Monday, May 14, 2007

Son's and Daughter's

A son still in recovery and a daughter home from the big city.

My mom and dad spent the day here with me and I feel blessed. Good food, nice weather and a small field trip. We laughed at things that only our family understands and shared the food preparation. We talked about Denise and Carsten, wishing they were closer, missing them always and knowing that nothing we prepared would be edible to them. (Sorry Den...cooked and full of sugar) However, I think you couldn't resist the BBQ veggies :)

Mom passed around some recent pictures, ones taken right before Marks accident. When they got to Mark, I held my breath. How would he feel seeing himself bulky, tan and healthy? He held the picture in his hand for a very long time and just stared. He passed it back with a little regret in his eyes, but he is such a trooper. He smiled and shrugged it off. Later, while hugging and breathing in the scent of him, I asked if he was okay, "of course" he said, "Vovo says I'm still a chick magnet!"

Way to go daddy, it was just what Mark needed to hear! :)


Blogger Shaz said...

Sounds amazing and wonderful D I am so glad you had your family near.
Your babes are so gorgeous wonderful food and company are perfect for a weary soul. I am so glad to hear the words of your good times. Loving you always and praying for you every day.

PS. Mark is so way still a hottie.

2:07 AM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

I can confirm that Vovo is not just blowing smoke. Mark IS a chick magnet. And based on what I read here, I think his personality matches. So he's the whole package. I pray that God will send him the woman that is worthy of his excellence. And that she will be just as awesome as he is. I pray the same for your gorgeous daughter, too.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous cindie said...

Oh, how I miss my sweet Vovo. She was like a Mom to me and was the best cook in the whole world.

I remember her making hot malassadas sprinkled with sugar for breakfast when I spent the night at her house.

Your children are so blessed to have a Vovo in their lives.

Hope that you are doing well and making progress on your web site.

8:45 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

happy to hear you had a wonderful mother's day full of family and food : )

9:42 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Happy Mother's Day (belated) beautiful you. I am so glad that you were surrounded by your family and had a wonderful day!


10:40 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Echoing Jen, I indeed have to add: Happy belated mother's day, Darlene :)
Sounds like you had a precious, tasty family time.
And might I add: Mark is magnetic and hot, oh yes!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Star said...

Family and food, hard to beat! You have such wonderful children; I'm sure it makes you proud to be their mama on Mother's Day and every other day.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Dreamer Girl said...

Dearest Darlene,

I'm so glad you were surrounded by your loved ones on mother's day. I thought about you :)

Loving you from across the ocean!

xoxoxo silvia

2:38 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

marky will always be a chick magnet!

so funny about the cooked sugary food. we would have eaten it to break the bread with you all but probably would run to the restroom shortly thereafter. hee hee.

sounds like a yummy time shared.

love youz guys. ; )


6:20 PM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Mark is definately a hottie.

His experience only adds a depth that most men his age would not have.

A very sexy quality.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Hi Darlene: Glad you got the blog up and running .....the pictures are wonderful...Mark is so cute, and that is an adorable picture of Angela!
So glad you had such a good time with family. That is so special.
Love and Hugs.

7:54 PM  
Blogger bee said...

he is cute. but what gets me is that stunning personality that floods through his eyes.

happy mama's day to my virtual mama!!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

I bet he IS still a chick magenet!! :-)

11:46 AM  
Blogger Lotus Reads said...

First time visitor to your have some stunning pictures, I also love your self-portraits, I can never take nice pictures of myself! Do you know of any tutorials on the web that teaches one to take improved pictures?

11:58 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Aww - that's awesome stuff. I'm still so encouraged by his story, and by your family!!!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

And Mark wouldn't be a chick magnet, why? What he's lost he's also gained and matured. It is in his eyes and they are beautiful. Of course, your kids would be.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

A guy that handsom, I always handsom. And he is!
Really your whole family is just really lucky in the looks department, I gotta say. What a bunch of beautiful people, you guys are.

Hope you are well.


5:10 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

So glad that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. There is nothing like family and food!

6:16 PM  
Blogger wish studio said...

so wonderful to think of you sharing happy moments with the ones you love :) xo, mindy

8:35 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

So glad Mark is doing better and you had a good mothers' day.


10:33 AM  

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