Thank you all so much for all of the prayers and encouraging words!! It is a good thing my mascara tube malfunctioned the other day, because just reading all of the things you wonderful people are saying makes the tears flow freely! I have such wonderful friends and family.
Last night, Bonnie and Caleb and Little Miss Diamond came over and brought with them the most wonderful dinner. Bonnie had worked hard (don't deny it, Bonnie, you know you did!) to make a super-yummy cream of broccoli/celery soup, a tasty dish with herbed rice, cabbage and vegan hot dogs that was a hit with all of the kids, a mixture of fruit that was just divine -- I think there were raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries in there -- the fruit juice was Sammy's favorite!
She also used their new juicer to make three different kinds of juice blends. I liked the carrot/apple the best, but the carrot/beet/(???) was my favorite. There was also a mixture of spinach/celery/cabbage/cucumber/carrot/something else that had a very fresh, clean taste.
Thanks for the delicious meal, Bonnie and Caleb!!
Today, Bonnie was going to take me out to get a pedicure, but it is snowing buckets here! I don't think snow and a pedicure really go well together, so maybe she'll just come hang out for a while. It would be cheaper... and I have some episodes of the Food Network recorded. I love Everyday Italian with Giada de Laurentiis, and Home Cooking with Paula Deen. Sometimes I can even handle Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. She makes decorating for a party seem so easy! And everything is color-coordinated... wow.
The boys and Mike are being wonderful. Any time Griffin or Sammy see me crying, they come up and give me hugs and little boy kisses and wrap their arms around my neck and tell me, "I love you, Mama," and make my world all better for that moment.
Mike is doing laundry and dishes galore, and has made dinner for himself and the boys many nights. I am usually tired by 7:30 or 8 and just want to sit in my designated spot on the couch with my blankets and a box of Kleenex. It is so hard to wait, and not know what is going on.
On a lighter note, Sammy and I had a conversation last night right before B, C and D came over.
I wanted to know if he had any grand plans for his life when he got older, so I asked him the age-old question,
"Sammy what do you want to be when you grow up?"
Now, apparently, Sammy has given this a lot of thought, because he had an immediate response for me.
He didn't have to think about it, or weight the possibilities.
He is a man of decision!