Saturday, August 19, 2017

Written 5 months ago.  Old news now...

I've been catching up on my blog reading , yes at 3am. Once again, a medication change. I'm gonna get through this one. I want to get better. I have fought the doc on this one for years because getting off makes my anxiety worse but staying on it causes symptoms of dementia and I've had lots of changes lately. I can tell a difference in just cutting down on the dosage. Tonight was my first night completely off of it and I am anxious and awake. I really need your prayers to get through this.

(This is from a draft written in April.  Since this time, I am off of anxiety medications completely.  I have quit The Loft and started a new job as Program Director of an Adult Care Center. All I credit to the grace of God.  I would not have ever imagined that I would be doing this at this time in my life.  I expected to stay retired, but that is not what God had planned.  I am loving my job and look forward to growing with an incredible, well-established small company who still believes in caring for its members first!)

We celebrated my MIL with a surprise birthday party in April. We went home but stayed at a nearby lake.  Not having to think about the home place and no longer having a home there made going home easier.

In June, we celebrated Connor's graduation from Pre-K.  He started real kindergarten this year and can't be happier.  I can't believe class starts each day at 7:15 am.  This is ridiculous and hard on a little boy and his family.  He seems to be adjusting so all is well.

In July, we celebrated Independence Day with the family and fireworks.

The kiddos loved it and were not scared one bit.  We had them all day.  That morning, they played under the sprinkler. 

We are teaching our babies that you don't need high tech to have fun! All kids need to learn how to play outside and enjoy the little things.  They seems to have a good time at BonBon and Grandy's without the need of technology.

Connor learned to ride his bike without training wheels. With all the cheering and applauds, you'd think he was in the World Series.  The neighbors were impressed with his family's celebration. 

This little girl's personality is a little me.  She has us in stitches much of the time with her many faces.

We attended a Nashville Sounds Minor League Baseball game.  The kids enjoyed the concessions and all the hoopla.  Baseball is about family fun.  It's not always about the game when you have little ones.  I'd rather watch them anyway.

This kid!  Ahh, he's our only boy right now and he knows it!

Our miracle baby is growing up to have quite a personality.  Her mommy and daddy are getting ready to try again for another miracle.  I hope you'll believe with us. 

So, I'm gonna take the first Saturday morning I've had in months to drop by and visit.  I think of all of you often and hope all is well.



  1. It is SO good to hear from you😊 Happy to see all of your little sweethearts❤️ Enjoy your weekend dear friend and don't stay gone so long, I missed you!

  2. Love this....all of it!! So good to read a post from you, my friend! I'm still a bit jealous over that job of yours ;-) But, that is in the past for me and I'm content. God bless you and your family!

  3. So very happy to see you here!!!!
    I have thought of you often.
    Enjoyed so much spending time here and seeing your little ones!
    Have a blessed and cozy and happy weekend!
    I hope you continue to post here, my friend. : )

  4. GF!!!! I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!! I thought about emailing, but time just got away from me. smiles

  5. It's so good to see a post! Glad to read all the updates. Your Connor and our Alaina are on the same path. She start Kindergarten this month and just learned to ride her bike without training wheels. Our Heather is trying for a baby too, and it may also be a miracle baby. We Granny's can believe together!

  6. Hello. So nice to see an update. Oh, how I love these photos of your little ones. God bless you. (I am not blogging these days but wanted to say hi)

  7. Well you know that I keep up with you on Facebook but I am just now seeing this post! Love you, girl! ♥

  8. Bonnie, I hope you're doing better, and I will surely say a prayer for you. Your grandkids are precious, and I will be a grandmother very soon also, as Jess is having a baby. Oh, I love the expression on this little one's face while enjoying her ice cream. So happy for Connor learning to ride his bike - that is exciting in a child's life.

    Wishing you happy September days, Bonnie, and thank you for stopping by. : )

    love, ~Sheri

  9. Bonnie, hope you are feeling better. Having a job that you love is a good remedy. The kids are growing by leaps and bounds and are all so cute..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  10. It was so nice to see your comment on my blog. You've been away a long time...I was gone a month, and it feels good to be back. Nice catching up with your world.


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