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Hello Everyone.  Boy what a busy time for me last week.  It started by working on Monday and Tuesday.  My brothers and I left Tuesday night to travel to Raleigh to be with mama during her heart surgery.  They took her down about 6:30 and the doctor was out about 11:30.  Surgery went well.  They replaced a valve with a mechanical valve. She is really doing well.  She came home yesterday.  My brothers and I came back home on Thursday.  Thursday being Josh's 21st birthday party.  John and I had 36 people attend Josh's party to help us celebrate.  How amazing is that.  I had a peace sign cake made.  It looked really good except it being upside down.  I will post a picture so you can see what I am talking about.  I guess that was Josh's way of being with us.  It was late when we got back home and I hadn't even thought about getting ready for John's family reunion in Tennessee.  Well my nice boss lady and friend gave me Friday off to do a little shopping and get packed.  John and I left Friday afternoon and arrived in Erwin about 11:30.  From previous journals you know I was not looking forward to this trip.  Well, I actually enjoyed it this year.  John and I had Rhonda and John time that we really needed. Saturday was our day.  We did hang out with some of his brothers for a while but most of the day he and I.  Sunday came for the reunion.  John has a cousin that is 15 years old.  You would not believe how much she favored Josh.  The way her face was shaped, glasses and all.  I mentioned it to John waiting for him to tell me he was crazy, but he agreed.  We told her grandfather how much they favored and showed him a picture of Josh.  Talking about him made us both happy.  We left Sunday afternoon and returned home around 10:30 that night.  Busy Busy Busy.  Back to work on Monday and dragging.  Thank you for thinking of Josh on his birthday.  I love you all.

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KandL
KandL

It is wonderful to talk about our kids, isnt it?
Love and hugs to you and John, Linda
MomofJosh
MomofJosh

It sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration with lots of people and love to go with it. Lots of love to all of you and your Josh.
Leda - Mom of Josh
Missinglisa
Missinglisa

Sounds like a whirlwind. I am so glad all went well.
Hugs, Marlene
JFandMDmom
JFandMDmom

36 people...wow! That just warms my heart for you and John...to have so many wanting to take the time to celebrate the beautiful life of Josh. I\'m glad the two of you got to have some one on one time too...you are such an amazing couple. Oh yeah...I wanted to let you know I got another compliment on my purple bracelet, so of course I got to share Josh with someone else. Much love to you, Valerie
zzztop
zzztop

BOY WHAT A BUSY WEEK AND SO MANY NICE THINGS ESPECIALLY JOSH BIRTHDAY I BET YOU WERE SO TIRED AT WORK ON MONDAY.
Livingjuicy
Livingjuicy

Wow, what a celebration and I really enjoyed the pictures dear friend. Great news too about your mama and so happy that the reunion went as well as it did. Having time just with one another... Bliss!

Thanks so much for sharing as I was thinking of you and wondering...

Heart to Heart and lots of love,
Joanie
ihart
ihart

Yep , that is busy .Hope mom is ok. Hugs, Inga
NoraMc
NoraMc

Your journal brought a big smile, ( I needed one today) so glad you had a good time and your mom is doing well..((((((hugs))))
biowoman
biowoman

I am so glad that everything went so well for Josh\'s birthday...Happy Birthday Josh (even though I am late). Busy you were! And what a wonderful surprise that the time with John\'s family was good...I love it when those kinda things happen. Love you Rhonda...take care and rest this weekend :)
BinkyH
BinkyH

Rhonda, I am so happy that you enjoyed the reunion this year. It is so amazing how we see resemblances among family members. Love, Belinda