Wednesday, November 2, 2011

700th post

This is my 700th post. I would have been at this number sooner but I've deleted a few along the way. Oh well...

Ron is coming home tomorrow. He's doing much better - amazingly so. We're all surprised.

My son posted this on his Facebook status today. I thought it was so nice.

When I was younger, I was a fan of Country music. I blame lack of access to Metal and Classic Rock, but that is beside the point. For my birthday, my mother (who worked second shift, did most of the chores, handled all the bills, and still found time to cook dinner) waited outside of a Dillons from the moment she got off work til 6:00 AM the following day to purchase floor tickets to Garth Brooks... (my favorite, at the time). We were not rich, and the tickets were not cheap, but I was too young to truly understand this concept.



At the concert, I could not see because everyone was standing and I was so short (hard to believe, some 15 years later, right?). I stood on a chair, and was able to enjoy the show somewhat, until the security guard forced me to get off of the seat. The music was so loud, that I couldn't really understand what was being said. 10 minutes into Garth Brooks' portion of the show, I left the floor and waited in the hallway. My mother bought me a Garth Brooks hat and took me home. I was angry that I didn't get to enjoy my present. I was selfish, and I cannot blame it all on not knowing any better. My mother just smiled and drove me home.


I complain from time to time that my life is not as good as it could be, or even that my life is horrid. This is unfair. No matter how bad it may get, I am one of the lucky ones that still has both parents (happily married, mind you) who love their children without cause or question. For that, I am blessed.


For a mother who does everything thanklessly.


For a father who would give you the shirt off his back, or the shoes off his feet (if he had feet, that is).


For brothers and sisters who protect each other, even if they don't always get along.


My life is great, and I would do well to never forget that.


I'm not very talkative tonight. I've visited a few of my friends' blogs but I'm just not up to commenting tonight. Tired and my stomach is a bit upset.

Friday morning, I get my sound processor so I should be hearing all the things I've been missing. My surgery site is still very tender so they may postpone until it's better. We shall see...

Until then, good-night my friends. I do have a post for Halloween but it will have to wait.

8 comments:

orchid said...

Dear Teresa,
Firstly, I am happy that Ron is recovering well and be able to come back home. Wow, Good news!
I can guess how relieved you must be.
Oh, yes. Your son has a beautiful heart and that is how you brought him up♡♡♡ It sure is a heartwarming post he did on Facebook. He appreciates how you have been trying hard for your family.
Sure exciting for Fri.
Please have a lot of sound sleep and get ready for Ron and appointment.
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, Orchid*

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy 700th! Here's to 700 more!

Thisisme. said...

700 posts. Wow, that really is some going! Glad that Ron is making good progress, and I pray that everything will be okay when he gets home again Also hope that you get on okay on Friday. Do let us know. What an absolutely wonderful thing that your son wrote on facebook about the two of you. You must have been so touched! You've obviously done a really good job on bringing your children up my friend.

Thisisme. said...

700 posts. Wow, that really is some going! Glad that Ron is making good progress, and I pray that everything will be okay when he gets home again Also hope that you get on okay on Friday. Do let us know. What an absolutely wonderful thing that your son wrote on facebook about the two of you. You must have been so touched! You've obviously done a really good job on bringing your children up my friend.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Congrats on the 700+ posts. I have to say that was truly a beautiful thing your son wrote about you and Ron. I bet you cried. I would have. You are one amazing woman. Don't forget that. Hugs!!!

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kneesandpaws said...

That was the best thing I've read in such a long time. How awesome of your son to write that. I'm humbled and realize now that I don't think I wrote anything like that to my dad before he died. I'm so happy to hear that Ron is having a successful recovery! Great news! Congratulations on your 700th post.

Kristen said...

Beautiful tribute to you and Ron! Your heart is probably 10x it's size after that!