Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gary David Watson

March 19, 1969 to May 29, 2006

Not just today, but always, I remember and honor my first husband, Gary.  He went home with the Lord 4 years ago today.

There are so many things I miss about him.  I miss his smile, his laugh and the sound of his keys jingling from his belt loop as he walked down the hallway.  I came to love that sound, especially in the middle of the day when he popped in unexpectedly just to say Hi and give me and the girls a kiss.

Today we went to Olivia's, our favorite Mexican restaurant.  Of course I ordered Gary's Special.  (Gary and I ate there so often that in his honor they added "Gary's Special" to their menu...chicken and cheese flautas with beans and rice, just the way he ordered it - they didn't make it for anyone but him.)

Later on I took the girls to get balloons.  I always let them choose their own.  We all sat down and wrote our messages to Gary on our balloons.  We then went outside and said our little prayers and one at a time, we let them go.  The girls used to ask how he got them so I told them an angel comes down and takes them the rest of the way to Heaven and gives them to him.  For me, the actual writing is very theraputic and emotional.  It's almost like I'm talking to him.  I take pictures of the girls' messages and drawings each time.  I want to save these memories for myself and for them.  Wayne always has his own balloon as well.  I never ask to read his messages, I think it's important for him to say what he wants to Gary and just keep it between them.  But I am certain it helps Wayne as much as it does me.

I miss my Gary and I know I always will.  There will always be a part of my heart that belongs to him.  God's word promises we will see each other again one day and I bet I will hear that familiar jingling again.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chateau Chic Boutique at the Long Beach Flea Market - Sunday, May 16th!

Hello friends!

Just a quick post to let you know
I'm going out on a limb and will be selling
at the Long Beach Flea Market this Sunday, May 16.

I'll be sharing a great corner spot
with my good friend, Arlene,
 from the Garden Gate Boutique.

We'll have garden, vintage, shabby chic,
 frenchy and primitive stuff -
something for everyone!

I hope you can stop by!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.  Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.  When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
Proverbs 6:20-22

As my kids' Mommie, part of my job is to teach and engcourage my children in the way of the Lord.  I love my kids and I pray for them constantly.  I should also be a good example as a Christian, in my speech, my actions, and my faithfulness.  It's so easy to try to teach our kids how they should be but don't we all know by now that they learn better by example?  This is an area I need to work on.  I'm not the most patient person in the world.  I get a little snippy when things don't go my not being able to find my keys while heading out the door, then realizing I didn't set the alarm after getting in the car, then getting back in the car and remembering I didn't grab the sippie cup, ugh!  It's these kinds of things that really test my patience, and I always fail miserably.

I want my children to grow up and remember what I taught them.  But I also want them to remember me being an example of what I taught them.  I want that to be binded upon their hearts, I want that to guide them and speak to them throughout each of their lives.

My kids are my life's sweetest blessings and being their Mom is the sweetest gift.  That is why I am One Blessed Mommie.