Wow, look what I found. This is my family, a picture taken in the 70's, or near that. Some of you have been asking more about my family when I was growing up., so I thought I'd share a couple pictures of us.
Pictured left to right, front to back are: me/Darla, Eric, Randy, Colleen, Linda, behind me is my twin, Doug, behind him is Cheryl, Mom Wynette, Dad Ted, Melody, and Lana. We sadly, lost our baby brother, Jimmy, at birth.
What a houseful. Mom and Dad were the best parents then and always. How in the Lord's name did they ever cloth and feed all of us, was with the Lord's help. Can you imagine putting glasses on all of us? Good grief. That alone, would cost at least 4 grand now days.
This next and last family picture taken, was just after our Dad's funeral. My apology for the lack of clarity.
I hope we can all be with Mom this Christmas for another family picture. I think it's important to take these while we still can. It's been 5 yrs. already since this one was taken, but it's still pretty close to what we all look like today.
Way left in Dad's chair is our sister Lana. She passed away 3 yrs. ago. Lord, how we all miss her. She had the most contagious laughter. You couldn't help but join in.
Sitting in the front, Colleen, is our youngest sister and Texas Sweetheart, and kneeling next is Eric, the youngest of the brothers.
Next to Lana is Randy, Doug, Mom, Cher from Michigan, Lin and Mel. I'm in the back peeking between Randy and Doug. What a lot of love to go around.
Our family tree has many branches since we were kids, some scrapes but nothing we couldn't fix with lots of support for one another. Our biggest losses with our huge family has been letting Dad and Lana sit beside God before the rest of us. We know we will see them again someday. God promised.
If you wish to hear more, let me know and I will try my best to bring you all closer. Family is key, but a 'loving and supportive family' is such a blessing.
Like our parents always said each day,
"This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:vs.24
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