Saturday, September 26, 2009

Being a Grandma

Yesterday, then again last evening I was privileged to babysit the most precious child I have held in 21 years. Collin and Grandma time equals heaven. He is starting to smile and looks into your eyes and stare. I found out I could loose myself in those eyes. Who knows what he will grow up to be, but I know he will grow up knowing that Christ laid down His life for Collin, and I would too. When I arrived at his home last evening after Bible Study, I found Josh playing his guitar in Collin's room trying to put him to sleep. I can't begin to tell you what joy filled my heart at that sight. It didn't last long though ... why was Josh putting Collin down just as Grandma 'Retta arrived? I wanted to hold him. After Josh left, I couldn't contain myself ... I had to hold Collin. So of course I took him out of his crib and while still sleeping held him close to my heart so he could hear the beat. He is one of the reasons it beats on.
Grandma 'Retta loves you so much Collin Clay.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sister Time

This past weekend was our annual time with Mom ... and for the first time we were short two. Nancy, after surprising us last year about going back to Mission work, is off to Sudan. Lynette was home being Mom ... and that is a wonderful job that requires you to sometimes miss out on things you'd rather be a part of. We had fantastic weather ... enabling us to have a campfire. Fellowship was great ... nothing beats time spent with sisters that are also some of your closest friends. Lots of laughs, little sleep, lots of food, trips to Peachy's and Swary's equal a successful outing.
Thank you Sis' ... you make me feel loved and special.
"I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. I will not let what I can not do interfere with what I can do." Edward Everett Hale