairwell. But, I do have faith to believe that we were not only 3 in attendance. I know that God was with us there as our tears and prayers were lifted up. I hope that Jessica is with Him today in heaven.
She is just about to drive me out of my ever lovin' mind with all the BIZ! Also, remember how my youngest daughter bought her from SPCA at Petco and smuggled her in and hid her away until the next morning because she didn't know how I would react. Then, when I did meet her the next morning all warm and sweet and baby puppyish....how could I deny? She was such an itsy bitsy, preshy, cuddly wuddly, iddle baby puppy? How could I deny? I couldn't and I didn't. So, she became part of the family. We goo goo'd and ga ga'd over her and instantly fell in love. Why do baby puppies make you talk (or type) funny? Flash forward to today. She is around 10 weeks old and just about to wear me out!
This is her face when she thinks she is in trouble. Seriously!
As I type this, I am waiting for the floors to dry because I used both the traditional mop and the steam mop. Here we go again! I am going to have to tolerate another one of those little monsters being forced on me! Why didn't I learn with the first one? I guess I need to be even more specific next time when I say, "It better not...". A few mornings ago, I had fallen back asleep in the big chair in the living room. I could feel someone standing near. I opened my eyes and Karmyn was standing there with her head bent around the side of the chair watching me wake up. I realized that I had been napping with Mia in her usual hemmed in position between my hip and side of the chair. Then, there was Bellie Belle. She had gradually made her way up to perch herself around my neck somehow. Karmyn laughed at this scenario. She said, "Mama, you look like a dog lady." grrrrrrr....That is exactly what I always never wanted to be.....