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

Friday, May 15

Elle is Home again, home again, jiggidy jig!

Miss Elle is home!!! I was talking to Lisha last night as they were getting ready to introduce her to Reggie and Dutchess, the labs. I can tell by just talking to Lisha, she is going to be an amazing mom to Elle at home. I know they are nervous because at home there aren't monitors or top notch doctors seconds away...but mothers intuition is just as good. Lee and Lisha have been amazing this far and are going to incredible parents! Keep the prayers coming for Elle as she embarks on breast feeding 2 times a day and another heart surgery later this year. I can just see Lisha and Elle now...kicked back on the couch watching Law and Order reruns!

Thursday, May 7

The apple of our eye!

I am SO proud to introduce the most perfect addition to the Jex family, Julia Claire Jex. After about 9 hours, she was born May 6, 2009 around 10:20pm. Kellen and Becky had a wonderful delivery and both Becky and Julia are doing great. Ann, Dr. Randy, Laura, Sarah, Sue, Steven, and I were eagerly awaiting her arrival and every time they brought a new baby into the nursery the whole family was glued to the window. Finally new daddy Kellen opened the doors holding the most perfect gift from God, "Jules", as Kellen calls her. We spent the next hour "ewwing and ahhhing" at her every move. She is beautiful and her skin was a perfect pink and she is sporting a full head of dark brown hair! What a doll!