Nichole’s Slices Of Life, 17

8 10 2009

Our new grandson was born at 11:34 p.m. on September 25, 2009.  He weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz. and was 20 inches long.  We stayed with Sandy from 4:00 p.m. until the birth except for going to get some supper. What a joy for Jim and I to watch our little grandson enter this world.  He will be 2 weeks old tomorrow and seems like a healthy little boy.  His name is Patrick.

We went by to see Sandy, Rob and the boys the other night. John and Alex are very comfortable with their new baby brother.  I had forgotten how precious newborns are.  We are very excited.

Our daughter, Maria, is the new officer in charge at the Gracy, Ky post office.  As postmasters retire–the title is changing to an officer status rather than postmaster status.  Nevertheless, Maria is very happy to have this full time job. 

I have been busy learning more about singing Orthodox music.  It is tough at times.  But I take it very seriously. September was busy with two major feasts and then a feast for our name day, The Protection Of  the Holy Virgin Mary. 

I’ve taken on a couple of piano students again. And John, my oldest grandson has started taking piano lessons from me.

Jim still has some bad days with his aortic condition but he also has many good days. 

Vera, our daughter, has moved to Kansas City, Mo to work with an Orthodox ministry. She left in May.  Vera flew in last week to get her winter clothes and to see the new baby. She is assisting Fr. Justin Matthews at the new ministry, Focus North America.

We are enjoying the cool days and nights of fall. I hope to get back to regular blogging as of this post.

God bless each of you!

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