Friday, February 12, 2010

Straight From the Heart...

Good Morning company Girls!

Well, I had truly hoped to put some pics with this post...but.....we got a new camera at Christmas time and I haven't yet put pics on my computer with it and I forgot to get hubby to show me when he got home last pics...sorry.

I did not post last week, and a few of you checked up on me which was sooooooo very nice....I appreciated it and thank you very much.

A week ago last Sunday, hubby and I travelled north for 3 hours and visited my eldest son and his wife and new babe for the afternoon. As you know from my blog, things have not been easy for them with the new babe, so Jenn and William came back with us for the week! On the way home, it was dark and very snowy...they call it lake effect.....I could not see in front of me but hubby grew up in snow conditions and he plowed through without any problems using his GPS to stay on the road when he couldn't see the actual road!

Once home, we settled into a week of having a two month old in the house. What a treat! actually get to know our grandson, his personality, his likes and dislikes was truly a delight!
I joked with my son last night that I'd trade him my 4 teens for his son anytime!

On the Emma front....people have suggested that we get her into some counselling...I was less than impressed with the people at the government child and adolescent see, Emma is 16 so according to them, that's the age of consent and she doesn't have to have counselling if she doesn't want it and if she agrees to it, we cant be part of it unless she gives permission....I said to the social worker...'but this is affecting her dad and I and the rest of the family, when do we tell our side?'.....she just reiterated that it would only happen if Emma gave permission. So, now she's been walking around the house, verbally pushing our buttons with a secretive smile on her face. I think she's trying to push us into doing something either in our words or actions that she can take to the counselor, with a 'see, I told you they were terrible' attitude. I've decided, on the advice of some other people to go with private counselling.....of course very expensive, but I don't feel comfortable with the government funded counselling. I hope that this is the answer.

This Saturday evening, we are having a dinner/movie evening at our church....I am buying and preparing food for about 60 people. Not too bad...I figure if I can handle 25-26 at Christmas time that you just triple the number and you're good to go! We ran into a little glitch with the movie we were going to show and were advertising...I ordered this movie from Amazon about a month ago, that all the reviews said was a lovely romantic story and a very 'clean' just arrived this week and upon viewing it I found that there was just too much language and social drinking in it to show in the church. Even though people will sit in their living rooms and watch the same thing and think nothing of it...I'm sure they'd get their ire up at seeing it in the had to scramble to get another movie......I finally found one at the local Christian bookstore that I could rent,...I brought it home and viewed it and am very pleased with's a much better fit for the situation. Of course, now I'll have to stand up in front of the 60 people that'll be watching it and explain why they aren't seeing the movie that we've been advertising for weeks!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your significant other......hubby's told me that he's taking me out to dinner on Sunday and it's a surprise place! Would be nice if it was Bermuda, Texas or Arizona....although Sedona is pretty cold right maybe not Arizona...anyways, since I know our finances there isn't a chance of that happening...but I'm sure our supper will be lovely....anything I don't have to make has got to be good!

Have a good one, ladies!


Cathy said...

So glad you're back this week! Definitely will be praying you find the right counselor for Emma. Praying for her little heart to be changed!
I know you enjoyed having that grand-baby for a week! I pray your daughter in law will get to feeling better soon.
I hope you have a wonderful time with your hubby on sweet! Can't wait to hear what his surprise is!
Have a blessed weekend!

One More Equals Four said...

So glad to hear from you. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Hope you got at least a little rest this week and enjoy that dinner out!

JadeLD said...

Hi there, just coming over for some quick coffee time! I posted today too, I'm always early anyway because of the time difference in the UK.

I sometimes go through phases where I don't get those photos of my camera for ages but them I get paranoid about losing them.

It sounds like you are having a very busy and hectic time at the moment, I hope everything works out well for you. Have a great weekend.

Aiming4Simple said...

Surprises are fun! How nice that you husband is taking you out! I hope you have a wonderful evening. All the restaurants around here will be jam-packed, so we're planning to go out on the 17th.

I shall also pray that you find the right counselor. It isn't easy, but God can help you find someone solid who is worth the time and money you invest.

Frugal Friend said...

I'll be praying for your counseling needs too. We found a great counselor in one of the local churches and the church only takes donations! I know your situation perhaps merits something more "professional" than that but I know God has someone out there that will click with Emma and you.

Enjoy your grandbaby and tell us what movie you're going to show!

secondofwett said...

We were going to show a movie called Straight from the fact, that's what we called our evening! Now, we are showing a movie based on a Jerry Jenkins movie called 'Though None Go with Me'! I hope everyopne enjoys it, I did.

Melinda said...

If it's Texas, I hope it's way south. We have 12 inches of snow on the ground here in north Texas LOL

Have a great surprise!

thecoolmom said...

Don't you just hate when a "clean" movie turns out not to be? I'm sure the people there will understand. May the Lord bless you with wisdom and understanding in figuring out how to deal with Emma. It sounds like you have a lot already, but I'm sure more couldn't hurt. Right?

joyceandnorm said...

I'm glad you are safe and had to spend some time with the little one. Enjoy your Valentine's Day dinner.

carikaufm said...

Bravo to you for taking a stand on the movie!

Lord, I pray for Marie's family. For her relationship with Emma. I pray that you will give Marie peace through this situation. Amen

You are on my heart these days. I am praying for you1

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