Have you sent out your Christmas cards already? I usually do mine over the long Thanksgiving weekend. This year, they just laid on the desk staring at me everytime I went into the study! I do a Christmas Letter to include in the card and I wanted to include the BIG announcement of our Great-grand daughter's birth! Her due date in November came and went, another day and another. We were so anxious! Finally, last Friday December 4th she made her grand entrance into the world! Skylar Alexa, 9 pounds and 1 ounce, 21 inches long and heart-melting beautiful!
“It is no small thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. ” ― Charles Dickens
So I set down yesterday and the words just poured out...
CommeSo, I set down yesterday and wrote from my heart... the words just poured out!
Big news this past week, we achieved “Greatness” when Skylar Alexa Athey came into the world December 4th! Who would have ever thought that being a great grandparent would be just as exciting as becoming grandparents 21 years ago when Jackson was born?
Shannon and Jackson are doing well, Nana and Pop (Stephanie and Ken) are walking on air, and we are all learning that this is what it’s all about… welcoming the next generation! How our parents would have loved to have held them close, I do hope Heaven has a window!
We are looking forward to a trip to Amy’s before Christmas. Hopefully the weather will hold until after the holidays are past and everyone can be with loved ones without having to worry about icy roads. It would be nice if we had a few flakes of snow!
Every gift I wrap, every cookie I bake- I think of Mom and Dad, my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins who filled my whole life with memories to last a lifetime! Feeling blessed beyond measure this year and wishing you and your families good health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year!
Love from Memaw and Papa!