Guess it is way past time for a post.. .so hear goes. Let' see.. my last post was when the virus had attacked while we had Will, Macy and Wesley and Sarah and Jeremy were on a short get away to the beach. I was so sorry that they had to come back a day early but man I was sick! Anyway, what you didn't know at that time was that while they were down south that week Jeremy had an interview at Mendenhall High School! I tried really hard not to get up hopes up, but that really didn't work! I did however pray that God would show them if this was His will for them. Yes, I want them closer! Yes, Mendenhall is where Sydney lives!! But more than anything in my children's lives I want them to be right where God wants them! I am just glad that this particular time He agreed with me!! Jeremy will be the offensive line coach at Mendenhall High School! He will also be the golf coach, which he is quite excited about! Of course once he was offered the job and he and Sarah prayed and discussed it and decided he would accept it, things went into fast motion. God has gone before them every step of the way! They were able to find a house to rent on a month to month basis that they could move into immediately. A good friend of Jeremy's in Tupelo is going to rent their house there for the upcoming school year. Toyota just announced they are going forward with their new plant in Tupelo so by next spring property values should be up and the house should sell with no problem! Many of you know that since Wesley was born 14 months ago Sarah has not worked. She loves being home and doesnt want to go back to hygiene. She went the "alternate route" and got her teaching certificate last year and would really like to teach school so they she and Jeremy and one day the kids have the same vacations. When Jeremy accepted the job he asked about a teaching position for Sarah in the Simpson Cty system. So far that hasn't happened, but she does have an interview at Simpson Academy which is where Sydney is now the elementary principal! Some people would say that things just have a way of working out...wish they knew that it is God who is working His pleasure! So, today they loaded up the truck and tomorrow morning will leave Tupelo and head to Mendenhall. They have mixed emotions! God has blessed them with wonderful friends and a great church that they love in Tupelo. Saying goodbye, even when you know you are on the right path is hard. I know because Bill and I did the exact same thing 27 years ago when we left Shreveport and moved home. We wanted to come back to Natchez and God had worked it out for us to be able to but we left some great friends and an amazing church family. I shared with Sarah and Jeremy that I specifically prayed for God to provide good friends for us in Natchez and of course.. He did! I wish I could say that we have kept up with all our friends in Shreveport all through the years. But things like raising children, working, caring for parents, etc got in the way. I am SO thankful that recently through the miracle of Facebook we are back in contact with some of those dear friends! So, I know that Sarah and Jeremy will find the church He has for them to be involved in and that He will provide good friends for them. And of course, one of her best friends who also happens to be her sister, will be just down the road!!
Okay, you are up to date on Sarah and Jeremy! Let me catch you up on Bill. He is doing amazingly well! Praise the Good Lord!! If he didnt have to go get chemo 3 days a month or blood work twice a month you would really never know that he is sick! He has finished 3 rounds of chemo and has 3 more to go. This week he has repeated the scans that he had just after he was diagnosed. We will get those results week after next and are praying NO cancer will show up!! He does get tired on the chemo days and still has some indigestion but overall he feels good most of the time and we are SO thankful.
Sydney and her family are well. She started her new job June 1st and is getting things in order for school to start. We are so proud of her! Skyler will be in the 7th grade and is playing football which scares me to death!! If you know me at all you know that I LOVE football! But, I had girls.. I never had to worry about one of them getting hurt playing fb! I will be a nervous wreck watching Skyler!! And I worry about the heat probably more than him getting hurt on the field... it is just too hot to play football in August!! Miss Mylie will be in the 1st grade. We were over there last Sunday to see her be baptised.. oh what joy!!! We are excited too that she is going to be a Page during Pilgrimage next Spring! We are honored and looking forward to it so much!
Sunny, Bud and baby Silas are also doing great! Silas is 4 months old already!! Time is just going way too fast these days!! Sunny is going to have a hard time going back to work in August. The good thing is that she gets to take Silas to school with her since they have a daycare for teachers children there!
We are headed to Orange Beach tomorrow afternoon even with the oil situation. It is so very sad and I am not looking forward to seeing it. But I am looking forward to being with Bill and the girls and their families(everybody except Tony who we will miss!!) for several days. We will come back next Wednesday and I will go over and help Sarah unpack and get her house in order.
So, I know this is a long rambling post but I think I have you caught up. I will post some pics from over the last few months! Please continue to pray for Bill. Also we just went through daddy's birthday and Father's day and we are coming up on the time when we found out he was sick last year. We miss him so very much! Mama is just here.. she weighs 90 lbs. I am ready for God to take her to heaven to be with Him, daddy and all her loved ones. Any time now would be fine with me.
love you all and thank you for your love, concern and prayers for us!!