It’s what I do…

I adore my son.  I know none of you that know me is surprised  by this bit of news.  Yesterday, I got to watch him play baseball, sing with his precious wife, and talk baseball with his Granddad.  It is one of my greatest joys in life. 


When God gave Nathanael to Bill and me, I was amazed at the feelings that surged in my heart everytime I held him.  No one, not even my sweet, precious husband, had ever loved me so unconditionally, or needed me so completely as that sweet little infant did.  We had lost our first baby in the fourth month of pregnancy, so Nathanael was like a life preserver to a drowning man to both Bill and me.  I clung to him, I poured my heart and soul into him, and he loved me for every bit of it.  As the girls were added to our family, they just joined in the adoration of their brother with Bill and me.  He never seemed a bit spoiled by all the attention, he just took it as his purpose in life to be our sunshine. 


So, I got to enjoy my bit of sunshine this weekend.  How good God is!


Third Baseman


Watching Bo


It’s what I do!

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About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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6 Responses to It’s what I do…

  1. ligsar says:

    He’s wearing a really cool hat there…
    It’s a privilege to have your son as a friend!

  2. My darling, precious husband. 🙂 I love that you love him so much!!
    It’s hard on days like today, after being with him all weekend, to be so without him. There’s this HUGE (about six-foot-three) empty space in our apartment—seems so quiet and sad here without him. Aren’t you thrilled that he’s going to be playing again? We can have so many times like yesterday afternoon—watching our favorite baseball player strut his stuff and win our hearts all over again. 🙂
    Love you.

  3. i MISS the NateDogg… I’m gonna pray that you guys move to Tulsa.. Okay, that’s being really selfish, I know.. but geez.. miss that dude. Nate’s mom.. (I would say mrs. petty but that could get confusing) how are you? when i am rich, i’ll come down to see you all.

  4. momstranz says:

    I love your love for Nate.  We love him, too. We’re grateful for the way you cherish him and especially grateful that he felt and received that.  We see him cherishing Emily.  Could there be a greater gift for a mom-in-law than to know that her daughter is well loved?  Thanks for teaching him and loving him so well.  We all reap the benefits!  We miss your family. 

  5. Abbiegirl says:

    hey I love NateDog too! he’s the most awesome Brother In Law Ever!!!!! and he’s wairing a Twins hat in the top pic! Go Nate, The twins are doing really well!!!!

  6. 🙂 I’ll have to meet here eventually if she has Texas Big Hair—i’m trying to get that goin’ on over here. 🙂
    I didn’t return any of his books—he’s goin’ to have to face them himself. 🙂 (SO not a good wife!) Have fun with the boys!

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