Today is day ten since Josephine was born. It was a great day. As you can see Grandpa Woody came to town from Ohio. Along with him came Grandma Teresa and Aunt Connie and Uncle Sam. Their visit was short, but very sweet and tender. How is it that a girl with such little fingers can so easily twine such a big man around her little one. The big kids got to visit and play with Uncle Sam and Clara got to visit and have some much needed girl talk with Aunt Connie and Grandma Teresa. (somehow I just can't fill that bill) As for me Woody and I were able to talk man to man and get some work done around the place. I have a long way to go to get the place ready for winter. I think I will take next week and get everything winterized. We were sad to see them go, and many a tear was shed at their leaving.
We also got phone calls from three of my seven sisters. It was very nice to speack with them. I was very touched by their concern for me and my wife and children. This ordeal is certainly tierra incognita for Clara and I, but sadly not for my sweet sister Annie. One of her eleven children passed away in infancy. It was very comforting to have someone who knows my pain and fear, who has walked the road I am on, and can council me on how to weather the aproaching storm. May the Lord bless all those who have given so freely of their aid and compassion. We pray for you all.
As a side note we finnaly added some music to this site. I am not very adroit at this sort of thing and have not found a way to have the songs come on automaticaly, but if you click on the icon at the bottom of the page you may listen to a selection of lullabys , hymns and songs we like to play for Josephine.