Sunday, June 18, 2006

It's Been a Great Weekend

Some of life's best moments when you're 57 or so come when one of your children announces that they are adding another child to the fold. We were informed Saturday night by Blake and Jaime of a new little Perkins baby coming next February. Just think...this child's sex, personality characteristics, and good looks are already set. And God knows what He has created...we humans have to be patient.

We got valuable time with Maddie (baby X's older sister) by keeping her Saturday evening through Sunday morning. She is beyond delightful. My favorite thing she does is to impulsively say, "Hi, Papa!", at otherwise quiet times. (She also says "Hi, Mimi!"). She brings utter joy to my life.

And, we will get to see the other grandchildren in two weeks. It is disheartening in that we don't see Zach and Ethan as much as we like. Zach is making enormous strides with language and comprehension despite his hearing deficiencies. He is so very special. Little brother Ethan is a bit of a mystery to us. We simply haven't had enough time with him to bond and I can't wait to spend quality time with him.

So it ain't how much money is in the bank, how good or bad your health is, how much rain you got from the psuedo-ferocious storms (.24") or the like. It's family. It's God's miracles being played out before your eyes. Nothing brings deep-core warmth and satisfaction than this.

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