Monday, March 14, 2011

Another leaf on our family tree

She's here! Emily Elena Esther Trinidad was born on March 4, 2011, increasing our adorable grandchildren to NINE.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I miss you, Taffy

It's very quiet in our house today. It was quiet yesterday too. We were home. We had company, which included our three year old grandson, but it was noticeably quiet ... not counting all the sighs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13

Has it been SIX years since Presley was born?

It has. Six years ago today, Jason experienced the miracle of seeing his child for the very first time. Presley Alan Glenn arrived safe and sound.

Presley has the same middle name as his father and his grandfather.

Twenty Year Anniversary

Twenty Years ago today, my dad became sober. No one who knew him, twenty plus years ago, would've imagined that it was even possible.

He is a walking miracle, a testimony to the transforming power of Jesus Christ.

Don't tell me that someone is "hopeless" or that "they will never change." I've seen it. It IS possible. With God, all things are possible!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2000

Ten years ago today I became a grandmother! When my daughter got to the hospital and was examined, they found the baby had turned himself upside down. She would need to have a Cesarean. This would be the first C-section in our family. I tried to encourage her that she was going to be fine and that everything was ok. I hoped my concern was not showing. Not only was she experiencing labor pain for the first time in her life, she just found out that she was going to have an operation very quickly.

I waited in the waiting room and paced the floor. Interestingly, I was actually on the outside of locked doors that opened into the surgical area for Cesareans. I was able to barely see through a crack in the doors. I watched and watched until I saw her husband appear in his hospital garb. He waved at me and then disappeared into a doorway. I pressed my ear up to that crack and waited to hear a baby cry. What seemed like an eternity later, I heard a cry.

I was full of emotion and turned to our family who was waiting with me and said, "he's here!"

Anthony Nathaniel Gonzales entered the world a healthy baby boy and his Mommy was indeed going to be fine.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How I Knew

Reminded my husband that it was three years ago today that he was in the ER getting a sliver of metal out of his eye. He wondered how in the world I could remember the exact date ...

...BECAUSE it happened on the same day that our precious grandson, Carlos, was born! I'll never forget that day. I had been at the hospital since the night before. I was there to help Alyssa through labor and welcome her incredibly adorable baby.

After sufficient time oooing and aaahhhing over my grandson and making sure Alyssa was doing well, I headed home ...totally exhausted.

I sat down on the couch at home and sighed a big sigh (at approximately 9:00 PM) ... just before Bob told me I needed to take him to the hospital because whatever was in his eye was killing him.

Off we went to the ER waiting room. A long night, and it was May 20th by the time we got home, but the hospital records state that he was treated on May 19. How could I EVER forget that date?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Last year for Mother's Day we had a brunch for the "mothers" in our family. My adult daughters, who are all mothers, did the cooking for my mother and I. We enjoyed good food and good fellowship. We "older mothers" gave the "younger mothers" some beginning supplies to scrapbook. My mother and I enjoy the hobby and try to get together to do it as often as we can. We wanted to share our passion with them. It was a wonderful day.

This year, we did something else. We ladies, all ages this time, and some of our little boys caravaned around town and went shopping together. We stopped along the way and ate lunch and drank coffee (the good cold kind : )

The kids were amazing! We had as much fun having them WITH us this year, as we did having a day WITHOUT them last year. Only a mom would understand.