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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

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Louisiana is sorry to learn that Johnny's girlfriend has been in the hospital after a fall, but she is glad that she is improving and that life is good for Kendra Williams and her brood.

Weds., March 8, 2006, 7:12 a.m. (SLOW day here at work [for the time being, that is...LOL])~

Dear Kendra~

Thank you so much for your letter of the other day; it was so nice to hear from you again! It sure sounds like your family has been keeping you busy! Good for you, and good for you that your health has held; that is great to know! :)

I was sorry to learn that Rebekkah Cohen has been in the hospital due to another infection. That is HORRIBLE, but I AM glad that she is on the mend! Johnny has been wondering why he hadn't heard from her; her letters really cheer him up, and he just loves her so much! She gives him so much hope, and she makes his forget of his own health troubles--for a LITTLE while, at least!

I will most certainly add Rebekkah Cohen to the prayer chain at Christ Community Assembly of God when we go tonight; we will most certainly be happy to pray for her! :) You are SO right, Kendra: young Rebekkah Cohen IS a living Miracle (but then, aren't ALL our children? Aren't we ALL "Miracles"? :) )!

I am happy that the girls get so much joy out of their baby brother, Evan! He surely is a cutie, and I know that he is going to be one of the most spoiled kids on your street! LOL I am so happy about the addition of the two foster children to your family: you are going to have to tell me more about them in a future letter! Are they young victims of the hurricanes as well, like Evan was? Where are they from? How old are they? I am ALL ears! :)

I am amazed that your oldest is about to graduate from high school! WOW! That is a testiment to the fact that kids DO grow up fast! My youngest is now about two years old, and he has grown up so much! He is now walking and talking; the next order of business for him is to get him toilet-trained; but he is being stubborn about it! He does NOT like the training pants, and trying to get him to go to the toilet has been such a trial!

My oldest daughter, Lightning, is pregnant again; she and Darnell, her husband, are expecting their sixth child (sex unknown at this time). Aa you can imagine, Lightning and her family are beyond excited (as are we; we are enjoying this, being grandparents!)! :) So there will be another Sandusky grandchild in the near future, as well as a wedding; my daughter, Dwerlina, is getting married sometime this summer in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she lives! She met a nice young Cajun boy at her job, and the two of them have since fallen in love and are now ready to get married! Things have a way of happening so fast, especially in my family---

Ronee' is doing great: she is walking on just two canes intead of her crutches, and she has so much more freedom. She has just about outgrown her allergies, and her asthma is FINALLY under control! She is like a completely different person, and she is still singing her heart out! Life is indeed good for her right now, and we could NOT be ANY happier! :)

I have found out that my fourth book, "A Family Made From Rainbows And Love", has been accepted for publication. I wrote a children's book about international adoption, and it is about our family. It is for children who are in the 4-8 age bracket, and I hope that parents enjoy it (as well as the kids). It was a lot of fun to write, and it will be out sometime next year or later this year if all goes according to plan. I am so happy; I now have four published books under my belt, and I just LOVE writing! Who knows? There may be more books in my future! :)

How is Louisa Mason doing? How is your friend, America? I haven't heard from her in a LONG time, and I was just wondering about her. I hope all is okay with her! Please tell Louisa and America that I say hi! :)

So you have been having snow there in Soulsbysville. WOW! I bet the kids are having a BALL making snawmen and throwing snowballs at one another! It seems that snow and kids are just PERFECT for one another! :) We had some snow last month, but it has since melted, and we also had an ice storm (that has gone too). Now it has warmed up here, and we may get thunderstorms by Friday, severe thunderstorms. I pray not! I don't LIKE severe storms; I am something of a storm phobic! LOL

Did I tell you that Bill fell when we had the ice storm? He DID! He finally went to the doctor, who then gave him some Flexeril for his pain, and he was given a reprieve from work; but he is about over it now, and he will return back to his job at Wal*Mart on Monday. He strained his back pretty badly, and he was in so much pain; it really bothered me to see him being so miserable and moving around like a 200-year-old man! LOL

I have been busy working and trying to tackle the E-mail Mountain that steadily continues to grwo taller. I have a new friend in Washington state who has seven children (five adopted), and his name is Don Hickmon. I also heard from Ellen Jones in Indiana, and I don't know if I can continue writing to her because she is still so very angry since the fire, and she keeps on blaming God for her troubles. She wrote me a very nasty letter yesterday (I have since responded back to it), but I am hurt, deeply hurt. I know she has the right NOT to believe, but she doesn't have to try to bring ME down to her level in the process! I just wonder how she is going to respond to my letter (let alone, write back)! This is going to be interesting, to say the very least!---

My twin daughters, Camey and Tammi, have new jobs: Both are working at Fire Mountain, which is a WONDERFUL family buffet-style restaurant owned by the Ryans Restaurant chain, and they really have been enjoying it. Tammi is a server, and Camey wraps silverware there. They have been working there for nearly three weeks now, and Monday, they will both get their first check. I know they are looking forward to THAT! :)

Well, this is about it for now. The emergency tones are sounding off; have to see what is up. They are also paging me to the Emergency Room. I will write again after I hear from you. You take care of yourself and your family, and may God bless you all MIGHTILY! I will continue to pray for you, as I do every day! Hope to see y'all soon!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tennessee, Louisiana Mayrah Sandusky. :)

P.S.: Keep me informed on Rebekkah's situation! And about the picture: is THAT Anna Grace? She sure has grown into a beautiful young lady! :)


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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/10/2006
Poor Johnny, he must have been so worried! And don't we all know about those mountains of e-mails, often a day is just not long enough! Great letter,
love and hugs, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/10/2006
Another excellent piece
God Bless
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/8/2006
Lol at Peter!!


Love Tinka
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/8/2006
I hope I live to be a 200 year old man, as long as I retain my fitness and mental faculties...lols
And yeh, every child is a miracle, a unique human being, you said it Karen
This is an enthralling story that just gets better and better
Hope you and Karla are in the swing of things as hostesses at Fire Mountain !!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/8/2006

Louie seems to be in a much better mood today--good to see. Well written letter from the heart!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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