Mom in her younger years… she smoked for a long time, and I was happy when she finally stopped at age 43, of course it took a heart attack to make it happen. My mom was caring, she would give you the shirt off her back, or her last. But never mistake that caring, or kindness for a weaknesd. She would shut you down in a cowboy second. As I have stated, my mom was the strongest person I have known in my life. May you rest in peace strong woman. I love and miss you.
How I miss mom’s smile. But life goes on right. Just another day of her feeling like she was on top of the world. Always a good time spent. I am so blessed, that we got the time as mother and daughter spent. Much love mom.
Mom’s oldest, my sister. Outside of my apartment. Not sure what we were doing that day, or if it was before they moved here, or just visiting me; either way I like this photo of them. Mom I miss you. And love you.
So today got the notion to try some bbq, I have tried Bill Millers, and it was crap. So today went for the one down the street from the apartments. Branch Bbq, I got two plates, one for me, one for my dad.
This was the 5 meat sampler. Rib,sausage, brisket,pork loin,chicken, two sides, beans potato salad,coleslaw. Cherry pie and pecan pie. Spent 50 bucks to see if it was good. The out come was 😝👎👎. We sampled it all, and the only decent thing was the chopped beef. The other things were flavorless. It was bland and dry. Nothing spectacular about the pies, and well fifty bucks tossed in the trash. I definatly will not go back there. Even the sauce could not save this bland bbq. Moving on. Will try others along the way. To be continued…
She was so happy this day;was the day her first born grand son graduated high school. This Bob Cat was a shining star in her eye this day. I am so happy she got to see these things. Love you mom.
In bloom. Taken last spring, when the Bluebonnets were in high form and bloom. Mom loved the season change, when the blue bonnets were vivid in the hill country. A photo of her and her husband in the blue bonnets. I am going to miss that with her. But I have a photo, and the memories of that amazing day. I love you mom, may there be many blooming and vivid flowers for you.
A day at the Capitol, This was the first trip that I took with her and my stepdad when they came to visit me In September of 2013. She loved going down to the Capitol, her and I were alike, when it came to exploring new places. I remember several times going to the Capitol with her, we finally even ate at the Capitol Grille a couple of times. These are the very good memories that I will keep.
Church was stellar today, life class equally refreshing. Just listing to praise and worship songs on pandora, makes me cry, these songs are the songs we both loved,and sang in church, and with one anither, they fill my heart. I know she woul be happy right now knowing I am in church, that we all are in church. Getting closer to God, His Word. Today I am starting Proverbs in the Bible, I will read a passage each day. God has done so much for my soul and spirit, in these times. It is I who must draw closer to him.
I totally admire my friend Olivia, who went to Honduras, mission work. God is totally blessing this woman, she is truly the church in this world. I have been thinking of volunteering in the church bookstore. To be continued…
I know there are some major areas in my life that need cleaning up, I pray to God everyday to guide my steps, to give me discernment, and give me wisdom to see the truth of things, to send the ones that are supposed to be in my life, and the ones that are not to remove the ones that do not belong.
Did God remove mom from my life, because of a journey I need to be on, without her, I do wonder, but there are roads we have to walk. We will never be alone, because He is with us. Gods reasons are not our reasons. A time,and season for all. It has been 4 Sundays since she passed. I cried today. It will get better, this I know in my soul.
I love you mom.
First day of the new job. Went well, no first day jitters for me, probably because I was just way ready to get back at it. Bills wait for no one. I feel confident that I will do well, more like I am praying I will do good. Stay tuned! Today was not as hot as yesterday and the day before, I can deal with it today. I am returning to waking up at 5 am to get the 6 am bus. Since this job is far south, out near the airport area. I am going to do my best, try to get a whole year in if possible, then try for something a little more closer to the north.
Life has been chugging on for me. Trying to keep cool in the heat of summer. Especially since I hate staying indoors, when I can be out exploring, but for my health, I try to limit the outdoors to early mornings.
Gonna try to get to the pecan street festival next month. Plus going to start attending church again. Stay tuned as well. Well this is it for now, until the next time. Enjoy!
So today I decided to go bus hopping, I already had in mind where I was headed. The thing is, I left the house sans umbrella, knowing the possibilities the skies would open up with rain. Nice move on my part. To which they eventually did and I got a little wet. Of course before that happened, I did get to snap off a couple of phone pics to my destination. In all, I did accomplish that. Here are a couple of photos from The Hope Outdoor Gallery.
I had also planned on going to the Brodie Oaks shopping plaza,but the rain put that plan to a stop. Another time,another time. Though the entire day was not a loss. Looking forward to visiting graphfitti park again.