My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

This week-end and Thank you!

This has been a busy weekend for me!
After working Sunday night thru Friday....
I had our Christmas party for our organization Friday night.
It was my event so I was in charge and the organizer.
So it was more like work then it was enjoyment, but
I did enjoy seeing people enjoy what I had put together.
I especially enjoyed seeing our DD (Developmentally Disabled) residents come up later. Check out where I work HERE;) I am the Public Relations Director and so a variety of things!
and see them all dressed up and having fun dancing!
It brings tears of joy right now just thinking of it. They are so
precious and it's so sad how so many don't have families or
their families don't bother spending time with them. It breaks
my heart. We are their family! And I am so blessed to be a part of this.
Saturday I spent most of the day helping my grandparents.
My grandma fell a couple of weeks ago and broke a rib and her collar bone among other things.
She is having a hard time getting around. My gramps can't do much anymore without running out of breath and that is with oxygen on. I helped them clean and did a lot of my grandma's Christmas shopping for her.
Then I went to Courtney and Brandon's Saturday evening to help.
Wow! And I am blessed to have a bloggy friend like CJ over at Purple Diva in my life.
She sent me this.................

I absolutely love all of it. It was so sweet and thoughtful. And believe it or not I had been wanting some lotion gloves. I always need headbands to pull my hair back and love, love, love the "believe" gift.
I can not say "Thank you" enough CJ!
You truly blow my mind with your sweetness!
Today this little bugar spent the day with me so his mommy and daddy could go out of town to shop. Of course I tried to refuse and hated every minute of it;) LOL!
Here he is eating his favorite at Grandma's...............
noodles with butter and Parmesan! Yummers!

I was thinking today while spending a perfect day with my gran'baby...........
That life couldn't have gotten any better today...........
I had the love of my life with me!
We had peaceful, fun and fulfilling day!
We were warm and protected from the elements!
We had good food to eat!
In a world were there are so many people that don't have the basics..........
clean water
a roof over their head
I am thankful for the basics tonight
for my baby love, perfect angel boy!
Oh yea! And I am thankful for my garage since it is sleeting out right now!
Peace, HeidiHo;)


CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Ah, how precious your little man is!
And thanks for the shout out! I am SO glad you liked your goodies!
And I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. Bless her little heart.
Sounds like you had a great BUSY weekend!

Patti said...

Your little grandson is so cute! I know you had such fun keeping him! Sounds like you had a busy week and a busy weekend!

Dana and Daisy said...

that is so sweet! He is growing every day! He looks bigger in each new picture you post.

You are such a kind hearted person and the way you helped out your grandparents! How I wish I still had grandparents. They are just the most precious relationships and you are so fortunate to have yours and be a grandma too!

I was curious what kind of job you do. Maybe you have told us before and I missed it?

Dana xx

Cynthia said...

I'm so glad the party went well.

When we were children, my Mom would take us on Christmas Day afternoon to a local 'rest home' to take small handmade gifts and chat with those who either had no family or no family to visit them on the holiday. It was so amazing to here their life stories. I think it meant a lot to them too.

Perhaps this will be the year I start that tradition with my own kids. They're old enough now to 'get' it.

I'm glad that YOU did what you could to make things special for the residents you serve.

Deb said...

Amen! Sounds like you had a great day with that gran'baby of yours. Our little guy spent his first night away from his parents (they had a Christmas party to attend) and slept over at our home. He was an angel. He has stolen our hearts. His smile or laugh is worth all of the money in the world as it is the most precious to me.

Lisa Loo said...

I don'tknow how you could get anything done except look into those beautiful baby eyes!! He is so yummy!

I'm sorry about your Grandma--that was so wonderful you could take some time and go help them out.

I didn't know you worked at a rest home. Older folks aresome of my favorite peopleon the planet. I think I would like to work with them somehow when my kids are grown.

Tracey said...

You are such a sweetie...and what a weekend full of blesssings you gave and received!!

Mental P Mama said...

That is the most content post. Ever. I want to kiss that baby;)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a doll! Hope you have a beautiful day! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Jeannelle said...

If I lived close to Macomb I'd shop the Mosaic consignment store! I love those kinds of stores......there's one in Waverly, run by former County Home department and it so much fun to shop there!

Your photos of Cooper are so precious!

DesertHen said...

What sweet photos of Cooper! Sounds like you have been one busy gal...doesn't it feel good to see others enjoying what you have put together for them! You did it and now you can relax a bit....=)

Did I tell you that I received my plate?? I can't seem to remember what I have done the past few days...he, he I love my plate and will blog about it soon...when the computer at home decides to work again!! ugh!

Gail said...

No time is a bad time spent with your grandchildren.
Sleeting here too.

tammy said...

He is such a cutie!! I can see why you hate watching him.

Mother Goose said...

ok, you know the DIVA too!! I think the diva is broke as well!! I love everyone's generosity. They are awesome!