Monday, December 8, 2014
JEAN TELLS OF CHRISTMAS RECIPES & BABY
First, the Christmas Recipes will start on, this Wednesday, December 10th and run through December 24th. In all days except Wednesday, the recipe will be at the bottom of the page. On Wednesday, it will be the only thing on. We hope you enjoy the ones we have selected.
As you know Erin and Lovina had their baby. He is named Noah Joseph. Baby and mother are doing well. Joseph and Martha are so happy to have their first grandchild. The doctor had said the baby was to be born in November, but we think he might have made a mistake as Noah only weighed a little over seven pounds at birth. Being late, a baby should have weighed more than that. It doesn't matter, Noah is here and healthy.
If Noah hadn't come, when he did,the doctor was going to admit Lovina to the hospital. For some reason Lovina has a terrible fear of hospitals. She will visit people there, but has great fear of being admitted. Lovina has never been a patient in the hospital. Her parents can not figure out why she has this fear as they have both have been in the hospital at one time or another and they came out fine. So have two of her brothers. Lovina's Mother said maybe that's what made the baby come - the fear of going into the hospital.
The midwife was there and Lovina's Mother was there. Martha saw the lights on Erin's house as did Bridget so they both came over to see what caused the lights to be on for that long, late at night. They were both hoping it was baby time and it was.
We feel so sorry for Kevin and Bridget as they have been married for two years come New Years and they still don't have any children. Bridget held Noah with tears in her eyes. Martha and I have both spoken to her about adoption. She isn't sure. Martha told her if she and Joseph hadn't adopted Kevin might not he her husband. Martha and Joseph adopted Kevin plus his brothers and sisters. Laughing Martha told Bridget that after they adopted the natural children came. Martha said she wouldn't trade or get rid of any of the ten children they have. They are all their children. Kevin is for adopting but Bridget isn't sure. Martha told her when you hold that baby or child in your arms, they will be yours whether natural or adopted.
David and I agree. There is not one of our adopted or natural children we would part with. They are all our children, our family including Thomas who we haven't adopted - yet. We feel they belong to us and all treated just a like through the good times and the not so good times. But, we can not decide for Kevin and Bridget, it is a decision they have to make.
In making the decision of Noah's name, Erin and Lovina were trying to decide whose father's name should go first. Erin thought his father because he is Bishop. Lovina thought her father. When Martha and Joseph found out - Joseph said Noah Joseph sounds better than Joseph Noah. So Erin and Lovina named him Noah Joseph.
This will be a special Christmas for Erin and Lovina. In fact, the whole family. There will be a new little child among them. Christmas will be at Joseph and Martha's house. Ours will be at our house with Katie's great-grandparents, our family, Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert. On the 26th which is second Christmas, we will have David's parents, my parents, some of David's brother and sisters and some of mine, our family and of course Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert.
At our house, we are making cookies, candies, pies and like Anna did breads. We also give baskets of homemade breads and homemade jams. Some, we also give candy and cookies. Of course, some of the baking is for our house.
Edward, Michael and Thomas will be going singing with others their age from our meetings. Both young men and young ladies will be going. We give them cookie and candies to give to those they sing for. The children at school will also have their Christmas play, which we will go to as Susan will be in it. Next year Katie, will be in the play, too.
Also, if you have a few extra dollars, don't forget all the expense that Marilyn has in gas. You can put it on Pay Pal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Christ in Christmas.
My family wishes you and yours families a very Merry Christmas.
Be With God,