Hooray! And thanks be to God!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

THE DOCTERS SAID ALL IS WELL! Thank you so much for all of your prayers! I must fly now, but I'll be back to elaborate!

Much love and hugs to all,
Raewyn

Prayers would be nice...

Monday, June 15, 2009

My mummy had the sharp sensation just before lunch on Friday, and said it felt like my 4 yrd little brother was sitting on her chest. When it didn't go away, she called her doctor and he told her to go to the emergancy room. Yikes. Both she and my dad didn't tell us, but dropped us off at the house with my cousin and her boyfriend. They took us to go see Up - which was amazing btw. GO SEE IT! It is so sweet and beautiful and heartfelt and funny; I teared up twice - and my dad took my mom in.

They ran a test (Catscan? Not sure if that was the one they did), but let her come home yesterday. She went back in this morning for two more tests at 1:00. My dad just called and said that the tests are almost over and they'll be heading home soon. I'm taking that as a good sign, but please keep her in your prayers, as well as Emily, who I believe is going through cancer.

It's these little moments where I remember what Earwen wrote: "We should praise God when things go wrong; not just when things go right!"

Okay, so maybe her exact words were: "But we need to praise God anyway! Then we will shine brighter for Him. It's easy to love God when things are going well, but when the road gets slippery and steep is the time we need to cling to Him and believe in Him and love Him most! When you were little and you tripped, did you push your father and mother away so you could fall, or did you grab their hand to keep from slipping?"

:)

*Two Days Later*

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ok...so perhaps I wasn't able to "post more" on Monday, but I'm posting now! I have to hurry, as dinner is cooking -hot dogs and burgers on the grill - and there's still about two hours of daylight left. :)

The day was spent at a homeschool-moms-book-sale, which was delightful. I got to see many of the mothers, especially Miss Cay; and I found a whole stack of little pocket sized books, many for $1.00, .50, and .25 cents! *cheers* All in all we got about 14 books for $14.50...so I consider the day a sucess. :) I also bumped into one of my "lovely readers", Miss J. Austen Wannabe/Kheagan and we both burst into laughter at the sight of each other, because we had just "discovered" one another in the Blogsphere...I'm over the moon that someone I know in real life reads my blog!

And now dearies, I must leave you! I've been soaking delightedly in the curriculum/bookish way of life all day and am brimming over with inspiration, thanks in part to the lovely Miss Cindy Rushton and her book on the subject, so I'm off to start Notebooking!

I'll pop back in as soon as I can to answer comments - I'm not ignoring y'all, Earwen and Kheagan - I simply must fly! :D

Hugs,
Raewyn

P.S. ....This is the good life...flying on the edge of your seat, living spontaneously, and clacking away at the keys as the kids play outside, knowing that you're about to enjoy a dinner at home with the little ones and the rest of the evening waits for lovely writings and curlings on the couch. :) But I wax poetic....fare thee well!

*sighing-over-the swiftness-of-time-and-realizing-she-has-about-four-years-left-at-home-with-her-precious-family-before-she'll-be-of-age-for-marriage*

A Day of Rest

Sunday, June 7, 2009


As today is Sunday, the title of the post is appropriate and perfectly describes today. :) I'm very grateful to God for such a lovely day, especially with my family. IT was a delightful surprise that this day was as nice as I had hoped it would be.

Usually Sunday gets all the chores/family tasks that we didn't get to on the week, mainly because my dad always has the day off, as we have the blessing of working for Chick-fil-A, a company that always closes for Sunday. And when I say chores, I mean cleaning out the garage, mowing the lawn, decluttering the house, ect. We almost always have a wonderful dinner though, at home or the occasional dinner out at a restaurant. Especially since Mother's Day, when we got my dad his Father's Day present - a grill - so he could cook my mom her Mother's Day present: steaks. ;) And very good, juicy, delicious steaks too!

This morning my parents woke us up early to go to morning Mass. It was a little difficult as we had watched a movie last night, Ghost Town, so we went to bed rather...um, late. Heehee. (In case you're wondering, we enjoyed the movie very much. It was a tad slow in the beginning and it did have one bad word and a scene referring to an inappropriate body part, but we laughed and when the credits rolled we were all smiling contentedly. A note: Ricky Gervais has a very good acting and comedic style, but if you're a fan of, say, a more split-your-side-laughing-uproariously kind of movie this might not be as funny to you, but it was still very good!)

We made it to Mass, only a few minutes late, and were able to sit in one of the pews as 9:00 Mass isn't as crowded as the evening one. It was a bright Sunday morning, the morning light filling the church. Having missed Confession yesterday I did not receive Communion so I simply knelt in the pew when my family went up for Communion, and looked at the crucifix and tried to tell God how much I loved Him and how sorry I was for snapping at my little sisters or talking back to my parents.

And out of that, looking back, He moved my heart to a quiet peace and let me know things were going to okay. I left the church quietly and happy, with a smile on my face, ready to celebrate the day of rest. My dad and Faith, Hope and Andrew (my little sisters and brother) walked around the small square garden that framed the fountain which was very pretty with trees, pink-red blossoms and all sorts of greenery. Then we headed to Wal-Mart, where despite my resolvings to not buy any clothing - even if it is Wal-Mart, I still perfer, in my new more-frugal state of mind, Bargain World, the best thrift store in our town - their selection of light thin pajamas in pretty spring colours of lovely buttercup yellow, rose pink and cucumber green was so tempting I fell to their lure.
This sweet little Eeyore shirt sprinkled with the word "Dreams" was calling me as soon as I saw it. Reflecting on it I realized that I did need another "nightshirt" to wear to bed: that, plus the fact that it was marked down to $3.00 cinched it in my mom's opinion.


Then I spotted this bright cheery Caribbean blue shirt; I loved it so much I wore it as soon as I got home, under my quarter-inch-sleeve grey shirt.

After we got back home, being very hungry as I hadn't had breakfast yet, decided to make my Special Sunday Surprise Breakfast. I love the idea of celebrating a mini-Easter every Sunday as the Church encourages, so I wanted to go all out and make something special for breakfast. Because we had gone to Mass and then Wal-Mart, it was nearly eleven when we got home, and half-past when I finally got a chance to breathe after putting the groceries away. So I opened the newly-stocked fridge and pulled out the strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, the almonds and chopped pecans from my baking cabinet, a whole grain waffle from the freezer...and the half-empty carton of vanilla ice cream. ;)

What followed was one of the best breakfasts/treats...


I got my fruit, whole grains and carbs for breakfast. ;)


It's getting late and bed is calling...in the form of my mom's voice. :) I'll be back tomorrow hopefully with the rest of the day's account.