Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What a Blessing!

As you know I am not getting a lot of sleep these days. My Mom called me night before last and told me to bring the boys and come eat lunch at her house yesterday (my Daddy had to work in the fields). So we got there and she had pintos, fresh turnip greens, meatloaf, cornbread and sliced onion. That made this southern girl squeal with delight. It was so yummy. She made me eat, while she fed the boys. It's a treat just to get to eat uninterrupted, if you know what I mean.

Then she told me to leave them and come back at 3 (it was 12:30 then)and get them. Oh my lands!!!! Do you know how much I got done? I folded 6 loads of clothes and did 4 more, took out all of the garbage, made some appointments, cleaned out the refrigerators (we have 2), loaded and reloaded the dishwasher, picked up toys, thank you cards wrote, vacuumed, made our bed, organized and cleaned the linen closet, straighten the pantry, cooked supper, chopped some veggies for later this week and then I took a 30 minute nap! Yes, ma'am I did......a nap!!!!

I went and got the boys and gave my Momma a good smack on the check and a big ole hear hug and told her what a blessing she is. She looked a little tired. Then she said, "Honey, I don't know how you do it"! I just told her that I couldn't do it without her and I sure did love her bunches. My Daddy had made it in for lunch (at 2pm, bless his heart) and had been with them the last hour. He was so tired as well. He had been working in the orchards since 6 or so that morning. I love him so much! They treat our boys like their very own.

I am SOOOOOOOOO Blessed!!! Thank you Lord for such an awesome Momma! (and Daddy!)

When I got home, I felt so refreshed and revived. Hope you have a blessing or several coming your way today! Happy Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Mom and Dad you have! I know I don't know what I'd do without mine....I'm so glad you got a bit caught up and are now feeling better. Have a wonderful day! Ellie

Nico said...

What a great Momma you have! It sounds like you got so much done, and I'm glad to hear that you got in a nap too. I could use one of those!

~Babychaser~ said...

What a special treat!!! Such a blessing to have family so close too I'm sure!

Makes me want to see how much I can get done in the next 30 minutes while my little ones are both asleep! :)

Jamie said...

How sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to "meet" you! :-)

Stephanie said...

How wonderful, Marva! It is such a blessing to have our families near us, isn't it? I'm so glad to hear you were able to get caught up some. You are a real inspiration to me! How do you do so much on so little sleep? :)

Take care,