The greater Poolesville area is enjoying its first snowfall of the season! The county schools are closed in the entire region! We are expecting 4-6 inches of snow, with a lovely layer of sleet to follow. Arrgghh! Truly, the downfall of living in this Mid-Atlantic area is the sleet/ice factor! I am a snow lover! Shoveling is so much fun. I do our long driveway, then get out there and help the neighbors as well! A few years ago, I was sledding and fractured my tailbone. Yep...I broke my butt. Since then, I am terrified of falling on my caboose again. T-E-R-R-I-F-I-E-D! It is a fact that I am a grandmother, but to watch me walk on an icy surface, I instantly become 'Granny'. All of this being said... 'Granny' is packing her bag and driving over the mountain to be with her pregnant daughter. Today is the due date of our Angel! Marie wants to play it safe and have me at her house, just in case this sweet baby decides that a snowstorm is her perfect time for entering the world! It makes sense, since I am the Doula. Perhaps, later this afternoon I will post a 40 week photo of Marie! Please keep my daughter in your prayers, that she has a safe and quick delivery! C'mon, Angel!
The outpouring of prayers for my son, B was overwhelming! I thank each of you for being so very thoughtful and supportive. We are blessed it is a short deployment. Momma just prefers to have her children safely in their homes, on this continent! Please continue to keep B and all of our Service Members who are overseas in your prayers!
John is doing an outstanding job with his blog, AFJoker. Today, he is recognizing several Airman who are opening new chapters in their military careers. Please stop by and add these remarkable heroes to your prayer list!
My 'virtual' SoldierSon, MudPuppy is enjoying some much deserved R&R. If you are need of a morning giggle, stop by and read his blog here. MudPuppy is one of the most creative, down to earth people I have never met! A warning is needed, when I send folks to his blog...if you are easily offended by language, please don't read his words. It is because of him, we have the freedom to blog...so I say, let him write what he wants. I am certain, once you visit Mudpuppy...you will want to read him again and again and again...........
In my quest for new blogs, I have happened upon an amazing young woman who is currently in DEP. Her name is Catie and she is waiting to enter Basic for the United States Army. She is blogging her experience and I do encourage a visit to read her words. It always amazes me when I stop to think of how blessed our nation is to have an all volunteer military!
Well, Granny had better pack her tissues in her sleeve and hot water bottle (what I do with it, I have no idea)...ohhhh and I will make certain to wear the earrings which cause my lobes to drop to my shoulder. Do you have the full mental image? Haven't times changed? This Grandmother has a backpack which contains a Laptop, an MP3 player and mini-speakers so that Marie's I-Pod can play in the Birthing Room! John, be careful, Son...any comments from the peanut gallery and I will remind you that I brought you into this world and...well you know the rest of the story!
May Almighty God bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine!