Gumby World

My kids, my life, my need for a sanity check.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Don't You Just Love Watching Them...

go and grow? I've been kind of sad recently. It seems my kids have all outgrown their old clothes and have had to move up a size. Andrew will be 13 in 6 weeks. The girls are doing so much that it is hard to keep up with them. My baby isn't much of a baby any more. She walking, climbing, yelling at the dog. I think it is funny that as a Mom there are times you pray they grow out of a phase quickly and then you hold on for dear life because you want them to stop growing.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

It's Silly I know, But It Makes Me Happy....

To think my old van may see a new family. We donated our old van to a church a couple of weeks ago(yes, it has been sitting in my garage since its untimely death). They picked it up on Friday. The church it goes to accepts around 200 applications a year for people that need cars. They accept cars they can fix up or use for parts and get them running. Then the cars get a new family. A new life. It makes me happy. I'm a sap. I'm also in love with the idea that someone in need will have a tool that can help them get a job, transport their family, enjoy life with a little more ease. So I'm crossing my fingers I'll see that old van around somewhere, sometime.

As much as I "miss" my old van... having a car that has air conditioner that works without you slamming doors and doors that open without breaking a nail in the process and a trunk that will pop without someone jiggling the lock button... it has it's perks.