Monday, August 17, 2009

My Most Influential Role Model

This weekend marked a very big event in our family. It was an awesome reunion for the Wegley (pronounced just like it looks) side of the family. All 40+ folks gathered at Kiddie Lake in Okmulgee, OK for some yummy BBQ, family memories, and just good ol' fashioned fun. It was great to see all of my family....


Including my beautiful sister and her darling little girl...


My too cool brother and his gorgeous wife...

My crazy Daddy-o! (That shirt is money, pops...)

And my littlest sister...
And littlest brother...


It was a chance for our boys to play with their cousins and their Aunts and Uncles above...


And of course, photo ops were taken advantage of...
Here's my boys with my grandma, their great grandma! And let me just say, that she is one GREAT grandma!
She's the coolest grandma anyone could ever wish for! I hope to be just like her, forever. I cherish the memories of staying with her when I was growing up...waking up to a breakfast of biscuits and chocolate gravy (something I can't get my own children to realize the delectable awesomeness of...), knowing dinner was always going to be on the table at 5, learning to crochet, watching her as she worked tirelessly at the church and the school, as well as her full time job...the quintessential working mother. She raised daughters who are amazing women who work hard and completely enjoy everything life has to offer, who can be described as fantastic mothers themselves. She raised sons who are devoted husbands and fathers...one of whom is especially mine...a wonderful dad who loves all of his kids with every ounce of his being, the ultimate cheerleader, a great listener, who gives all he has to give, and then some. All of my grandma's children are Christians, who take care of their responsibilities and love their families unconditionally. I hope and pray that I can raise my children to be the same way, and that they will love and respect me as much as we all love and respect her.
To my Grandma Norma...you've made a bigger impact on my life than any other person. I love you dearly.

2 comments:

Jordan Sanders said...

Misti- glad to find your blog. Have been enjoying reading about Jack's story. I don't know why, I have this complete infatuation with preemie stories. I guess I'm so amazed what God can do through these tiny bodies.

Clint said...

She is an awesome lady!! I love the fact that you have many of her traits and take after her in many ways!! I love you!!