Tuesday, December 1, 2009


We were lucky enough to be able to fly back to Amarillo for Thanksgiving this year.  We had a wonderful trip complete with family, friends, turkey, pies and beautiful weather.


I was even more blessed to be able to spend 2 whole afternoons with my very best friend Tina.  Although we talk at least once a week on the phone, we never get to see each other and that is one of the things I hate most about being across the entire United States from “home”.

Tina is the most wonderful friend and honestly a better person than I could ever aspire to be.  She’s shaking her head “No” about now I would guess.  One of the nicest things she has done for me though is to make me an “aunt” to John.  I may be biased but I think he’s just about the third greatest kid ever (behind mine of course…lol)




The best word I could come up with to describe John is FULL.  John is full of love for Tina…you can see it in every look, every breath, every smile.  The only other thing I saw John more excited about than his Mom was trains.  John is full of excitement and wonder about anything trains….toy trains, real trains, pictures of trains, heck, just the word train brings a smile.  Like any good toddler John is also full of independence and full of energy of course.  He was able to wear Braxton out at the park and that is no small feat.  John is also full of praise for his Lord and it is a beautiful thing to see.  John is actually so full that I wonder how any more goodness could fit…funny though how God always finds room for more.


Well buddy, Aunt Laura is full of love for you!  Give your Mom a hug from me.