Just posting pictures for the grandparents….
My mother, who is called “Gami” by her grandchildren, sent Andrew a book in the mail. His other grandmother, “Meme”, read it to him today during an afternoon visit.
Luke had the roseola virus last week and passed it on to Andrew who has it this week. It can’t be prevented and secretly incubates so I’m sure that my children passed it along to every child they looked at in Wal-Mart over the weekend. Now I’m just praying Abigail won’t come down with it.
Do you ever just meet someone and automatically know that that person is gonna be a good friend for life? I mean, do you ever just “click” with someone almost the minute you meet them? That’s how I feel about Melissa. She is real. She is genuine. She is AUTHENTIC. I’ve only known her for a short period of time but I feel like we’re sisters and have known each other our whole life. I have been enjoying some time with her in the mornings as we walk two miles at the park, pushing our youngest children in the stroller. It makes the two miles pass so much faster when you have a friend to talk with along the path. Her family is about to join our church so I’m looking forward to spending much more time with her. The sad thing is that she and her husband are here for only two years. That’s the downside to living in a military town…you get a good friend and then they have to leave shortly thereafter on a new assignment. I’m going to use these next two years wisely!
Another good indication she’s gonna be a good friend: Just as my 11 week old daughter projectile vomits all over Melissa’s sweater, jeans, and nice red suede shoes, Melissa looks at me and says, “I’m a mom…..that’s part of it. Now let me go wash your breastmilk off of me.”
Our good friend, Laura, from our sweet old town of Moody, came to visit us this weekend. The boys remember who Laura is even though quite a few months pass between her visits. She’s just down the road at Auburn University but classes, RUF, and friends keep her busy. We are always thankful for a little time with her. She loves my children and doesn’t mind correcting them when they error (I love that she does it so gently!). She is another adult in my children’s lives, reminding them of the Gospel. They love her attention and wanted her to help them brush their teeth this afternoon. Abigail loved it when Laura held her. I am selfishly hoping that she decides to stay close by after she graduates in 2009 (we’re praying she’ll go to graduate school at Auburn). We love you, Laura!