Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eight Is Enough

April's Book

I just remembered that I forgot to put in my book club's April book. It was my pick and I loved the book.

WWII novel with a refreshingly different point of view

poignant authentic story

an "unputdownable" love story

impeccably researched and beautifully written

a beautiful timeless love story

a novel to savor and then share with a friend

These are just a few of the reviews about this book. It was so hard to put down. A  historical fiction novel that will make you think about it when you aren't reading it!
I suggest you buy it and read it!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Blessed Night

My daughter in law, Kim Lawson, worked with the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind this year. Children with disabilities is something that hits close to home in our family and Kim definitely has a heart for this work! We truly became more aware of disabilities, years ago, when Curt had his accident. You think you think you understand....but until you live it you just think you understand.
Something that I will never forget....when I was at Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta....learning how to help take care of Curt.....we were in a group discussion with older wheelchair of the men said......Look at us, we understand that, but then bring your eyes to our face and acknowledge us! I try to do this to anybody I see with any disability!

When Kim invited me to their Graduation I was honored.

waiting for the program to begin

This poem was included inside the program. I love it!

all the children were in the end of the year program


They are all precious but.....this little sweetheart captured my heart. He debuted pushing his chair all by himself down the aisle.... to get his diploma. Not a dry eye in the house. Oh....what we take for granted!!!


This little man caught our attention quick. Kim introduced him to me and Brady. He did not graduate but Kim was holding a hat in her hand and he wanted to try it on. I made a picture of him in the hat and he wanted to look at the pic. I pulled up the pic and handed him the camera. He looked at it and then turned the camera around and wanted to make my picture. Kim fixed the camera for him and then I posed. He stopped, took the camera down and motioned for Brady to hug me and then.....made this picture.
Brady and I got a good laugh out of it and told him thank you.......that was when Kim reminded us that he was deaf. Don't forget to count your blessings. Brady and I quickly learned the sign for thank you!

Also, please visit these two pages. Grey was one of Kim's students.
on facebook ---  Sounds 4 Grey

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Slow down....just a little!

My Emma had her Huntington Place Elementary Graduation this past Monday. Where did the time go??? This sweet baby girl that started John and I down the road as Grandparents and started Courtney and Josh off as an Aunt and Uncle. Much rejoicing the day she was born and we keep rejoicing in every thing she accomplishes. It just seems to be flying proud of her but maybe.....slow down...just a little. 

Emma received several honors during the ceremony Monday, and I could list them, but you know what I am most proud of.....she is a sweet, kind and loving girl.

We Love You, Emma Lawson!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's All Mario

Lawson's MARIO 5th Birthday Party
Lawson requested for his 5th Birthday party to be "Mario". We gathered in Birmingham on Sunday before his Monday, May 7th birthday for the "family" party. He had a "friends" party the next Saturday. Law Man got a bicycle from his Mom and Dad and everybody else got him "super" gifts!