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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 6, 2009

You've got to be Kidding!

Bear with me while I brag a teeny weeny bit. Here we are with our daughter, whom I absolutely adore. I told her everything I could have prayed for in a daughter...she is. And she loves me! So we hugged and kissed alot. I had not seen her since we dropped her off to college.

So we came to see her play soccer for college. We have watched her play since she was 6, watched her mature, cry, get hurt, go to endless practices, come home exhausted only to do homework...and it was all heading for this time of her life when she would hopefully play for college! And all of our dreams came true. We raised our kids to be Christians...but more than that a 'sharp' Christian. That you should represent God in an incredible way...good was not enough. Be the best, be sharp, be excellent and
never ever back away from serving God. It was like a pep talk for soccer except it was a pep talk for life and serving God.
Above she is with some of her teammates on the girl's soccer team. They love their moms too!
Here is the "You've got to be kidding" part. We go to her game....beyond excited....I get out my camera to take a picture. The ball comes to her, I quickly click so I don't miss the shot....and....

OH MY GOSH! I couldn't believe this. She was crying (she never cries) and had to be carried off the field! She was out for the rest of the game! My husband about had a hissy fit. Talk about a farmer whose crop froze and all is lost! hahahahha....he was about as disappointed as can be!
But all was not lost...we had our kids over to our oldest son's apartment and cooked a roast and potatoes dinner with all the fixin's, gravy, biscuits. It was wonderful!
Below from left to right is our daughter in law's brother, then Whitney our daughter, our middle son Cardiff (Cardiff by the Sea, Wales...) Stephanie our daughter in law, and Blake our oldest.

Thanks so much for letting me brag about my sweet kids. I'm headin' home now...boohoo!


Black Sheep Lisa said...

I am so sorry about your daughter Debbie, will she be able to play the next game? YOu have a beautiful family and have every right to be proud and brag!!

Darlene said...

OH NO....is she alright? Did you have pretty weather while you were visiting in Oklahoma?

Your family is BEAUTIFUL!!! I bet everyone enjoyed the get together (you especially!!!). YUM roast, potatoes and fixin's....now that sounds wonderful!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You can just brag all you want. Raising wonderful children is a real feat and yours look handsome, beautiful and wonderful. You are truly blessed. So glad you had a great visit. Hope your daughter is well soon. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

Its unbelievable that you got that photo! So sorry for her pain and your hubby's disappointment...I hope she's healed and he's laughing again! Great photos...I love to join in on bragging parties! Your family is beautiful, and you share a beautiful relationship with them...what a blessing they are, and you are to them, as well!

God bless,

Lisa said...

Glad you had a great time! Sorry she got hurt! YUCK! Did her team win? I'm so glad you got to visit with the whole gang!
Hugs, Lisa

Ginger said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I love her smile. I think she looks like you a lot.
Sorry to hear she got an injury right off the bat, but I hope she is okay now.
That is neat that you were able to get all the kids together for dinner. Nice family!!

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Hi there. I have a blog on miniatures but recently discovered your fantastic blog through Marsha of Sassy Dolls and you are truly inspiring with all your fab craft ideas! I love the Fall and Halloween and cant wait to try out your ideas.
Sorry to hear about your daughter, hope she is ok now. At the end of the day all that matters is her health isnt it and you have a stunning daughter and wonderful family there!
Lovely to visit your blog from the UK, Kate xx

Denise said...

Oh, dear. I am sorry that she got hurt. Can she play the rest of the season?


Susie from Bienvenue said...

You go ahead and brag all you want Momma....I love it! Hope her ankle is better

Blondie's Journal said...

Your family is incredibly handsome! I can tell from the way you write that you have been instumental in instilling values in them. That is why you are so sure who loves their mother's!!! :-) What a great lady you are!!

I hope Whitney heals up so she can play again soon. At least you were there for her. Maybe that is why she cried. She knew you were there...

My Abigail left for school in August. I have seen her once and it is breaking my heart (she is the baby of the family). They are so mature on one hand and then clinging on the other. I just miss her but want her to have this experience. I guess we have something in common, Debbie!


The Old Parsonage said...

You have an absolutely beautiful family and it sounds like their inner beauty shine through too. So glad that you got to spend time with everyone.

We need details
Did they win?
How's the injury?
Were there leftover:)

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...


You and your husband had to be so disappointed. It looks the family enjoyed the home cooked meal though.

Not only is your daughter beautiful on the outside (she looks exactly like you) but I know she is exactly the same on the inside.

Hugs, Gretchen

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Aww what a disappointment, but it sounds like a wonderful visit in the end!!