Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Youngest is Leaving Today / Special Request

I made cookies! I don't think I have made cookies at all this summer until last night. It felt so good to bake. If you know me, you know I love to bake, and if you look back on a past post of mine, ( just click here) you will see how much I love to bake for my boys. I just love to send them off to school with a fresh batch. I did not do the marathon baking as I did before, but youngest son has 2 plates of soft, extra-chocolate, chocolate chip cookies.

Today we are packing up youngest son and getting him settled in his campus apartment as he goes off to obtain an art degree. He is a talented young man and will have a good year. I have to be honest though, it has been so good to have him around here this summer. When mom starts off the summer with a heart attack it is not a good thing. Having my two boys around has really helped. Oh believe me, there were days when these guys did not want to do anything, but overall, they have helped a lot.

I am going to make a request in this post. I have been very personal lately and have been revealing nearly everything as I find out what is going on medically. I would just like to know who is reading. Many people tell me that they read my blog, but I would like an occasional comment. If you are friends and family, please let me know that you are keeping up. Any and all words of encouragement would be so appreciated. You can leave a comment as "anonymous" but can describe who you are in the comment, or you can sign in to an account and use a name. Comments make my day. Each day I am receiving cards in the mail and I cannot tell you what a huge blessing that is. I am getting cards from people I have not seen in years, people I once worked with but due to school employee shuffles, I no longer see, and many many cards from friends and family. I would also love a few notes on this blog. So, if you read regularly, just let me know .

All for now, we need to leave soon. There are college boys waiting for cookies!

7 comments:

Ang said...

While no cookie tastess as great as mom's: Next summer the boys should gather in the kitchen with you and learn to bake mom's favorite recipes, to pass onto their future wives and children.."This is grandma's recipe" and when she made me these it made me feel.......

My thoughts and prayers are with you..

Inkling said...

Aunt Anita, you know I read your blog, but I'm delurking again, just so you know for certain. I love you, and I'm glad to hear all this latest news.

Grasshopper says hi, and he says that your cookies are the first thing he wants to try when the first six months is past and his mommy allows other foods outside of breastmilk. He was hoping for a sip of diet pepsi, but I told him you'd given it up and that he's not allowed to have pop until he's 20. But cookies...well, his mommy believes they should be their own food group. =) And of course, if "he" turns out to be a "she" when we get to finally take a peek on Tuesday, I'll let you know.

missysloan said...

I am a loyal reader and an even more loyal niece...and now I want some cookies. Love, love, love you!

Lori in LA said...

Anita,
I MISS your cookies! I miss living 3 streets away! I miss being able to hug you at a time like this! But like we always say - whenever we get together we seem to pick up where we left off! Friendship is one of God's greatest gifts. The years and the miles cannot separate us. You are on my heart so much. My family is praying for you. I Love you and I will talk to you soon! Love, Lori

Lookin For Baby said...

WOW, Anita! Looks like you started blogging right about when I quit (due to the sudden lack of time and wits because of the sudden arrival of Ty and Zach!) I looked at your couponing stuff with amazement (someday...I need some tutoring on this CVSing...) and I cried as I read your posts when your summer started going awry. I WILL read this and I WILL reply...you will know I am here!
Love you- Lois

P.S. MY boys went back to school last week...can I have some of your delish cookies???

FarmWife said...

I'm here too, but then, you knew that. It was so good to see you last night! Hopefully next time we'll get to spend more than 30 minutes with you.

Grace said...

I didn't read over the weekend, but I keep up regularly! I've been praying for you. My mom came by and read, tried to leave a comment, but it's not set to take anonymous comments so she couldn't leave it.