Monday, November 20, 2017

The weekend I started a new beginning....

It's done....

25 years of work in one place... all over as I walked out the door on Friday.

I still can't believe it.

I thought I was going to be OK.... but I got choked up from the moment I walked in the door & realized, this is my last morning coming in. 

The day went by in a blur really - going over final things with coworkers & getting to go out to lunch with a friend & then it was time to say the goodbyes.  I hate goodbyes. Truly hate them.  But I got out the door & got in my car & had a mini melt down.  It was like I had the thoughts that this wasn't real life.... & thinking, what did I just do?

... but the further I drove away, the more excited I got about my new beginnings. 

I'm just feeling like God is going to do amazing things... whether it be at this new job, or just putting me on a new path ... I dont know what lays ahead... but its going to be an adventure.

... & an adventure began really quick because I was home for just about an hour when I got a phone call from my dad that the ambulance was on the way to get my mom.


Well, she's been sick the past week... & when she got sick, she ended up slipping in the kitchen & couldnt get up.  My brother & dad tried to get her up but she would just scream in pain so they had to call the ambulance so they could get her up.  They thought she may have broken her neck, hit her head, thought her shoulder & knee was broken.  Bad stuff....

So I got to the hospital.... & ended up having to wait for nearly an hour for the ambulance.  WHAT???? ... I'm not sure what took so long. My dad even beat them & he left the house the same time they did - he beat them in about 10 minutes of time.


They did all kinds of scans & xrays & everything, thankfully, checked out OK...

Except I'll fast forward & tell you, she's back in the hospital.  She still just is sicker than a dog & cant stop vomiting (gross, I know - imagine how she feels) - its not the flu or anything.  She has no fever, & its just a different sort of sickness.  Needless to say, she's in the hospital & getting a scope done this morning.  Prayers all that works out & they at least get some answers to help her feel better.  & for the soreness from her fall to ease up.

Saturday, I also got to deal with Bruno who isn't feel well.  My poor boy. I'm getting ready nervous about him & wondering how much time I have left with him.  Breaking my heart.

But I left Ricky in charge of the dogs for the day & went to go serve with my MSM girls at our church.  Our church is packing up 1 Million meals for Uganda & our own church was in charge of making 150,000 meals.  It was great that these girls came to serve together. 

Note to self - dont wear a top knot bun when wearing a hair net - makes you look like a cone head
though everyone called me an Elf all night long ;) haha

We ended up leaving from there & went out to eat & then went to go see Wonder together.

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OH MY GOSH... so good. SO much better than I expected. I'm really picky about books becoming movies... I totally approve of this one.

You should have heard all the crying from all our girls.  Ahhh - their precious hearts.

Sunday had me back at MSM - I was all about these girls this weekend....

& then headed up to the hospital to see mom...

& then our girls bible study was doing a FRIENDSGIVING...

we finished up our last week in our Bible study we had been doing & then the girls invited some boys to come hang out & have a little Thanksgiving together.... except for turkey, we had pizza & instead of pumpkin pie, we had lots of cookies & brownies... way better if you ask me!

The churches Student Connection pastor came & did a devotional on gratitude & then we played a Girl vs Boy battle of the sexes game... it turned out really competitive & in the end - TIED... even after a tie breaker.  It was a great time together.  These kids are just so amazingly special.

So I stumbled in the house late on Sunday... & OH SO GRATEFUL I'm off this week...

though I already have a pretty packed week planned.... but just glad to not have to think about leaving my job - or focus yet on starting my new one. Let me get through Thanksgiving before I really start freaking out.  Hint - I'm going to be a HOT MESS Sunday.  Someone may need to call Ricky & check on him because I'm sure he's going to be nuts just being near me.

So... how was your weekend?

Have any Thanksgiving celebration?

You working this week?

See Wonder?


  1. Praying for your new adventures that lie ahead and for the physicians so that they can determine what is wrong with your mom! Alise and I are seeing Wonder tomorrow and I can't wait!

  2. Wow that's scary stuff with your mamma, I hope she is better soon. Were you all planning to have Thanksgiving at your mom's house?

    That is great that your group made so many meals. But the hair net does the girl in the black and white plaid shirt no good if she is leaving her hair hang

  3. What a weekend - I hope you get a chance to recharge your batteries this week as you prepare for your new adventure! And praying that they're able to determine what's wrong with your mom and that she feels better soon. I can't wait to see Wonder!!

  4. Wow what a week for you! So sorry to hear about your Mom and hope she feels better soon! Also enjoy your week of from work! :)

  5. I am so sorry that your mom is in the hospital - I hope you guys get some answers today. I just know I'll be a mess if I see that movie in theaters - better wait for it to come to DVD! LOL xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Oh no! I hope that your mom is ok, what a scary weekend for your family. That's never fun. Thinking of you all. I hope that your holiday goes well, and starting the new job does too! It can be tough, but I know you will do great things! :) XO - Alexandra

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  7. Lots of prayers for you mom - I hope she's okay! And sending you good vibes on the new job!! It's all gonna work out!!

  8. Lots of emotions and prayers! I'm so sorry your mom has been under the weather. They are going to love you and be proud to call you a fellow colleague! Oh how I want to see Wonder! Hugs!

  9. WOW Becca; so much happened this week for you. One thing that always stands out to me about you is how grateful and joyful you are in all circumstances. I see Jesus Christ, the hope of glory in you. :)

    That's an AMAZING amount of meals; how did you get to be part of that program?

    Praying hard for your mama. <3 Please update us. <3

  10. Praying for your mom and Bruno!!! It sounds like other than that, you had a fantastic weekend with Friendsgiving and your MSM girls! Great things are in store for you in this new position, I just know it!

  11. Prayers for your mom! And Bruno! Man, your family is just a medical mystery to the local doctors! They must throw them some crazy curveballs!
    I'm glad you've got some distractions from the career shift, but not the scary distractions. More like the serving and socializing distractions!

  12. So sorry to hear about your home. Thinking of her and you and praying that she's doing better! Change is always scary and exciting and nerve-wracking but you are going to be fine. It's a new adventure that will lead to new things! It was so hard when Emeril came to the end to know what to do. I wanted as much time with my little guy as possible but I didn't want him to suffer and he was suffering. Never easy so I understand what you're going through. I've heard great things about Wonder. Heck, I can barely make through one of their promos without tearing up! :D Have a great Thanksgiving!

  13. Thinking of you and your mom and Bruno.

    I love how involved you are with those kids. It's amazing.

  14. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Well except for your mom. Praying for her. I laughed at the cone head thing. Too funny! I’m planning to see Wonder with my sister when I get home. Can’t wait! I didn’t know there was a book. I’ll have to check our library.

    Enjoy your week off and hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  15. Prayers for your mom-- hoping she feels better soon! I can imagine how emotional of a past few days it has been with everything going on, but I'm glad you could end the weekend on a positive note serving with the church and seeing a movie. Wonder looks so good, but I usually try and avoid anything that I know will be sad, but if it's more of a happy sad that might be okay. I hope you're enjoying your week off!

  16. Laughing at your hair net picture.

    Good thoughts to your mom and to Bruno and you.

    Enjoy this week off!

  17. Not working this week and glad you have it off too!! :) Make sure you enjoy your week and I'll be praying for your mom. Please keep us posted. You will be AMAZING in your new position and they are so blessed to have you joining them. They will know that within your first week there, I'm sure. Hugs.

  18. I'm so excited for your new adventures! I'm sorry to hear about your mom though and pray that she is feeling better and gets some answers soon. Enjoy your week off!

  19. Your mom is back in the hospital?! Oh my goodness. You know I will be lifting her up in prayer. Each year the week of Thanksgiving gets more and more stressful with our outreach but it's teaching me to rely on the Lord, on His strength, not my own.

  20. That is an emotionally traumatic weekend!
    I'm glad you have a week off to spend with your family and process all the changes. I hope everyone's health starts to improve!

  21. Wishing you all the best in your new venture! Sending prayers your way for your mother. I'm so sorry to hear about her not feeling well and falling down. Prayers for Bruno too. ((Hugs)) That is a wonderful project your church is doing. I planned on seeing Wonder this week but haven't been feeling well. Maybe tomorrow. Mark and I are having a quiet Thanksgiving alone this year. Blessing to you and your family.

  22. Really exciting news on the job front! Here's hoping your next job brings you greater fulfillment and some peace of mind!

    So sorry to hear your mom is in the hospital again...that's just so hard, especially with the holidays upon us. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!

  23. Good luck with the new beginnings! I'm horrible at saying good bye's too. I have a habit of slipping out of places so I don't have to say bye :( I hope your mom is feeling better and they can find some answers!

  24. I have been thinking of you and your mom all weekend. So crazy. I am so excited for your new beginnings. I can't help but laugh at the picture of you with the cap on. Total cone head, but I love it!

  25. I'm glad you had a busy weekend to take your mind off of leaving your job - but NOT glad for your sweet mama! Hope she's doing much better by now (I haven't looked ahead on your blog yet...).

  26. So much going on, but especially this week. Perfectly timed, though, thank God!


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