"Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within
me, bless His holy name"
My soul rejoices tonight in the goodness of the Lord. I was able to see some little faces late this evening that I hadn't seen in 9 weeks... Nine long weeks. My oldest daughter and her husband left Pennsylvania late last night and drove for over 22 hours straight to arrive home in Louisiana safe and sound. Praise the Lord. My heart is full of pure happiness tonight from the many hugs, kisses, and 'I love you's' that took place at their house upon their arrival. They called me this morning to tell me that they were headed home and I could barely function today just anticipating the reunion! Rod will have to head back to Pennsylvania this weekend and go back to work, but will be back in a few weeks.
Megan is 4 weeks away from delivering their 5th child and my newest grandson and I can't wait! I am ready to hold that precious baby boy in my arms and tell him how much his Nana loves him.
I have missed Silas so much! He has changed so much in those 9 weeks. He is now 2 years old and is such a sweet little boy! He is beginning to talk more and I can't wait to have some precious conversations with him.
My sweet Mercie... My little miracle girl. She wrapped her little arms around me and barely let go while I was there. She told me she 'misded me' over and over. This Nana sure missed her as well. She has lost that little baby look and turned into a little girl while she was gone.
I have also missed this sweet boy. My precious Eli. Oh, how I have missed that little boy! He is now 7 and he seems so grown up. He gave me lots of good hugs and kisses and I even coaxed a few smiles out of him for the camera.
It doesn't get much sweeter than this young lady. My Mikaela. She is the most precious, kind-hearted, sweet-natured little girl and I love her so much! I have missed that soft spoken voice, those flashing dark eyes and those amazing hugs she can deliver. I missed that baby something fierce!
I am so thankful that they are home for now. I have a lot of catching up to do with them. We have stories to tell, books to read, pages to color, crafts to make and hugs and kisses galore to make up for! The Lord is good and I am blessed.
Now, if I could just get my other grandbabies home, things would be perfect!
Bryton, Laylah Beth and Sawyer (in Illinois)