I'm sending a big 'ole shout out to my parents...to say THANK YOU for all you did. My parents have been here for Maezie's birth, and they just left the other day to go attend to the other 21 grand-kids. When you have that many you must keep moving onto the next set of needs. My sis and her hubby are facing a big move to a different state and they have 5 children...3 of which are very young...so needless to say there is a need for mom and dad to move their big RV to the next station.
My mom was great, she did all the chores I hate....shopping, pharmacy runs, pick up this, go here, go there. She also did a few chores I love, we were in competition for the wash machine...like mother like daughter, we both find peace and accomplishment in the laundry room so it was a race to see who could throw in the next load...I have NEVER had the laundry so caught up. We were practically stripping the kids as they walked through the door to see if we could start the next load. It just feels good to have that machine going. It is music to my ears, like a lullaby playing.
My dad gave me a great gift; he had my car detailed. Most of you who know me....know "my dirty car"...I just have let this one go, I don't pay much attention to it, I just jump in and GO to the next thing...I have mail in the dash, dirt EVERYWHERE, and food in every pocket...I've just grown to not care about it. But, my dad is a firm believer in, "cleanliness is next to godliness" and from His observation I need some godliness in my car. It is beautiful and shiny and clean. My kids did not even recognize it when he brought it home. Of course the next day....he caught us eating in the clean car at a drive-up...and I just wanted to duck and hide, but he pulled up right next to us, and as we were shoving french fries in our mouths...I apologized and told him I was being very careful....he responded by saying he wasn't supposed to be eating there either, because of his restricted diet (ya right), and so we agreed to keep each other's little "drive-thru" a secret. So....don't tell that I told.
Anyway...thanks again mom and dad.