The Last Time….


This was the last time I was with all my children at the exact same time. It was Dec. 2010. So this upcoming visit has been a long time in the making. I can’t wait to enjoy the time with the four of them… to play “Razorback football” in the back yard, which the little ones are quite good at playing. They are even good at playing the referee and blowing their “whistles”…. whistles being 2 fingers in their mouth and they make a very high pitched whistle type sound… like a scream of sorts. LOL. And the bigger kids are always game to humor the little ones… I can’t wait to go to some place pretty and take pictures…. Maybe the Chinese Gardens again.  🙂

I simply can’t wait to be surrounded by my loves. ♥

41 thoughts on “The Last Time….”

    1. Indeed I will. 🙂 I plan on taking a lot of pictures and I will post while I am there and the kiddos are sleeping. LOL. It will be so fun… they have grown so much since this picture.

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  1. You know how sometimes you say “oh what a beautiful family” just to be nice? Well this is definitely NOT one of those times. You are beautiful yourself and your children look like they are on a painted portrait. I am thrilled that you and your beautiful bunch will be together again. I know you will take lots of pictures and I tell you I can’t wait to see them!! Muse, I so much wish you could see them on a daily basis. My heart hurts for you so much when I piece together all of the pieces of yourself you’ve had to let go of. I can’t believe how wonderful of a person you are and talented you are inspite of all that you have given up. Thank God! Another person could’ve become worthless and dead inside after what you have gone through. Have a great time with them while you can and take as much as you can carry home with you when you have to go, and leave with them lots of yourself for them to hold.

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    1. Awe, you made me cry. A good cry though. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. These children are what keep me going day in and day out. They have such beautiful hearts and souls themselves. It is amazing to watch them grow. I may not be there day in and day out but I leave enough of myself with them at each visit. This one will be extra wonderful! I will indeed get pictures to share. 🙂

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  2. Awww…. one nice looking family. I hope you are all together very often, BPM. You should be. Chinese Gardens… is that in Phoenix?

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    1. Thank you Edward. Actually, the Chinese Gardens are in San Antonio. It really surprised me. It is near their zoo and it isn’t a really big place but it is beautiful and serene. It will be a long trip for me… I have to get my big kids in Vegas, drive to San Antonio…. then back to Vegas and then to Phoenix to finish packing up to move back to Vegas. So many miles… ugh… I am dreading the mileage. LOL.
      But I am moving back to be close to my big kids for 2 years then off to the little ones!

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      1. That’s great, BPM! I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t see my kids all the time. I am hoping for the day you can have them all back with you again permanently.

        But if you’re in Phoenix, there’s a Chinese Cultural Center there – have you seen it? I’ve got a photoblog about it, because my brother lives in Phoenix and I saw it last time I was out there.

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      2. Oh Wow! I will have to check that out. I haven’t done much site seeing while I have been here and I have lived here on and off for years. LOL. My family is all VERY west. I am talking 20 minutes to Wickenberg. So that is why I don’t venture off into Phoenix very much. I will have to look it up before I head back to Vegas. 🙂 I can’t wait to get back there… at least then i will be near my big kiddos while they finish out high school. The little ones are military kids… their Dad may get re-stationed a couple more times before retiring but I plan on going wherever they retire to. I miss out on a-lot and I don’t know how I have managed… some days are very hard. But I have to remind myself that they are all healthy and happy and I am ALWAYS here. My daughter really wants me there to finish out her senior year and then help her move to college. 🙂 I am honored and proud to get to help her with that and that she wants me too. Then my oldest son will be a senior by that point. He plans on joining the military after high school… so then I will make my way to the little ones.
        After visits, leaving them is so hard… I can’t even begin to explain… but it is the most emotionally painful experience I endure with each visit. I would rather hurt than not see them so it is worth it. ♥

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      3. When my wife and kids go down to visit her sister, I’m dancing for a while, but not too long afterwards, like later that day, I’m listening for them, and missing them. Especially since I’m usually building, fixing or cleaning something that reminds me of them.

        My photoblog about that Chinese Cultural Center is here: http://wp.me/p1CLmE-eb

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      4. I know what you mean… 🙂 Our children hold very special places in our hearts don’t they?? I have never known a love like it. ♥
        Thank you for the link to the photo blog!! I am going to check it out now. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Don! I get to see the kiddos sporadically, yet often for the most part, but this is the first time that I have a reliable car to travel the miles. I am hoping to have an angel on each tire for a safe trip. 🙂 I am looking forward to it so much!

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  3. What an absolutely beautiful family, Muse – and that includes you! May the angels guide you on your journey, and wishing you a truly wonderful time with your loved ones. ~ Love, Julie xoxox

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