Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #104

(so, I've missed a few...)

Hosted by Suzanne at Living to Tell the Story
 It's Friday so that means it's time to look over the last week and look for those things that were blessings in our lives. Whether it was a great week or not, it's a good thing to look for those little things that brought some sunshine into our daily lives. If you need details you can go here first and then just join in!

1. The commitment on my part, as well as my mother and my sister, to begin taking dinner to my grandparent each week.  Monday's are my days and we started last week.  We decided this because Meme has been dealing with dementia and it just keeps getting worse and Pepaw has enough stress on him worrying about taking care of her.  Since we just decided to do this this week, I wasn't very prepared, so I ran to the store and bought them a rotisserie chicken and some veggies for the sides. From now on, I will be better prepared!  Either way, I know it is a blessing for them... it was for me this last week!

2. The Boy Scout Pack we are part of.  Our planning meeting was this week and I am so excited about our new year!!

3. The Girl Scout Troop.  We actually had our first meeting this past week and the girls were full of ideas for the year!  I am equally excited about our Girl Scout year!

4. Friends I have made because of Scouting... oh, and friends my kiddos have made through scouts as well!  I cannot express the great friendships that all of us have now that we wouldn't have if it weren't for scouting!

5. My Great Uncle Millard.  I was his 50th birthday present and we have always had a special bond because of that.  Even though he lives about an hour away, we still manage to see each other several times a year.  I have other *great* relatives, but he is heavy on my heart this week, as he was discharged on Thursday from a week in the hospital with congestive heart failure, almost complete kidney failure and fluid built up on his lungs.  He didn't feel as though he was going to make it through the night some nights, and he insisted on going home to his house... sadly, we all know why.

This was my first time to participate in this, and it really made me stop and think about all of the blessings that surround us!  


  1. It's nice you are taking dinners to your Grandparent. You will know they are getting proper nutrition with what you are all bringing over and its nice to lighten the stress load for someone else at the same time. My thoughts and prayers to you and to your Uncle Millard.

  2. Good list :) You have such a beautiful blog!
    I noticed your must live in AR?
    I lived just north of Little Rock for a couple yrs. Worked in radio there, met my husband :)

  3. Welcome Christa to FFF! So nice to have you join us.

    What a nice thing your family is doing for your grandparents. I know when I take my mom a meal it really blesses her.

    Sounds like Scouting has been a real blessing to your family.

  4. Welcome to FFF. What a great list this week. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog. Have a great weekend!

  5. Nice to meet you Christa,

    I think this is a great idea for your grandparents and your pepaw will enjoy the company. If you didn't feel prepared, you were sure resourceful I would have done the same.

    Scouting is the way to go.

    I hope you get to spend many more years with your Uncle Millard. Sometimes just being in your own home is comforting.
    Have a great week.

  6. Great to have you in FFF!

    Sounds like your week was full of friends, family and scouting. That sounds like a good combination to me.

    So sweet of you to do dinner once a week for your grandparents. You'll be a blessing to them. It's great that your uncle got to go home.

    Have a good week!

  7. Beautiful banner. Welcome to FFF. This is my first week to participate as well. ;)

    I am thankful for rotisserie chickens. They have "saved" me many times. One time I used the chicken to give a mom with a new baby all the fixings for soft chicken tacos. Yumm. How precious that you and your family are sending meals to your grandparents. What a blessing.

    I have a lot of great scouting (boy and girl) from my childhood and from when my kiddos were growing up. Glad to see the program is still enhancing lives.


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