Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sara and Em
Flavia and her family gave me this lovely plant which I think is so pretty.
I had an especially nice party and I am so grateful to everyone who came and for all the trouble that everyone went to to give me a great party. I can't even express how thankful and happy I am. Thanks Ang and Em for all of your hard work. Thanks to John too for keeping a secret and helping the girls. What a lucky woman I am.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
In other news, baby Jakob has started holding his breath until he passes out. I guess he did it the other day while with Jose. He turned all blue and limp and seemed like he was not breathing. They thought he was dead. How scary! Em called 919 and Jose was blowing in his mouth. He came too in about 3 mins. I would have been freaking out. The Dr said it's a temper tantrum and that some kids do it. He did it again the following day. He seems too little to me to be getting mad and holding his breath, but I guess not. He's such a sweet little baby too. He's calm, happy and always loving and cuddly. This seems so so strange. Now whenever they seem him starting, they blow on his face and it seems to help. I sure hope he stops soon.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The week before that on Wednesday we were invited over to the Taylor's home for dinner. After a very nice dinner and wonderful conversation Lindy played the piano for us. She is a concert pianist and her music was just beautiful. We just loved it. The family sang to us just before we left.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Also in Lancaster live James and Wendy Hardy. James is a wonderful young man. When he was in high school John taught him the gospel and James was converted and wanted to be baptized. Now James, who is a very nice looking black man, is quite large. He is not fat at all, just football player big. In fact he is now a football coach. Well, John baptized him but had to have the help of young missionary who was in the ward at that time. Years passed and James fell in love with Wendy, a beautiful, white returned missionary who is an R.N. They got married in the Los Angeles Temple and are so happy together. Years passed and they were unable to have children so they adopted a darling little girl, half white and half black. How perfect is that! A few years later they adopted a little boy. He is also darling and also half black and half white. The children are now about 4 and 6 (approx). Last year Wendy became pregnant and this past Mother's Day she gave birth to little Brant who did not make it because of an umbilical cord accident. So, so sad. They are so strong and brave, but as Wendy said, " We just wanted Heavenly Father to let us have him longer."
I'm sure everyone remembers Grady the little grandson of my friend Connie who also had to go home way too soon.
We know that because of Jesus Christ and His sacrificing atonement that we will be reunited with our loved ones and we also know that those who die before the age of 8 will have automatic exaltation in the Celestial Kingdom. That is awesome and that is what we want for our children. However, it is so, so sad especially for the parents and for those who stay behind. I know these babies are fine. They have it made and yet I feel so sad for the families. It just doesn't seem natural for the babies to go before the parents. I admire the strength of these families. They are special indeed to have provided bodies to these little babies that only needed that gift from their parents.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Joneaux can't get enough of that yummy chocolate croissant and I can't get enough of him. So sad that he lives far away.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Then Reggie had a turn.