(Rob and I have teased each other for years. We really are friends, but shhhh! Don't tell him. :-) ~
~GIRL COUSIN REUNION!!God worked it out for us Girl cousins to get together at Susan's house in GA.
We have not all been together since Christa's wedding in 2008!
My cousin Martha expressed it... in this Beautiful way:
"So fun to be with the girl cousins this week. We are blessed. It has been a rough year physically and emotionally for some of us. Healing is slow and painful. God has chosen to give and take away. As the song says, "Our hearts will choose to say, Blessed be Your name!" What a blessed family we are to have a common faith in Jesus Christ! I love each of you dearly!" ~Marty
My cousin Esther faced a huge physical battle in April and we didn't know if we were going to lose her, and I nearly died in May...and others have had very tough times this year...so it made us HUG EACH OTHER A LITTLE TIGHTER...and VALUE each moment of our day and a half together.
Laura drove down and took Brittany, Darla, and Bryan, and let me ride along and bring Mary and Abigail! We split up the trip by stopping in TN to see our DEAR Grandmother first.~
~Abigail and Mary at the Tennessee Welcome center~
Laura got her a cute sign to hang in her kitchen.~
Brittany said this is what you should wear when your "summer body" doesn't turn out great. Ha!~
She thought we had ARRIVED at Susan's house...and barely above a whisper asked,
"THIS IS WHERE THEY LIVE?!"
We howled laughing!!~
Our Dear Great Aunt Cora lived here and I'm telling you...
If those walls could talk...OH, the stories they would tell!!
Growing up...My Moma, Aunt Carole, and Susan's Daddy, U. Carson spent many a summer here!!~
Here's Bryan pushing Abigail.~
Martha and probably Christa did lunch,
Cheryl and Susan did supper.
Jane and Esther did breakfast
and Laura (and I) did lunch before we left to go home.~
Love Thomas' little face in the mirror.~
The only cousin we were missing were the 2 boys...my brothers...Andrew and Lincoln.~
~Oldest to youngest:
Jane, Cheryl, Laura, Susan, Heather, Martha, Esther, and Christa.~
So we tried to repeat that picture.~
Some DEAR person paid for our Kimberly and Sarah to go to Band camp in Greenfield, IN. They LOVED IT!! They learned a lot and made friends and really enjoyed themselves. Those pics will come soon.~HEATHER~