January 14th was a special day for Johnny and me…because we were married in Lake Tahoe 14 years ago! Last week, we had some plans change around and were able to get away on our actual anniversary. These past few years I have been feeling so strongly that we need to take the time to celebrate the special people in our lives and their special dates! I even got a calendar, especially for these dates. (We will see how I do with this!) Last Wednesday we went to Farwood for a delicious dinner. Then on Thursday we got up and headed to Mt. Lassen. We stayed at The Highlands Ranch Resort and had a wonderful time. Because it is less than a two-hour drive from Willows, we were both able to be at our jobs on Friday afternoon/evening! To say that I am blessed would be an understatement. I have so very much, not the least of which is my loving and caring husband. We dream and play and work and love and worship God together. There is not much more that a woman could ask for!
My son…what can I say except “Thank you, Lord”. Bradley sent me these pictures last month. One on his drive to Great Falls College and one of his student ID. The pictures kinda make me proud. This is from a son that did not even care to graduate high school! (But you can bet that this mama made sure that he did!!!) Bradley has matured and is becoming such a wonderful man. I am blessed that he sends me love all the time…by text or phone calls. Someday, I hope to see a bit more of him…Montana is a long way away.
Yesterday was a very important day in my niece Stephanie’s life! She did her first cross country flight!!! She flew into our little town of Willows airport. Johnny and I had made lunch for her to enjoy with us in our backyard. We got a quick update on her life before getting her back to her mission. To say that I am proud of her would be an understatement. She and her husband Jim have lived on a sailboat for the last few years and sailed to places that they have dreamed of. Now, she is following this dream…to become a commercial pilot!!! You know what? She will do it! I can not wait to see this dream of hers unfold.
Off she goes…into the wild blue yonder!