Sunday, May 8, 2011


It was a wonderful Mother's Day for me in the fact that when both son, Marc, and daughter, Jacque, asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day I told them nothing would please me more, or make me happier than for them to attend church with us.  They readily agreed and met us at our house at 10:30 so we could all arrive at the same time together.

The bitter part was just prior to 10:30 Dave and Suzette had driven the 26 miles from their house over here to surprise me with them also attending church with us but by the time they got here Suzette was feeling so badly, her right arm was really swollen, and she was in much pain.  There was no way she could attend the services, even in her wheelchair.  It touched ALL of our hearts so much that they tried to surprise me in this way.  It is the hardest thing I have every had to endure, seeing our daughter suffer so much and not get to enjoy today with her family.

The sweet part, it was wonderful to have Marc & Aric, Jacque & Benny in church with us.  

After church Marc treated all 6 of us to a wonderful buffet lunch at The King's Palace.  Such a nice place with linen napkins, nice china & silverware and a very pleasant setting.  Our meal was delicious and the company UNBEATABLE.
I had completed my 8th prayer shawl for Grandson Aric in April and had planned to give it to him on Easter Sunday when we all got together.  Because Suzette was in the hospital it was not the pleasant surrounding that I wanted to give it to him so I waited for a more appropriate time.
Mother's Day seemed like a wonderful time so between Church and going out for lunch we stopped by the house and I presented him with his prayer shawl.
I told him, "Joseph had a coat of many colors, but you now have a prayer shawl, made by your Grandmother, of many colors."  He was very delighted and appreciative of it.  The scripture references on the attached note for him are Hebrews 11:1 - Philippians 4:6&7 and Psalm 37:4.  I love our grandson.  Aric is truly a gentle, innocent young boy.  One of my prayers is that he retains that wonderful spirit.
Susan, Jacque, Benny, Aric & Marc.

Mickey, Jacque, Benny, Aric & Marc.

We will rejoice at ALL times because our God is good and faithful even when occasions are bitter-sweet.
Our Church services, as always, were powerful and wonderful!!
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Mari said...

I'm so sorry that Suzette couldn't come to church with you, but how wonderful of her to try. I love the prayer shawl you made for Aric. The colors are so pretty and I can see by his smile that he likes it too.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That Suzette tried so hard is a great blessing and honor. I will keep praying, rest assured. May God look favorably on all of you and bless you greatly.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Suzette is one amazing woman. Knowing how much she wanted to be with you and the rest of the family in church but being physically unable to must be so hard. My prayers continue for her.

Unknown said...

What a trooper that Suzette is, can't say her heart wasn't in the right place. Love the prayer shawl for Aric.

Crystal said...

I've been thinking of you and your whole family, praying that God's arms will be around you as you work through this time. What a wonderful thing to have all your children try to come to church with you. I'm sure it was hard missing Suzette. Take care - God be with you, Susan.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What an awesome family you have...a testament to how you have done as a mother!

Sharon said...

Prayers for Suzette!!
Your prayer shawl is so beautiful and Aric's smile shows how proud his is of it.
Have a blessed day.

Brenda said...

Sorry to hear that about Suzette, but what a thoughtful gesture anyway.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh Susan I am so sorry that Suzette could not continue on to services with you. I'm sure she would have if at all possible and what a blessing to you that she tried to make it. She is an amazing gal and we all continue to pray for her! xoxox

Mountain Mama said...

I'm so happy that you had your family with you. I know how that feels. I am still praying for Suzette and all of you. God bless all.
Love, Hugs & Prayers.

kc bob said...

Suzette's surprise visit touched me too. I am standing with you for her healing Susan.