Something Beautiful!

There is always something beautiful in the midst of sadness.  Even during our last couple of weeks, we’ve had some wonderful bright spots.  Namely, my children!  Pamela flew in first, then Bo, Em, and the kids drove in  last week.  What a wonderful blessing to have the love, support, and encouragement of the kids!  I know they were blessed to be here before Mama was gone, to love on her and say goodbye to her.  It blessed Mama, too! 

Bo and Em had to leave last night.  It was really hard to let them go.  The babies were so wonderful, so much fun.  Titus is unbelievably fun and cuddly!!!!! 

Titus eats corn

His smile is almost nonstop!  I had a blast watching Nathanael interact with Titus – he’s hysterical!  He’s already encouraging Ty to stick with protein and stay away from the carbs.  He had to fight Papa, though, who just knew Titus needed a roll slathered with Country Crock!  Good times!

Arulai is an absolute darling.  She definitely has a mind of her own, but she is so obedient and loving.  She seriously cares about the feelings of others, and OH, how she loves that baby brother!  We exchanged Christmas gifts with Bo and Em before they left last night, and Arulai was so sweet and grateful about each gift.  Lest you think she is all angel, after expressing sincere joy over a gift, she quickly asked, “Is there another one for me?” 

Christmas with Bub and Em 207 (950 x 1424)  

She had us rolling!  But then, when her Daddy told her she had to wait for someone else to open a gift, she was just as excited for them to open as she was for herself!  What joy she added to our days!

Daddy was so glad to have Nathanael here.  He loves his “Bub.”  They talked – well, mostly Nathanael listened to his Granddad’s stories, something he loves to do.  And no one talks sports like Granddad and Nathanael!  Daddy was sad to see him go, but is so proud of Nathanael and wants him to succeed where ever he is.

Emily was a special blessing to me.  She ministered to us as we ministered to Mama, and she was willing to do any chore we needed done.  Emily especially blessed me by answering the phone which rang nonstop, and made many, many phone calls to family and friends to let them know about Mama’s passing.  That must have been difficult, since she didn’t know half of them!  It was an unbelievable relief to Jeanne and me!

I need to get off here.  Will just arrived – Pam’s been here without her hubby for almost two weeks!  After our “Hello’s” I’m heading to bed. 

I’m just so thankful that the Lord seasons our lives with beauty.  He is so good to us!

God bless your day!



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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5 Responses to Something Beautiful!

  1. I am so glad that you are still able to see the blessings around you. I’m still praying for you all.

  2. Mommy2Drew says:

    It’s so wonderful that you could have that much JOY in the midst of your pain!! So thankful all your family was together!! 🙂

  3. ABAHM says:

    What sweet darling grand babies!  I am so glad you had your family there with you during this time.  A blessing for sure!

  4. Gallagators says:

    I’m so sorry about your Mama. I’m glad that your family has been able to be with you. May the Lord continue comfort your hearts!

  5. Bettyeboop says:

    Babies can always bring joy, can’t they.  Both Titus and Ruly are simply adorable.  Ruly looked so beautiful in her little velvet dress at Mamaw’s funeral.  And all that long curly hair.  How great is that?  Titus seems to be the happiest baby ever.  I love you, sister.

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