Sunday, January 18, 2009

Our FIRST overnight guest!!!!

Wednesday after daughter Terri got off work she drove down here to Mission, TX to spend her days off with us. She was our VERY FIRST overnight guest in our just completed Coach House. Terri is a traveling Health Care Tech and is working in San Antonio just 250 miles North of us. What a JOY it was to have her with us. She was up and ready to walk the 4 miles with us every morning. She took pictures of the Javelinas and Birds in the park. She was only able to spend a day and a half with us, which was way too short, but we're sure glad she took time from her busy schedule to drive the 500 mile round trip down to see us. What a TREAT!!
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Here is Terri as she is leaving for a 4 hour drive back to San Antonio. That's her brand new Chevy Impala "Company" car she just got. She has Onstar and Sirius radio. Real nice!!! Makes me remember the days when I had a Company car.

Ms Pat has her in a "bear hug" and says,,,,"NO don't go, you just got here"!!Those two are like "two pea's in a pod" and seeing them together and the way they enjoy each other is PRICELESS!!!

It's always SO SAD when your kids leave. So quiet and your heart and thoughts go with them, wondering about them and what their future will hold and where it will take them. Maybe I just worry too much, or maybe I'm getting old and senile. Whatever....but let me say it again, tell your kids that you LOVE them, cause they (or you) may not be around forever....

Terri does a wonderful job of keeping in touch and letting us know how she is doing. She is in contact every few days and that is a blessing we appreciate. Hurry back Terri, we love you a lot!!

Just a couple more weeks here in Ratama Village in Mission, TX and we will be packing up and heading West to Arizona. It's going to be a busy 2 weeks. Today our friends Ron and Barb Bergquist are coming down from Dallas to visit for a week........We are looking forward to seeing them.

So that's it for today,,,see ya all Wednesday, thanks for stopping.

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!!

God Bless!


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Bruce and Carol said...

As always, it is good to see what you are up to and who is doing what! So nice that Terri was able to make a visit! :)+

Nick Russell said...

It's always god to have time with the kids. Sunday we drove 175 miles to our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona to spend the afternoon with my daughter Tiffany and her family, and to check out the house they are negotiating to buy. It has room for a dozen or so RVs in the driveway and yard, so if the deal goes through, we'll be building an RV pad to have more time with them.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Mike and Pat, you are definitely blessed if your daughter keeps in touch with you frequently. Our two daughters are so busy with their lives that we nearly never hear from the younger one, but the older one does email or call once in a while. When we do conmnect, it is a real joy. We are planning a summer trip this year to visit both of them.

Joy and Phil said...

I envy the closeness you have with your daughter. I always say I did something really right or something really wrong with my two girls. Either I raised them to be so independent they hardly ever need me for council or I raised them to be so selfish, they rarely (maybe twice a year)make contact. Either way, I love them just the same and I aften say to them ... "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone." In return, they say, "But Mom, you're already gone!" Food for thought ....