In Michigan, loving on our precious new granddaughter. I only have a minute to write, as I am using a borrowed computer, but I’ve missed my Xanga friends, and want to update a bit.
Bill, Dannye, and I drove up here the weekend of the 29th, pulling my in-laws travel trailer. Bill had made a very quick run to New Mexico the previous 2 days, and he was EXHAUSTED, so Dannye actually drove most of the trip. For the most part, I have let go of the sad fact that I wasn’t here for Chloe’s birth, and was just looking forward to being with them.
Chloe is beautiful and perfect, and what a treasure she already is to her family! Will is such an attentive Daddy, jumping into parenthood with no reservations. He changes diapers like a pro, and loves holding her, singing or reading to her, and praying with her.
Pamela is a precous, patient Mommy, and everything about being a Mommy delights her. Even these past two days when she hasn’t felt good, baby having some fussy feedings, Pamela is calm and patient. Her sweetness is amazing to me.
Bill has gone back home. I know, I know. We said we’d never go two weeks apart again after Selah’s birth, but here we are. I’m sleeping in the trailer alone (Dan is sleeping in the office to be available to Pam) and I think that causes me to miss Bill even more! Well, I guess I’m not completely alone – Molly and Schnocker sleep out there with me!
We had talked about Bill staying up here for the whole visit, but he thought he needed to follow up on some job applications and stuff. And, praise God, he made a good call! He had an application ready to turn in, so on his first day home, he went by there. Indeed, this company hired him, and he has been having a blast working for them. It is a truck driving job, not an 18 wheeler truck, but a 1 ton with a 40 foot trailer type truck. The folks there are like a big family; one of the fellow drivers even said to Bill, “Welcome to the family!” Bill feels like he is going to really love working there, and if the past week is any indication, he is right. The Lord truly blessed my precious husband, with perfect timing!
Dannye has had a couple of photo session with the baby and I am going to leave you with a few. She is precious, and is growing every day! She made it back above her birth weight at 2 weeks, and has grown an inch in height! She holds her head up and looks around all the time. She is lovely, and sweet, and oh, so precious. I don’t know how I am going to leave my precious northern children, yet I am longing for my husband, my southern kids, and my big grandkids! Selah has begun WALKING while I’ve been gone!! So, here is Chloe Grace!
This is the beautiful quilt my sister, Pamela’s Aunt Dodie, made for Chloe. She called it “Chloe’s Antique Toys”, and it is indeed beautiful!
Please pray with us for Bill’s return flight. He is flying standby, and really needs to get here on Thursday so we can leave Saturday, get home Sunday. He has to be back to work (WORK!) on Monday. Thank you for all your kind words and excitement for us in our blessings! I hope to be back on regular when we get home.
God bless your day!