Welcome to P.S. Annie!

This blog is titled in honor of my great-grandmother Annie Black Gunter. My name, Suzanne, was chosen because my daddy wanted to honor his grandmother and her sister Suzie. It is a tribute to all who have gone on before me.

It is titled P.S. because, after the good-byes are said and the leaving is done, there's always just one more thing that I meant to say. So, this blog is a depository for things left unsaid, much like the P.S. at the end of a letter.

PS Annie! is a blog about family and life. As I dig deeper still into my own family history, there will be more genealogy-themed posts. For fun, I also participate in various memes and linkies. I appreciate your feedback very much.

I hope that you enjoy your visit here!

Your sis in Christ,

PS! All comments will be responded to via the blog and, on occasion, via e-mail. I am a faulty human and may miss responding sometimes or be very late in responding. Please forgive me for that. I do appreciate each comment and visit very much!

19 August 2015

You're Gonna Miss This

I am sorry to have been gone so long and hope that this year has been great to you all so far. It has been a year full of pondering and reminiscing for me.

This week has two pretty big, "This is the first day of the rest of your life" moments. On Tuesday, I had my 50th birthday. Friday, David and I will be empty-nesters, at least until Christmas vacation. It will be just the two of us, the two dogs, and Xerxes the cat.

For the last couple of days, the song stuck in my head has been Trace Adkins' song, "You're Gonna Miss This".

I don't know how to feel, what to feel about all of these changes. Part of me is fine with it because I want them to be able to go on with their lives and chase their dreams. They can't do that here and asking them to stay would be the same as clipping the wings of a butterfly. But, the part of me that has been a mama with children in the house for the last nearly 30 years is not. I have been here to protect them, as best I could, since they were born...before then, really. Now, I won't be there with them to make sure no bad guys interfere with their dream chasing. How does one suddenly go from a houseful of kids to silence? How does one eat a cookie without little eyes staring back with that, "Can I have it?" look? How does one go to the bathroom without someone following you in or standing there looking at you? Will I be able to potty without an audience?

I guess, like it or not, I'll soon be finding out these things. Maybe I'll also rediscover the me that has long since been buried under the wonderful years of mommyhood, get reconnected to her, and get on with this next stage of life, chasing dreams of my own with the man of my dreams.

But for now? I'll be hiding in my room, wondering in a puddle of tears, how this time passed by so quickly and how they could possibly be old enough to live without me.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

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01 January 2015

Happy New Year!

David and I would like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy New Year. May 2015 see your dreams come true and bring your families closer together than ever.

Blessing for the New Year

May the new year bring
The warmth of home and hearth to you.
The cheer and goodwill of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you.
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son and God's peace to you.

24 November 2014

Sick Computer

My computer appears to be having some serious problems and may not be salvageable.  I am making this post from my phone, but that probably won't happen often. I need to figure out how to increase the text size on my phone so that I can see what I am typing!

David has generously offered me the use of his laptop computer, but it has the Windows 8 operating system and does not like me. The feeling is mutual.

Please be in prayer for the University of Houston community. A dorm student has committed suicide. Please also pray especially for this student's family.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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