Starting a New Chapter In Life

This week has been tough.. Life has all kinds of twists and turns, and they always seem to happen when you least expect it. With the announcement from General Mills last week, that they will be closing Pillsbury (our New Albany, IN  facility) I’m learning more and more that life is ever changing. Nothing ever stays the same and the things you take for granted can be gone in an instant.  I guess my first hard lesson of this was the loss of our beautiful son, Devin. I’ve known how this works ever since the day I got the news about him, so this really doesn’t shock me. Is it scary?..YES! But it’s not the end of the world! It’s so unsettling to be uncertain of your future and how you will provide for your family, but I have faith that God has a greater plan for us. That he is really driving this boat and we will go where he can use us for the greater good. Life is not about things or jobs. It’s not about keeping up with the Jones’. It’s not about shoes and handbags (although those things are very nice!). It’s not about fancy cars or houses, either. It’s about the love of family and friends. It’s about helping your fellow man. It’s about kindness and caring of each other. It’s about seeing the beautiful smile or hearing the laughter of someone you love. It’s about loving someone more than you love yourself. It’s about never losing hope and the excitement for living! I will never lose hope, because I know that without Hope, we have nothing at all. I also know this one thing to be true.. everything will always work out the way God intends for it to. We don’t always understand his way and we aren’t supposed to. Just roll with it and see what happens!! I’m feeling emotional and having some anxiety, but I will once again weather through what looks to be another storm. I realize it’s probably a blessing in disguise. I don’t know what the future has in store for us, but what I do know is this..As long as I have these people in my life, we will all be just fine! So wish me luck as I begin this new chapter of my life and please remember us in your prayers. Say a special one for my Billy, please and all my co-workers who will be affected by this.♥
Peace, Love and Hope,

Mamaw Mable

Morris Grandparents

Today is the 42 anniversary of the passing of my Mamaw Mable Morris. She was sweet and beautiful and worked very hard to take care of her family. She was a wife and a mother of 8. She would fix big pans of “pone bread” and “killed down” lettuce, both of which my daddy loved his whole life. She was a kind and loving grandmother and very gentle with me. I loved her very much. She was loved by everyone who knew her. Never to be forgotten ♥

This is a picture of my her and my Papaw Morris when they were very young.

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014 is almost here! I can’t believe how time flies. Hoping for a nice quiet holiday with my family and friends. Got my tree up and getting the house ready for our new addition, Bettie Jean. She should be here this week, hopefully. I am so excited! We went to Madison, IN and picked up the frame. Thank you Billy, for all your help! I don’t know what I would do without you. Carmela and I took the U-Haul back and dropped it off. That thing was HUGE.. Don’t think I’ve ever driven anything like that and of course my bestie had to take a pic. Will post that later. Here is one of our tree. I think she turned out quite beautiful. Prettiest one we have had since Christmas 2011. We lost Devin in August of 2012 and I could barely make it through, much less decorate my home. Devin loved Christmas, so I try to feel him with me as I go through the next couple of weeks. As long as my kids are with me and my Billy, I will make it and it’s nice to know that now.

My heart breaks for all of the grieving parents who have lost a piece of themselves to death and are trying to find their way to live on. Wrap your arms around them all and their families, dear Lord and let them know you are near them all to love and care for them as they face the hardest journey of their lives. Amen

God Bless us all,