Friday, April 4, 2008

This Day in 1964

April 4, 1964
We were living on the Cowan Ranch, 13 miles East of Seymour, Texas. On April 3rd a tornado struck Wichita Falls which is only about 60 miles from Seymour. It was a bad one. That night one storm after another passed over us until finally in the early morning I was able to sleep. I woke up about 8:00 a.m. with a strange sensation in my body. My back was hurting and my lower body seemed to be trying to do the Twist without including the rest of me! ...our long awaited baby was on the way! The first thing Charles did was make sure the car would start since it had died on us a few days before. We had no telephone so he would have had to ride horseback cross country to headquarters to get help if it hadn't! God is good...the car started.
That night at 8:40 our Lisa arrived. She was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen! The dad's were not allowed in the delivery rooms back then. A nurse said,
"Where is the daddy?" and someone said, "I saw him rolling down the hall in a wheelchair a few minutes ago." (I guess he was bored! He should've been in there with me!!)
Happy Birthday my beautiful Lisa, my "Warrior Standing Tall". You are an awesome servant of God growing in grace daily. I am proud to say you are my daughter.

Love, Mom

2 comments:

"Warrior Standing Tall" said...

Aww, that makes me wanna cry! Cry because I was a conehead!! Really though, thank you for posting that about me and the pictures of my babies. I love you.

P.S. Daddy sure was handsome! I mean, still is.

Heidi said...

Judy, you made me cry!! What a beautiful post...

So Long Ol' Friend

So Long Ol' Friend
If you smile, I will-Stormy & Kate 1999

So Long Ol' Friend

So Long Ol' Friend
Glenn & Stormy 1978

Samuel K Jennings

Samuel K Jennings
The inscription on the marker is nearly obliterated by time, but one of Charles' cousins had a new marker placed there.

Lisa and Me

Lisa and Me
What a beautiful little...conehead?

Charles & Lisa - 1964

Charles & Lisa - 1964
About 10:00 a.m. every morning Charles would come to the house, take a break with Lisa, and rock. If he didn't come, she would cry! A daddy's girl at two months of age!

Lisa & Tristan 1997

Lisa & Tristan 1997
My baby and hers. The one who said as a college freshman she was NEVER having a kid was now a mother...and loving every minute of it.

Lisa & Mackenzie - 1999

Lisa & Mackenzie - 1999
She liked that one so much she had another one in 1999. A beautiful little girl...so much like her mother...:)