Friday, August 22, 2008

Cha cha cha CHANGES!!! emotional month for this emotional girl! We had a fun "Celebrate Brandon Day" on 8/3. We celebrated his life by doing fun things and being together. Every time, God is so good and always has something special for us. I like to think of it as a "Hug from him ~ to say it's all good Dawn". We went camping the following weekend which was so much fun but also the starts of my emotions getting "revved" up. This would be Jordan's last time camping with us before leaving for college ~ all the way in Washington State!!! But it was a great weekend.

On Wednesday the 20th we took Jordan to the airport to start his next new adventure in Renton Washington. I am so excited that he did this and I know he is right where God wants him to be. BUUUUUT the mom in me, well let's just say that as we watched the flight take off ~ hysteria set in. Yeah I was a sobbing crying mess. But even in an anxious day, God put such a special person in our path. We had already done online check in, checked his baggage curbside, and were just waiting in the terminal by the United desk for Steve to come in after parking the car. This gentleman (really wish I had his name) was standing there controlling the line, and I can't quite remember how it all came about, but he got us 3 Security Gate Passes so we could actually go to the gate with Jordan! From everyone I have told this too....says that is just really unheard of. So THANK YOU God for putting this man into our paths and helping a hurting mom's hurt feel better!

Jordan made out great on his flight, and had quite a busy first day with getting his apartment signed for, new bank account opened, change of address, going over to the school briefly and checking out the town a little. I am so thankful for my sister and brother in law ~ Shawn and Mac for all of their help. It sure does add peace to my heart.

Now onto the next emotional baby (Seth) started HIGH SCHOOL the very next day! So at this point for those of you who don't know me, you can tell I am a big emotional crybaby who definitely wears her heart on her sleeve. But you know, even for the crying, the emotions, whether the are happy or sad ~ I STILL PRAISE GOD for them. And for HIS STRENGTH. I PRAISE HIM FOR GIVING ME THE PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO BE THE MOM AND WIFE OF THIS FAMILY!

I hope I have made Steve, Brandon, Jordan, & Seth proud and the know with every fiber in their being how much they are loved by me. Even in the times that I know I annoy them with my constant picture taking of all events! (SMILE)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and let God just love on you and show you how special you are to him!

*hopefully photo's coming up soon