…to be sick when my emotions are already being stretched beyond what I thought were their limits! I was at work Monday morning, sneezed a couple of times, and by the time I got home I was terribly ill with congestion and an awful sore throat! Tuesday morning I awoke without a voice, and this morning the congestion has settled in my chest. My family has been wonderful to take up the slack I’m leaving while in the sickbed. Dave even came over this morning to fix Dad and Mom breakfast so I could stay in bed. Gen will be here in a little while, and I am so thankful.
My precious son and daughter-in-law are officially moving. Well, they sort of already have. It was odd how quickly it seems to have happened, even though their original announcement to us was Easter. I think we all got lulled into a false sense of security because nothing happened to further their move until last week. Friday, Nathanael got word that he has a job waiting for him in Minneapolis. He and Emily had set certain standards that had to be met to confirm their desire to move, and this job was over and above their mark.
This Friday, Emily’s sister Sarah will be married, so Bo, Em, and Arulai went up for wedding week. He will begin his job next week, then come home in about a month to move all their stuff. I’m hoping for a week with Arulai and Emily (I heard rumors her mom might come, too!) while they pack up. I think I can keep A.J. out of their way – what do you think?!
Nathanael left yesterday (Em had left Sunday). It was really hard to let them go. There are all kinds of thoughts and feelings going around in me, but I won’t write it down. It wouldn’t serve any purpose. I will say, as I have stated before, that I am truly thankful that we’ve had these three years with them, and that her family will now share the joys with them that we have had. I picture Arulai playing with her Grandmommy in that special way they will develop. I see her Granddaddy doing “Uppies” with her. And I see Arulai surrounded by more cousins than she can imagine, having the time of her life!
Bill says vacations will be wonderful! We will have Nathanael’s family in Minnesota, and in two years Will and Pam will be in Michigan. Summers will find the Bill Petty’s invading the north! It is beautiful in both their home states, especially in the summer! Well, the early Fall might be nice, too!
This is probably more sappy than you wanted to read. Sorry about that! Change of subject: while I’ve been sick, I finally updated our website! The site link pettyphoto.com will eventually be developed – when time and money allow! But for right now, that address is linked to our shutterfly site “Petty Family Photography.” I’m still not finished adding all our recent photoshoots, but it’s getting close. Probably my favorite shot of all is the one of Emily on the home page. She is so beautiful! Of course, my grandbaby is adorable, too! You’ll see a few of her there, as well. Most of my additions, though, were the weddings and senior shots we’ve done this spring. Oh, and one great family shoot – a dad and his two kids.
I guess that’s all for now. God bless your day!