Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day...My Heroes

My Daddy but 17 years old in his first Army photo. The photo is a little rough around the edges, but it shows his sweet, handsome face and that's most important.
World War II Vet.

The marker provided by the government...lies at Daddy's feet.

My Grandaddy Carter...Mama's Daddy. He served and had a wife and 5 daughters waiting at home.

Last, but certainly not Tomer. Ubon, Thailand 1971.
Thank you, to all who have served and those serving still. I am a very thankful American...the land of the free and the home of the brave...because of you!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010


Thank you Daddy, a proud World War II Veteran. Who until the day he died, couldn't speak about what he had seen. And Tomer, a Vietnam Veteran. Who still doesn't speak of some things. And to this day, cannot watch movies about that war. You, are my heroes.

Pause a moment and give thanks for our freedom, bought with the lives and sacrifices of our men and women who answered the call. Thank you to all of our veterans.

Have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I Stand Amazed

Here in good ol' Michigan the weather couldn't be more siree, it couldn't. The rains, are supposedly gone for a while and Mr. Sun has been just a shining!
Today, we spent lots of time outdoors. Xavier, stayed busy riding his bike and scooter. While Elek, spent a good hour in the sand box! Ooh,that boy was filthy but happy. And that gave this ol' grammy time to enjoy a glass of iced cold lemonade, just a swinging on the back porch.
After, supper my Tomer and I made our way to the ball park. Lou Lou, as she is called by her team mates because there is another Emilee...had a game. Woo Hoo...those little gals won and are still undefeated.
Afterwards, with a little daylight left to spare. Tomer did some more planting...4 flats of impations and 3 flats of begonias are in the ground, so far. Tomorrow, our window box on the garage and the container on the gate, plus several big pots will be finished up. I went out to enjoy Tomer's company and hose down the back porch of the whole wheat Pringles crumbs that Xavier had left a trail of...but alas, my time with Tomer came to an abrupt end. Those pesky mosquitoes drove him inside muttering, "I've got to get out of here!" They..."mosquitoes that is"...LOVE Tomer. Me, they don't bother. Shoot, I never even heard the buzz of one skeeter!!! So, I finished my tasks, rolled up the hose and called it a day.
My life, is filled with joy and wonder...the joy of watching my grandbabies grow and share in their every accomplishment. And the wonder, of God's handiwork. The earth in all it's glory. The sights, the sounds and smells of summer. Have you, ever had the pleasure of smelling a russian olive tree in bloom? The finest perfume doesn't come close. I stand amazed. He, paints the most beautiful pictures in my mind, nothing compares to Him.
Oh, He is God...He is the God...He is my God...He is amazing!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sunday's Doodle

Thank you Rick for letting us use your Doodles.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Balloon Days

Here, I sit in my recliner, enjoying some alone time. Windows open and covered with a quilt made just for me. A light rain falls and the sound of thunder rumbles in the distance.
It is a perfect day.

Today I was blessed, to spend time with my girls and the 2 youngest grandboys. We had lunch together and as always, good conversation. Love filled this house. My Tomer, who had a field trip, after his regular route is loving his job...
God is good.
It is a perfect day.

I just talked to my brother-in-law, who, just 3 days ago was admitted to Intensive Care and now to the amazement of his Dr. is already home...Hallelujah. Prayer is powerful.
It is a perfect day.

So, as evening comes. I look forward to tomorrow. Breakfast out with Tomer. A trip to our local nursery for plants and flowers. A graduation party. And we wouldn't think of missing Em and Ian's ball games. Oh, I will love...
Yep, it will be another perfect day.

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Music To Laundrocize By

Maddy at her Orchestra Concert...she plays the Viola.

My day is nearly done. All Grandbabies have left the building. Tomer, is fed and the kitchen cleaned. The floor mopped and the house picked up...all is neat and tidy. Well, that is, for now. Tomorrow morning when Elek arrives, disorder will once again be the semblance of the day. Which, believe me is alright with this ol' grammy. Things can always be picked up but their childhoods, cannot be replaced.
Now, I am, winding down a bit and listening to an old CD from the 90's, that I have happily rediscovered. So, as I laundrocize for the rest of the evening... I will close my eyes and get lost in the words and melodies of this sweet gift of music, that God has given. Music, brings so many, joy, peace, worship, healing, even dance. Such beauty.
So, while Tomer putters around in the yard...I will be found singing, sighing peacefully, and yes, even dancing. But, mostly thanking God for His blessings.
Pray, you have a blessed, peaceful evening...
Psalm 149:3
Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tambourine and harp

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sacrifice and Love

Mama, me on the left, Sherry sitting in seat and Pam. Mama is pregnant with Sheila.

I was blessed with the best Mama that a person could have. There are 8 proud and certainly blessed Musser children! I can't imagine having 6 babies in 7 years...constant diaper changes, feedings, cleaning, cooking. Oh, the laundry and ironing were every day chores! Our home was immaculate and so were we! Mama, kept our shoes polished and our hair just so and with 6 girls that was a job every morning.
We, talk of getting back to the basics. That's how we lived. Being from the South there was always beans simmering on the stove, biscuits or corn bread with our meals. No, loaf bread for us. And growing up, I did not eat breakfast from a box. Mama, always up early, had a hot meal waiting for us.
At the time, we children, took for granted all that she did. But, through the years I realize that her days were long. She worked from sun up to sun down. Never complaining, just doing what she did best...caring for her family.
Now, at the age of 76, she says that "those were the best years of her life and if she could, she would do it all over again!"
Thank you, Mama for everything you poured into me...I saw your examples of love, kindness and how willing you were to help others.
I am blessed by the sacrifices you made...Happy Mother's Day.
Your firstborn...Patricia
"Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What's Wrong With This Picture

Welcome to Erin...a wee bit of Ireland in Tennessee. What in the world?
The flooding in Tennessee, has been all over the news these past couple of days. But when you see photo's of the sign that welcomes you home, with a boat standing upright against the bridge...well, it is eerie. The creek was so flooded, that it carried this boat parked in someone's yard...right into town!

Parking lot of Family Health Care Center...Dr.'s Offices
My cousins, Jana and Amie were out and about taking photo's of the mess the rains have caused. I chose a few. Just to show, that with more rain expected they are in real need of your prayers. Sr. Prom was canceled Friday night, Houston County Schools are closed until who knows when. People who work in other towns, could hardly get home because of flooding, debris and roads gone, washed away!

Down on Main Street
My cousin Julie, says that she's about ready to build an Ark! Funny...not so much right now.

This shed ended up in the parking lot of Fred's Discount Store...which is near the bridge and creek the boat came down. I'd say they traveled the same path!
Thankfully, Mama and Bobby live on the Ridge and since it is the highest point in Northwestern Tennessee and there are no creeks nearby...they, do not experience any flooding, just the inconvenience, of not going to town for anything. But, they are not complaining, believe you me!
So, please pray for my family? I have lots of cousins, who are affected by or live, close to the flooding. They worry, if the rain continues, what damage will be done.
I covet your prayers. Thank you kindly!