Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Random Thoughts

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!

20 comments:

Tami said...

I will be thinking of you today and cheering Marie on from the sidelines. Be safe on your trip and try not to trip on those earrings.


God Bless,
aam

Andrew Scott Turner said...

You love to shovel?!?!?

Come to Maine. I have LOADS of it you can shovel.

My driveway, my porch roof, my deck.

And another foot or more on the way tomorrow.

I'm going to cry now.

:0(

Mary said...

AM,

I saw your previous post and B has been added to my prayer list. My wish for him is that he stays safe and that his deployment status (short) doesn't change.

May God watch over him and all of our other deployed. I also pray for John and you daily.

Oh, that sweet Angel is going to come into the world soon and what an experience it will be. I was in the delivery room when my oldest grandson, Brandon, was born and it was the most awesome experience of my life. Marie and Angel are also in my prayers.

Take care, my friend. You have a lot on your plate right now. God is always by your side.

Blessings,
Mary

Julie said...

Ahh, Airman Mom we must be twin grannys except being from the desert I don't walk on ice. Here we can't walk outside without shoes in the summer. Egg-frying-hot pavement and a serious lack of grass. Glad your son is doing well. Will pray for your daughter and a safe delivery. Heading out to check out your blog recommendations

Jean said...

Hi Grandma Airmanmom! I loved your snow story - our snow in the desert was short lived but loved its visit anyhow. Good luck with your trip to your daughters - becareful. Absolute Prayers for this special time.

I understand and experience same "grandma" walking steps - disgusting to be at this stage of life - I dislocated my shoulder racing my husband with a grocery cart a few years back. We can't have any fun at this age!!

Be safe, take good care, God bless with abundant blessings!

Jean

Mary Ellen said...

Praying for a speedy and safe delivery. Can't wait to welcome the precious new baby.

I'm with Andy. If you need a shoveling fix, come on by.

Airborne dad said...

Have a good trip AMM. We will be praying for both your son and daughter.

AirmanMom said...

tami...thank you for the sideline cheering...when the time comes!

AirmanMom said...

andrew...I know you have really been hit hard this year! Perhaps one of these days I will end up in Maine!

AirmanMom said...

mary...your beautiful words are deeply appreciated! Your prayers mean so much!

AirmanMom said...

julie...thank you so much for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

jean...yikes! dislocated shoulder had to be incredible pain, not to mention the physical therapy! There is nothing to be done for a fractured spine...no PT...but there is also NO sitting, NO driving...I have all new respect for my booty!

AirmanMom said...

me..thanks for stopping by! I look forward to introducing the angel!

AirmanMom said...

abdad...thank you for the prayers!

AF Joker said...

yes MOTHER i do know the reast 'you can take me out' lol love you mom

AirmanMom said...

john...I'm cackling! (cuz I know you love it when your MOTHER cackles!)

11whiskey said...

thanks for stoping by my blog Airman mom! your are quite popular with mud puppy from what I read. That is great of you to volunteer at BWI. Er dont really have anything like that in Pittsburgh or I would love to do it.

AirmanMom said...

11...thakns for taking the time to stop by and thank YOU for your service!

Call Me Grandma said...

Prayers going out for a safe delivery and happy, healthy baby.
Have a safe trip here and back again.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...thank you so very much!