Monday, September 19, 2005

There's gonna be a wedding!'s official. There's gonna be a wedding!! My son, Jordan, proposed to his girlfriend, Mary, this past weekend! They have been dating for over 5 years. He called me 2 weeks ago to tell me that he had just picked up the most beautiful ring in the whole world. I have to agree that it is beautiful...although my own is a sentimental favorite.

He flew into Birmingham Thursday around noon, then drove to Gadsden to visit with my parents and to have "the talk" with her parents. He wanted to do everything the proper least the proper "Southern" way...and ask for their permission to ask for her hand in marriage. After he got their blessings, he drove to Tuscaloosa where Mary is a nursing student at the University of Alabama....ROLL TIDE ROLL!

He waited until Friday night to propose. He made reservations at a nice restaurant which they had eaten at several years ago to celebrate the anniversary of their first date (my son is so romantic even if I say so myself). Then after dinner he suggested they take a stroll around campus. He took her to a historic house on campus which is gated and usually locked, but on this night the gate was open. They went inside and this is where he popped the question. She said YES! Of course with such a beautiful could she say no...haha. A beautiful ring for a beautiful girl!!

Nat and I are so proud to welcome her to our family and are looking forward to what I know will be a beautiful wedding!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Back home in Virginia

Ahhhh.....nothing like your own bed! My mom is doing better. She was in the hospital for a week and then at Gadsden Rehab for a week. It is hard to see your parents get old and unable to do so many things they used to do easily. But on second thought, so many of my friends lost their parents at a much earlier age....I know that God has blessed my family by letting us enjoy each other for all the years that we have received. It was a very trying month for me. Between staying with mom at the hospital, taking care of my dad at home, being away from my husband for a month, and getting my house in Alabama ready to sell, I felt overwhelmed at times. Your prayers and God's love are what carried me thru the past 4 weeks. Please continue to keep my parents in your prayers. I anticipate having to make more frequent trips back home.

Janna is coaching high school volleyball this year. Her JV team won their first game!! Her varsity team is yet to win, but they only won one game last at least Janna can't do much worse than last year's coach...haha.

Jordan called me today to tell me he picked up the engagement ring today that he ordered for Mary and that it was the most beautiful ring in the world! He is so excited!! He is going to Tuscaloosa to propose to her next weekend....but shhhhh .. it's a secret. They are getting married next August. baby is all grown up. And they grow up so quick...just enjoy them.