Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Tuesday, April 14

Easter weekend

I had a great visit to Houston and spent most of the weekend relaxing with mom and dad. We did a little shopping downtown after we visited the hospital. I use the term hospital loosely because Texas Children’s really looks nothing like a hospital once you are inside. I envisioned a sterile, white, glass room…instead I walked up to find Lisha and Elle is the beautiful NICU. It is so neat! There is cool art everywhere, it has dim lighting, and the NICU was painted blue and green and was very soothing.I had a blast hanging out with Lee and Lisha, my parents, and Lisha’s parents. The best part of the day was getting to spend some one on one time with the new mommy…and hearing “The E True Hollywood Story” of a new mommy! WHOOOO! It made me realize I am gonna wait a little bit before embarking on the mommy adventure but it also reminded me how amazing my best bud Lisha is! We hung out with Elle and observed the changing of the diaper, the clearing of the tubes in her nose, and even a few little hissy fits in true “Lisha style”! It was an awesome afternoon and I am so glad I made the trip. Elle is so tiny…the blog makes her look twice the size she really is. I gave Elle her first piece of Shannon Jex artwork and we hung it right over her crib so she would have the best bed on the block! Also, we gave Lee and Lisha a big framed photo of the bathtubs…it was a late anniversary gift that Zach had wanted to give them! He photographed the tubs on our last visit to Oxford and it is a BEAUTIFUL shot! By the way Lisha, Elle will not be an athlete like your dad wishes or a ballerina like Vicky wishes…Elle is gonna be an artist like Aunt Shay!

The weekend concluded with an awesome Easter. Mom, Dad, and I made Polish Borscht and enjoyed a nice breakfast in honor of Papa and our polish heritage! Then we headed off to church and enjoyed an awesome Easter sermon by the really good new minister, Jim Welch. It was a great day….then I had to battle the raining roadways back to Mississippi. Side note….Louisianans cannot drive. I lost all of my Easter joy as I entered Louisiana and battled for my life. I was so happy to get home and see Zach and the girls!

1 comment:

Lisha said...

I love love love it!! I miss you so much!! I am catching up on your blog today and just smiling the whole time!