Friday, October 23, 2015


It is hard to believe that Miss Audrey Katherine is five months old already!!

What joy this little lady has brought to our family. She has just learned to sit up alone and she makes all kinds of noises now including the blowing of raspberries!!

I have to share a story about Miss Margaret here as well. Katy went for Margaret's parent teacher meeting and the teacher was very complimentary about Margaret. She is very bright but also very caring and sweet to everyone. Katy went on to tell me that Margaret received and email invitation to a birthday party for a little boy in her class.  Katy said it was there first "school" birthday party so they got a gift and headed off to the party. When they arrived, Margaret was the only school friend who was invited to the party. Everyone else was family...the little boy was autistic and Margaret had been kind to him. Tears filled my eyes as Katy related this story.  When I question why Baylor has to suffer with this awful affliction, God reminds me that those who are not "perfect" are here for a  reason. I know that dealing with Baylor's autism has taught our whole family more compassion for those who are different and care for the families that deal with disabilities on a daily basis. I am so proud of Ben and Katy as they love and care for Baylor so selflessly. It is making an impact on Margaret for sure!

And while Nana is bragging, Kendall and Landon both had all A's for the first nine weeks at school. Their Tara took them for ice cream after school to celebrate.

I am off to MOPs this morning. We have a fun time planned and I hope to have some pictures to share tomorrow!!   Have a blessed Friday!!


Sandy said...

How precious! Margaret will be a blessing to many. We have friends in our church that have an autistic son the age between my two children. He has found his place to serve. The amazing thing though is that his younger sister just graduated from college and now her career will be helping autistic children. You would have thought she would want something different, but watching her brother has given her a heart of gold for those kids.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Sandy, Margaret is very aware of her brother's disability. She will often look at him and say Silly Baylor. She has always wanted to play with him but with mixed results. Elliott is such a blessing to her as he loves Margaret and they play together all the time. God does move in mysterious ways. I am glad that your young friend is joining the ranks of those helping the autistic.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

God bless those of us that are not what is called 'normal'. They are just as God wanted them to be, and are blessings to the rest of us. Margaret is blessed to have her brother and he is teaching her things every day.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Yes Linda...Baylor is teaching this family many things!!

Terri D said...

I so enjoyed reading about your dear grandchildren and their successes and exceptional qualities. Beautiful and so sweet. Looking forward to your photos tomorrow!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Terri, my blog is called Nanaland for a reason!!lol....Thanks for those sweet words!

Mari said...

Audrey is just adorable!
I loved reading that about Margaret. Things like that are what makes parents and grandparents the proudest. It says so much about her character!