Monday, August 07, 2006


Thank you for your prayers for Benjamin! He is feeling so much better. Tony spent the weekend in Tyler with his parents, Payton went to the ranch with my parents, so Benjamin and I had the whole weekend together to concentrate on getting him better. It was so sweet to have that time just he and I. We loved every moment of it...but the definite highlight of our weekend (right after welcoming Valerie home from England) was when we were reunited with Payton and Tony. I love watching Payton and Benjamin embrace...It is such a joy to watch their friendship grow!

I took these pictures of Benj a couple of weeks ago at the ranch. Tony has cleared out a new section of land and we had come over to explore. Tony was finishing trimming a tree so we sat down to wait on him...I loved how contented he was to just sit there and wait on his dad ( I am showing you 3 of about 10 pictures I took of this same scene...)


Kendra said...

What a cute little farm boy! So glad he is feeling better, and glad you had some "Benjamin" time with him! I love individual time with my boys. Colby and I went on a "date" to a youth ministry meeting last night - you would have thought it was a night out at Chucky Cheese, though. The "reunion" is sweet, too! Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

So thankful Benjamin is feeling better - I have all the empathy in the world for him with those breathing problems! I'm sure life is now much more peaceful at the Brooks house! And wanted you to know that you & Benj meeting Valerie at the airport was such a highlight for her. It was the first thing she told me when she called on Saturday. She was so excited that yall had come to see her and that you were coming over this week. It really did mean the world to her. I'm so glad you could be there since Cath & I couldn't. You're the greatest! And I'm again amazed & thankful that I ended up with the family I did. God is good!

Randy & Kelly Vaughn said...

Love this little guy!!
-Uncle Randy

mindy tyndall said...

I love your blog! And I love the photos of Benjamin at the farm. I have some similar ones of Bradley, now a senior at ACU, at our family farm and I just love remembering those times. I appreciate so much what an encouragement you are to so many. Hey - Roy and I have looked for a class for a long time - is there an age limit?
Thanks for always encouraging us by sharing your stories!
Hugs - Mindy