Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oh the joy of family..

Here are some pics of the kids most recent trip to SC to be with Greg, Nathalie, Andrew and Wesley. They absolutely LOVE their cousins and it is a blessing for them to get to know their family. I am grateful that Greg and Nathalie don't mind taking ANY of them, much less all three at once. Hendersonville, NC is a nice half way point and we meet there for drop off/pick up. This trip was in July if I remember correctly. I've slept since Hope you enjoy.

This trip involved a trip to the Greenville, SC zoo. There was a trip to Wesley's baseball game. They also went to Chick-Fil-A, Target and we ended up at Crack Barrel. There was also lots of hugs, kisses and tickles I'm sure.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Sweet Children

My mother-in-law has a new camera. It is so nice. Last time she was here she captured these moments. JoyAnn was modeling. Joseph was being...Joseph, and Jesse was showing his "boo-boo" lip to his Mimi. I know they are mine, but they are cute aren't they?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Life of Love

Sorry I haven't posted recently. Our family has been processing the death of my beloved Nannie. Nannie and Papa were married for 63 years. Nannie was an amazing woman. Grandmother to four. Great grandmother to six. Funny, compassionate, caring, smart, creative and thoughtful. She also was an incredible cook, pianist, singer, friend. I could list so many of her qualities, but I will stop by simply saying that she was a TRUE embodiment of a Proverbs 31 woman.

At her funeral we did "rise up and call her blessed". All of her grandchildren sang. All of her great-granchildren (except the one year old) sang. Her son-in-law sang. It was beautiful. I am blessed to have had her in my life. I am a better person because of her. The greatest legacy she left to our family was a life WELL lived. A heart for Christ and an understanding of her proper place in the scheme of things. She loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength and her neighbor as herself. She submitted to her huband and loved her daugther. She honored God in all she did, and I pray that I will always remember her love.

She was buried in red. We ALL wore red. We sang, we laughed, we cried, we laughed and then we all ate. That's what Nannie would have I even think most of us had an oatmeal creme pie in her honor. She will be missed, but I IKNOW I will see her again in heaven. Thank you Lord, for your hope.