Friday, June 5, 2009

I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Something is happening tomorrow that I have been waiting on for almost eight years. The dad of my kids and I divorced in July 2001. He filed for divorce only 10 days after our youngest daughter Makayla turned a year old. After the divorce his Mom passed away that October. That was the last time I saw his brother, sister, and their families, and the last time my kids saw their Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Other than once or twice our two older kids saw them because of a death in their family. Other than that their Dad hasn't bothered to take them to see his family, and I wasn't welcome to take them.
Well my exes brother's father-in-law passed away in June 2006 and I sent them a sympathy card. Then in December 2007 when my youngest brother passed away they sent me a sympathy card. I cried and cried because I felt as all was well again. The kids didn't ask for the divorce.
As far as his sister, I have found her on myspace and emailed her and told her whatever I had done that I was sorry. But I have never heard back from her. But my conscience is clear.
I have three sister-in-laws on my side of the family that has divorced three of my brothers but their still my sister-in-laws and are still referred to by my kids as Aunt.
Anyways I've said all that to say this. A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation in the mail from my ex-husbands nephews wife for his niece's baby shower.
I am so excited. Megan my oldest daughter also received an invitation, so both my girls are going. This will be the first time Makayla had seen any of them since she was a year old so to her it's like meeting strangers. She's going to finally be able to meet her Aunt and cousins.
It's been eight years so I just pray I'm not so nervous. I probably won't be able to sleep tonight because I have been praying for so long for a way for my kids to see family that they have.

20 Of My Favorite Things

I got this idea from:

1.Color: blue

2.Dessert: Anything chocolate

3.Smell: Candle smell: vanilla, cucumber melon, lime coconut, fresh cut grass, rainstorm

4.Flower: This is hard because I love all flowers. Must be roses because I'm always wanting more of them in the yard.

5.Animal: none really, but if we had the adequate yard it would be a yellow lab, or a golden retriever.

6.Month: June

7.Beverage: Finally cut back on diet coke, so it would have to be water.

8.Shoes: I'd rather go bare foot but flip flops are my first choice

9.Snack: ice cream, or popcorn with m&m's in it

10.Song: . Some of my favorites are playing on my blog. lol Now that I took the time to figure out how to put them on here. But most any contemporary christian.

11.Book: Not so much favorite books, but favorite writers: Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, Stormie Omartian, Elizabeth George, Anne Graham Lotz, etc.

12.Fruit: watermelon

13.Hair style: shoulder length or longer, but I'm tired of it. Not sure what will be next.

14.Clothing: Anything comfortable, usually Capri's and a t-shirt

15.Store: Cato's for clothes.

16.Hobby: Reading, gardening, blogging, genealogy, crocheting, and doing fun stuff with the kids.

17.Season: Spring

18.Thing to collect: I use to collect angels, but haven't gotten a new one in a while. I'm getting interested in cake decorating, if you consider that a collection. Building my supplies. Thanks to my mother-in-law, she gave me all of hers.

19.Movies: All that was made based on books by Nicholas Sparks, American President, any with Julia Roberts in them, Sweet Home Alabama, Failure To Launch, basically chick flicks.

20.Restaurants: Mostly fast food places: Chick-fil-a, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC.