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Friday, April 21, 2006

Tears of Sorrow......Tears of Gladness

I know you all have had one of "those days" when as soon as you wake up you know your day is going to be living hell and Satan is partying at your expense! I have been in a blue funk with no initiative to even get out of my pajamas. Well today I made up my mind that Satan wasn't going to win this battle. First thing I did was come upstairs and boot up my computer and download the 60 plus pictures I took during my granddaughter's "Spring Break" visit. I wanted to download them so I can pick and choose which ones I wanted to send them so they would have kind of a memory book! So I put my memory stick in the computer and clicked on "download"
into My Documents, sub-folder, My Pictures. This is a very friendly computer so it started to download a very large file and when it was done I was quite pleased with myself, afterall, this is going to be a good day for me. When the pictures were finished downloading I proceeded to open up "My Pictures" to view and choose the pictures and lo and behold!!!!!Only 11 pictures of the 60+ pictures showed up in the window!!!!OMG! I started crying and it was downhill from there. You see I told this friendly computer, who always does what I say, to delete the pictures off my memory stick after the download!!!! Now I don't have any pictorial memories of their visit. So I got on the phone and called "Computer Geek" and when I finished with them I phoned Jerry, my husband and asked him to explain this to his I.T. department to see if there was anything else I could do. You see I went into every file in every window searching for these precious memories and they were no where to be found. Tears of Sorrow...........

To attempt to perk myself up I treated myself to a mani and a pedi but all the time my mind is on those lost memories. After I was done at the salon I went to the supermarket to buy something for dinner.....never go to the market hungry! When I got home there was a package on my doorstep. When I saw who sent the package my eyes opened wide because I don't remember receiving any packages, ever for this person. I brought it inside and I tore into this package like a kid opening gifts at Christmas, my groceries still in the car, I finally opened it and I started crying immediately! My precious granddaugters, Joleen and Aimee had sent me a photo album with pictures of their visit. I was totally speechless, my heart was so happy at this surprise package. I sat down a looked through the whole album and read all the words. God is always with me and I firmly believe that. What a "coincidence" that this package should show up on my doorstep the very day I lost my pictures.

Tears Of Gladness


Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

OH! What PERFECT (divine!) timing, isn't it? :) I'm SO glad it arrived safely today. We love you! xo

4:20 PM  
Blogger mrsskeels said...

I am sooooooo glad it arrived today. I saw that album on Sunday and it is perfect. The girls are still talking about their trip. They had a fabulous time. I'm sorry about your picturs, but now you have some. If you need more, trust me...she took tons! Hope you feel better soon. You could always come over here. I definately could keep you busy!!!!!

11:45 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

I am very glad to hear that the tears of joy and gladness outweighed the tears of sorrow. I am so sorry to hear about you computer catastrophe...but very glad you received and liked your scrapbook. We really do love you.

12:24 AM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

Wow, what timing. I too saw the scrapbook last week and it is absolutley beautiful. Glad you have some tangible memories now :)

7:46 PM  

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