Saturday, August 9, 2008


Oh, so many good things are happening here. Let's see... where do I begin....
Sandy got a nice card from his company for being there for five years. They are also going to do something special for him. Then on Friday he found out that he got an award. Here he is showing off the fax they sent about it. He was not happy with this picture because he looks so rough- but he had to be at work at 4am. What do you expect! He will also be published in the monthly magazine. He works for High Industries which is based out of PA. They are a huge company and widely known for building all the large steel bridges and such. They also have a small amount of real estate around the US. I am telling this so that you understand how special it is for him to get recognition. I am so proud of him. This is the At A Boy award! Yep- I've been having fun with that one :) Here is what is says:
Below are pictures of Sandy's At a Boy project. Sandy rebuilt the walkway to Builing 310-321 at Beacon Ridge in South Carolina. By completing this project in-house the community incureed a substantial cost saving and got a really nice job!
Next-- on Friday we had a customer come in. He works for the local Salvation Army. He said that God had over blessed them and he wanted to share the blessing with us. He gave us all 4 huge packages of these beef ribs. We already ate one pack.
Then this morning Aaron and I got up very early and went to the local DMV. Oh my, he is driving my new car. 8:00 am and the parking lot is already full. He was very sure that he would not pass and I was a nervous wreck. He has not really had much practice at all. I was pacing outside and felt like I was going to throw up! I knew if he had done really bad that they would not let him even try to parallel park. Well, he came around the curve and parked it in perfect on the first try. See...Well, look who got his license. He looks awful tired. The stress must have gotten the best of him. And he got it on the first try too. No one in this family has those bragging rights. He already took off driving today. The boys all went to celebrate their grandmothers 70th birthday. He drove Wes and Billy drove his car with Austin in it. It was strange watching them all drive away like that.
Sandy was at work all day and the boys were gone. The house was so quiet. I was very unhappy with being alone all day, but then I put some old records on and cleaned house.
Also, Wes is back home from Florida. I have a post to do about that later. He got a full time job here starting on Monday.
And the best news of all!!! My very very best friend Lynn is having a baby! Here is a picture of her at the ripe old age of 15! She always did look much older than she was. When she called to tell me she was pregnant, I had tears in my eyes. I am so happy for her. She had a set of twins around the same time that I did. Hers were boys. However, she was a very, very young teenager and was forced to give them up for adoption. She has struggled deeply with this for many years. Her loss and mine are different but yet we feel each others pain. Her boys will soon be 18 and she would love to be reunited with them one day. Her and her husband were not trying to have a baby. Her step son is also a teenager. But like she says, "Things happen for a reason" and she is happy about it. I told her not to let anyone say anything negative to her about this because SHE DESERVES THIS. She deserves to be a mother more than anyone I know . And she will be a good one! This is the two of us on the day she found those yummy gluten free oreos for me. Wow, we have both really aged! Ok, so since I showed her youthful Glamour Shot, I will show mine too!
If you are reading this Lynn- I love you and I am so, so happy for you!!!


Sharon said...

Praise the Lord! What awesome news! Everything is going your way this week! So neat the Sandy got recognized! How wonderful! Also that Aaron got his license and I the first try, that is pretty darn good! I'm really happy for your friend too, babies are such a blessing!

Here's a bug warm bear hug for you!


Frogdancer said...

Wow! When you do a good news post you don't muck around!!!!
Congratulations all round, by the sounds of things....

Carla said...

BIG STUFF! Congrats to your hubby, your son, your friend Lynn, and you!

jennifer said...

Congrats to Sandy!

And I think we all have some glamour shots tucked away!


Kathi said...

Sondra, What a wonderful day! I'm happy for your husband and son.

Your friend's story is so touching. I'm so happy for her to be pregnant. It is so neat that you are still close friends after all this time. You are both still pretty and I love those glamour shots. Hugs, Kathi

Persuaded said...

you certainly were two glamorous girlies;)

please tell your dear friend, that this adoptive mama appreciates her *immense* sacrifice as a birth mother. i don't pretend to have a clue about the pain of her experience, but i want her to know that the love i have for the birth mothers of my children is something so deep i can't even put it into words. i treasure them, and i teach my children to treasure and pray for them also. i pray that she will be reunited with her sons and that it will be all she hopes for. please tell her that i love and appreciate her from "the other side of adoption" and if there is anything i could ever do to help her with her search or anything else adoption related to please let me know!