Sunday, January 16, 2011

Feeling Blessed!

Yesterday we got some pretty bad news. Nothing I can discuss right now but rest assured it's some of the worst news I've ever received. So I bet you're wondering how I feel so blessed today... allow me to explain.

My kids have been begging for a sleepover. I finally caved, so tonight we have a 2 extra pre-teens in our home, one boy and one girl. (Normally it is at this point in the scenario that Mark would run and hide and not come out til morning, but he's gone so here we go!)

The young man is so sweet, he's a seventh grader. He told me how beautiful my home was and how he wished his home looked this good. Which blew my mind because my house only has gov't furniture aka... cheap hotel stuff! Believe me it's nothing fancy. He loved my lasagna (it's Stouffer's) and bread (slam on the table biscuits) that we had for dinner. He ate every last bit. The little girl staying with us is just a sweet, she's stayed before and has always been such a southern darlin'!

As we sat around the dinner table everyone had manners, including my children which isn't always the case. There was no farting, burping or shoveling of food! I was honestly quite impressed. They all cleared their dishes and loaded the dishwasher. Right now the boys are playing the Wii and DSi. The girls are upstairs playing are you ready for this...Cheese Touch by Diary of a Wimpy Kid. There is NO Yelling and NO Fighting... it's quite peaceful in my house. I love it. If all sleepovers are this way I'd have them more often.
I am truly blessed. Thank you Lord for reminding me how fun kids can be, how polite, sweet, kind and gentle! Tonight even with Mark away I am blessed beyond measure.

But just in case you don't hear from me for a few days send in the
Marines to make sure they didn't hog me in the closet under the stairs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Colleen, love reading your stuff. My prayers go out to you!
Nora Jansen