Saturday, June 26, was my birthday. I was totally surprised when Linda asked if we could go for some lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Charro, at 1st Street and Country Club Drive in Mesa. As we entered the restaurant we were greeted with singing, shouting, laughter and every happy emotion you can describe as our children and their spouses were awaiting us! Also, present was our newly married granddaughter Brookelyn and her husband Ross Willis, and one of our older, unmarried granddaughters, Caitelyn Perkins, 18, (Kelly). The only one of our children not present, was, of course, Jeffery and his wife Kristi, who we would be joining in Rexburg, Idaho in a few days as they prepare for the return of their oldest daughter from a mission and their oldest son's marriage. But, low and behold, to everyone's surprise, not just mine, in walks Jeffery, Kristi and their son Jacob and his fiancee, Liz Whitaker! We were just blown away by their appearance -- coming near 1,000 miles to be part of our homecoming!! What an unbelievable experience!!
9 months ago