Friday, May 19, 2006

SO THE SAGA CONTINUES....

As I have mentioned before, I had quite a Rollercoaster of emotion over the Mother’s Day weekend. I will not recap the previous but just start from the next point of my story. I do need to give a little history to the significance of this part of the story. I was raised in a religious home where we honored the Sabbath Day by keeping it Holy. This was a day of rest and a time with friends and family. We never did any housework, laundry, or yard work on Sundays….. Remember this when I tell you this part of my weekend.

Working TONS….

This fact has already been established. I worked for 6am to 6pm on Saturday and came home to a filthy house and a needy MESA (dog). All of a sudden I got so SAD…. It seems all I do is work, take care of Mesa and attempt to get on top of too many projects and a filthy house. I am the Queen of FUN, and fun was not part of my life. Metaphorically speaking, I feel like I have a huge pile of dirt and each day I seem to take a cup out but add 1/2 cup back in. I went to bed SAD and woke up at 5am to get ready for work on Mother’s Day SAD….. Depressed???? No, just SAD. I called my Mom and wished her a Happy Mother’s Day and mentioned how sad I was and my metaphoric vision of the pile of dirt. I had to get off the phone and told her I would call her right back. Between the two phone calls, a brilliant idea hit this (fake) blond head and I decided that I was going to hire my cousin, who has a cleaning business. Ahhhhhhh…. An answer to my troubles. I shared this with my Mom, which she shoots this idea down almost immediately and tells me to "NOT CALL MY COUSIN ON SUNDAY but to wait". I am totally irritated at her for dictating to me when I should call my cousin to take care of my troubles.....

FAST FORWARD....

After work, as I am approaching the house, something looks different to me but I cannot put my finger on it. In I walk to a CLEAN house!!!!! I guess after the first call to my Mom, she and my Dad decided to skip church and go clean my house. My Dad cut the lawn, and turned the soil, getting it ready for planting. As well vacuumed the whole house. Mom…. She deep cleaned my bedroom (mattress and all) and bathroom. She washed the floors in the kitchen and Mesa’s room. In the fridge was left-over Chinese food and NO ONE left behind so I could heat up the food, put my feet up and watch Grey’s Anatomy!!!! They did this all on the SABBATH…. They had decided that this act of charity to their SAD daughter out weight keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.

Okay….

Now this saga of the weekend is done…. I have such JOY in my heart from the LOVE shown by me!!!!! Someone hand me some tissues, please. Oh, did I mention that my Dad is 76 and my Mom is 71????


Rock on Senior Citizens!!!

18 comments:

Stephe said...

That is so AWESOME! I'm an idiot...cause I'm crying right now thinking of how sweet your parents are. What a great day for you!!!

Johnny said...

Wow, that was a touching act by your folks. Thanks for sharing.

Donna & Joe said...

Wow, what a GREAT surprise and such a touching thing for your parents to do for you. How sweet of them to give up their Holy day to take a load off of you...guess they love thier little girl!!

Shelli said...

That is so wonderful! What lovely parents you have!

Anonymous said...

They were getting your ox (or your Mesa, as the case may be) out of the mire and they will be blessed for it. :o)

What wonderful parents you have, Lisa! What great Mother's Day presents the roses and clean house were. You made out a whole lot better than I did, LOL!

Tana

Julie said...

Wow that's awesome and heaven knows you deserve it. What wonderful parental units!

P.S. What's deep cleaning? ; )

Stacy said...

That is so sweet. I have tears after reading your story. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon S said...

How cool was that?! Your parents rock! Now take an hour or so off of work and do something fun!

Joannah said...

Your parents are lovely people. What an act of love and selflessness. You're a lucky girl!

Tammy said...

Lucky you! Your parents are awesome.

Tammy

Christi said...

That is beautiful!! They are going to be such wonderful grandparents for your daughter.

Eliza2006 said...

Do you think if you tell them I'm feeling a little blue they'll come fold my 18 loads of laundry sitting on my bedroom floor? What nice parents. Lucky you and Tate!!! I'm up for lunch anytime. Let me know when you have a free minute!

Tiffany

Kristin said...

what a wonderful gift... you are blessed!

Ford & Alyson said...

Love is a wonderful thing. Especially when shared...

Hugs to your parents,

fm

Sheryl said...

You are soo blessed, I have parents that are just like that too!

Lisa & Jeff said...

How sweet! You have such wonderful P's!

Kim said...

Wow, what a loving thing your parents did for you. They seem like wonderful people.

"M" said...

I just got to read this... wow, made me tear up!! How SWEET of them! :)

Melissa
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