Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Me time!!!

Let me tell you, I had forgotten what it was like for a house to be calm and quiet. When I was single, I went home to an empty house and always wanted it to be filled with kids playing and a husband watching football. Now I have the kids and husband and some days, I wish the quiet would come back because my house is anything but!!! This week I have a conference to attend for a few days so Scott took all 3 of the kiddos up to Oklahoma to visit the other sets of grandparents for the week. We are meeting up on Friday and spending the evening together with the kids before they start back to school and the hectic thing we call life in the Garrett house!! But it has been soooo nice to have no diapers to change or fights to break up between the kids. I do miss them but every once and awhile, women need a break to take care of ourselves and decompress even if it is just for 10 minutes!! I do thank God for the noise though because it reminds me that what I had always wanted before is what I have now with my little family and he made that all happen. Thank you God for all the blessings you have given me because I do not take the time I should to thank you for the noise!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Amazing how time slips away when you are not looking!

So sorry that I have not posted in several weeks. I really wanted to make sure to keep up with this blog but of course, in my house things are always crazy. Best laid plans, huh!!! I was just sitting here thinking today (I was sick so had plenty of time) that times really has a way of passing you by quickly. Before you realize it, 5 or 10 years have passed. The reason I started thinking about this is because my awesome dad passed away 8yrs ago today (8/14/00) and it seems like just yesterday. He was only 53 yrs old but was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 51. He put up a great fight but I think he knew Jesus had a better plan for him in Heaven than he had for himself here with us. Even with the beliefs and faith I have, I still really miss him. He never got to meet my nephew Braeden or see me get married or have my first child and have 2 stepkids too. I know he would be so proud of what my 3 sisters and I and our younger brother Gary have accomplished in life. He taught us well. I am often reminded that I am just like him in that I never meet a stranger. We all have parts of his personality that shine through on a daily basis. We also have each realized that we need each other now that we are adults and we get along pretty good for the most part. I miss being around my family but thankfully God put people in my life here in Katy, TX and at my church that I feel like this place is finally home. I know that God has my dad looking down on us like a guardian angel and that makes me so very happy. Make sure you tell your family you love them each day. You never know when it may be the last time.