Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Happy afternoon

We got to spend this afternoon with Jessica after she got out of school. (We will get to spend everyday with her while we are here.)She took her album to school today and showed it to her friends... but only the side with us... LOL. She wouldn't let anybody see her little kid pictures! I need to fix some info on it... that happens when I have to rush through a project like this! I will probably end up making another one for her down the road once I can get to the rest of my photos, which are packed away right now. I have a lot of extended family photos and other misc childhood photos, but I put them away a long time ago. I couldn't bear the thought that I would get to a point where I had nothing left to scrap about her, so I just stopped scrapping them so that day wouldn't come. (I did the same thing with Chet's pictures when he got sick... just too much grief to deal with.)

We had a very nice visit today. Jessica has lost her voice, so she whispered to us the whole time... :0) The conversation ranged from deep issues to funny things the other kids do. Beth has taken to calling her "Yessa", and as Jessica was driving away Beth started yelling "Wuv you Yessa!" while she made her "F" handsigns. (I think a part of me will be sad when she develops the fine motor skills well enough to make the "I Love You" sign properly!)The shy boys are coming out of their shells around her more now, and I think we are all feeling more comfortable with each other. We had all the photos we took yesterday developed so she could have her own set. Before we leave we are going to ask somebody to take one of all 9 of us.

We have been in Arkansas for three or four days now, and I was teasing Jack about just needing to cross the stateline in the South to bring on his drawl. Tonight we were pulling up to see Jessica and Todd pipes up in the backseat with "What we doin' here?" I just know the kids are going to be saying things like "all y'all" before we leave here... LOL


Sarah said...


It is so great to hear news from you and to know how the trip is going. Your blog is going to make me cry! I am so happy for your family!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, I am so glad the trip is going well. Jessica looks like she belongs with you guys. You album is amazing (I expected no less) and the pictures from the park are absolutely beautiful!! Be safe driving.

Cindy Curtis

Tracey Odachowski said...

I am so so so super excited for you!!! I'm still praying for you all!!! I hope it continues to go well!! :D

Heather D. White said...

My GOSH Jenn..the album you made for Jessica is breathtaking. I hae to admit, after reading the past few entries, I'm still not exactly sure what the story is with Jessica. Maybe you can drop me a line and fill me in. I can vaguely figure it out...but not completely. The pictures you took are awesome...Jessica is such a gorgeous girl. WOW!!!!! Can't wait to hear more!

Anonymous said...

This posting on your blog did make me cry. I wish I could be there with you all right now. Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll be looking foward to hearing all the other details. Love you all...MoM

Teresa Wilkins said...

Hi Jennifer,
I am from Arkansas and I met you at the CHA dinner. What part of Arkansas are you visiting? I hope you are having a great time and Jessica is a beautiful girl. I hope all works out well for your family.

Sharla Hunt said...


I am so happy for your family! What a wonderful blessing to be able to see Jessica again after all these years. The pictures are wonderful! The album is absolutely beautiful!! I am sure Jessica will cherish it always. Be safe on your way back home.

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone Jennifer, I love your blog it is really unique. It is a great way for people to get in touch with you and the family. I am just happy to be a part of your family once again.
Jessica Lee

chris jenkins said...

Jennifer - I am so happy for you and your family - that things are working out and that you have been reunited with Jessica. Prayers and continued well wishes your way.

take care~

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