Monday, June 09, 2008

NICE SURPRISE


This morning when I woke up I already felt the stress of the upcoming week hanging over my head and settling on my shoulders, making my morning aches and pains even more intense than usual. I was thinking of mom's pre-op physical this afternoon, her appointment in neurology tomorrow and then the admittance to the hospital, additional tests on Wednesday, and then the brain biopsy on Thursday. It would have been easy to roll over and slip back into slumberland, but I knew I needed to get up and face the week, knowing my siblings were most likely waking up to the same thoughts and feelings this morning.

I turned on my computer and checked email and a couple of blogs while I waited for my coffee to finish brewing. And there I found the Nicest surprise. Dear sweet Memaw over at Memaw Bake's Memories had given me the Nice Award. I was very surprised, and humbled. She said it was because of all the love and kindness I show to my mom. Thank you Memaw! But I don't think I'm doing anything out of the ordinary. Isn't that what children do for their parents? That is how my mom and dad raised all of us kids. First to honor God. Second to honor parents and family. And third to help where help is needed. It is our privilege and honor to take care of our mom.

And now I have the pleasant task of giving someone else the Nice Award. I must say that I immediately thought of this person, and after thinking about it all day I am sure that I would like to give the Nice Award to The Park Wife over at Just A Walk In the Park. This is a stay at home mom, a homeschooler, a woman who loves God and her husband, and who is raising her two little guys to honor and respect their parents and elders, and to love God above all. And she is teaching them responsibility, a quality lacking in so many of our youth. I admire The Park Wife, and I think she is deserving of the Nice Award.
So I thank you Memaw, and have passed this Nice Award off to a Nice person!

5 comments:

Linda B. said...

I can't think of any one else who deserves this as much as you (or your daughter)so I think Memaw made a great choice! I'll be thinking of you and praying for you as you make your way through the week.

IzzyBeth said...

I love your blog - thanks for stopping by mine. And yes, that saying is something we all have to keep repeating over and over right now. :-)

Have a great Tuesday!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I'm glad you got it too, even though I've just met you, I know you are nice for sure. My prayers and thoughts are with you also, and guess what? Not all people do look after their parents and not all people look after their children as they should or teach them the values you were taught.

Lisa J said...

I will be thinking of you today and all week. Thank you for checking on me while you have so much going on yourself. You are such a thoughtful person. May you have some peace this week and strenth garnered from your family as you all face a stressful period of time.

buckatwos@gmail.com said...

I am honored! Thank you for passing it on to me.

I will be praying for your mom and for you to have the strength through all of this. You are a great daughter and I am priveldged to call you friend.

The Park Wife