It’s a gorgeous day in NE Texas today although a bit humid. No breeze to speak of but with the temperature in the mid 80’s. We both got chiropractic adjustments today and I’ve decided I probably need a new mattress. Time to start shopping.
I know it’s not part of a detox diet, but…we had Chick Fil A for lunch and I ate too much. We didn’t have anything else to do in town today so we can enjoy the time at home for the rest of the day.
I’m going to continue working on the pile of dishcloths for Audrey’s kitchen. Tomorrow is her birthday. Wow. How time flies. My baby girl will be 44. I remember it all vividly, just like it was yesterday.
I’m going to take the time to brag on my girl. She enlisted in the US Navy right out of High School in 1996 and shipped off to Great Lakes in December. She went to Pensacola for her A-School and became an AO, Aircraft Ordinance, and from Florida she was off to Puerto Rico where she finished her tour, married another AO and gave birth to her first two children. They were back stateside by Sept 11, 2001 and her next six children were born in Virginia, one was stillborn, Jeremiah David.
Flash forward to the Spring of 2015 when she called to ask if she and the kids could come back to Texas. That’s when we found about the abuse she and the kids had been suffering. We pulled out all the stops and made it happen and set them up in a house of their own, and set about helping to support them.
In no time she had met the man who would become her second husband and they just celebrated their third wedding anniversary this week. They have a baby boy, Gabriel William, who is almost nine months old. He was a bit of a surprise. David has three grown children from his first marriage and they hadn’t planned on another child, but Gabriel is such a blessing to them and the whole family.
She has home-schooled her children since around 2005. They are all exceptionally smart and we are proud of them. The oldest three are back in Virginia. The oldest missed her boyfriend and her friends and went back when she turned 18. She’s 23 now, married, and has a baby girl, Josephine, who is two days older than her baby brother. The other two didn’t like that their mother was getting remarried and it was decided that they would return to their father in Virginia. The younger two are 21 and 18 now and seem to be doing well.
Meantime, back here in Texas there is a farm to run, cattle and horses to see to, hay to have cut and baled, chickens to raise and so forth. And Audrey oversees all of that with some help from her Dad.
We are so blessed to have our family back here with us, a twenty minute drive away. Life is good.