Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Veronica Joy!

Veronica Joy is my 5th living child, born on the 5th day of the 5th month. She was the longest pregnancy I had carried so far, 39 weeks 2 days. She weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs. 8 oz. and had a 14 1/4" head. She was born at home, with big brothers and sisters and some friends in the living room, waiting for her.

What a pretty and happy baby too! She had curly, strawberry-blonde hair and peaches'n'cream skin and big brown eyes. Always smiling, always loving, always kind!

When she was 2, she had measles, very severely. The sustained high fever caused weak places to develop in her hair follicles and in the following weeks, her hair broke off all over. I gave her a "shag" haircut. When the hair grew back in, it was dishwater blonde and straight.

Veronica is a very intelligent girl! Besides doing her homeschool, she is artistic. She draws beautiful pictures, and she quilts, spins, and knits. She is learning to cook. She is very popular with babies, because she is soft, gentle, and cuddly.

Her name means "true image" (as in a mirror) and "joy," and I believe she is a True Image of the Joy that the Lord can place in our hearts when we love and trust Him! I know she is a true gift to us!
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Yesterday for her birthday, we went to Mayfield Dairy in Athens, TN. We all got to wear hairnets and walk through parts of the milk-processing plant, then enjoy fresh-made ice creams on their porch. It stopped raining long enough for us to do our "field trip" and started up again later on last night. LoL!

To the right here is Veronica with her ice cream.

To the left, all the kids (including niece Dana and grandkids) on the company's graven-image cow (LoL)

Veronica on the cow, Artemas with hair (and non-existent beard) protectors,

B licking an ice cream,

Artemas goofing off with a giant poster of a milk jug, and again acting very thirsty indeed. Can you tell he is the family clown?

Today Veronica got to use her first power tools ever! Richard and the kids are building some kind of something of the shelter out near the road, that we put the "bum" scarecrow in last fall. Richard is apparently giving Veronica some very important instructions about marking before cutting.

Beverly took up camera again, to give us a 2 yo's eye-view of one of the family vans. And not to be outdone, I took a picture of my clawfoot-tub garden.

I did NOT get the sock done. YET! 12 rows to go before I sleep.

1 comment:

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

What lovley daughters you have! Veronica is Beautiful and a sweet child! Love the clown in the family they make things much more fun!!! The tub garden is wonderful!!! Huggs Marion