Monday, September 12, 2011


We're home, full of hugs and smiles and good memories, with the tug of Grandbabies and too-grown-up young ladies last remembered with sticker-books and Barbies, and now memory-freshened in fancy dresses, holding bouquets and standing oh, so still in their places in the Atlanta sunshine.    Even the littlest, in a wee tie and vest, carrying a DAWGS football filled with petals, was a bit subdued for a few moments, and then we all just burst with joyful cheers and laughter and hugs and smiles, as our new daughter took our name and came to grace the family.

We're travel-logged with the miles, as filled with glad memories as these bursting laundry bags and suitcases standing to be emptied and put away til next time.

And so---to the work, with a happy heart and the kvell of a bright new presence to bring her charm and intelligence and beautiful sweet spirit into our son's life, and to us all.     We hope to bring her as much joy in the years to come.

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Southern Lady said...

Oh, what a sweet and loving tribute to a new daughter in the family, Rachel. I'm sure she already realizes how blessed she is to have you for a mother-in-law. With my best and sincerest wishes to your son and his lovely new bride for a beautiful life together ~~ Janie

steelersandstartrek said...

Mazeltov! One hundred years to the happy couple!

And I LOVE "travel-logged". Expect me to steal that one at the earliest opportunity.

Gwendolyn said...

Glad you had such a joy filled weekend.

Tonja said...

I can hear the 'happy' in your heart as you write! How exciting! Sounds like a beautiful ceremony full of people you love. I wonder if she realizes what a treasure you are going to be for her! Well, if she doesn't now, she will soon enough!

Yes, the only bad thing about going away is the work you bring with you when you come home!

I'm so happy for you, my friend! God bless the happy couple with many years together. Years growing together, learning together and serving together.

Bev said...

Wonderful news! Congrats all round!

Beverly said...

It makes my heart happy to read and feel how you have welcomed this special new member into your family and your hearts.

I hope she knows how lucky she is to be loved by you.

Kim Shook said...

Welcome to the new daughter. Such a lucky girl to become a part of your wonderful family. I hope that she'll be able to visit you soon and get a real home-dose of Rachel-ness!

Keetha said...

Lovely! Oh, I agree - I can hear the happy in your voice. I can't wait to hear more.

Jeanne said...

Dear Rachel, I am so happy that your trip was filled with love and wonderful times with those you dearly love. It warms my heart just to read this post. I am also glad you are home safe and sound.
Love, Jeanne