I should post

So many things going on in our lives right now, there should be something to post about, right?  I have had a hard time doing this, though, because my two big sisters have closed their Xanga accounts and I miss them.  We all said we could email as easily as Xanga, but I knew we probably wouldn’t as much.  At least not the content we write about here.  It’s just so fun to write in story form, with illustrations, and although they were just about the only ones who commented on my site, I loved it. 

There’s a line in “You’ve Got Mail” that says, “The odd thing about this form of communication is that you’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.”  That’s how I feel about Xanga and the commenting back and forth, especially with my Sisters. 

Because they are several years older than I, there is much about who they are that I don’t know.  I have really learned so much about both of them through these posts and comments.  Not only mine and theirs, but their comments on other’s posts as well.  And even though some of what I learn may not be what I expected or even what I wanted to hear, I am so grateful to learn more of their hearts and minds, and knowing them more causes me to love them even more.

Today could easily be a “Jonah” day for me – I don’t feel my best, I miss my sisters, and I really  miss Pamela.  But I read Micah’s post about, among other things, God’s answered prayers and I was encouraged and reminded of all I have to be thankful for.  There can be no “Jonah” days when I see how mightily God has blessed me!

Arie Jean by Sara

One of the many Blessings in my life!

(Please see all Sara’s pictures of the Petty Family – she’s an amazing photographer!)

May we all see the blessings of God in our lives today!


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 I should post

  1. She is indeed a blessing, is she not? 🙂 I think she’s loved. Just a little.

  2. ligsar says:

    Yes, and does she not look like an entirely different baby than three months ago?  Where did those chubby arms come from?? 

  3. cnsavanna says:

    I totally understand what you mean by missing people.

  4. Abbiegirl says:

    That folks, is my amazingly beautful neice…
    Whom looks like her beautful amazing mother and her awesome hansome father!
    Hello Mrs. Petty,
    How are you? I miss you and your family, I can’t wait to see you again, whenever that will be. I hope you and your family are doing well. How’s the weather there? we have 40’s here 😦 grr…I really want our 60 degrees back, anyway have a Wonderful Weekend! Give Dannye a hug for me.
    lots of love,

  5. TerrisCorner says:

    Beautiful Beautiful pictures! Also, I was looking for Pettyfamilyphotography, but couldn’t find it, is it still up? I couldn’t find it. See you for a walk in just a little bit.

  6. Crazy4Photos says:

    Hey Mrs. Petty!
    I’m so glad that you liked them and that I got the Grandma’s seal of approval!;) wink
    Blessing and have a great weekend!

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