Monday, July 7, 2008

My 4th of July!!!

My daughter, Heather, and her husband, Jerry, and the two grandchildren have been here visiting - Lauren, Jonathan and Caed were driving down here on the 4th from D.C. arriving at about 6 p.m. in time for our cook-out and then the walk to the beach to watch all the fireworks along the coast - you can see them for miles. My other daughter, April, had to work so I was feeling the "empty spot" even before all the festivities started.

Some of us had spent the day at the beach - and just having fun - Jerry had put my Mom's new barbeque together - I had gone back to my place to change after the beach and was getting ready to leave when April called to say "hi" and I told her I was homesick for her. I got over to my Mom's home and after stopping to admire Jerry's handiwork I arrived in the family room - said hi to Jonathan and Caed - and then Kik, Heather and Lauren entered the family room singing one of my favorite songs for them to sing - a Shaker song called Simple Gifts - and as they came into the room I realized that there was a 4th daughter, April, coming through the doorway - they totally surprised me - I had no idea - never even imagined (sometimes I do try to get my hopes up with my imagination going full speed) that they would bring her - I just cried and cried and they asked if I was going to have a heart attack and I said no - you don't die from happiness. It was the best!!!

5 comments:

Teresa said...

That brings a HUGE smile to my face!! I am so glad you got to spend the holiday with your entire family and such a GREAT surprise!

Chief Rock Chef said...

What a great day!. You have such great kids - you should be so proud of them all.

Claire said...

Logzie - I love happy surprises - I never get tired of them - my Mom is always saying not to surprise her and I am the total opposite!!!

Rock Chef - They are a very real blessing to me - especially when they sing my favorite song for them to sing - they do it in "rounds" and their voices sound like angels to this mother's ears : ) I can hear them all gagging now when they read these words!

Kiki said...

Awwww Momma, we love you and have vowed to sing that song upon request for you when you want, we never get tired of making you as happy as we can!!!

kenady said...

That is a fantastic surprise!! What a wonderful day!