Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lil Miss Gracie

For those of you who follow my blog I usually spend most of my rough mornings in bed reading all of your wonderful posts.  Awhile ago when the Lupus monster was giving me a hard time I was curled up with my laptop starting my day with those I love & coffee...

Megan from 1 funky woman rolls up with this post about her daughter Claire having a boyfriend named Henry. Claire & my Gracie are close in age and as I am reading this I am laughing so hard( I love the way Megan writes). By the end of it I was not sure if it was all the laughing or my Lupus but I hurt something awful.  Megan truly made my day.

I wrote to Megan sharing my heart felt joy over her post knowing one day I would encounter my Gracie having her "Henry" moment...

Enter Friday after school. Gracie has had this sweet friend "N" who lives one street over and they met in Kindergarten. I know his mom and they are a wonderful family. Gracie in all her excitement tells me that she has a problem to discuss with me??????

If you knew my Gracie this usually is something rather off...

yes well she begins "N wants to marry me???? he has known this since he saw me for the first time in Kindergarten. Please say yes mom, please please please, can you get married at six mom???? All of this is coming out in one breath I kid you not. I stood there for a minute holding my composure and then thinking of Megan's post about Claire and then I could not stop from smiling. Then Gracie adds "now mom be serious you do this for a living" as she refers to the years I have been a wedding planner. So I said well I'm sure when you grow up if you and "N" still want to get married I will plan it and it will be spectacular!!! Whew ok now I could not believe I was having that whole convo LOL

I decided that "N" should come over today for a little BBQ with our family so he did and someone was squealing with delight when she found out the news

he is truly such a sweetie pie...

they enjoyed playing handball together..

well hopefully tomorrow is filled with wardrobe changes and
that mom gets all the "bumps" out of her pony tail before school.

Oh Lupus monster you got nothing on me my Gracie is
gonna take me on the ride of my lifetime...

my love to you Megan for always making me laugh on my rough days....

simply me kate xoxo


Jill said...

Kate that is so sweet! Gracie is a blessed little girl to have such a loving mom like you!

Have a very blessed week ~ Jill

1 Funky Woman said...

Kate I am so moved by your words, that you even brought a few tears to my eyes! My husband wondered why I was crying but it was easier to just shoo him away. I am so happy I met you and that I can help you laugh while you are going through some tough days. That is truly why I am writing this blog. I think that even if no one else follows me or leaves me a comment, I know I have touched you and that gives me the biggest smile, that no one can take away!

Hugs to you sweetie,

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh, I almost forgot, what a cute couple they are! How sweet that she squealed when she found out "N" was coming for a barbecue! Is his arm around her? Wow, and you let it happen, lol! I think he might be moving a little fast don't you? Where has he learned his moves?


Sue said...

You know my friend, you have to "pretend" the Lupus monster doesn't exist, even in your darkest of days! Why?? Even though I know its not easy, and I know its consuming your life, here is the real reason! Because you have the most awesome little kid, Gracie, to put you, your thoughts and pain, into a whole different place. The first time I met Gracie, I knew she was special. Trust your heart and you will be fine!!
Take care, Sue

Sheila said...

So sweet... thanks for sharing. I to have an 8 and a 6 year old who have the same issues on boy's who want to marry them and such. I love these times and cherish them... soon enough they will be dating etc... and we will have these days to look back on and wish they were stillin diapers. I hope you have a great week Kate and that Gracie keeps you on your toes my dear. I am praying for your fight against the MONSTER :)

Smiles, prayers and hugs,

My Vintage Treasures said...

You are an amazing MOM!!!
Thanks for sharing this sweet post with us :)

BellaRosa said...

Kate amor, Your Gracie is your saving grace :) Wait till she wants to drive and go to the movies in her boyfriends will really need to remember this day to get you through that one :) I hope your bad days are soon in the past and that nothing but good, pain free days come your way amor :) Thinking of you and wishing nothing but the best for you! Besos, Rose lil blog..has a new "dress" come tell me what you think my favorite lil bella fasionista :) said...

Kate, that is such an adorable story. You have such a wonderful family. You handled that so perfectly:)Lupus monster has no chance with you! You just keep enjoying your fabulous family and life and you will get through this. I am here rooting for you:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Beth Gales said...

Oh what a great thing daughters will smile alot through these years and they do make the rough spots in life sweeter...even moreso as they get older!

Heidi said...

kate! your comment is so sweet and so it is you that are touching our hearts as well:)

seriously, it is wonderful making new friends over this little blogging thing. it is a true blessing to be able to share in so many other's lives.

my next blog post is all about this actually, so it's a coincidence you commented that today!
heidi & kelle too!

1 Funky Woman said...

Kate, I put your button on my blog :)


cindy said...

Ah, I miss hearing those kinds of things from my little girls. Nowdays it's usually arguments over clothes or TV rights.

Our children are truly blessings, eh? They help us overcome some of our deepest pain.


Polly said...

I just can't get over how adorable cute that little girl of yours is! You are both lucky to have each other!!



julie said...

What a sweet, sweet story. Out of the mouth of babes. There is nothing like it.
I do so hope you are doing ok. You always in my thoughts...julie

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, this was the sweetest post! Your gracie was given to you for just his purpose to make your realize how special love can be! Wouldn't that be something if this really did happen, those two getting married! I think I need me a "gracie"!

Seawashed said...

This is the sweetest story. If they got married they would have the most romantic life-long love story.

Through the trials of this lupus monster~ His love is flowing out of you dear you fellowship with his sufferings, you are knowing more fully his love...more lovely, beautiful you have become.

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