1.) We leave the nest, only to return to it sporadically, and we always bring with us, more bodies and mouths to feed. Grandparents, are PARENTS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤
2.) My 5 year old….EXCUSE ME! My 5 “1/2” year old… I always have to remember that 1/2 or I will hear about it 😉 . “Mommy, I’m almost a grown-up! I’m gonna be 6 soon!”
3.) “Mommy, did Jesus make bugs?” Me: Yes. “Then why do you kill them?”
I just spent a week with my family. I celebrated my sisters wedding and reception….it was beautiful, babysat my other sisters babies and had a lot of much needed family love, fun time and down time. Every Momma needs to get away from her own nest from time to time. The older I get, the harder it gets to leave my mom. I never get use to that departure. Hugs linger on a little bit longer each and every time and I always get that painful lump in the back of my throat.
I love traveling…..leaving with a purpose and coming back with a lesson learned and more wisdom gained. However, I am a Mommas girl. I remember when I was younger, I use to always tell my grandparents that I would sleep over at their house, but never made it. I hated leaving my mom if I really did not have to.
4.) Mom’s….They will whip your grown self up some meals and pack grocery bags full of left overs so that you can take them home, freeze them and have them to eat for the next few days! 😀
I saw cousins and in laws that I had not seen in over 10 years, and met some new little cousins, my baby’s age and a little older. It was a good day. What divided us for so many years, were generational set backs that we had to take the initiative to conquer. My generation, we will be different. We will be better. I saw my mother’s continuing faith and continuing support for her girls. She worked herself so hard to make my sisters big day beautiful, that she was so crippled over with a nauseating migraine the evening before the wedding, yet, she stayed hard working and supportive. My step-dad has taken care of us like his own, and has provided for us, like there is no difference between step and biological :). My prayer to God, was that I could be a great help. I thank God for the wonderful opportunity to “serve” my own and help. God is faithful. When we ask for opportunity, He will make provisions.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with my loved ones. No one can ever love me like the “Burns Women”. We have been through much together, we have always been over comers, and this is our season for reaping our Blessings. I gained a new brother, a niece and nephews!! I held my baby niece for the first time since she has been born, a year ago. 2014 has been wonderful. The greatest thing that I have learned even more deeply in twenty-fourteen, is the true power of praise, worship and prayer.