Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Daye-ly Delight

I'm convinced the best job besides being a mother,
is being an Aunt.
I find pure joy when I hang with my nieces...
this weekend it was, Miss Lenora Daye!!What a sweet smile. I went to Pittsburgh to visit my brother Jonah, my sister (inlaw) Becca, and their daughter Lenora Daye. She is a treasure. She is the most beautiful little thing. She has the cutest little voice and personality. She dances and run around everywhere.
Seeing her for the first time in 11 months... ohhh she's grown into the cutest little girl.
Every morning Lenora wakes up and has a quiet time with her Daddy...
She loves this time... "Read my Bible." she tells Jonah and then they pray together.

Jonah's office at the University of Pittsburgh; he's getting his phd in History and Philosophy of Science (aka he's a smarty pants who wears patches on his sweater near his elbows and possibly could smoke a pipe while conversing with other smarty pants over philosophical inklings)
Becca and Lenora... they dance around the living room together...
"Lenora? What does the lion say?"
"I snuggle my monkey."
It was SO great. Jonah and Becca insisted we eat a lot of Japanese food... so we went out and took our time eating different entrees on the menu. The first was sushi... although Lenora was not as excited about the raw fish as i was. I kept saying, "Oh, this is just like Japan" and "oh, this is so yummy" and "Oh, this tastes just like a restaurant i go to with mary" and "ohhh ginger" and so on and so forth.
When they initiated eating the Japanese food, I don't know why exactly but it spoke a lot of love into my heart...
Pittsburgh is a beautiful city... see the elevated train/trolley thing. It's such a quaint little place.
The Schupbach family
I ate more Asian food this weekend than I have in the last two months. It warmed my heart...
especially to see others enjoy it.
Moral of the story?
Being a sister is amazing.
Eating Asian food makes me smile.
Seeing my family eat Asian food makes me smile even more.
Being an Aunt is the best...
and knowing that Lenora was followed by Waveland...
and they will soon be followed by Eddie in November (Jer and Alaina)
and myster baby in March (Jonah and Becca Take Two) is a joy indescribable!!!
Thank you, Lord for blessing my socks off.
*Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.* Psalm 23:6

1 comment:

jamie said...

what a fun time jo- glad it was a blast for you and refreshing!