Morning By Morning New Mercies I See

Isn’t she lovely?! Here she is at home in her recliner. God loves this woman, that is for sure…and so do we. Our mama is now back in her place recovering by herself, with visits each day from loving family and sweet friends who live near by. Praise Jesus for this smile on my mama’s beautiful face. She did it!!
She has had a rough month but the bad is over and only good is to come from here. Her strength is better with each passing day due to her determination to get well and do for herself. We never anticipated her to be at home without help at this point. What a praise this is. Mama told me she is doing so well because she is loved. She needed to be reminded how precious she is to so many, and that has been accomplished through this for sure.
I spent the weekend getting her comfortable and secure at home. It was fun to spend quiet, quality time with my mama. I worked hard, rested well and loved watching her prove to herself she could do this on her own. I am the one who pushes her to go the extra step and I think for once in my life it was appreciated this weekend – ha! Seriously, it was rewarding to be there to encourage her, push her and love on her. What a blessing to call that strong woman my mama!
I weeded her flower bed, swept her porch, painted her toenails, cleaned her house, etc…she kicked me out to go shopping so she could take a nap because watching me was wearing her out!
This sweet boy has had a month. He has either been with me solo, his daddy solo or his Nana (Jules and I owe our in laws a hug for stepping up this month and loving our kiddos without reservation). Henry has rarely been with us together as a family. He is a bit needy now as you can imagine. He sure is a loved little guy.
I have a precious friend in Lisa. She took this photo of him for me last Wednesday night. She wanted to make sure I got rest so she took him from school that day, took him on a picnic and then to Awanas. I fought her on it and she would not take “no” for an answer. I felt bad, but knew I had to let her do it. She is the preschool director at church and one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Knowing people like Lisa were loving on my baby when Randall was off planting corn all over the delta and I was trying to cope with my sick mama 4 hours away and do life here at the same time was so uplifting to my fragile mama heart.
Photos through text kept me afloat this past month. Photos like this from Randall when he was single parenting Henry while I was with mama always made me smile. That man of mine is such a fun and attentive daddy. He literally drove down the highway from the in laws with Henry’s Cars 4-wheeler on the big 4-wheeler trailer all strapped down like the real deal. Memories were made through this crazy time, memories we will store in our hearts forever. Some we will want to forget and some that we will want to cherish and laugh about for years to come. What a mighty God we serve, who loves us and gets us through the yucky times with joy and a little spring in our step.

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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