Friday, February 22, 2008

time with the grandpas

well, it has been a while since i have posted anything. we have been very busy...out of town, friends moving, ben's business, etc etc. the theme for this past couple of weeks is that everything is just fine. it's not great, it's not horrible, but it's fine. it started off with a visit from ben's dad! this was a great time. he LOVED hanging out with dillon and he even babysat for me while i went to get my hair cut. and he tore down the wallpaper in our laundry room. we will forever be in debt to pop for everything he has done for us on our house!!

he was here from tuesday-thursday and right after he left, ben got a call from his mom saying that grandma passed away on valentine's day. this was her favorite holiday of all and she died very peacefully. brenda (ben's mom) was sitting with her in the hospital telling her what a great mother and grandmother she was and she said it was time, closed her eyes, and went to be with Jesus. we will miss this fine lady. she was a lady who loved everyone that she came in contact with. she didn't judge anyone and she had a heart for the Lord. she will definitely be missed, though! so, we went to oklahoma on saturday. our dear friend, stefi, was going to keep petey. she recently accepted a job at SCAD and we thought that she was moving before we would get back on wednesday. she didn't leave until today! so, it's very sad to see her go, but it was really good that she was able to keep petey and have some more time with us before she left. we will also miss this very fine lady, but we know that we will see her soon...right, steft? :)

while we were in oklahoma, dillon got to meet his great-grandpa and his pawpaw. this was a really cool time. we all sat with ben's grandpa the day after the funeral and grandpa just would stare at dillon.

pawpaw (dave) would also just gaze at dillon. it was a wonderful time. we had a blast with all of dillon's aunts and other family, and we are glad that we got to go to oklahoma, but we do wish it was under different circumstances. please be in prayer for ben's family as we grieve the loss of grandma.

so, we said good bye to stefi this morning and are trying to get back to normalcy here at westmoreland pl. ben's job is going well. he has had business and work since we got back...something that wasn't in place until we got to cincinatti and missed our connecting flight, so we had some time in that airport for ben to work. praise God for the clients that he has gotten and we covet your prayers as we continue to try to get more clients.

i'm not really sure what else will be going on with us next except that i am going to see one of my dearest friends in the world, holly cossiboom, in march in birmingham. you never know, we might come see you, too!!! we love you all!! enjoy these great pictures of dillon! he's rolling from his stomach to his back, so his head goes crazy when he's on his stomach. i have to hold him there so he doesn't just roll over right when he gets on his stomach! :) he is such a blast and a blessing! we love all of you and hope to see you soon!!!

1 comment:

melanie said...

dillon looks so big and so beautiful! i'm glad that things are going "fine." we pray they will continue to do so!