Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Real Deal. . .

Donna Willbanks + Old Navy pj's = Fun times on Christmas Eve!! SANTA is coming TONIGHT?

If this guy doesn't make you believe there is a Santa, I don't know who will. I have had several times since we saw this guy in Southlake that I've thought, "Maybe Santa IS real!?" : )

Kids just make Christmas too much fun. Even at this age where they still don't REALLY get it.

I missed being with my family in Austin this year, but the Lord has blessed me---truly BLESSED me---with the greatest in-laws on the planet. I love being with Tra's family. I seriously feel like I belong with them as much as I belong to my own family. That's such a great feeling!

Next Christmas will be wild---instead of just Hayley we will add 3 more kiddos to the fam. Jack and his 2 cousins! We can't WAIT!!!!!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Welcome Home!

Early this morning while my grandma was sleeping and my granddad was dozed off holding her hand, the Lord came to take her home with Him. I just imagine the look on her face as she saw Jesus for the first time and it fills me with such joy! I imagine Him wrapping her up in his arms and saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant! Welcome home!" I imagine her seeing her own mother for the first time in so many years. I imagine the reunion with her brother who went to be with the Lord when she was a young girl. I imagine a huge banquet table set up with a feast to celebrate her arrival. I imagine her in her new body, free from the pain she has lived with for over a decade, dancing before the Lord. She always said that she prayed she would be asleep when the Lord took her home. Thank you, sweet Heavenly Father, for answering her prayer. Thank you for the tremendous blessing that you gave me by allowing Mae Margaret Hamill Baldwin (aka. Peggy) to be MY precious grandma for almost 30 years here on this earth. Continue to remind us all that our time here is temporary and that we will ALL be reunited before we know it! I love you with all of my heart---give grandma an extra hug from me!