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My precious grandson ūüôā


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I’ll like you for always.


As long as I’m living,

my baby you’ll be.

It’s final. He’s ours forever & ever! We finalized the Baby Best Beloved’s adoption on Friday, March 6th.


* This awesome photo is courtesy of Priceless Photography. If you’d like to see more of the pics he took check ¬†his site here¬†and here

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Annie, Sarah & Thai

For those of you who have asked where Annie gets her eyes, they are a definite Ferguson trait. Annie & Thai (¬†niece on Les’s side )¬†¬†got their great-grandfathers eyes for sure! We’re still trying to figure out who the blue tongues came from but I’m sure it¬† must be Leslie’s family.

Memaw & Papaw went to see Stephen, Caitlyn & Isabelle this weekend and say they seem to be doing well. Whew! We sure are thankful for that. Caitlyn is doing well in school. We were planing to make a trip up to Perry & Debbie’s this week to see the new grandbabies and were thinking of dropping in on Stephen while we were over there.

BTW A big, happy congrats to Perry and Debbie on the new grandbabies! It really is just to weird that so many of our friends are becoming Grandparents. As much as I love having all my chicks in the nest I’m begining to see a glimpse of the joy to come when they leave home and come back “bringing more with them” as Jerry Clower says. We are rejoicing with you, dear friends, as you celebrate the “new grandkids on the ground”( only Perry would speak of the birth of a child in such terms).

Hopefully, the mail will bring adoption news today. Stay tuned.

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Baby dear

O.k. so George MacDonald’s poetry is the theme of the page. I was actually going to post this the other day & got distracted by “That Holy Thing”. It was Christmas Day, after all.

Mercy Kate & SusanMercy Kate

The Baby

    WHERE did you come from baby dear?
    Out of the everywhere into here.
    Where did you get those eyes so blue?
    Out of the sky as I came through.
    What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
    Some of the starry spikes left in.
    Where did you get that little tear?
    I found it waiting when I got here.
    What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
    A soft hand stroked it as I went by.
    What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
    I saw something better than any one knows.
    Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
    Three angels gave me at once a kiss.
    Where did you get this pearly ear?
    God spoke, and it came out to hear.
    Where did you get those arms and hands?
    Love made itself into bonds and bands.
    Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
    From the same box as the cherub’s wings.
    How did they all just come to be you?
    God thought about me, and so I grew.
    But how did you come to us, you dear?
    God thought about you, and so I am here.
    George Macdonald

I’ve been really enjoying this baby lately. I think we must be on a second babymoon. She has been cutting molars & wants to spend lots of time “cuddling” (codeword-nursing). I had been cutting her “cuddling” time back lately, not exactly sure why. I realize now I’ve been letting other people & the worlds views of children cloud my thinking. I have actually struggled with guilt lately about wanting & having so many children. I felt I somehow need to apologize for this completely natural, God given desire. There are lots of things in this world we could feel legitimate guilt for desiring but children are not one of those things. Les summed it up to his sister over the holidays. We do kids. It’s what our life is about. Raising children for the glory of God. That thing about nobody remembers the kind of car you drove or what kind of house you lived in & making a difference in the life of a child, it’s really true. That’s what it’s all about. Regardless of what you might have heard we do not have children just to drive our parents crazy & make them worry. I will admit that, given the last several pregnancies, a little worry on the part of the grandparents is understandable.¬†

to be continued……

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