This past weekend was Father’s day weekend we celebrated 3 special Jex dads in Natchez- Steve, Zach and Kellen. We had such a wonderful weekend with the Jex family—great meals, lots of laughs with our adorable niece and Sue and I even made time in the 500 degree weather to go to the blueberry farm and pick some yummy berries. We also had Austin’s last baby shower and it was gorgeous. Regina, as always, went all out and hosted the most beautiful baby shower for me at Twin Oaks. I feel like most of the special events in my life take place there…my wedding, Cory’s wedding, my baby shower. Who knows, maybe Austin will marry his Ole Miss sweetheart there too. No pressure baby boy. It was a wonderful shower and I got to spend time with so many lovely ladies that have been so supportive and loving to us over the years. We didn’t open gifts at the shower so it was so much fun to bring them home and open them with the family! I am so glad Zach got to be part of all the fun for once! We were overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the wonderful things Austin received…he officially has more stuff than Zach and I combined. What a lucky kid, too bad his nursery looks pretty tragic right now. I just have not had the energy to put all the gifts away but this week Mom and Grandma Ebby are here so I know the nursery will be perfectly organized by the weekend.
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