Thursday, November 27, 2008

To Be Or Not To Be.....Thankful That Is

Lately my youngest children have become the squishy tushy squad or other words a bunch of bum squeezing little preverts! At first is was funny, well actually really funny. They, and I guess I should clarify, they does include 5 children at one point or another that has squished a tush (my bookend children are completely Innocent), they are completely running ramped now. An intervention is now underway. But my point was that I told myself this was the one time in there life that they could pinch Mrs. Fell's bum and get away with it. They were grieving, acting strange, just not themselves. And yes, I have to say I still know that this is the main reason for the prevert flare-up.
So I was thinking about Thanksgiving. To be or not to be the old widow Summers, bitter to the world for the lot she had been given. Grouchy, crotchety, walking around with a cane whacking little children upside the head with it(hmmm, I do like that idea!). This was my one year that I could get away with having the widow Summers take over and no one would really even bat an eye lash, except my children who would be suffering from blunt force trauma. I could do it. I should do it. Well, no actually I couldn't, I won't, and the immortal words of Hannah "I shan't!" I love my family way to darn stinkin' much to do that to them.
I am so Thankful, yes, I am so Thankful for the so many little someones I have in my life. Each one of my babies have been a blessing from my Father in Heaven. They save me every single day, and I relish those moments that they need a little saving themselves.
I am so Thankful for the 15 years of marriage that Duane and I had, the love that we shared, the best friend that he was.
I am so Thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ and the comfort and peace he has granted me these first few weeks of my new life without Duane.
I am so Thankful for my family for the support they have given me and the children, even though they are mourning just as much, they have been selfless, thank you!
I am so Thankful to all my friends and church family for tirelessly coming to our aid whenever we need help.
Happy Thanksgiving, I love you all!


sandy said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving:)

Lisa said...

Amen and Happy Thanksgiving. You go girl!

Katrina said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I know it won't be the same, but goodness, you just sound so amazing the way you're handling it all! There's just too many blessings to blow by the wayside, huh! Take care, Becky. Sounds like you're being taken care of by many.

Julie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your children!

Pepple Family said...

You are simply amazing Becky! I am continually impressed by your wonderful outlook. Such an example to the rest of us! Oh and wouldn't you know the heart plate survived your house and being carried by Lola to the car only to be accidently "kicked" out of the car by Victoria when she was getting out!! It shattered all over our driveway, too funny!

Bobbi Jo said...

I posted on my blog then had to get back to family.I just checked and saw you commented. So glad you got to be with family, it probably was good to have so much love in your home. I would imagine that Duane was watching and loving every minute with you. I can't tell you how many times a day I think of you and cry for your loss. I can imagine how much you love him and isn't it great to know you will be with him again. I love you and wish you all the very best. Families are great aren't they. Give all your kiddos an extra hug from your invisible blog buddy.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Anonymous said...

totally bummed i might not meet you in the morning,but had a blast with jessie and chris wed. night.

more cyber hugs and you are amazing and I can't wait to see how the rest of your life unfolds.

Mamarazzi said...

you are amazing and wonderful and i am constantly impressed by your strength.

theresa said...

You rock! I hope your day was full of blessings and sweet memories of Duane. How are you doing???

Terina said...

Thanks for writing real. I love that about your posts. That's just how it is and when my writing grows up, that's how I want it to be. Meaningful for now and to treasure as truth to look back at later.

Erin said...


I no what a few squishy tushys feel like, it felt like the whole time we were down there, someone was giving me a squishy tushy!!! But, I didnt mind cuz hey we are all family!!! Not all there but family!!!! lol!!! So I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did even though I was very sad that we could not spend it with you guys!!! I love and miss you guys!!! Take care!!!

Love and Hugs

Ps...tell the kids hi!!! And that I miss them!!!! See them soon!!!! Tell my Gracie Lacie that her Erin Berran says Hey!!! give her a big hug for me!!! And tell Katie that the last night was a lot of fun just us girls!!!(even though I turned out to be the party pooper when I fell asleep 20 min into the movie!!!) Well, And give Molly a Thank you for all the lovely pics on my phone!! I loved them all!!! And that I miss her!!!!! And to Jack tell him that, I give him a over the internet and 11 hour trip SQUISHY TUSHY!!! lol!! And tell Ben everytime my cousins Dan and Nathan and I go to I think of him!!! And what can I say about Hannah, I just always get a laugh when I think of her little voice!! I love it when that girl talks!!!! And to Emma I miss her smile!! I thought she had the most adorable smile!!!!!

Becky you have 7 little blessings!! And they love you so much!!!

Tell everyone I love them and I miss them!! Give Grandma and Grandpa a hug and a kiss! And make sure you give Grandpa a poke in the belly from his wonderful lil grandaughter in Illinois!!! LOL!! And Becky I am here for ya whenever!!!!! I love ya girlie!!! And I do truly miss ya!!!

Good-bye for now...

Each day to live....

Finding the little things in the day that make me smile.

Duane's last Dance

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