Monday, January 23, 2012
My beautiful granddaughter Mercedes is 14 going on 20...they just grow up so fast!She is headed down a troubled road and her parents are at their wits end to help her.She has seen her parents split up and fight,argue and threaten each other.
Her brothers moving out and back in,her 17 year old brother got married and became a father,and life just couldnt be more unstable because she has moved about 25 times in 14 years!
I took her with me to the shelter.
She didnt want to go!
I did'nt ask her,I told her she was going!
She sulked and listened to her phone/music and texted.
I was talking to her and she ignored me.
I took the phone.
Her life was over!
I put my arms around her
she cried and yelled!
We were going to serve lunch and hand out welcome kits.
Did you know that I chose you to come because I love your personality?
She was interseted now.
You are so kind and an interesting person!
well grammy if you say so.
we apron(ed)up and began dishing food to homeless shelter folks.
After a while I looked down the line of us spooners,
There my beautiful girl stood
Laughing and smiling and just glowing!
Next up we go into the station where the shampoo,soap,towels and clothing
are given out.She was reverting to the cranky sullen girl.
Grammy?this is not me!
Give it a try honey.
If you dont like it,
I'll let ya sit it out.
Soon,She was there with her glow back!
I whispered in her ear,
Doesnt it feel great to help?
She was smiling with tears in her eyes
I was getting our jackets to leave when she asked
Can we stay to serve dinner?
Yes honey,but it'll be two more hours.
Thats okay grammy,
They need help in the nursery.
I couldnt have been more proud of her as I was at that moment!
Later when we were done I took her to a steak house.
No Grammy,I will eat some McDonald's!
Huh?My little meat lover wanted MICKEYDEES???
We went and had a great time together.
She hadnt even asked for her phone back!!
She ate and made a beeline to help with the little people in
HAPPYLAND.....im a good helper,huh Grammy?
Yes,Darling you are!!!!.......Then she got in the car and slept
ALL THE WAY HOME!Her dad said,what did you do? she did a complete
turnaround at school! Shelter life will make you
change alot inside.Knowing we are blessed and those folks feel they are too?
Friday, January 20, 2012
I didnt even get to do anything!It was packed so,I came home and lifted weights,ran on the treadmill and used the elliptical.I was so tired I fell asleep!!Woke up and washed the car,raked leaves and bathed my dog!I had a nice salad with cucumbers,tomatoes and grilled chicken(my DH was kind enough to make and freeze)showered and fell asleep again!!It's all good because night sleep hasnt been happening much.While I was at the gym,I overheard ladies talking about lost weight and what to do with TOO BIG workout clothes.I suggested they get with others and swap Clean stain free clothes with the size they need.I left my number just in case because,I have some nice Nike,Reebok,Adidas and New Balance work out clothes that are too big!Surprise!!I recieved 4 sets for my 4 sets,and some extras she didnt need anymore!!I got rave reviews for my idea from the gym too!No money was spent and all are happy with their new smaller/larger size workout clothes!It's good because I live in an area where there are lots of new moms getting back in shape.Plus,make sure to meet at a public place...ITS SAFER that way;)Try this idea out at your gym..... SUSAN
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Yesterday as I was taking my walk,A huge pitbull came out of nowhere!With my heart pounding and my walking club poised,I waited for him to pass.He was wearing a nice collar and had tags.I am by no means that brave but,he ran up next to me and sniffed me,licked my hand and I tried the sit command.
He obediently sat down.I reached in my waist belt and gave him a treat...What a good boy you are...He rolled onto his back and offered his tummy for a scratch...A big teddy bear!His tag read"Hi Im Bubba" and had info as to where I could call...Number disconnected...I leashed him up and he was so gentle!He didnt pull like pitties do.I called a friend Barney at the no kill shelter and asked him to look up Bubba's tag number and he offered to go by the address...Sadly enough they just moved out and left him behind.I had to cry I was so dam sad!!!
Barney patted my shoulder and said Susan you cant help them all...
I know but that dog dont deserve crappy owners!!
I put him in my yard with a chew bone and was determined to find Bubba's owner(s)The owner is a soldier at Ft.Hood so I tried his Company..Bingo!
Once I explained the situation,He was silent,hello are you there?Yes he said Im just in tears with relief!It turns out that his wife had left him and let the dog go out of spite!!
It was obvious the way Kenneth ran to my door 20 minutes later that Bubba was his baby!He hugged me so hard thanking me and shaking my hand!
When Bubba saw Kenneth I knew I did the right thing!Kenneth buried his face in Bubbas neck and cried while getting licked to pieces.His mission for my kindness is to pay it forward.Barney is expecting dog,cat and bird food on payday.He promised me he would.I will hunt him down,I have his info..LOL
I know I blog alot about helping strays and I do it because I love animals and do my part to help....YALL can too! SUSAN
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