Well, needless to say, since I have not updated in awhile-you can guess how our week has been. We have had birthdays after birthdays-Jamie's, Jordan's, mine and Ervin's. Kenny's nephew, who is living in Africa, and his wife had a little girl on the 6th. Mom and baby seem to be fine and Dad and her 2 brothers are doing OK, too. If you notice in the pictures, we had Thanksgiving Dinner at school with Jessica and her class on the 8th. They had the room decorated cute-table cloths with all the kids hand prints made into turkeys and paper bag turkeys the centerpieces. We really had a good time. She is really enjoying her new school and we really like her teachers. Kenny's sister, Toni, is in the process of trying to move down here inthe next year. His Dad had the lot next door to us cleared and so they were trying to burn the HUGE roots that had been pulled up. Friday morning, we woke up to a fire truck on the lot-the fire had blazed during the night and some of the ambers had caught the pine straw on fire! So all week-end, we were trying to keep the fire under control. Kenny and his Dad spent about 2 hours Friday night trying to wet everything down so it wouldn't burn during the night again. Kenny and I tried to sleep but we both took turns getting up during the night to be sure it wasn't coming toward our house!!! Several of the pictures in the slide show are just snaps of Jess. My favorites are the ones of her trying to "swim" in the little water feature we have out front. She stuck her head in and them started splashing around. Guess she is going to miss the pool this winter! All for now-have a good week!
A meeting was held quite far from earth, It was time again for another birth. Said the angels to the Lord above- "This child needs much love, her accomplishments she may not show. And she'll require extra care from the folks she meets down there. She may not run or laugh or play. Her thoughts may seem quite far away. So many times she will be labeled "different", "helpless", and "disabled". So let's be careful where she's sent. We want her life to be content. Please Lord; find parents who will do a special job for you. They will not realize right away the leading role they are asked to play. But with this child sent from above comes stronger faith and richer love. And soon they'll know their privilege given in caring for their gift from heaven. Their precious charge so meek and mild is Heaven's Very Special Child."