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Monday, January 31, 2011

Surgery was success!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that Chester got through the surgery and everything is fine. Thanks for all the prayers. He has to stay overnight so I am headed back over there. Hugs, Valerie

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Please pray for Chester

Chester's heart stint is scheduled to be put in tommorrow morning at 9 a.m. Please remember to say a prayer for him. I know this is a fairly minor surgery anymore. But due to the incident in December, we are both a little edgy. So just remember us in the morning.
I will let you know how it turns out sometime tommorrow when I can get to a computer. Thanks everyone. You are the best!, Valerie

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Itmes on Sales Blog

I have listed some new items on my sales blog. Here's a peek at one of them.
I will be adding more soon. Head over and check it out. www.yorkiesprimitivessalesblog.blogspot.com

My Storage Bench

I have wanted a storage bench for my living room for years. And then last summer, someone left one at the daycare for whoever wanted it. Well I jumped on it. Yeah!! It needed a bottom and back and of course I had to do a makeover on it to match my living room. So I sanded it, painted it brown, sanded it and painted it blue. Then I sanded it again and put a coat of matte finish on it to protect it.

Very soon I am going to make a cushion to go on the seat but I just had to show you what it looks like now. I'm not sure whether to put buttons on each fake drawer on the front or not. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daniel's First Homecoming Date

I attended my 12 year old's, Daniel, first homecoming event last night and had to realize that my "precious" little boy is not little anymore.

Daniel stayed with me a lot when he was small. His brother Jacob played baseball when Daniel was small and unlike the other kids his age who were busy running or playing in the sand, Daniel was always glued to the baseball fence watching the game. He would hold his glove in his hand and imitate whichever player he was that night and do it exactly like that person.
Daniel couldn't hear very well when he was small and didn't start talking until he was almost 4. And even then it would be one or two word phrases. On Sunday's after dinner, he would play ball and slide on every base. My daughter would yell at him to stop that because he was going to ruin his church clothes and he would reply, "Got to" and keep on sliding.LOL
He stayed with me while my daughter worked and every morning after breakfast he would come in the kitchen with his bat and glove and say, "Gam, ball"? So we went and I sat in a chair and threw the ball to him while he hit them. I was smart enough to use rubber balls so he didn't kill me with one of his big hits.LOL When it got hot I had to come in and he never fussed, he would just look at me and say, "Cooler"? And I would tell him yes we would come out when it got cooler and he would smile. And when it got late evening, we went through the same ritual and played until he couldn't see the ball. Daniel still loves baseball and he is really good at it. Everyone who watches him play just says, "WOW, where did he come from". And I tell them I tought him every thing he knows.LOL Here's Daniel with one of his game winning catches on first base.
Daniel was always full of life. Nothing bothered him, he just wanted to have fun. So when he was michevious, they would tell him he was mean. I looked at him and told him, "You aren't mean, you're precious." So after that every time someone told him he was so mean, his eyes would light up and he would grin and and say, "No, I'm precious. My gam said so" That has become our won phrase. To this day when they ride him about being so bad, he grins and says , "No, I'm precious", and I just look at them and shake my head yes.
Then one day I turned my head and Daniel wasn't small anymore. Heis now a fine young man. As I watched him walk around the gym with a girl on his arm and a proud look on his face, all I could hear was, "Gam, ball?" And I thought to myself, if we could just keep them small for just a little while longer. But that doesn't happen so we just have to watch them grow and trust God to watch after them because we can't always be there anymore. I am so very proud of Daniel and all my kids for the people they have turned out to be.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Surgery Postponed

Chester's surgery has been postponed because of snow. I feel bad for him because he said that now he had to go through all the anxiety of surgery again. But it SNOWED!!! We got apprximatley 5 inches. We had fun sledding and I will post pics tommorrow. Thanks everyone for all the prayers and I will let you know when the surgery is rescheduled.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I Need Your Prayers

Chester goes into the hospital Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. to have the other stint put in his heart valve. I know this is a simple procedure but with everything else that has happened, I am a little on edge about it. So please remember to say a prayer fo him on Monday.
I will let you know how it goes as soon as I can. Thanks everyone, Valerie