Sunday, February 22, 2009

Music at Mickey's

I've been in Oklahoma City this week to visit my mom and to go hear my future daughter-in-law sing at Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse in OKC. I knew she was a good singer, but I was truly amazed at the talent that girl possesses. Possibly because I would love to sing, but sound most times like a cross between a frog and a sick cow. I loooove to sing, but am resigned to singing alone in the shower or the car, *sigh*.

Future DIL is just incredible. She arranges a lot of her own music and covers a wide range of genres. I heard some rap, pop and old standards the other night. Of course, someone had to tell me when it was rap music because I am too old for that stuff! She's backed up by a guitarist, bass and drums. They are all wonderful musicians.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


You know, sometimes it is just flat hard to be a mom.

Our youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child in August. We are ecstatic! DIL is one of three girls, our son is one of three boys. As our son put it last night, they win whatever! As we have only one granddaughter out of our other six grandchildren, you can imagine what I would like, but truly, healthy is great. Although there is a bounty out for the first red haired granddaughter-she will write her own ticket!

Anyway, about three weeks ago, DIL was laid off due to the economy. She took it well, and our son was only a little worried. Then, last week, he was laid off. Dag nab it! I am really trying not to get too upset and worry. TBO asked me why I was so gloomy when we heard the news and I said, well, what about the kids and the baby? I am just concerned about them. He said, "Well, we did it, didn't we?" I answered that with, "That was us, these are my babies!" Such logic.

It all comes down to trusting in the One Who has always taken care of us. Shortly before TBO and I were married I read Psalm 37 and I felt the words "I have been young, and now I am old, and I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor their seed begging bread" were written to me personally. I, for the most part, don't feel very righteous most of the time, but I do have close to 35 years of walking with TBO and seeing the Lord provide. I just need to look back, remember, and be thankful. I know that God knows where my son and DIL are, and they will be all right.