Thursday, September 25, 2008

My kid is trying to kill me

Did you ever see your child's life flash before your very eyes??? I did today! I saw my sweet, precious baby boy on a motorcycle. Ok, yeah I know he's 22 years old. But, He. Was. On. A. Motorcycle!

I was minding my own business coming home from Wal Mart. And I saw him from 3 blocks away and I KNEW it was him. Couldn't see his face, couldn't tell from his clothes, but a Mother knows these things. My heart stopped beating and I couldn't breath. And he WASN"T wearing a helmet! Can I just say "Kill me now, why don't ya" . That smiling face that makes your heart melt when he gives you that smile that says "there's no way you can resist me & your going to kill me for what I've done". THAT precious face was totally unprotected.

He turned the corner before I got to him and so I turned and then he saw me. The smile I referred to above is the smile that I got when our eyes met. I couldn't think or speak. My heart was in my throat and I wanted to kill this child of mine and he just kept smiling and said "it's hard for you isn't it?" Yaaaa think?

I know, I know, lots of people ride motorcycles and live to tell about it. But you don't understand.
This is MY child and the Lord blessed us with him being absolutely perfect and I want to keep him that way. In his whole life if somethings going to go wrong, it will go wrong for him. And I want to keep my kids in ONE piece, I'm kinda funny that way.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tylers Engaged!!!

Tyler got engaged August 16! I know it's a little late posting on here but he had to go to Illinois and tell his Grandma Taft in person. So now we can shout it from the roof tops. Yeah!!

Ok, now for all of the details. Tyler took Emma to Galena, IL so he could show her Eagle Ridge Golf course and Spa, where he worked when he was in college. He showed her the ballroom where they had the Emmaus banquets and where a lot of weddings were held and the balcony that looked out over the lake. Then they walked around the grounds and when they got to the gazebo overlooking the lake they sat and talked and he told her he really wished he could of gotten her ring because this would be a perfect spot to get engaged. (She was really disappointed because he had been so busy that week at work that there was no way he could get to Des Moines to get the ring.)They talked some more and he kept trying to think of a way to get her to look away so he could get the ring out of his pocket. And then he got down on his knee and proposed. She was really surprised and didn't expect it at all. Of course she said yes! So now we are planning a wedding for the spring.