Sunday, May 22, 2011

Getting ready to say good-bye for a little while

Flying back to the Quad Cities in two days and will miss this family but will return in July so "Papa" can help Daddy build a fense for Aiden!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Proverbs 14:22a
"All hard work brings a profit..." in more ways than one!!

Children are a special gift from God!

The eyes tell it all!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Aiden talks about his new sister.

My sister, Ella Morgan Stall, arrived on May 7th at 2:03 a.m. weighing in at 8 ib. 9 oz and 21 inches long. Daddy and Mommy are really happy. I'm happy too but it is a little different at our house now these days.

"Wow-is this what was in mommy's tummy??"

"I guess she can stay."

"Nani and I baked Ella a birth-day cake!"

"Nani likes holding Ella, but she also likes holding me, too!"

"Is it my turn to hold her yet?"

"I think I like this big brother stuff."

"My sister is the prettiest little girl on the block. Don't you agree:"

Thursday, May 5, 2011


What a joy to be able to spend quality time with my grandchildren! Here are a few glimpses of moments I've shared with Aiden, Branden and Brooke's 22 month old son, while here in North Carolina awaiting the birth of his sister, Ella.

I also want to share a cute story. We were taking a wagon ride around the block and I was naming all the parts of creation that God made. I said, "Look, Aiden, God made the birds. He made the trees. Oh, look at the pretty yellow flowers (dandelions, of course) that God made." Aiden then leans down and points to a piece of paper trash in a neighbor's yard and asks-"God made"? I said, "No, God doesn't make trash only people do." Well, wouldn't you know that the neighbor was in his driveway, behind his car, obviously listening. He popped his head up and asked, "Do I have trash in my yard?" I told him he did, thinking he might be a bit frustrated with me that I didn't pick it up, but instead he smiled and said, "It's good to share the truth with your grandson and have a blessed day."

That story illustrates the importance of the verse in Psalms 71:18- "Even when I am old and grey, do not forsake me, O God, until I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come."
It is an awesome responsibility for grandparents to share the truth of God with their grandchildren and you never know who might be listening!!

Thank-you God for giving me that wonderful responsibility!!