Last weekend, Coach and Clint went fishing and left Jenny
and I, with nothing to do but have fun. So, we did. After a
leisurely morning and my favorite juice to date, we
took off. First stop, Woodhouse Spa. It was our first
visit to this charming place in downtown Belton.
Everything was lovely. Located near the Cotton Gin,
in a historic building. I was smitten with the ambiance.
From the moment we walked in the door, I couldn’t get
over how comfortable and relaxed I felt. I loved every
minute of my luxurious facial. Which, Jenny so generous
treated me to. Thank you, so much! What a great idea!
We both enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it
for you next spa day. When they offer you a beverage, ask for
the hot cinnamon tea. The combination was rejuvenating and
refreshing. It made me look years younger as you can see
in the picture below or at least I feel like her
Then we were off the Waco for a little shopping a Spice
Village, Bloom and Bee Swanky and Sironia’s.
We found several ‘treasures’ and even caught a 10 lb..
Jenny and I had a fun day together! One I’ll never forget.
I really enjoyed our conversations and felt like I got to
know her even better. I admire so many things
about Jenny. Her soft spoken manner, head full
of knowledge, heart full of passion and quiet disposition.
Quite different, than the loud, rowdy family she married
into. This morning, I’m reminded of how challenging it
is to be thrown into a melting pot of a new family. I
remember and cringe at the thought of which of how
difficult we have been for her to adjust to. The truth is,
each family has it’s own unique flavor, so to speak, that
is comfortable and tasty to it’s members. Yet, others
may find it rather unpalatable. I’m laughing at the thought
of a conversation I had recently with my best friend Leslie.
Who was reminiscing about her first visit with Laynce’s
extended family in Arkansas. They are country people
that lived way back in the woods. The grow and hunt their
own food, tan animal hides, make soap and cook on a wood
burning stove. Anyway, at mealtime the family got into
a big discussion about which meat was there favorite;
Rabbit, Squirrel or Possum. She listened to the ‘round table’
discussion, hearing more than she wanted to know and
feeling certain she was filming an upcoming episode
of the Twilight Zone.
Yes, becoming a family can be tricky and takes a little time but
when everyone exercises the ‘golden rule’ and treats each
other with love and respect. Extending grace, with the ‘long
arms of God’, we’ll find ourselves apart of something
amazing. A little taste of heaven, here on earth.
I love our daughter –in-love! She is beautifully unique and
brings a lot to the table. Her petite stature is power packed
with good things this family needed. She posted the above on
instagram this morning. Her focus, discipline and dedication,
are unmatched. While following her dreams, she generously
encourages others along the way. Jenny is a champion.
We are so grateful for our grown children...all six of them!
They are enriching our lives.