Monday, October 30, 2006


My mom and brother were here for a visit last week. The boys had SO much fun with them and we got to do so much in a short amount of time. We visited the Dallas Zoo, numerous parks, the rose garden, the science center, the Tyler zoo, the pumpkin patch and Henry's favorite--McDonald's (twice!). They both went home on Thursday, and my boys are still recovering and catching up on lost sleep! :)

It's tough to live so far from my family. I miss my mom, and talking on the phone just isn't the same! Also, for most of my life, I've lived very near my brother and I'm still getting used to not seeing him every few days. He's going through a hard time right now, and I'd love to be close enough to help. For now, I can just pray and know that God is in control! Which is really the most help I can offer him anyway.

It was really great to see the boys with Grandma and Uncle B. Henry and my mom have always had a special bond (first grandchild!), and this visit she and Jonah really hit it off too. Jonah is a child of few words, but he did start saying "Grandma" in a very short period of time!

I am so thankful that the Lord has surrounded me with such wonderful family!


Beth said...

You are very blessed!

Ginger said...

It's so great to have those treasured visits. I know my daughter in Texas misses family very much and looks forward to us coming down. Now with Alicia back in Michigan it's even harder because the entire family is back here. We can't wait to make some memories at Thanksgiving.

mary said...

wow! I had such a great time, those boys are such awesome kids, and you're right I really feel like Jonah and I connected this time and then seeing them interact with uncle B is so much fun. thanks for a great week and I'm so looking forward to coming back before too long.

Marybeth said...

I'm so glad to catch up and hear about the visit with your mom and brother. HOW did you pack all that in to such a few days? You are amazing!