Thursday, March 27, 2008

Four Hectic Fulfilling Days

It has been rather hectic these past four days and I didn't get anything written. I'll try and bring you up to date with this post.

Sunday was the finest Easter worship experience that I've ever been a part of in all of my years. It exceeded my expectation of how good I thought it could be. The drama I told you about was excellent. The music, live acting, and video clips was absolutely awesome. Then Pastor Sonny shared his inspired message and people gave their lives to Christ. What more could you ask for?

Sunday afternoon our family came together and I grilled steaks, hamburgers, and hot dogs. There were 11 of us and we had a ball. They celebrated my birthday, which was the next day and I blew out a candle on two pies and something called Mississippi Mud. It was a good day and went on past 7:00 P.M.

Monday was my actual birthday. Patti spent the night at Miranda's in Lake Jackson and I worked the 12-9 shift. It was not much of a day, but I certainly had everybody with me the day before. It was my 63rd birthday...I must be getting old. Actually, I think it is all a state of the mind. I am chronologically 63 now, but don't feel like it. If I live to be 83, I wonder if I'll feel that chronological age doesn't matter then either. I hope so.

Tuesday morning I went into the church office and as I was deep in thought, Janice(my secretary) and her husband walked in and put a large oblong Pyrex dish in front of me. She had made a dessert out of ice cream sandwiches. It was wonderful and the whole staff had some before and after our staff meeting. That was such a thoughtful thing to do. It really put a smile on my face.

Tuesday at 12:47 P.M. Jared and Tiffany had their baby. Her name is Kallie Grace. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Kallie has blue eyes and dark hair. Jared told me this morning that she is feeding well and starting to open her eyes more. Both the baby and Tiffany are doing well.

Tuesday afternoon all the family met at our home and we went down to the hospital to see Kallie, Tiffany, and Jared. It was another of those times when it is so great to be together. The concept of family comes through so vividly. It was wonderful to look around the room and see the way everybody was relating to each other. God made us for each other, as well as Himself.

Wednesday was another day at the office. I got a lot done and felt so much satisfaction. I usually meet Patti for dinner at IHOP on Wednesday night before church. She called and said Reid was still napping and she would skip dinner and feed them at home. Reid woke up kind of cranky about 6:00, so Patti decided to stay at home with him. The Prayer Meeting was great and I got home just after 8:00. It seemed like a long two days and I was tired.

This morning Patti left for work about 6:30. Reid woke up about 7:30. I fed him breakfast, read a book with him, got him dressed and we headed to his Day Care Center. It was fun to be with him this morning, even if it was only for an hour.

We'll, I've brought you up to date. I'll try to get back into the groove of my writing starting tomorrow. Sometimes one can journal a little too much. Sometimes we need a little substance with the details of daily living.

Remember who you belong to today.


Janice said...

Hmmmmm! Isn't it grand to have a good secretary??? Happy Birthday again and congrats Grandpa!

Jared said...

Kallie and mommy are doing great!