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Saturday, February 6, 2010

teenagers & keep sake boxes

This morning I woke to rain and getting nothing done, I truly do love this weather and we so badly need the rain and the snow but the little tease of seeing the sun last week makes me want more, I just dont like the heat, whats a girl to do?
Yesterday I heard my water going outside, I walked to the door and there stood my Johnathon rinsing off his truck in the street no less, "Johnanthon!! what are you doing honey?" "My friend got stuck in the mud, I was helping him get out then I got stuck" he said. " Please clean the cutter and street off when your done" "O, I will Mom, got any money for me so I can get a cheap wash job" I personally think these boys where out 4 wheeling in the mud, the life of mom with a teenage ADHD boy brings excitement all the time, never a dull minute and I love every bit of it!!!!!
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ll Amanda can think about is her cell phone getting turned back on, silly me forgot to pay the bill and her phone is the first to get shut off, I think that part is funny and she thinks her world is crumpling down, good thing she didn't live in my part of the world at her age, no cell phones, no computer just good ole' party lines for excitement and country living!!
Talked to Mom yesterday and she put some boxes together for my brother and I with pictures, report cards, little trinkets that either we made or bought and what ever else, she told me "Honey, now that Joey left those boxes are yours but some things I do want his children to have so I'm redoing them" as shes crying and going back in time when my brother and I where younger, she told me how when I came home from the hospital finally, I was 3 months premature and his friends came to the door and asked him if he wanted to play and he said "No, my little sisters home and momma said when she wakes up I can help bathe her and feed her" Mom said he was so proud of me, always peeked in on me and would ask momma " When is she ever gonna wake up?" Isn't that just the most precious thing ever? I started crying when she told me this and I'm crying now telling you this, he was the best big brother I could have ever been blessed with and I tell him this all the time and I thank God for allowing me to have him in my life!!

7 comments:

Donetta said...

Oh that is so sweet. Your Mom really worked hard on that project.
I spoke with my elder brother last night,it was sweet.
Hope your having a wonderful day. I am sure it is a bit full of anticipation to see what she has for you.

Denise said...

Hello my friend.. I am still on a blog break but could not stand to not come by for a minute.....

Sweet story about your Mom.. It is funny to say but I am doing the same thing for my son Chris... sorting thing out this week and cleaning from the back of the house forward.. I have too much stuff and some of it needs to be given to him. Things from when he was young...

I feel that your heart is being healed and the sweet memories of you and your brother are beginning to bring a smile.... That is our God...... HE turns sorrow into joy..

Love ya girl..

Irene said...

I have to laugh when you talk about your boy and the mud, my husband and I just had to plunger the upstairs bathroom sink. I haven't been feeling too well yet, so I haven't done the usual bathroom scrub down, and this morning when I went to wash my face the water wouldn't go down. My dear ADD kid, cut his red beard off, (he only has a beard because he's too lazy to shave) it was like a bag of SOS pads stuffed down the drain. What's a mother to do. I can't believe my husband was so cool about it all, he usually flips out. And as for your brothers memories, I told you they'd be treasures. Keep cool. Tears are very cleansing.

kimberly said...

love this story, annette....what a tender heart....and yes you are lucky...and so was he!!!
love you,
kimberly

Joni said...

I love keepsake boxes, so full of memories from yesterday. I'd like to see what she puts in yours. I also love the sweet story about your brother - love never goes away. Never.

...oh, and I remember those party lines and what fun you and I had on them!

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