Family Friday

It’s a Big Week!

What a week!  I have spent the majority of it in bed!  A sickness hit me like a ton of bricks.  My chest hurts.  I cough non-stop.  I had a fever, but that has calmed now.  My body aches, especially my head!  I didn’t get out of bed for nearly 4 days.  I only got out to get Lilli from school one day because she couldn’t find a ride home.  I’ve been so sick that I haven’t been able to celebrate the coolest thing of the week properly!

The coolest thing about this past week around here was the birth of Holland Maitland Jessop.

I wrote about his arrival earlier this week.  Click here to read about how his mom is a Warrior!  He is a big boy.  He came into the world at 10 pounds 2 ounces.  He was 21 3/4 inches long.  He has the greatest black hair with a hint of curl.

He eats well and at his check up had gained weight and grew a quarter of an inch!  I also love his little flipper feet.  His mom had flipper feet when she was born too.


His siblings like him too.  What’s not to like?


He came home to his house a few days later.  His Warrior mom is very tired.  It’s hard to get sleep… as all you mom know first hand.  But they are a happy little family.  I least I got to be there for his birth before the sickness over took me!


Also, this week, Lilli participated in the Walk Out at school.  She didn’t do it to protest guns.  She did it to honor those who were mindlessly killed.  I am proud of her, and her school who choose to peacefully and respectfully speak their mind.  They stood in silence for 17 minutes as the names of those who were killed were read to the group.  She just wanted to honor those people.  Neither one of us believes that more laws on guns is really the answer.  Current laws don’t seem to make a difference since “illegal” guns are a thing.  Perhaps the answers lie in getting help to those who are mental unstable.  We have questions, like is HIPA really a good idea?  If medical people could share that some people are unstable and could use help with parents and administrators and maybe even law officials, maybe tragedies could be interrupted before they were an issue.  I don’t know the answers, but I am proud of Lilli for wanting to honors those who lost their lives and for wanting to stand up with a political voice.

Hannah is still having a great time serving a mission in Arkansas.  She is meeting tons of new people.  She is getting braver at knocking on doors.  I love getting her letters.  They make me happy.

We talk  to McKay and her family, and Chad often.  They are doing well enough.  McKay and Myles will be starting a new adventure on Sunday.  Sunday they fly to Oklahoma to meet the little boy they are adopting.  So exciting!  Chad is working… lots of working.

So there it is… my week.  How was your week?

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