Monday, October 17, 2016


Jean, Elmer, Bishop Eli and my husband Bishop Joseph said I hadn't done a post on here in a while and I better get one here.

Joseph and I enjoyed our trip to Pinecraft and thank all the people that contributed to it.  We had a great, relaxed time.  Fannie and Olive saw that we ate well.  We thank Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert for giving us their cottage to use.  They aren't really my Grandparents, but as Jean is my best friend and their her Grandparents - they sort of adopted me.

Our biggest surprise was Martha Anne's arrival.  We were sleeping when the phone rang.  Joseph answered it and said that Kevin was on the phone. Of course, being parents, we sometimes think the worse as Kevin and Bridget were taking care of the other children at home - especially in the middle of the night.  I heard Joseph say : "You're kidding." Then he got a big grin.  He turned to me and told me we had another grandchild.  I asked who are the parents?  He said Kevin and Bridget.  My reply was that their baby wasn't do yet.  It wasn't do until December.  Joseph informed me she was here and her name was Martha Anne.  I demanded he give me the phone.  Kevin went through it all again telling me Martha and Bridget were fine.  I was concerned about them being at the hospital,  he said it was just to be safe.  My Mother got on the phone and assured me everything was fine.

It wasn't until after I hung up that I realized that they named the baby after Bridget's Mother and myself.  Joseph said he thought it would take me a few minutes to get that.  So we called Kevin and Bridget back.

We wanted to come right home, but with Hurricane Mathew, we were advised to stay and did.  We finally got home last Saturday and went right to Kevin and Bridget's to see our new Granddaughter.  Martha is beautiful and so wonderful to hold.

We finally got home.  Lovina and our daughters had dinner ready for us.  It is always nice to leave home, but it is always nice to come home especially when there is a new granddaughter waiting for you.

Be With God,


Tom said...

A nice call in the night.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
It sure must have been.


Vickie said...

This story made me smile. :D Congratulations!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

Glad it made your smile. Will see that Martha gets your message.


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha, I'm sure everyone is so glad you and Joseph had a good time in Pinecraft! You two deserved a restful time away. It was exciting to read Anna's post on Martha Ann's arrival. What a blessing to welcome a brand new life. May our Lord continue to bless you and all the family now and always. Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Carol,

I will see that Martha gets your message.

Blessings to you and yours,