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Happy 18th Birthday, Billy!!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Raising kids in a blended family is a great joy with great challenges. My stepchildren were abandoned by their mother when they were nine and thirteen. The pain and anger in their hearts was mammoth. When their dad and I got married we dedicated my two stepkids and my own two daughters to the Lord. We committed our lives to God's love and His word and became involved in our church and its various outreaches. We closed the doors on some things in our lives that we felt might put our children at risk in hopes of raising them up to good lives.

Billy acted out on his anger and fear and pain in huge ways. Bill was away for one to three months at a time out on his ship, so the lion's share of raising this troubled and hurt young man fell to me. I was SO out of my depth. I cried out to God over and over, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in anger, sometimes in defeat, sometimes in fear: God! I don't know how to help Billy!!! God already knew that, of course. He was waiting for me to finally figure that out so I would let HIM help Billy.

Through those difficult times and through times of great joy, Billy and I found out niche. We share a bond that I do not share with my three girls. It is so profound in all it's facets. Anger rises quickly. Laughter rises quickly. Hugs are continuous. The intimacy we share is unlike any relationship in either of our lives. It's ours alone. I am so proud of him til it moves me to tears at the oddest times. I am so thankful that God gave me this precious child til I run out of words thanking God for the very special gift of Billy. Good thing God hears my heart when words fail me.

Please don't misunderstand me. All of my children are precious, even those we did not birth and raise but ones God has handpicked to place in our lives. At this milestone in Billy's life, though, I'm overcome with joy over him. Here are some photos from his birthday party. It was a small group but we had a blast.







Happy Birthday, Son. I love you!!

  
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MARCYNA 9/25/2010 11:34AM

    You made it wonderfully emoticon emoticon

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LIGHTHEART09 9/13/2010 6:50PM

    Missy it is just like you to be the mama bear to Billy, a real mama that he needs. The Lord has blessed you so abundantly!
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HALLALUYAH 9/9/2010 11:31AM

    Happy Birthday Sir.Billy.......You have a wonderful life ahead of you my friend....You are a King's kid and the blessings have already started rollin into your life.....The Lord has placed you in the care of an Earth Angel named Yatmama....
Love,Luyah

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BROWNIEISLANDER 9/8/2010 5:25PM

    Amazing and loving blog...you've got a warm caring heart....You
were meant to be the Mom in his life...Your relying and faith in
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7PASTORMIKE7 9/7/2010 9:28PM

    Missy,
That is so wonderful !
What a blessing of a family that loves the Lord !
Pastor Mike

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GIZZI315 9/7/2010 3:33PM

    Isn't God's love awesome - He gives us so many gifts - many of which seem like burdens at first. Congratulatins to Billy on his birthday and congratulations to you for giving him such a wonderful example of love and faith!

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TINKERBELL200 9/5/2010 2:20PM

    Happy Birthday Billie! He is so blessed to have a Mom like you Missy! And you as well to be brought into his life, when he so needed a Mom! It sounds like he has been a special blessing to you also. Isn't great when we take our hands off things how God seems to work them all out! I can't believe the patience He has with me some days!!! Billie sounds like he's turned out to be a wonderful young man.
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MARYANNSQUEST 9/5/2010 12:08PM

    How much a blessing you are to be such a wonderful mom and How much you can see just in the pictures of how Billy has grown to be a fine young gentlemen. Way to go Missy, you are a fantastic mom to all your children, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY!

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Happy Birthday to you, Billy!

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Oh, Missy! Tears welled up as I read about & now ponder Billyís & your special relationship. God has so blessed you both, my sweet Sister.

Sons are special beyond words, Missy, & we do have unique & wonderful relationships with them.

Please give Billy a hug from his Auntie Ima! With my commitment to pray for his young self, I tend to think of him as part mine, donít you know?

Be blessed!


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Happy Belated Birthday, Billy!

My prayer for you is that you make the coming year count for eternity by putting Jesus first in all you think, do, &/or say.

You are special, Billy, & it is with great anticipation that I look forward to seeing how you allow Holy Spirit to guide your life walk ! Feel the love coming to you from Colorado!

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AMAS92568 9/5/2010 9:32AM

    What a sweet blog.

Happy Birthday Billy!

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/5/2010 4:07AM

    Happy birthday, Billy! Congrats to his wonderful mom.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/5/2010 3:15AM

    Praise God for your wonderful blended family and all that it entails. We can never receive or give too much love. God has been wonderful to you and Bill and your famiy even through the trials!!
Happy Birthday, Billy. Blessings and birthday wishes are being sent for Billy from Pennsylvania...looks like he had a great birthday!!!
May God continue to bless you and yours.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/5/2010 12:14AM

    Beautiful blog!!!

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/4/2010 11:52PM

    I loved reading how you had to let go... and let God!

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PEPPERLEAH 9/4/2010 11:18PM

    Happy Birthday Billy!

I wish we could have been there to help celebrate! Sending lots of love and hugs!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/4/2010 11:13PM

    Oh, Missy, I have been missing your blogs somehow! I saw your sweet face on Lou's blog and knew I had to check. Sure enough, somehow, I lost your blog reminders. And then, I read this. YOU are the equivalent of my husband to our girls. He is the only daddy they've ever known, thank goodness, but they are closer than WE are! What a blessing that our children were able to fill that huge void where another parent ended up absent!

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SUSIEPH1 9/4/2010 11:08PM

    Happy Birthday Billy!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SISTERDEAR 9/4/2010 11:06PM

    Blessings to Billy, you and the rest of the family!

I totally understand about the special relationship you have with Billy, as we have had the joy of having our grandson live with us for the past 2 1/2 years and for a year when he was in the 8th grade. God blesses these unique relationships in His own way.

The cake looks great! Glad you all had a great celebration!
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PRETTYATLAST 9/4/2010 11:02PM

    What a wonderful blog...very moving. May God bless you and your family!!!
BTW: That cake looks soooo good. Yum!

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3CATSLEP 9/4/2010 10:50PM

    Happy Birthday, Billy!
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2BHLTHY4LIFE 9/4/2010 10:49PM

    Oh Missy,you are a treasure you are and such a comforting nurturing parent and patience that is so admirable.That is so wonderful to have such a bonded relationship with Billy.You have made such a difference in his life and he will be a positive influence for the younger children in your family and his peers and friends.God has blessed us to know you and be on this journey with you.Did Bill do the cake? It's very nicely decorated cake. emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 9/4/2010 10:20PM

    I thank God I have you to help raiseh the children. I love you.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/4/2010 9:51PM

    BEAUTIFUL BLOG from a BEAUTIFUL LADY with a BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT! I am in awe of you! Happy Birthday to Billy! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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IUHRYTR 9/4/2010 9:47PM

    Your love for your children is commendable. May you continue to be blessed in your relationships with them. emoticon -- Lou

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Another Day of Remembrance

Sunday, August 29, 2010

One of my dear sisters/friends from SparkPeople (whom I've had the GREAT joy of meeting in person and got to hug her tight) suggested that I repost last year's blog from the Katrina anniversary. I considered writing a new one but, honestly, I can't say it any better than I did last year. So... here's a rerun! lol We're one year farther along, another year of healing for our hearts, another year of recovering and rebuilding, another year of being completely unable to thank those of you who have come and continue to come to our aid. I love each of you and wish I could thank you personally, hug your neck, cook you a meal, and let you know how much your generosity of spirit and kindness of heart means to us, to me.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Four years ago at this precise moment we were in the dark, hot, afraid, and alone. The air was as thick as a wet woolen blanket and the silence was so complete that it enveloped our very souls. Katrina had come through in all her wrath. We had no means of communication whatsoever. Radio stations were flooded. Cell towers had been blown down. We had no idea how bad the rest of the Gulf region was and no way to communicate with anyone farther than our neighbors across the street. I didn't know where my husband's ship was or if he was safe, or how terrified he was for me and our four children.

We had a roof. We later learned that was a huge, huge blessing. Many families had no roof. Many families no longer had a home, one of my brothers included. His was under ten feet of water along the 17th Street Canal in Lakeview, where he'd lived for over 30 years.

Because we had well water at the time, we had no water when the power was out, so the week that followed was challenging at best. Food and bottled water were depleted quickly. Clean clothes and dishes were an impossibility. The sweltering heat caused us to have to wring out our sheets in the mornings and drape them outside, where they remained limp and damp in temperatures and humidity levels above 98. The four kids were bored out of their minds. Silence does not bode well for kids. So many question marks about our condition and the future do not bode well for mothers.

Despite the uncertainty of when power and communications would be restored, of when groceries and fuel would be available, of when banks and drug stores would be able to open, we had it far, far, FAR easier than thousands of others. We still had our home, bruised and battered though it was, outbuildings blown away, fences down, but we had it and we were safe, if uncomfortable, within its walls, and we were all alive.

So incredibly many emotions have flooded through my being this day, on every edge of the spectrum. It's impossible for me to unravel it enough to bleed my heart onto paper for you.

There is a New Orleans columnist that I love. His name is Chris Rose. I've shared this article with one SparkFriend and felt like today was an appropriate day to share it with the rest of you. Chris Rose bespoke my heart so well, and I dare say the hearts of every native child of this exciting, enchanted city that I love so well. His piece today was awesome, too. (His column is at nola.com.) This is his "Dear America" piece from shortly after Katrina.

www.nola.com/forums/imok/index.ssf?a
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For all of us who survived it and in honor of the memory of those who did not, for all who have given of their time and resources so tirelessly, so relentlessly, so generously to help in so many ways, may we press forward, continuing to restore and improve this pearl of a port city in such a way that she will be stronger, finer, more beautiful and sassy than ever before, and may God show us mercy from hurricanes.


  
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GIZZI315 9/7/2010 3:37PM

    God's love is amazing - thank you for the reminder

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TINKERBELL200 9/5/2010 10:37PM

    Thank you Missy for posting this. It brought back memories of Hurricane Charlie here. We personally were in much better shape than a lot of people, but my sister who was 4 miles away was without power for 2 weeks. Twenty miles north of here in Port Charlotte many people lost their homes or roofs or both. Where we got married in Captiva Island there were no Australian pine tress remaining. I can remember coming home from the hospital the next day and it looking like a war zone. I have lived here since I was 7 and had never seen such destruction.

I know you all had it so much worse. Especially not knowing where food and water were coming from. I can't even imagine. My heart was breaking for all of you. The pics my daughter sent were unbelievable. I hope and pray things will continue to improve there, as I can imagine there is still work to be done, this many years later.

Thank you again for sharing this with all of us.
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GOSPELCLOWN 9/4/2010 11:57PM

    So very well-said!

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HALLALUYAH 9/1/2010 5:46PM

    Blessed be the name of the Lord Ms. Missy...I look forward to our friendship and keep lighting that Spark.
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PEGJOHN1997 8/30/2010 10:04AM

    Thank you for reposting this, Missy. We needed the reminder.

You write so beautifully, I really hope you write a book someday.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/29/2010 11:27PM

    This is a wonderful and timeless blog, Missy, and I thank you for repeating it!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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PEPPERLEAH 8/29/2010 11:12PM

    We take so much for granted in life; and it can be gone in a moment's time. The thing that strikes me most is first of all, God's love and care for HIs children. Secondly, the strength and resiliency of the people who went through this horrendous experience. The damage caused by such a storm is something that can be easily and quickly repaired. Emotional scars can last a lifetime. I thank our Heavenly Father that He kept you all in the palm of His hand, and pray that He continues to shelter you all from any other storms that may arise.

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TEMPERANCE88 8/29/2010 10:37PM

    I'm glad you reposted this. It's wonderful. Thank you for posting. We will continue praying for the restoration of New Orleans.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/29/2010 7:36PM

    it needed to be reposted!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/29/2010 7:18PM

    Dawn is right...it is a timeless blog.

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/29/2010 6:43PM

    Thanks for sharing this Missy. This is the first time I've read it. It makes me all the more grateful for what I have. I can't even begin to imagine what is was like.
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SUSIEPH1 8/29/2010 6:05PM

    Thank you Missy for sharing this with us .. It must have been horrendous ... Love Susie and Bobby emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/29/2010 5:16PM

    Awesome! I loved this blog the first time & it's timeless. Thank you for reminding us to be grateful every day. Bright blessings to you and yours. Love, Dawn emoticon

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IUHRYTR 8/29/2010 2:49PM

    This reminds me of 2004 when three consecutive hurricanes hit Florida and we were without electricity in August. But, praise the Lord, it was only for six days. During this time Mom was in the hospital and would pass on before Christmas but at least she was in air conditioning and had regular meals and people to watch after her. That short spell without power or running water made me more sympathetic to those who lost far more than we did and made me appreciate their strength of will when they endured and gave thanks for the blessing in their lives. I know there is still more damage to restore but I pray everyone affected will trust that things will be better eventually and that their character will be strengthened by virtue of the trials they have endured. May God keep all of you in his protective hands. emoticon -- Lou

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Derek Redmond

Friday, August 27, 2010

NORTHWOODSMOM shared this in a post on one of our teams today and it moved me to tears in such a big way. Thanks, Susan!! I hope this clip reminds you just how swiftly God rushes in to help us, to defend us, to love us.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDgVske63cY

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/29/2010 11:46PM

    Never give up...God is always there to carry us if need be!! Praise Him!!! As you know, God has carried Ken and I often this past year and I give him thanks above all else!!!
I am sure I saw this happen at the Barcelona Games..still crying my eyes out.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/28/2010 6:38PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing Missy! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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SISTERDEAR 8/28/2010 10:27AM

    Thanks Missy. When we are down we need to remember that the Father is always there to help us through whatever we are facing. He loves us with an unfailing love!
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THENEWME43 8/27/2010 11:45PM

    WOW! Thanks for sharing this inspiring story. I had to share it with my children!

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CRYSTLE4HIM2010 8/27/2010 11:08PM

    Beautiful

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/27/2010 10:58PM

    I cried like a baby!!! How beauriful!!!

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PEPPERLEAH 8/27/2010 9:35PM

    I cried; how could a person not be moved to tears by such a testimony of love, dedication, and perseverance?

It reminds me of this verse:

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Matthew 7:11

Thank you so much for sharing this video!

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TINKERBELL200 8/27/2010 8:13PM

    Wow Missy! What a powerful message! It brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing! Awesome! It makes you really think about how much our heavenly Father loves us and is always there to wrap His arms around us, when we are hurting!

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IUHRYTR 8/27/2010 7:03PM

    This brought tears to my eyes with its inspiration and his determination. Thank you. -- Lou

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SUSIEPH1 8/27/2010 6:55PM

    Thanks for sharing Missy ... Love Susie and Bobby

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BABY_GIRL69 8/27/2010 3:16PM

    Never Give Up indeed! God bless & thanks for sharing! Dee

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/27/2010 2:21PM

    Yes I watched it, cried like a baby. It was so moving.

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SCORPION1352 8/27/2010 2:00PM

    One of my favorite songs and that video always makes me cry. I cried again. Thank you for sharing

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NELLIEC 8/27/2010 1:14PM

    I have seen this before and it is beautiful!!!

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A Plea for Help

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I am appealing to you, my SparkFriends, once again for some help. I am co-leading another class team and I learned from last time that the influx of new members can be a bit overwhelming. The SP class starts on Sunday. Every new member who joins SP in that week will automatically be a member of this class team. I cannot imagine how sad it would be to join a community like SparkPeople and not get welcomes and encouragement as soon as possible. In an effort to make sure every person who posts in the SP Class of August 29- September 4, 2010, Introduce Yourself forum gets replies, SparkPage comments and Goodies, I am asking for those of you who do have time to join the team with me for two weeks, being the SparkPeople Welcome Wagon as you are able, and then simply quit the team. By two weeks, the general introductions are over and they should be on their way to finding SparkTeams to meet their interests and needs. I totally understand how busy we are and most of us are stretched pretty thin, so PLEASE do not feel you need to jump in and help. I am so thankful for those who can help and thankful, as well, for those who would like to help but are unable to do so. You're all so awesome. Thank you for entertaining my plea. May goodness and mercy follow you continually! Love and hugs to you!!

  
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2BHLTHY4LIFE 8/27/2010 1:17AM

    Hello Missy! I so wish I could help you,I just started a team with Nola and we have been busy getting things set up and trying to manage that and my own Sparking and my family at home are having a yard sale and been busy with that,I hope you got enough help to cover this and can keep up with the demands. Best to you and your blessed helpers,they are the emoticon. emoticonDiana emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 8/25/2010 4:08AM

    Hi Missy - my time schedule will not allow for me to help. Sorry.

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PEPPERLEAH 8/24/2010 11:45PM

    You know you can count on me!

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CRYSTLE4HIM2010 8/24/2010 10:29PM

    Good deal. All signed up.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/24/2010 9:47PM

    I will do what I am able...not sure what Ken's radiation schedule will be. But will definitely give it a try.

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TINKERBELL200 8/24/2010 8:54PM

    I'll see what I can do Missy! Some days I'm lucky to log my food of late. But I will do what I can! Happy leadership.
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SUSIEPH1 8/24/2010 6:58PM

    I wish you well my dear friend ...but i think being in a completely different time Zone it will be to difficult ... I am sure you will get heaps of help locally ... love Susie xx emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/24/2010 6:58PM

    I'll do what I can. Love you, Dawn

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THEADMIRAL 8/24/2010 5:14PM

    Me too, Missy! We're here for you! Vikki

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FROG60 8/24/2010 4:51PM

   
Your wish is my command :-) I just joined.

blessings, Sue

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/24/2010 3:18PM

    What a great idea, Missy! I have done this a couple of times and I know how overwhelming it can be. I would be glad to give you a hand.

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Photos here instead of on FB

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sorry that didn't work out, folks! I'm kind of technoduh. lol I'll post the photos here, instead. Should have done that last night!!



Grammy and Heath



A closeup of Heath



Heath playing with Aunt Melanie



Heath with his game face on



Heath with his Daddy and PawPaw



Looka that smile I love so much!



Mary and Randy, Heath's grandparents. They are such a dear couple, so kind to us, always making us feel welcome and loved. They are SUCH a blessing in this difficult situation.



PawPaw and Heath. I don't know why my husband made that goofy face other than the fact that he was so happy to see Heath, he could have danced across town on his ears. lol Notice his cheeks? This is the first time I've seen them! He's always had a beard, but with the oil spill in the Gulf and him working at the explosion site, he had to be clean shaven and fitted for a respirator. I love his face!!! (I might be kissing his cheekies raw. Never got to kiss them before with the fur! lol)



This is Heath with Rachel and Chad (his Daddy). Rachel is a very nice young lady and we are thankful for her presence in Heath's life.



And finally, our silly faced man! lol

  
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THENEWME43 8/26/2010 10:33PM

    Missy, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures! They brought tears of joy to my eyes, to see the Lord at work in Heath's life. What a blessing he is to your sweet family... The love you all have for one another is so very evident in the smiles on your faces. I'm praising the Lord and rejoicing with you that Heath is doing so well. My, how he has grown in the past few months! He certainly looks like a little charmer. :)
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GINILEE4 8/22/2010 7:26PM

    Such a beautiful baby and such a loving happy family. It must make you so happy to see Heath in this environment. Glad you got to be with him,

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CRYSTLE4HIM2010 8/22/2010 6:21PM

    What precious pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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FROG60 8/22/2010 3:14PM

   
God bless your family, Missy.



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SARAHCAT24 8/22/2010 2:13PM

    Aww, Heath is adorable!!!

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TKADEEPBREATH 8/22/2010 9:11AM

    How can you resist that face. He's so adorable. You are a blessed woman .. .

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/22/2010 8:26AM

    Great pictures!!! Heath is growing so big. I could just kiss and hug him all day. His personality continues to shine!! What a blessing he is!! Love the last picture of the silly faced man....too cute!!! Keep these pictures coming...

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ANGELCOWBOY1 8/22/2010 7:45AM

    Heath is sure a handsome little guy!
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DJS-DEBBIE 8/22/2010 6:37AM

    Heath looks so well. I am glad you all got to spend time together.
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SJG1953 8/22/2010 3:10AM

    Pictures are so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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AHEALTHIERJAN 8/21/2010 10:20PM

    Marvelous pictures. Heath looks wonderful.

And I'm glad that Bill is wearing a respirator. I've heard bad rumors about that.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/21/2010 10:04PM

    Oh my!!!! What a beautiful blessing he is!!!!

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SUSIEPH1 8/21/2010 9:25PM

    Thank you Missy for posting all those beautiful photos of your family ... Heath is looking so very well and everyone looks so happy .. what a wonderful family .. love Bills grin! he is a darling .. Much love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINKERBELL200 8/21/2010 9:00PM

    Wow, Heath is getting so big! He looks wonderful! Thank you for posting these Missy! He is such an adorable child. He looks very happy. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/21/2010 6:56PM

    Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us. HEATH is looking so well! Love you, Dawn

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THEADMIRAL 8/21/2010 6:50PM

    These are great pictures, Missy! What a little love Heath is considering what he's gone through. Great picture of Captain Cookie! I can tell he is losing weight and looking good! emoticon

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CARRIEANNE1027 8/21/2010 6:47PM

    Aww.. he is so precious! Thanks for sharing your beautiful little guy..

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MARYANNSQUEST 8/21/2010 6:02PM

    Missy, Heath is so adorable. Thank you for sharing emoticon

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/21/2010 3:54PM

    He's so sweet and handsome. Bet you can't say no to him.
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Thank you, Missy, for posting the photographs here. They are priceless!

I donít know how Heath manages to becomes more adorable with each likeness you take of his precious little self. What a doll! So cute!

Your Captain Cookie is a cutie, too. I know I told you that he reminds me so much of my youngest sibling. Well, let me tell you, the resemblance is even more remarkable without the beard.

I wondered if I could still sit in the position that Melanie is in & when I tried it I was happily surprised to find that I could! It was the getting down & back up that was more difficult than before! emoticon

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KERANCE 8/21/2010 3:41PM

    Adorable

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 8/21/2010 3:38PM

    Oh Missy! Seeing photo's of Health always makes me so happy all the way to my heart and back.The photo's of the rest of the family are so wonderful as well! He is so loved by more than his family,your Spark family too! I would so love to meet this grandson of yours and you all as well.Thankyou for sharing your photo's of your grandson Health,he is so adorable and so cute.He is a blessing he is! Have a pleasant weekend,God Bless you all! emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 8/21/2010 2:58PM

    He is so adorable, and it is such a blessing to see these pictures of him! What a handsome little guy!

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3CATSLEP 8/21/2010 2:52PM

    Beautiful Joy!

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NELLIEC 8/21/2010 2:24PM

    Heath is adorable! emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 8/21/2010 2:22PM

    We love our Internet buddy Heath. Thanks for the pictures. -- Lou

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