Saturday, April 26, 2008


This has been a busy week for me, as you can tell from the little time I have been visiting. Nothing personal...just a busy time of year for me. I am presently getting the children at our school ready for their spring programs and kindergarten graduation. Our K-3 will have two programs( 2 groups 35 in each), and our K-4 will have a program- 72 children, then K-5...68 children, and each one of these in K-5 have a separate part. So busy time indeed for me. Thanks to my dear boss I have had some help this year. Sweet Andi has been a godsend. I have also been designing the t-shirts (2), and getting the orders together for those...Andi handled that....she likes putting things into columns and adding them and totaling and making it all look nice and so much. I'm just happy if I can get close to a number that vaguely sounds correct....I mean, there are so many other things that have to be done, but she can not continue to breathe in a normal and life sustaining manner unless it is correct! She's a dear! But, I know she would love to clean up my room and get it organized something fierce! None of this is complaining. I love my job. I love my boss, the teachers. the is a God-filled place to work, and I am blessed!

It has not been a very good week for Alex. I have had to be right here as much as possible. He is having a horrible time right now, and I continue to beg and plead with God to hear our petitions. He hears, I know...and He WILL answer.

We did go to visit with our architect this week to pick out our doors, and the mortar wash for our brick, our flooring, and something else. Oh, it is so exciting! God is blessing us so! And we give him all credit for the chance to do this. Here is a picture from the street...with a big old trash container in the front...oh well.

This is a picture looking up into the ceiling of the den and dining room. I am intrigued by all the patterns and angles. But, then, it doesn't take much to intrigue me, either.

Joy took Mom back to B'ham for a follow-up Dr. visit. He was very pleased with her progress and says all looks well. Thank-you, Jesus! However, then they, along with Tara, Joy's daughter, decided to spend the night at the Wynfrey, no they could conveniently shop till the stores closed. And get up the next morning and start when the stores opened. Can you believe that? I just don't know how they had the heart to do that knowing that I was back home working. And besides, they needed my expert opinion, I'm sure. I still haven't seen what they bought. Seriously, I'm thrilled beyond words that Mom felt like has been so long since she has, and I am glad that Tara had a chance to spend time with her Mom and Granny. And I'm glad Joy didn't get lost! :)

Don and Adam rode their motorcycles up to Birmingham to the motorcycle races. They were able to be with Ian and spend time all together. Don even went to Pottery Barn to look at their leather chairs. They had a ball at the races, and the weather was perfect. If only Alex could have been with them...

Suzanne was out of school last week and she and Adam went to 'Tonja's Lake House and Retreat'...that is what Don named spend a few days. They enjoyed fishing and boating...but Suzanne said it needed my touch. I still haven't been up to see it.

And Suzanne and I spent a few hours today running some errands. I do love having her for a DIL....that's Daughter in Love.

So, ends this week. God has been good to us and kept us all safe. I thank Him for our many blessings. One of which is friendship...and so I thank Him for YOU! Thank you for your kindnesses, your supporting words and your hugs which sometimes feel just like a hug from God himself. We are His hands, you know? And, in case, you're wondering....yes, I can feel your hugs when they are sent via blog.


Dianne said...

My week has been a kicker too, Tonja! I'm glad it's Saturday night! WHEW! My mom came into town on Wednesday for Doc's memorial service today and she's been staying with me, so between working and 'entertaining' her, I'm behind on the blog world! Your house looks like it's really taking shape and I know you are thrilled. Who wouldn't be? I'll remember to pray for Alex (and you) too. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you sometimes to know he deals with so much. You're a great mom though and he's lucky to have you!

Musicaljean said...

So good to have this newsy report from you, Tonja. Your house looks like a mansion now!! So excited for you!

I too will keep lifting Alex before the Throne.

Your "program buddy,"


justabeachkat said...

Wow...your life is busy busy, but exciting too. The house is really coming along.

Extra hugs for you sweet friend!

LivingTheLife said...

Just so you know...I THANK him for friends like are such a special lady and I DO so hope you feel my (((hugs))) and prayers throughout each day!

Your HOME is looking FAB!! I know how exciting this time is for you...I loved that you knew you met w/your architect, picked out flooring and doors...AND ummmmm something else! I think you must be busier than even you know!

Glad your mom is feeling so much better, but I do think it rather cruel that they had so-oooo much fun while you were know I WOULD have waited for you...uh fun w/o Tonja! LOL...isn't it wonderful that you guys have such a loving and fun relationship w/one another that you CAN tease and kid?

Hang in there...know I and many others have you and your entire family in our prayers...Great to see the is amazing what happens in a week.


Kristen said...

The preschool is so blessed to have YOU! The programs are always so wonderful and your hard work is much appreciated. I'll never forget at the 3P program last year how amazed I was that they were so well behaved! It takes a special person!

Mrs. B said...

Just wanted to let you know I am going to add Adam to our prayer list here on post at the Chapel!! Can't wait to see the finished product of your house. Maybe when I come home in June I could "volunteer" to help you with the little ones in the fall one day a week!!!

Anonymous said...

praying for alex! you're house is going to be awesome! i pray it will be a quiet place of sanctuary! i will be praying for alex to have some relief and a day of encouragement, a breath of fresh air for you guys. you are loved!!!!! your preschool programs ROCK!!!!! the kids adore you.
love you, andi