Just a note to let you know that we’re “back in the saddle”. There is a lot of family news to share. We even had three grandchildren born since I last posted. Ana Sofía Gómez was born to Ruthie (Jeter) & Brian Gómez in Sevilla, Spain where they are serving as missionaries. “Abuela” (Cyndie) was able to be there before, during, and after the baby was born to help our daughter Ruthie with the baby, the grandkids, the house, etc. Lillie Jeter was born to Jonathan & Brenda Jeter in Waxahachie, Texas. Reagan Jeter was born to Paul & Zhaleh Jeter in Midlothian, Texas.
We will post pictures and more details later. Until then, ¡hasta luego!
Just had to share some pictures of our family get together on July 4th, 2012, here in Waxahachie, Texas. So sad that Christina could not make it from Springfield, Missouri. Michael Jeter (one of Stan’s boys) drove up from Waco! We had a terrific time of family, food & fellowship. Hardly gets any better than this. 🙂
Don & Cyndie; Jonathan, Brenda, Jacob, Emily & Lucas; Paul, Zhaleh, Jack, Audrey & Cheryl; and Michael Jeter.
It was very special to be near our kids and grandkids for Mother’s Day 2012. Christina came shortly after so we had all 4 children and 7 grandchildren near 🙂 My Mom (Sister Jeter – Abuela) is midway through her 101st year (she’s 100) and living with my (Don’s) oldest brother Stan and SIL Rhoda in Virginia Beach, VA. We sent her a special Hallmark (artificial) flower bulb which opens and says “I love you!” along with a very special card. We appreciate her for such a sterling example of selfless love and service and all the other qualities which have made her such a godly woman and “super Mom” all of these years – by far the most wonderful 100 year old I know!
Of course, I can’t mention “Super Mom” without mentioning the love of my life and the most wonderful Mom to our wonderful children and Grandma to theirs. Cyndie is the most exquisite and wonderful wife and mother, friend and “Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman”. In the sub-100 yr. old there is absolutely no contest. Cyndie wins it hands down – the most fabulous “Mom” I know!!! 🙂
We were very excited today to be at the DFW airport (Dallas, Texas) to receive Brian & Ruthie Gómez back home from a 2 year assignment where they served as associates and then interim pastors at the International Church of Barcelona. Little Sara has grown so much and is talking fluently and incessantly – memories of her Mommy and her Abuela (Cyndie). This was little Daniel’s first time to step on U.S. soil. He’ll be 1 year old in March. We were praying for Brian & Ruthie since the children had been sick before they boarded 2 1/2 hour British Airways flight to Heathrow in London. 1 hour and 45 min later, after running through the gauntlet of changing terminals, hauling luggage with a baby and toddler, going through several security checks and passport control, they boarded the BA direct flight to DFW. Unfortunately, once on the plane on the tarmac, the pilot announced some mechanical problems on the plane. Their takeoff was delayed 2 long hours.
The 9 1/2 hour flight had to cross Greenland and come in to the States from Hudson Bay to avoid the storm system which was ravaging central and eastern U.S. What a wonderful sight to see them finally come through the doors at the International Arrivals, safe & sound though totally worn out and exhausted. Vivian, Brian’s mother was also there with her husband and our oldest son Jonathan was there with his whole family. Distance and work made it impossible for the other siblings to be there. We all went to Vivian’s house in Argyle where she had prepared a wonderful lasagna & salad and a birthday cake for Brian.
Brian and Ruthie will be processing for full time missionary appointment and would appreciate your prayers. They will also be scheduling services in churches for itinerary once they go through all of the required candidacy process.
WELCOME HOME, BENVINGUTS, BIENVENIDOS, ONGI ETORRI, BEMVINDOS.