Thursday and Friday have been one big party and today is Crash Day! These two days have been two very special days in our family, though. Thursday night my youngest had his community college graduation. The graduation was held at a busy local university with limited parking, so Hubby drove him to the rehearsal. We all went two hours early to the commencement for the line-up and to get good seats. There were plenty of good seats and the ceremony was very nice. We have snap-shots and video for memories. The college was also taking professional photos to purchase. We were very proud parents of our Summa Cum Laude graduate. He’ll continue on in the fall at a four-year university to earn a degree in Math. I’m certainly glad that he got his math abilities from his Dad.
Yesterday was my 54th birthday and I awoke to Hubby bringing a box of fresh donuts, balloons, and a box of candy! I really thinks he wants me to get fatter….just kidding. After breakfast and lots of coffee, we just relaxed most of the day. He wanted to take me to an English Tea Room place, but I asked for a rain-check because I really can’t eat two “special” meals in one day without getting sick. He understood what I meant, and wasn’t offended. My sad stomach really can’t deal with new and unusual foods very well….ugh. But, we’ll enjoy that for another date-night 🙂
When our oldest and his wife got off work, Hubby had prepared a delicious meal for dinner! We all stuffed ourselves with grilled salmon steaks and the works. I had asked for him to buy a special lemon-blueberry cake from our local restaurant, which was delicious. We didn’t know, but our daughter had also sent a gift from a local bakery of spectacular cupcakes! So, we had multiple sweet choices for dessert. We were all miserably full, but happy and enjoyed the night together. I was presented with the famous funny-Mom cards and sweet gifts.
The visits with family bring the memories that I will always treasure. Each year, the visits are more and more valuable. I treasure them more than ever. Even when I don’t feel well, I try to squeeze every drop of joy out of them. They don’t come as often as you think they will.
Today, I’m paying for all the celebrating, the walking up and down the stairs, eating the heavy sweets, etc. I also experienced some sort of event this morning (maybe seizure or migraine); it was very weird. Whatever it was, the dog knew something was wrong and came and stayed right with me and didn’t move. Having Hubby here made me feel better, especially when he prayed for me. No matter if I’m celebrating or fearful, I know God is here and He cares.
Psalms 56:3-4 – What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
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