A week’s worth of blessings

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By Vicki Scott

What a week of blessings we experienced! The biggest one was spending time with family, which is our only reason for moving from Glencoe back to the Lake Martin area. We were perfectly happy otherwise in Glencoe. I longed to travel back for a visit.

The week started and ended by watching the grandchildren, with meals in between. We could not visit Monday because we had a previous obligation at our church.

On Tuesday, my husband Alan and I visited some of the best people in the world at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. We had planned to take our oldest granddaughter, Sweet Ava Jaymes because she had been asking to visit and play bingo with the seniors, but she had a chance to spend the day with her cousins and I did not want to take her away from that.

We certainly received a big welcome and were greeted like family, as always. I thought about Ava Jaymes while listening to our pastor mention in his Sunday sermon about spending time with and learning from grandparents. I‘ve learned so much from seniors and would love for all four of my grandchildren learn, as well. It makes my heart skip a beat when I see my grandchildren enjoying what and who I enjoy, and Ava seems like she does, too. A big thanks to Pat and all at George Wallace Senior Center for everything! Our seniors here in Reeltown are benefitting from what I learned from them.

On Wednesday, our son Joseph visited us with Ava Jaymes and her sister Addison (Beans) Victoria, our youngest granddaughter. We had so much fun walking up the fire tower at Smith Mountain and the obstacle course at the D.A.R.E. park just down the road. I would have been in a mess if it for our senior exercise classes, but I kept up. The benefits from learning all I did keep on blessing!

Thanksgiving Day is always a success, and this year was no different. My KETO diet has disappeared from my thoughts and prayers, but it is that time of year. We maintained our annual tradition with taking a family picture, which is a joy for my heart. To have family together anytime blesses my soul!

On Friday, we had our middle grandchildren, Saylor Rhea and Tyler Kate. Our daughter and their mother, Eva, makes permanent jewelry on the side with a friend. Saylor Rhea and Tyler Kate helped me do some designs on T-shirts and painted a picture while Eva was at work.

The Saturday game day went better than I expected. I shopped early, and we then watched the Iron Bowl at home by ourselves. Facebook was on fire after the game. Some people really get worked up about it. Life is too short for that, folks!

On Sunday, we were blessed with Joseph, Ava Jaymes and Beans for walking, swinging, coloring and other assorted shenanigans.

At any rate, my life, my soul and my belly are full! Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with You and all these people! Until next time, stay safe, y’all!

Vicki Scott may be contacted at lily200383@yahoo.com.

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