Friday, May 4, 2007

On a lighter note..

Sorry to leave all of you in a state of worry with my prvious post. I don't want to be a downer so on a lighter note I will also cut and paste here with all of you what I just emailed out yesterday to all of our family and firneds about mine and Nora's day - Wednesday 5/2.

I'm sorry I posted this in backwards sequence... Bonnie

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
Just wanted to share with you two photos that I took today of Nora. We had our weekly story time in Bridge City today and on the way over I talked to Nora telling her after the library we would go shopping and she could pick out her own Jesus. I forget the name of the store but it is right beside Pizza Hut in Bridge City. I am glad I had my camera with me in my purse and could take photos of Nora and “her Jesus” in the store and capture the true pride she felt today!

At the ACTS retreat I shared how each morning when we come down stairs we venerate the cross - I kiss the feet of Jesus while Nora kisses the wall below – and so I thought we would shop for her one to hang down low at her level. The store had a few to pick from hanging on the wall and while I was looking at the smaller wooden ones she kept saying, “No Momma, I want the big Jesus!” Looking at the large ones on the wall I knew they were not in my price range, plus they were much larger than what we already have in the front hall..… and very breakable looking…. And I kept telling her, “No Nora, lets pick a little one for you.” But she kept insisting “the BIG Jesus Momma, I want the BIG Jesus!”

Finally she said, “LOOK at my Jesus Momma!” and I looked down to find her proudly holding this crucifix which was indeed a much larger one that the ones I had been taking off the wall and looking at. There on the floor at her level was a bucket full of a dozen or so of this silver and gold metal looking crucifix. They were all marked down to $5 - which the cheapest of the small wooden ones I had looked at were around $28. So I thought “even better! and it is the one she wants!”

Nora had picked her own Jesus! She spent the remainder of the time in the store holding it “close to her heart” as I instructed so that she wouldn’t’ use it to knock off anything off the shelves. The whole ride home she sang to Him – “Open the Eyes of my heart, Lord. Open the eyes of my heart – I want to see you… I want to seeeeeee you!” It was a very special moment.

I told her we would hang him under the big one by the front door and stairs when we got home and that she could kiss his feet each morning like Mommy does – but she had other ideas. “No, Mommy. I want to put him outside with my Mary.” So after we pulled into the garage and was getting out of the van she had me hold Him for her until she could get down out of her car seat.

She was so excited and went running out to take him to Mary (our Mary statue is just by the garage door in the flower bed along the font walk) and in the excitement of it all, she decided to dance with Him and in her second go-around she tripped and fell down.

Yes, you guessed it – She had just picked out and purchased her very own Jesus just 20-25 minutes before and now she had just broke Him before entering the house. It nearly broke my heart to see her little face so saddened and hear the compassion in her voice as she said to Him - “Oh NO, oh NO Jesus! I broke your arm! Ouchie, Ouchie! I am so sorry! Mommy make it better with her sticky tape, Mommy make it better with her sticky tape! I am sorry, I am sorry….it will feel better....”

So if I can find my glue gun (which I have not used in ages) I will try and glue him back together and fix him or we will go back to BC and buy another one for her tomorrow.

I just had to share with you this story and how proud she was to hold her Jesus today – doesn’t she look like a future Altar Server!?

Love from Texas!!
~Bonnie -----(who is only 5 weeks away from delivering the TWINS!)


  1. she is so cute :) Hope Jesus' arm gets well soon. Prayers for your babies, hopefully they are far enough along to prevent any complications. ((big hugs)) xoxo melzie

  2. Nora couldn't be any cuter with her ringlets and holding "her Jesus." Just too too adorable.

    I am sending prayers your way right now for your twins. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I hate the waiting!!

    "Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

  3. Prayers for you and the twins.

    What an adorable story about Nora and her Jesus. She looks so beautiful in the pictures.

  4. Praying for you and your twins, I hate slap cheek, it's a pain in more ways than one, hope the retreat was good, Tracey

  5. I think Nora and 'her Jesus' is the sweetest story I've read, she is just precious in the pictures; and how wonderful that she wanted to put Jesus outside with His mother. Prayers abound for you and the babies.


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