Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Experiencing the Circle of Life this Year

You may or may not remember this baby shower we had in September for a certain little pink bundle of joy that was coming our way.

Well, she made her arrival yesterday and I'm proud to announce:

Miss Mallori Jane was born on November 23rd at 5:47 pm.
7 lbs. 10 oz. and is 21" long.

Congratulations Tori & Jeremy!
May God bless you and your new little family.

I can't wait to go to NC tomorrow and see cute little Mallori for myself.

In our family, Thanksgiving week always has excitement involved and this year we'll add another birthday to the calendar and celebrate two more at the end of the week all while giving thanks to Our Lord and Savior for the next generation.

While we're enjoying the Thanksgiving feast and blowing out birthday candles, this year something will be missing.....someone will be missing.

Thanksgiving 2008

This is the first major holiday without the head of our family and it's going to be difficult. I'm shedding tears already at the thought of Jack not being there to snitch a piece of cornbread as it comes out of the pan or him anxiously awaiting the dessert phase of the meal.

He loved family holidays. For him to see his children and grandchildren having fun and playing in his yard and around his house was complete happiness for him and I know that he's watching from above and has much better seats than we do, but it's still hard for those of us missing him.

I'm glad we have Mallori to show us how life goes on, but the circle of life is never easy and I thank God everyday for helping us find our way through.

Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family!


Jodie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your family too. Happy Birthday to the kiddos. Have a safe trip and have fun holding that new bundle of joy!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful post. Yes, the circle of life goes on. It will be difficult without the special member of your family but you can look back at all of the good memories you have of him.

Enjoy the new baby girl. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.♥

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Congratulations to them! What a sweet name!