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Thank You God for the little things!

Monday, March 18, 2013

My little granddaughter picked a flower,she walked over and put it in my hair and said Grammy now you are my princess!I thought how sweet...My number two daughter(I have 4) left the state 6 years ago due to the fact I would'nt apologize for all the things she thought We cheated her out of.She has her own kids now that are growing older.She now decided she appreciates all she had.Out of the blue,she came to visit!!WE stood in the yard hugging,laughing and crying!And I thanked God for my daughters,all of them and my 8 grandkids,2 great grandkids,granddog and grandfish emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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DOOBIE893 3/20/2013 9:57AM

    What a blessing. I am happy for you.

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RSSSLHB 3/20/2013 9:00AM

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PATRICIAAK 3/19/2013 12:11AM

    PTL

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TWIDDLYDE 3/18/2013 8:33PM

    How awesome, I am so happy for you! emoticon

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KACEYSW 3/18/2013 7:02PM

    You have been well and truly blessed. Reminds me of the story of the Prodigal son!

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PLUMERIA50 3/18/2013 6:24PM

  PRICELESS! I wish my family fences were mended!

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LESLIE2561 3/18/2013 6:23PM

    I am so happy for you! emoticon
I have one daughter, 2 sons, one grandson, 3 granddogs and 1 grandcat. I cannot imagine having one of them move away and not speak to me over some conceived grievances.

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Can I get an AMEN?

Friday, March 01, 2013

I was shopping today and just enjoying some time alone.I could'nt help overhearing an arguement.Intending to mind my own business I moved on.Soon I heard sobbing and could'nt help myself.I cautiously peered around the corner and spied an elderly lady on the floor.I flagged a manager and told her to call Mall medical aides.That sweet little lady was scared to make trouble for her Hot Headed daughter.She had us put her back in her wheel chair that,her daughter shoved too hard and turned her over.OMG I was so hurt for her and angry beyond words.I mean "Give me one hour with my Mama"I miss her so much!I love elderly people and they don't deserve that treatment.If Ever I had did something like that,my siblings would have came for my hide to nail to their trucks!If you ever get mad enough at your elders,WALK AWAY and calm down!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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LESLIE2561 3/18/2013 6:50PM

    I just don't understand how people can abuse those who are weaker than themselves, whether children, the elderly, or animals.

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JESSICAMAE83 3/2/2013 12:56AM

    How horrible!!! Poor lady!!

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DJ4HEALTH 3/1/2013 11:13PM

    My husband was in a wheelchair and I would never do that to him. I also miss him and would loved to have him here with me wheelchair and all.
She will be sorry when her grandmother passed and will not be able to talk to her anymore.

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/1/2013 11:04PM

    how sad

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PATRICIAAK 3/1/2013 10:58PM

    How awful. That daughter should be prosecuted for elder abuse.
I'm glad you changed your mind about 'minding my own business'.

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MUFFINSKI 3/1/2013 10:26PM

    AMEN!!!! I didn't get to see my grandparents. I know I missed out on a lot, because my kids really, really enjoyed their sadly short time with both sets of their grandparents.

People must remember, they put up with you when you were a pain, so be kind. Besides, your children are watching and learning from you!

So glad you could help.

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 3/1/2013 10:09PM

    I so hear you! When I was just a kid I remember seeing a kid mouth off to his grandmother. Unfortunately - mine died when I was 13. I missed her - and she was such an inspiration to me - still is! I hate it when I see people taking older people for granted - losing patience with them. It is so sad.

So glad you were at least there to help.

Sumay

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Laughing at my grown kid

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today I was actually,for the first time in weeks...relaxing.My youngest mustve felt it in her bones.Hey ma!she croaked I need to see my doctor.I dressed and picked her up.She hugged me,held my hand,leaned on my shoulder and called me MOMMY!She reserves that title when she wants something or she's sick.Her Doctor had me join them to explain bronchitis.My oldest DD has had it for years.We sat for an hour waiting for her meds and went home to find DH sick!I whipped him up some dinner,wrapped a warm blanket around him and kissed his forehead.Thanks Nurse he joked.LOL!I might get to go and relax at bedtime emoticonSUSAN

  
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LADYJAKE1 2/28/2013 10:43AM

    How nice...Both of my kids are grown.....cherish all the moments.

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PATRICIAAK 2/28/2013 1:46AM

    Praying all get healthy.

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The mom intervention

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yesterday I blogged about 2 of my daughters that live here.SO,I got home from grocery shopping when my phone rang.My oldest DD said Mom!We need you to come over we have something to tell you!Her voice sounded worried!With a pounding heart and sick stomach I rushed over.They met me at the door,took me by the hand and led me to a seat.Spit it out..I thought.Cancer?Diabetes?Tumor?MS,WHAT????M
OM,we love you and want you to slow down.You are'nt yourself and we're worried which translates to:You arent sitting in the house anymore in your chair watching TV and eating donuts!!I could'nt help it and started laughing.Can you imagine how worried I was and it was just a mom intervention?Of course they were furious at me for laughing.I did try to talk with them about myself having fun with friends,painting and decorating the house,yard work.I visit them 2x a week!Many people find empty nesting is too hard...I love it!!DH is the only mess maker and I can clean up in ten minutes after meals.DH took a bedroom and made me an exercise room/office emoticon And he has been seen in there on the treadmill.We ate some lunch and I talked to them about loosening the imaginary umbilical cord a little more emoticon I know many of you are saying,I'm lucky to have my kids around and It's true I AM!I am not however going to check in twice a day like a kid to make them feel better! emoticonSUSAN

  
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BETTERHEALTH123 2/27/2013 9:10AM

    Try daily text messaging. Ha!!!

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ROCKYCPA 2/26/2013 8:53PM

    Good for you - children can be so funny when they worry about their parents!

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PATRICIAAK 2/26/2013 8:12PM

    Good for you (and you're right, you are fortunate)

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DJ4HEALTH 2/26/2013 6:15PM

    That is great but they just got to realize that at least you don't act like some of the people that are on Maury show. That I would be concerned then.

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/26/2013 3:59PM

    That made me chuckle. How sweet that they look after you like that. I guess it's always good to live outside the stereotypical "empty nester". Please tell me they weren't disappointed in knowing that your life still goes on even in their absence.

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I'm still standing...better than ever!

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's been an UP-hill battle!The emotions are the roller coaster ride.My Kids are grown and I can go and do what I want.They can't take it!They want to run my life!!I try to be kind and considerate but...HOW?If I have plans with my friends,they want to be included.I'm enjoying working out,taking walks,hiking,shopping,lunching,etc.I see them just not as much as before.I go and see them and stay an hour and return home.They didnt give a HOOT when they were living their lives.NO im not playing the payback card.My DH says they are used to me running to them when they ask.I've turned the tables and now they are worried.I was originally,putty in their hands.My backbone has grown alot. emoticon They are still my universe just,not the center of it! emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 3/1/2013 8:32AM

    Good! It is time for YOU!
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PATRICIAAK 2/25/2013 2:50PM

    You need to do what is right for you.

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KIMBERLY19732 2/25/2013 12:48PM

    Most people do not like change. I've seen this many times. A wedding in the family? Someone has big drama. A big financial gain? Big drama. A new baby? dramaCollege graduation? Big drama and so on.
I believe people get worried about how a change will affect their place in the family. You know? Most times it seems to be subconcious, and isn't about the person who has graduated, married, lost weight (or whatever). It seems that is about the friend, or spouse or children who are SEEING the change, their insecurities.

Many times this is seen as "Oh Sister Sally is jealous that her brothers finances are better so she is trying to get attention."

There may be truth to that as well.

I have seen positive results with

1-time, everyone sees that the new baby in the family is NOT a bad thing.

2-reassurance, when a person sees that they are still loved and esteemed.

3-setting some boundaries--but trying to "make it up to them" or balance things a bit. Not giving up your new healthy lifestyle but inviting them to join SOMETIMES. Or asking them to spend a day together, let them choose the activity. Just be clear that this is a compromise-not a surrender emoticon

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