May 30, 2006
Wow . . . . . . .has it almost been a month since I wrote on this BLOG? Are all of you giving up on me? I am so sorry that I have neglected this site. But, trust in the fact that it is only neglected at the expense of my family time. We have been so busy with life, and so thankful that we can remain in the busy day-to-day and not the day-by-day.
Since I last wrote, we celebrated Gina's First Holy Communion. It was a beautiful event featuring my BEAUTIFUL Girl who was a princess for the day. I will ask Jeff to post some pictures of this once-in-a-lifetime event when Gina was a total vision. She could not have shown brighter. We enjoyed a wonderful day with family and friends. My father, June and my 90-year-young Grandma were in from Florida which made our celebration complete. Joey was sharp, as well, in his shirt and tie, which he insisted on wearing a week later for his
preschool graduation. He said, "Mom, I need to look sharp!" And, that he did.
I could barely see him through my joyful tears. It wasn't too long ago when I couldn't even imagine him getting to school. Now, he is set to go to Kindergarten. And, even though he is approaching the start of so much learning, it is still Joey that teaches me daily what is really important. On Mother's Day, I was in the car with Gina and Joey. And, I said, "Do you guys know why we celebrate Mother's Day as a Holiday? Well, it is because I am a lot of things...I am a sister, an aunt, a daughter, a wife, but, the most IMPORTANT thing I am is your mother. And, I love you both so much and feel special for being your mother." Joey was quick to correct me...as always...he said, "Mommy, the most important thing you are is NOT my mother. The most important thing YOU are is GOD'S FRIEND!" So true. And, believe me, I feel blessed for that friendship that has seen me through all the hard times and giving me so much to celebrate.
We plan to do a little camping this weekend, take in a ball game, and then, on Monday, we have a very special event. Joey and Gina are going to ride on the American Cancer Society Relay for Life float in the City of Green
Parade. If any of you want to check it out, I believe the parade steps off
around 10:00AM at the Green High School, and travels down Boettler to Massillon Rd to Steese. Joey will FINALLY get that parade he has wanted for so long. And, we will celebrate every moment of his survival along the way. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Love to all of you..
Love, Laura Jeff Gina and Joey
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