We have been graced with two beautiful new grandchildren in the past six months. Both are the third child in the family, so they arrived to much love. Since helping family and friends is fundamental in my life, lending a hand with these angels has taken precedence over writing. Because Mom still relished caressing “those precious little hands” of babies when she died two years ago, I know she would understand my postponing her story for helping with babies.
Josie Radell was born Sept. 27th. She is a little round doll who loves to laugh and play. Because our daughter Emily and her husband live in Hutchinson near us, I am blessed to take care of her most Thursdays. Needless to say I accomplish very little other than playing on those days. It is amazing how much these precious creatures develop each week.
Beckett Thomas was born March 15th to Sara and Zach who live in Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis. He arrived three weeks early while the family is in the midst of a house renovation and living above their garage. Life is always interesting and providing fodder for stories.
Between these two births, I have been in charge of two major events at our church: the one blogged about last week, and an elegant fund raiser, The Taste of Chocolate. Both required much time. However, they were both enjoyable and rewarding endeavors. At the same time, I have been able to squeeze in some writing time, and have actually completed revising the book. It only needs a little more work (I hope) to begin sharing in hopes of finding an agent and publisher. Therefore, I will write more about people in the book next week.