Monday, June 29, 2009

My daughter arrived! Yea!

Of course, having said I would be too busy to blog this week, I couldn't bear not to check in for a few minutes. I've also tried to keep up a little with some of you...but did not leave many comments. Just want you all to know that I'm having too much fun to blog much...It is wonderful reconnecting with a daughter after 20 years. And she is reconnecting with all kinds of family she didn't know she had...A couple of pictures.

Of course, with great irony, the first day she was here, her favorite team was playing my favorite team so we cheered and booed madly. I will admit (particularly since she may read this) that the Red Sox are the superior team...even though my Braves beat them on this particular day. Yea!

Brain has a new sister, Melody has a new sister-in-law, and Conner (hidden from view) is being helped by Karen to walk...well, sort of...

Conner and Jean win each others' hearts...not difficult for either of them to do.

And Karen took her down to the Market where they shopped and I ran around taking pictures, including many that did not have them in them, and several that are unrecognizeable abstracts...of course...for later.

Okay...enough blogging...back to living.


  1. So very wonderful to see all those big, pretty smiles! That says it all.
    Have a wonderful week.

  2. She's gorgeous BB!!

    How very cool...


  3. Ain't living great, and even sharing that life is living. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy. Blessings

  4. How wonderful to see yall loving and enjoying each other. I've been wondering and saying little prayers for a happy reunion! This is great news :)

  5. Beautiful and Brilliant! The smiles are delightful! All I can say is, " Okay, Blue Jays, let's play ball!"

  6. Hello Mark

    I can see a great resemblance and lots of love between you..I hope that you have a very happy time reacquainting...

    Happy days

  7. its a nice feeling to have your children with you that too after a long period
    even i look forward to visits from my daughter
    enjoy each and every moment with her and share the photos with us

  8. Like Gigi, I have been hoping that it was all going well.I love the photo of Conner and Jean ~ so beautiful. :D

  9. The first thing I did tonight is look for your blog in case you said something.

    I'm so delighted for all of you ...

    Magic happens Mark, especially in recovery.


    God bless.

    Sarah Lulu *waving madly from Australia*

  10. All went very smoothly and that is to the credit of everyone being adults, except, of course, for the little that made everyone smile.

  11. Mark, that is wsonderful to see everyone so happy! She is absolutely gorgeous - clearly inside as well as out!

  12. Hi daughter! ::waves::

    Looks like you are having a blast, and you've never looked happier! Have a great week!

  13. Reconnecting is the best. I'm so glad for you all.

  14. I'm extremely happy for you Mark, and for your daughter! I don't remember seeing a picture to two happier people before! This is just great!

  15. I am not happy at all about this post. You know very well that you are not supposed to post your Friday shoot out so far in advance. So now you have the jump on all of us.

    For those who have no idea what I am talking about our Friday shoot out assignment for this week is "Celebrate Life." Mark, you are certainly celebrating life this week!

    Enjoy your visit. You daughter is lovely. Give her a hug for me. BTW: Go Red Soxs!

  16. Your daughter is beautiful! I'm so happy for all of you! And your photos really reflect all the great feelings on everyone's face -- including yours! Great time for you, Mark, and your whole family!

  17. I missed this blog entry and am glad you mentioned it so I had to go look. Your daughter and grandson have an uncanny resemblance - they look like you aparantly. Karen is a beautiful woman (first full photo of her that I have seen) you lucky man!

  18. I'm so very glad for you and her, your whole family actually. These kind of events in life are wonderful to hear of. :D

  19. So happy everything went so well with Jean's visit - Lovely outcomes, and her hair is just so beautiful, both in those atmospheric pics you took of her as a gorgeous child, and now as she is a radiant adult - You and Karen are both looking very well on all of this change, adaptation, hecticness and love, Sirs - Conner just sparkles and enchants, does he not... x

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