Friday, March 28, 2008
I have been in Virginia for almost 2 weeks. I flew here to see my brother, Todd and my sister, Leslie. My husband bought me a plane ticket to come here for my 40th birthday present.
I first spent a few days with my brother's family. After they picked me up at the airport, we went to visit the state capital in Richmond. We walked around and I really enjoyed seeing how spring was in full bloom. Something that had not happened in New York yet. Then, my oldest niece and nephew left on a missions trip to Guatemala and my sis-in-law went to see her family in Indiana. So, I went to visit my sister, Leslie and her kids and have been here for over a week.
I have been having a good time with my nephew's Kyle and Kristofer and my niece, Katie. I have been doing a lot of cooking/baking. The kids (and my brother) seemed to like the cookies I made yesterday. I have taken the kids on several trips to the library. Katie and Kris like books alot. Kyle even got some and he was reading last night. I think it is important for kids to read alot and I really like seeing Katie read so much.
Today is my last day here. I fly home early (6 am) tomorrow. I will miss everyone but I have to go home now and get back to real life. :) aka--WORK!!!
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 6:44 AM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
March 2, 2002. 6:36 a.m. You were born. You were born sleeping.
A baby girl. Jenna Faith. That is what we named you.
So tiny. Too tiny. The littlest fingers and toes I have ever seen.
I held you. Daddy held you. We kissed you good-bye.
I cried. Daddy cried. We never heard you cry.
Jesus holds you. Grandpa holds you--in the sweet by and by.
Today you turned 6 years old, my sweet little girl.
We wanted you so much, but Jesus needed you more.
Won't forget you. Can't forget you. I'd never even try.
I will see you. Yes, I'll see you. One day in heaven... In the sky.
Posted by Lisa Holloway Slater at 11:36 AM