Monday, September 24, 2007

My 1600, 36 hour Whirlwind Weekend & 7 Random things about me!

There - how is that for a blog title?!?!

Well, Friday evening we were enjoying a wonderful, high class meal at the local NEW McDonald's thanks to some gift certificates I found in my sons stuff when my cell phone rang. And what to my wandering ears did appear but the Marine. "Hey Mom - when you were going through my stuff, did you find a pair of boots?" I had and he promptly informed his mother (who was enjoying a greasy double-cheeseburger at that moment) that he HAD to have those boots before leaving his base on Sunday night. Hmmmm...6:15 on a Friday night? To be delivered on Saturday? NOT!!! Anyway, I called my good friend Tara whose husband works for FedEx and said "HELP!!!". But there was no help - too late for the truck!! So the decision was made!! What decision? Glad you asked!!
Dave and I left at 5:00 AM on Saturday morning and drove 12 hours to Camp Lejeune to play FEDEX for our son. Great parents aren't we?? Anyway, we got up there, picked David up, had supper at Outback, spent the night at a hotel (sleep was optional), left the hotel at 7 on Saturday (minus MY PILLOW) and took David back to base. Finally said our good byes and headed home about 45 minutes later. Dropped half dead into bed at around 9:30 last night.
So - yes I had to say goodbye to David again and no that wasn't easy. It was great to see him again even for a short time but still hard to say goodbye. He is officially on his way as I type! I really don't know when he will get there but I am not expecting to for awhile.
FOR THE RECORD - I think I have my emotions under control and after a "gentle, loving reminder" from my heavenly Father, I have things in hand. Much better than when I did my last post!! ** A collective sigh is heard by all readers!!***
On to the next reason for the blog - 7 random things about me!!
1) I LOVE Lima beans - cooked correctly of course!!
2) The longer I am married the more I love David!!
3) I have three of the best kids in the world!!
Oh wait - random things...let me see!!
4) I collect teddy bear figurines! Not picky - just love them!
5) I am trying to quit drinking Diet Mt Dew as of today!
6) The diet is officially back on although there is nothing in my house to eat for a diet!
7) I remember telling Nicole Cassady something about the piano she didn't know but I can't remember what it was - it was too long and too many kids ago!!
Okay - I am done!! And the clapping begins!!!


Linda S said...

I think God gave you a gift when you got to see David again. As of 3:45 this morning he was in Newfoundland according to Christa. I was wondering what you would say about your quick trip.

CrazieChrisa said...

Where are the pictures???;-) I'm glad you got to see him, though!!!

Angie Davis said...

You mean I'm not the only person who loves lima beans? God is good...

maryellenhuff said...

Even though that was a long and exhausting trip I'm glad you got to say good-bye again...and I'm sure he was too. Our SS class prayed for you all and this family will continue to do so.

Enjoyed your blog!

Marty said...

I'm soo glad you got to squeeze his neck one more time before he left the good ole USA!! My mommy's heart is hurting with you. I keep wondering if in 11 years or so, you will have all the advice I might need. Who know where God will lead our children! I'm happy to now know a "missionary" in the Marines!! I have been most impressed with his testimony!! May the Lord give you grace...and rest today!

p.s. It is very hard to believe that someone the same age as my sister is going to be my little sisters mother-in-law. What fun we are going to have!!!

Leah said...

Martha - I will NEVER have all the advice anyone needs!! Trust me - I am not that smart!! Better words I cannot hear than that someone is impressed with David's testimony!! Trust me - fun is something I am definitely used to and ALWAYS need!!!

LaDonna said...

I'm so glad that you all got to see David again! I was hoping that you could, and see how God worked it out? Loved the 7 random things, I think of you EVERY time I make lima beans. I don't "love" them, but I can eat 'em! Hope you can get some rest and make sure you let us know when you hear from David!!!

~Heather~ said...

I'm sure it was hard telling David goodbye again, but I'm glad y'all had those last few minutes with him. You will cherish those for a long time.

I loved the 7 random things about yourself.

May God bless you,
Heather =)