Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Cross-County Trip. Arkansas and A New Grand Daughter, Susan

My anticipation for our trip to Arkansas is mounting as I imagine that our vacation will be a journey together visiting new states, seeing more of our country and the most exciting seeing a new grand child. And...we hope and pray we'll be there in time for her arrival.

Many of our friends are spending lots and lots of money and seeing the sites all around the world, even visting places dream of going. Everyone has different desitination goals. The stories and pictures are inspiring and incredible. I'm positive I'm the only one that hasn't been to Hawaii out of all our friends

The difference, and that makes me smile, is the vacations I experience and the ones my friends are able to easy afford to visit ... is that mine, always have an incrediable surprise at the destination.

Recently, we were able to attend a wonderful family reunion and just before the reunion, a journey northward and share Christmas with our children and grandchildren in Utah. The trip was made because we were going to be blessed by being part of our grandson's baptism. I was able to give a talk and after his baptism, Steve was given the opportunity to help in Giving The Gift of the Holy Ghost and Confirmation.

This trip we are going this next month is to meet a new member coming into our family. Our new baby girl, grandchild, is due soon and we'll probably make it just in time. I was surprised that her name will be after my given name, Susan. Her middle name is after Bea Watson, Bree's mother-in-law's middle name, Eilene. I understand that even Beatrice is a wonderful name but wouldn't work within the family with my Bree's name. Bree and Bea, would always be confusing.

My Beautiful Tenderhearted Middle Child, Bree

Steve and I have travels that are exciting and beautiful, even when we're going across the large desert areas. Desert driving takes me back to the days of the 1950's and 1960's, visiting my grandparents and family that had homes out in the Mohave Desert. There's history of my family everywhere and we'll see new places that our family has lived before. I hope to experience that wonderful feeling of my "Ancestral DNA" Do some genealogy and see the places our DNA has been. No doubt that as my genealogy continues, the more family places I find, every state is represented, and yes, even Hawaii.

This is a gift and another name we will be sharing that continues to testify of the scriptures. Malachi 4:6 "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers.."


Breeda said...

I love you Mom! I will keep my fingers (and my legs) crossed


I love you Mother!!

Laurel said...

Oh yea!!! I can't wait for you to be able to snuggle a new grandbaby. :)