Monday, June 24, 2013

One Year

July 3, 2013

As I sit here at Texas Children's Hospital waiting for discharge orders & paperwork, I could not help but go back in time to one year ago today. Right about this time, I put on my make up and checked in to the hospital to welcome our 2nd little bundle of joy. Was it a boy? Was it a girl?  We didn't care just as long as the baby was healthy and happy. Well, we got HAPPY!  As for healthy, we quickly shifted gears to begin life smack dab in the middle of Plan B  -- Who knew?!?!?  It has been quite a year of blessings and here are a few things I have learned. 
A few things I have learned in one year...

If you and your gallbladder get crossways - evict said gallbladder at the first chance you get. 

Take a multivitamin everyday. 

There is no better hometown on earth than Jasper, Texas. You are full of amazing people with BIG hearts. I am SO proud to call you home. 

You never get too old to need your Mom.

Music is good for the soul. Turn it up and sing loud. 

Even at 40 years old, there is still a lot left to learn. 

Sisters know what you need - even when you don't know yourself. 

Put on your boogie shoes & dance a little everyday. A dance party will make you smile everytime. I Promise. 

Talk less & listen more. 

You never get too old for your faceto break out with zits. 

Get some chickens - they are just plain fun to have around. 

Be more honest - you owe it to yourself and others. 

Life IS complicated at 6 years old. 

Country life beats the city life any day. 

You just can't beat a tall glass of sweet tea. 

Trust your "mother" instinct. When you think something "just isn't right" - chances are you are right. Go with your gut. 

It really is a small, small world. 

I love him more after 16 years of marriage than I ever dreamed I would. Rodney, thanks for asking me to play ball 17 1/2 years ago. This life has been better than any world series game. 

You never know how strong you are until you fight for your child's life. 

Write down your thoughts - it is therapeutic. 

Be real. Be transparent. Be present. 

You can do things you never dreamed you can. 

Cupcakes make everything better. 

What cupcakes can't fix - good friends, good family, good nurses & good docs can fix. 

Sometimes life get a good deodorant. 

There are amazing people in this world that you have not even met yet. 

Wear comfortable shoes. Life is too short for blisters & bad feet. 

Take good care of yourself - somebody is depending on you. 

I have missed the river & the river has missed me. 

Breathe deep. Really deep. Really often. It clears away the fog. 

It is ok to be alone. 

Don't be afraid to share what you are thinking, even if you can't find the right words. The person listening loves you and knows your heart even without the right words. 

Recycle yourself - become an organ donor. 

Friends and family will meet needs and show love to you in a way that no one else can. The oldest and dearest friends return when you need them the most (even if you have done a crappy job being a friend to them). 

Plan B is not always a bad thing. In fact, the  "Plan B crash course" has taught me a lot over the past year. 

God is greater than any fear that you may have. When you think you don't have what it takes, He shows you that HE is more than enough. HE is able. Trust Him. 

And last, but certainly not least ...

You can be happily at peace in the midst of Plan B. 

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. - Isaiah 26:3

Happy Birthday PARSON BLUE

1 comment:

  1. Today must bring even more excitement than the birth of that precious girl just one year ago. Who could have imagined then where the journey would lead. So excited that Parson is now about to run the race that's set before her. God bless you all!