Monday, December 28, 2009

A Simple Prayer...........

Dear Lord,

I don't understand and I am weary with death. I know you must have a plan, because you are God and I don't question you anymore. I just ask that you help your child deal with the sorrow of yet another beloved one's death. I know that Mr. Corley is finally home and no longer in pain. Ray Corley was my parents' best friend. He and Kathleen were like grandparents to me. When I was little, my very first trip to Six Flags was made possible by them. I still remember the excitement of that day. They became a part of my life, graduation, wedding, and births of my children. They were there. And I will miss him. I pray Lord that you help Kathleen Corley and her family deal with such a terrible loss. I love you Mr. Corley, thank you for being such a wonderful example of Christ and for taking the time to help a teenager deal with life!

I also pray Lord that you help Glendon's journey home be swift and filled with peace and not pain. Glendon is Johnny's cousin. He is dying from cancer. I also pray for 2010 to be a better year filled with happiness and not much sorrow.

Love, your child,

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wonderful Memories

Wishing everybody a big hug and smiles! We had a wonderful Christmas, I feel blessed that God allowed us another year together. Thank you Lord. I got to finally see my grand niece Alora. Such a little bundle of joy. I will post pictures as soon as my sister Cathy emails them to me. We forgot the memory card for the camera. Duh! So I'm hoping that my Dad or brother Patrick and Cathy got good pictures. So as soon as I get them, I'll post them.

I got to meet my brother's girlfriend y'all, and I already love her. I swear it felt like I've known her all my life. A kindred spirit as Anne of Green Gables would say. She is so lovely, and her eyes sparkle! She does have two children, I got to meet the little one Terrie, that little guy has already won over my heart. He is 4 years old and the sweetest thing ever! I pray that God will lay his hands over Patrick and Kelly and their love will blossom. I so want my little bro to be happy and have a family too. ( I love you Patrick!)
Jason and Jacob are turning into wonderful young men and I'm blessed that they don't mind spending time with our family. I know it's hard when they could be out with their friends, but I appreciate every time they give me their time. I love you boys.
I've got to get my ornament in the mail on Monday. Tomorrow is Sunday and I'm gonna rest after having run solid since Tuesday! I'm tuckered out.
I hope that all who read my words will take the time to hug a loved one today!

Friday, December 25, 2009


I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones and friends. I promised my nephew Jackson that I'd post his picture of Christmas Eve over at Grandmama's house. He got his Transformer Bumblebee and another one I can't guess whats it's name is. Elizabeth got lots of Miley Cyrus clothing, which she loves. Everyone enjoyed opening presents at Grandmama's house.

I will post more later. I finally get to meet my grandniece baby Alora today. I can't wait!
Later my friends!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Jason!

Twenty years ago today, I was blessed with an early Christmas present: Jason! It doesn't seem possible for twenty years to have passed. I was so happy to have you and Daddy and I were ready to become the best parents ever. Infant, toddler and preschool whizzed by way to quickly. Grade school, middle and finally high school. We were so proud of you graduating and I know that life will always continue to throw you curve balls, you just need to remember that Momma and Daddy love you and are always there for you no matter what!
Happy Birthday Jason! We love you!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Loads of news........

Well friends,
Let's just say that I have been busy and have good stitchy news for you. Well, I started working for Terrie, the new cross stitch store in Buford. OMGosh! The stitchy goodness is more than I can wish for. It is gonna be great. Terrie is so nice and kind, I met Kristine on Saturday, she is a hoot! It is gonna be fun working with her! I'll get to see all the new stuff and I'll let y'all know all about it! We do mail orders too! or give us a call at 1-800-598-4614.
I am so behind on shopping. Ugg! I have not finished my shopping yet. Geez. Jacob finally gives me a few ideas that he'd like today. Uh, it December 21st! It's getting slim pickens out there. I did have my niece Katie with me today, so we got what I was able to. I am very tired tonight. I still have to wrap everything yet. Sigh......................
Well friends, off to wrap!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Connie's Home!

Thank you to all who kept Connie in their prayers. Our Connie is now home and resting. Praise the Lord. I'm so glad that she is doing better. I know she is glad to be home. They let my nephew come home from Kuwait for an emergency visit since Connie had to have open heart surgery. I'm not sure how long he will be home. Need to call tonight to find out.
We got our tree put up. I'm happy with it, now it just needs Santa to put presents under the tree. I've got to get 25 mini polar bear pompom kits made up. Tomorrow I am teaching Ms. Garren's class about eating healthy and I'm excited for the kids. They have been anxiously waiting for Friday. Every day this week, her class asks me, is it time yet? These little bunnies are in the first grade. So finally the day has almost come for them.
Thank you Edgar! It was so thoughtful of you to send me a tin of yummys. Let's just say that they all are just about gone. :)
And a big thank you to Amy for my stocking. It is beautiful. I want to have a mini tree next year for all my cross stitch ornies. Thank you all! I have found that stitchers are the best friends out there!

Hugs my friends,

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Major Prayers Needed!!!!!!

Goodness friends, the Bennett family needs your prayers again. Late last night, we all rushed to Saint Joseph's Hospital because Johnny's other sister Connie had to have emergency open heart surgery. I know it scared the pants off Johnny, because as soon as he got home we took off to the hospital. I've known Connie longer than Johnny and I would be devastated if that girl was gone from my life. She introduced me to her brother, and here we are 24 years later. She is 2 years older than me friends.
Ladies, please, please, please do not under estimate your heart if you have any chest discomfort or heartburn at all. Connie is in CCIU and I'm blessed that she is a fighter. We did get to see her for about 10 minutes today and I went home and cried with relief that she made it thru the surgery. We still have a couple of days of keeping our fingers crossed that she continues to get better and her new double by-pass will work. Bless her heart, all she could think about was getting presents for her family! I told Charles(her hubby) to call on us for help. I hope that he does, family means everything to me!
I got a sneak peek at the new cross stitch shop, Terrie I love the pink walls! I can't wait! We have to wait on the fire marshal before we can get in there and start setting up. It's so exciting!
Well friends, I've got to get my tree decorated, I'm having a little get together tomorrow for my family unless things don't go well with Connie tonight. Keep praying for her please!
Hugs and well wishes!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Hero Kyle!

Friends, I'd like to introduce to you my other son, Kyle. This young man is one of Jacob's best friends. I love him and his momma Linda is such a close friend of mine. Kyle decided to donate his hair to Locks for Love, and Jacob and his motley crew of friends came to watch the main event. Jacob is on the newspaper staff and he took pictures and wrote an article in the paper for the high school. Momma Bennett had to hold his hand while he got his hair cut. They were able to get 4 ponytails that were 10" long. Hopefully this will make someone very happy to have a real hairdo while they are receiving chemo. I just love these kids! They are very caring and so considerate of others. Both Jacob and Kyle received the Falcon Award yesterday in a honors ceremony for gifted students. Yea Jacob and Kyle!
Hugs my friends,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wahoo! Jason passed his drivers test!

Even in the pouring rain! He's one proud dude! I know y'all are thinking, hey isn't he older? Yes, he is 19, gonna be 20 soon. But I didn't mind him not driving, I was fearful for him, a couple of years ago my friends son was killed at 17 in a car crash. He'd only had his license a few months, well that event made me not push for Jason to get his license. I know I put my fears on him, but I'm glad he waited. Being older and wiser has made a better and more careful driver. Yea! Congrats to my son! Now, I can send Jason to pick Jacob up from school now! (sneaky laugh)
Hoping everyone is having a wonderful day!