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Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I love to read the blog, Words on Wheels.  Debbie is not only an inspiration, she is an awesome writer with an awesome sense of humor.  Her term, “I’ve lost my mojo” is just so appropriate for the way I’ve been feeling this week that I had to borrow it from her.  My mojo got up and left the building, and I don’t know if it is coming back.


It all started with this little bundle.  Our sixth grandchild was born on August 29th.  Bradleigh Carter is our son’s and daughter-in-law’s fourth child.  Our daughter and son-in-law have given us a granddaughter, Madison, and a grandson, Gavin. 


Bradleigh’s oldest sister is Carly.


Her next older sister is Brayden.


And her older (but not very much older) brother is Cooper.

all 4

The three siblings stayed with us while their mother had the baby.  You’ll have to understand that bloggers who are still caring for children at home are probably a LOT younger than me.  Blogging while caring for these three seemed an impossibility. Heck, even when I had my own children, I only had two, so for me, three is a handful, and at my age three is three hands full)!  CooperMy mind, my body, and my heart have been wrapped up in grandchildren this week.  I’m accustomed to my heart being wrapped up in all six grandchildren, but my body is not accustomed to caring for three of them full time (with the exception of last year, when Cooper was born prematurely, and many of you prayed for him).  We frequently kept his two older sisters while Cooper was hospitalized) .


What a joyful and exhausting few days we’ve had!  We are feeling very blessed (and a little exhausted).  I hope my energy and my mojo will return very soon.  I don’t often bring my personal life to my blog, and I don’t plan to start now.  But, without any mojo, it was all I had right now. Thank you for reading this personal post, and thank you, Debbie, for giving me the perfect phrase to describe my current condition!  laurie


ellen b. said...

I can only imagine. I understand that term, though. Congratulations on another sweet blessing!!

Ginger said...

I understand completely!! When I watch my younger grandkids they wear me out. I can see why young gals have babies. lol

xinex said...

I know exactly how you feel, Laurie. It's getting to be a regular for me. I spent 2 weeks our of the whole summer in Natchez but I think I will go home at the end of this month since Rea will have her auto bone marrow transplant and no visitor will be allowed. Her mom will stay with her and the two of them will pretty much be in isolation for about a month. Your new grandkid is so precious, so pretty. They all are! Congrats again!.....Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congrats on the new Grand - so precious !!
I understand exactly what you are saying!!
Sending a (((hug))) !!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I can understand your feeling that way. I don't have grand kids but I watch the mothers with kids and realize how out of shape I am for the task anymore! Congratulations on the new grandchild! Your daughter is going to be exhausted taking care of a newborn and a one year old! Hopefully her daughters will offer some help! Take care.

Debbie said...

Well first, you are too kind. I don't feel all that inspirational these days. Mainly because, well, that stinking Mojo keeps playing hide and seek.

I do understand the situation you're describing so well, though. When I was taking care of my mother, and then more recently with my daughter after some surgery, it was only ONE person. Yet, I was so spent mentally and emotionally at the end of the day for some reason that I would sit down at the computer and not be able to do much more than stare at it. The thought of writing my own stuff was just overwhelming. Then, I had this whole *can't blog because I couldn't blog* insanity going on inside my Debbie head.

Just rest right now. Your Moe is probably off with my Joe again, living it up on the wild side somewhere west of the Mississippi.

Maybe some blogger should host a "Where's Mojo?" party to see if they show up.

In more important news:
BEE YOO TEE FUL baby, and equally beautiful siblings. You are so blessed. I will be thinking of those faces the next time you set a grandchildren table.

Hey... there's an idea. Maybe Moe is hiding under that coffee table of yours.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Girl I mean Granny I Know just what you mean about not being able to care for 3 grand kids all at one and for a week. I have 4 little grandsons and when I watch them for one day I can't hardly drive home I'm so tired LOL
I kept all four one weekend,at their house while my daughter and son in law got away OMGosh
your daughter in law has her hands FULL I hope she gets some help at home for a week or two

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Congratulations Laurie, The baby is beautiful. What a nice looking family. I think when you are younger with your children you have the energy and stamina to endure everything that comes your way. But, when you get older it's a lot different as your not with them everyday. I'm pooped when I come home from my sons house and he only has one 12 year old girl.
Enjoy the new baby.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Laurie, I can't even imagine! Congratulations on the new addition!! What a blessing and such a beautiful baby! Don't worry about your're just preoccupied. Enjoy this time!

Lulu said...

It's hard to hang on to mojo all the time, especially when it involves kids, big or little. Each new addition to family requires extra energy, but isn't it wonderful to see our families grow?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Laurie, and knowing how exhausted you must be, thank you for commenting on two of my posts today. : ) What a beautiful new baby and how cute are those grandkids. I know I can be exhausted just with my one granddaughter so I can't even imagine three! Get some rest; your mojo will be back, I'm sure!

Unknown said...

Beautiful babies! We tried for my dream od four box, and had three girls. Wouldn't change a thing. They give us such joy!

I enjoy your blog!!

Unknown said...


Your babies are just so sweet ~ you have a nice family.

We do forget they are work sometimes. Just love them! said...

Congrats Laurie on beautiful #6! Don't fret, we are all exhausted after keeping children, no matter what our age! When I was 33 and had 2 and one on the way I cried everyday from exhaustion! My 3 grands just left from the Labor Day weekend [but their parents were here too] and my husband and I did nothing for 2 days! You are blessed, you don't need to be super grandma, you already are!

Sarah said...

Laurie, I don't have the responsibility of 3 young children, but feel as if I've lost my mojo too. Hoping to be reenergized after my trip. '-)
Your grands are adorable, each one!