Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Welcome Jaxon!

My beautiful daughter Maegan gave birth last night to little Jaxon Maddox Swain. He arrived via c-section at 9:50 pm CST and is 7 lbs 10 oz, 20" long. Mommy and son are doing great.
My other beautiful daughter Sheriece took time away from her family to go be with her sister during this time, as Maegan's husband Ron is still in Iraq awaiting a flight home. I am planning to go stay with her for a week in November, when Ron has to go back to his duties.

Congratulations Maegan and Ron. I can't wait to get to know your little man!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today would have been my late father's 68th birthday. I wish he was here for me to hug and tell him I love him as much today as I ever have. The last time I saw him I was leaving Memphis for Texas to spend Christmas with my husbands family. He was in his bedroom, I went in there to say goodbye and he hugged me and whispered he loved me. I will always be thankful those are the last words I heard him say. He will have been gone 12 years December 26 this year, but I can still hear his voice, remember the smell of his hair and I feel like he should be around somewhere for me to talk to when I need him, or just when I want peek in to see him sitting in his chair reading Popular Mechanics or the latest Radio Shack catalog.

I still ache that he isn't. I hope I never stop. I miss you Dad, I love you. Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dare I blog?

Well, I am going to give it a shot. It has been too long since I have used my writing skills, so it will probably be a slow start, but maybe I can contribute something that others can enjoy or appreciate, as I have with all of your wonderful offerings. I have a lot to learn about uploading pictures and all of this, but what the heck.