Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Breakfast Blessings

While placing Pop-Tarts (I know, I know....), Wild Animal Crunch and protein milk before my babes...

Mommy: "Thank you, God for our food. Thank you for this special day. Thank you for President Bush who served our country the past 8 years, and thank you for our new president who will be inaugurated today, Barack Obama..."

Darren (interrupting with enthusiasm): "...who's AWESOME!"

Mommy (giggling): "Thank you God for our hopes. Thank you God for our desire and willingness as a country to work together for the common good, no matter our political views. Thank you for the days ahead, and for your continued blessings. Amen."

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PS - As our country prepares for a fresh start today, the day also marks Double Daddy's last in the Circuit City offices -- after nearly 15 years. Immediately upon leaving, Scott is heading out on a 5 hour drive to the funeral of dear friend's father, who passed unexpectedly this weekend. The cavalcade of intense emotions might get the best of me; please take a moment to wish him a smile or two today...and peace for all those who've experienced loss of all sorts recently. Thanks.

23 comments:

cat said...

Lots of love and light to Double Dad.How's Pop doing? And enjoy inaugeration day.

Nancy said...

Wonderful blessing - interruptions and all. Or perhaps because of it ;)

Poor Double Daddy! You guys are in my thoughts.

Brandi said...

Sending hugs to Double Duty Dad. Love Darren's interruption during prayer! Too cute.

Carrie said...

Your family is in our thoughts through your changes. Instead of ends, I'll pray that today is a day for all kinds of new beginnings that bring HOPE!

Leigh Anne said...

yes. lots of smiles, hugs, and happy days ahead for you & your family.

oh...and i totally had a pop tart for breakfast too haha. (well, sydney didn't, but we really haven't started solids yet...i probably would've shared with her if she'd said please ;) )

Octamom said...

Praying for Scott, praying for your friend...

and love your prayer and its addendum!

Blessings~

beth - total mom haircut said...

Oh my. Cavalcade is quite the perfect word for it. I say let it flow, hon.

Jamie said...

Sorry to hear of the loss.


Sounds like this morning was one for memories in the making at your house! Your children never cease to amaze me! They're so in tune with what's going on in the world around them! I admire you for teaching them as much as you do!

mommytoalot said...

Loved your grace.
Keeping your hubby in my thoughts.
hugs from Canada..
xo

Gill said...

Wonderful post ;)
Thinking of Scott today, hoping all goes well.
Blessings to you all.

Nicole O'Dell said...

That's a lot of change for one day. Pass along a smile and a prayer to DD for me.

Sharlene said...

Amen!

I will say a special prayer for strength for Scott through this time of change.

Head Nut said...

sending up prayers for your family! hopefully double daddy will find something soon ;)

Rebecca said...

You guys have gotten smacked down a few times lately. I marvel at your hopefulness and wish that everyone could hold on to that silver lining.

Barbara Manatee said...

Sarah and Darren are wise beyond their years, Cheryl! What amazing, thoughtful, and intelligent kiddos! I know you are so proud!

Best wishes to Scott on both journeys today. He'll be in my thoughts.

Tracy said...

What a wonderful blessing! The first time I cried today was during the prayer given at the inauguration...you?

Also sending out prayers for peace for your Scott and the rest of the family.

♥georgie♥ said...

Cheryl they are adorable!!!!
will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers and a safe trip for D.D.
sorry for your/his loss

Aimee said...

My thoughts and prayers are coming at you, my friends! :)

Debbie said...

Yes, good thoughts and prayers headed your way.

Christy said...

Sorry about Circuit City closing. I sure hope that something wonderful comes your way.

I feel bad for Double Daddy having such a rough day!
We have had a run on funerals in my family lately and I am really hoping it stops for a long, long time!
Thinking of you!

blueviolet said...

I'm so sorry about your loss and Circuit City's closure. I'm hoping 2009 will bring much peace and some fresh possibilities to you and your family. {{{hugs}}}

BoufMom9 said...

Oh Cheryl. As I have been sick, i didn't see this post until today. i am so sorry that your husband had to go through both things in the same day. Such a rough time for you all.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen B. said...

Sorry I am so behind on your posts... I have got to catch up sooner!

Prayers & hugs for you & your family! I am so sorry for the tough time you're going through right now.

Darren is too cute... love his interruption during your prayer! That's adorable!