It has been way to long since my last post so here we go.
I want to start by saying thanks to all my precious friends who have offered such extraordinary support after the recent loss of my sweet 'Dear Mom'. My grandmother went to be with the Lord on Tuesday 5/20/2008 just shy of her 90th birthday. She touched so many people and left a legacy of love that will carry on for generations to come. We will miss her dearly but are comforted by the knowledge that she is in the arms of Jesus. Thanks again to everyone and please keep our family in your prayers over the coming weeks and months as we feel the loss of such a special person. Below is her obituary from the paper:
Mrs. Nell Puckett Stone, 89, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She graduated from Magee High School and attended business school in Jackson. She was employed by Mississippi Power and Light until marrying W. O. "Willie" Stone, September 22, 1940.After World War II and stays in Starkville, Tupelo, and Memphis, Nell and Willie made Jackson their home in 1956. They soon joined Broadmeadow United Methodist Church where Nell was actively involved in all phases of church ministry and a life member of United Methodist Women. Her civic involvement included Pierian Federated Women's Club, Mecca Luncheon Club, High Noon Luncheon Club and several bridge clubs.Willie and Nell were avid supporters of Mississippi State University. Nell's love of the bulldogs continued throughout the rest of her life.Nell was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, three brothers, and one sister.Survivors include: her three daughters, Judy Stubblefield (Crawley), Susan Payne (JoJo), and Libby Walden (Bobby); and her son, Bill Stone (Gayla); 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Marilyn Lightsey (Stanley) of Hattiesburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.Memorials may be made to Broadmeadow United Methodist Church, 4419 Broadmeadow Drive, Jackson, MS 39206 or to the Mississippi State Foundation or Bulldog Club.
The boys are doing great and growing up way too fast. It is like a switch that gets flipped and all of the sudden they become more like little boys rather than the babies we have known. I love the independence most of the time but miss the days when they would just let me hold them for hours. They are much too busy to spend much time sitting still.
They are now very aware that there is someone else sharing their parents and things with them. Mostly there is nonstop laughter coming from their cute interactions but they of course want everything that the other one has at any given time. So just imagine the squeals and tears that are produced from the tug-a-war over the broom, keys, etc... We are beginning to feel we are referees in a game that will forever be in overtime, but at the same time we are loving every minute of it!
We are headed to the beach June 1st so I am sure I will have lots of pictures and stories to post.