Sunday, February 5, 2012

Time Waits For No One

After 32 hours of labor and  c-section  Ray and I welcomed our first born Jessica Rae Childress into the world. It's amazing how fast you can fall in love with someone. Jessica was her daddy's eyes from that first moment. Everything was all about her. He was so proud of his little girl. He would be just as proud if he could see her today. Happy 23'rd Birthday sweet Jessica!

Today is a bitter sweet day. Jessica is excited her team the Patriots are in the Supper Bowl and it's her birthday. I can tell she really misses her Daddy a lot today. They were football buddies. I can see Ray right now sitting in his chair with the phone in his hand and a football pool in his lap. Jessica is cheering quietly where if he were hear it would be a lot louder.

I wanted to thank you all for reading my last long post. You will never know how much your comments and stories meant to me. You all are so wonderful. I know I was lucky to have been so blessed with the love of my life and two beautiful girls. I am very grateful for the time I had with Ray but I sure do miss him. I say this a lot because as my post said Time Waits For No One enjoy every second of your life and family!



Susannah said...

Hi Donna, I have learned so much from you. KEEP WRITING!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Donna,
I'm happy for your daughter that she has this special memory of times spent with her daddy...everyone needs that special something that connects them.
Happy Birthday!
Blessings to you Donna...I'm so proud of you - you have been so strong and come so far.


Carmen C. said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!! My son is a Patriots fan as well:)

Raggedy Creations said...

Hope Jessica had a great birthday. I hope you have a good week Donna and keep encouraged.


A Primitive Homestead said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter & Blessings!

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Donna: You are doing great and a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jessica. Yes, our Patriots (had to choose a team since my 49er's didn't make it!) =( played a great game.
Have a good week and remember all
your blog friends love you!

Sharon said...

Hi Donna
I want to wish your daughter a Happy Birthday first off.
I want to thank you for your comment and I have read a few of your posts,but I want to read more when I have a little more time today.
Please do come by often so that I can keep up with you dear one.

Connie said...

Donna, Having sweet memories to hold in your heart is a glorious gift. Wishing you all the best, have a great day. Connie
P.S. wish Jessica a happy birthday for me.

primitive ole frugal mumma said...

Hi Donna Happy Birthday to your daughter Hold on to those memories thats what gets us through!!

Blessings Heidi

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


Happy belated birthday to Jessica! What a sweet post and I loved hearing how she and her daddy were close! I hope she had a great day!

I did read your last post last week and cried almost the whole way through. Had to take off my glasses and clean them and Jason asked me what in the world was wrong with me. I just couldn't find any words at the time. I'm sorry. Maybe the words will come but I feel so inadequate. I think of you would probably be surprised at how often your name comes up and we speak about you and pray for you....whether it be a song we hear....a word spoken.

One thing is this: know that God has NOT forsaken you and He is real and He can take something that was meant for evil and turn in to good.

I will email you. I'm praying for the words to come that come to me at other times when I'm not at the computer.

In the meanwhile, know I'm praying for you!

Love you,