Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Son Paul & Family


Beth, Grant, Autumn, and Paul

We are enjoying Susan's son Paul who is with us for Thanksgiving. If you were reading my blog last October you will remember the birth of his son Grant. Paul is in the navy and had to report for duty in South Korea just prior to the birth of his son. Susan flew to Maryland to be with Paul's wife Beth and help with the new baby and their three year old daughter Autumn. Then six weeks later she accompanied them on the trip to Seoul.

Paul's father and Susan's first husband was an Episcopal priest. He was the priest in charge of the church I was attending when he died unexpectedly of complications from surgery. Several years later Susan and I became friends and decided to marry.

Prior to this, Paul attended the US Naval Academy and while a student there introduced a fellow midshipman to the Episcopal church. After his time in the service was completed the friend attended seminary. He is to be ordained an Episcopal priest next week and has asked Paul to be his presenter. Paul was not able to bring Beth and the children with him at this time but came a week early to spend Thanksgiving with us. He did present us with a recent photo of the family. I think you will agree that they are a very handsome family indeed.

5 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

They are a handsome family indeed.

RennyBA's Terella said... [Reply to comment]

You have all the reasons to be proud of them and how nice to have them around for a family celebration like Thanksgiving.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

You have an interesting family!

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

I almost forgot... happy Thanksgiving!

Ours was long time ago, I keep on forgetting yours is later.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That's a lovely family picture and one to be so proud of. Two of my offspring, through choice, decided not to have children and I do think they may regret it when they are older, That may be sour grapes, of course, on my part - I'm more than happy to admit to loving the idea of being a Granny!
Grandparents seem to have such fun.

Anne