Well, it happened. As a mom of 3 boys I have been waiting for this, waiting and dreading. Saturday afternoon while Stephen was killing his first deer, Samuel got hit in the eye with (get this) a 13 year old fist! All the boys in the neighborhood were playing in our backyard and the playing turned to pushing and the pushing turned to hitting. All the kids said Samuel didn't do anything. We talked to the boy's parents and they were very apologetic. The boy had been suspended from school the day before for the same thing. I hated it for Samuel, he has such a tender heart and I think it really bothered him that someone would hit him, especially in his own backyard, but it did make him feel good to see how his friends stood up for him. Samuel's eye swelled and turned blue just about immediately. It looks like he has eyeshadow on it, but it doesn't hurt anymore-so all is well.
PS. Today as we were driving home from Pine Bluff we passed a pasture of cows that were all lying down. Samuel said "look mom, the cows are having Bible Study". How sweet is that?!
We are Abby & Julie - born eight years apart to parents who taught us to love each other, respect each other, pray with each other and laugh with each other. This is our journey together as sisters and as friends.
I am Abby's big sister and quite chatty from what I hear. Being optimistic through life's journey is my humble pursuit. Talking is my favorite activity. Being a preacher's wife has been my most unexpected blessing. Being the mother of the Fab Four fills my life with endless warm fuzzies. My most favorite things are scrapbooking with my sister and mother, nights out with the girls, happy hour at Sonic, hugs from my kiddos, being an aunt to my handsome nephew, date nights with my hubby,vacationing with my family, bargain shopping with my sister, laying out at the pool, dinner dates with my best friend and laying on the couch with my blue blanket all to myself. Encouragement, prayer and service are my spiritual gifts. Sharing life's journey with my sister fills me with great pride and laughter.
I am Julie's little sister and quite funny from what I hear. Being joyful through life's journey is my humble pursuit. Laughing is my favorite activity. I have trouble making big decisions. I went to three colleges before receiving a degree in communications. One of the best decisions I have made was marrying my handsome husband. Being a mother to our precious baby boy thrills my soul . I am an athlete. I completed a marathon for charity. Being an aunt to the Fab Four is one of my most treasured roles. Having a loving family makes me most grateful. My favorite things are scrapbooking, entertaining in my home, going to Sonic at happy hour,riding four wheelers with my hubby, shopping red dot sales with my sister, laughing with my best friend, traveling with my hubby, laying out and decorating my home for each season. Hospitality, service and encouragement are my spiritual gifts. Sharing life's journey with my sister brings me great comfort and happiness.
A sister is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark.
She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Somedays she's the reason you wish you were an only child.