Here it is!!!
I feel like I have birthed my 4th child but
after 18 months ofFUND RAISING, FUND RAISER PROJECTS, MEETINGS, RED TAPE, PLEADING, CAJOLING, DESIGNING, COLLABORATING, CRYING, LAUGHING, and most of all, SWEATING for the FIVE DAYS it took to BUILD the PLAYGROUND...
(an ALL Accessible Playground)
DIL and Youngest Grandchild, Mr. Grumpy
and...Here's My Inspiration for helping Build the Playground!!
My awesome Mr. Happy who LOVES to SWING!!
One fall afternoon, MY DD and I took Mr. Happy to a local park/playground. He was approx. 2 yrs. old and I was shocked and dismayed to realize for the first time since Happy was born that his Cerebral Palsy prevented him from being able to play with any of the playground features. I went home that afternoon and cried my heart out! My grief was palpable and for the first time I worried about what the future held for my precious little Mr. Happy. Before that moment, I didn't see his disability as being that big of a Deal. At that moment I went through the stages of grief in a matter of a few hours. I went from
Total Stunned Denial
to DEEP SADNESS/HOPELESSNESS,
MY thought was..."WOW... wouldn't it be great to be in on the ground floor of building a playground?". However, I didn't have any hopes of that happening so I decided to start a campaign to at least get ONE handicapped swing in each local park. While working on that idea, my DD found a plea on Facebook for volunteers interested in helping raise funds and build a playground in the Northeastern part of our county!
God, You really do listen to me don't you??????
Cutting the Ribbon
I even helped name the Park!! That's why I get BIG SCISSORS!!
Fishing with PaPaw
After playing on the playground, all the grandchildren walked down to the small stocked lake with #1 Husband AKA...#1 Super PaPaw!! PaPaw came with fishing rods and bait (weiners! yep...best bait to catch brim and catfish) Here are THREE of the FIVE taking turns fishing with the three rods. Miss EG caught Three Fish all by herself...ONE catfish, TWO Brim)
Before I sign off let me leave you with my TWO great finds!! These two quilts were Given to me from the estate of a precious lady who died several years ago and left a trunkful of Quilt Tops! The DIL didn't want the quilts and asked if I would like to be their new owner. DUH??? These are Classic Patterns/Colors and I'm delighted to own them. Any suggestions on the the preferred quilting process?
Can I just say, I LOVE MY LIFE!!!
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 (NIV)
Be joyful always, Pray continually, Give Thanks in all Circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.