Journal Entry

Sunday, February 12, 2006

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY, sweet Shayla!!!

Baby Christi’s shirt informs Daddy that Shayla is on the
way! “I’m going to be a big sister!”  (June 1998)

I’ll never forget this day!  The glorious day when I discovered early that morning that our second baby would be arriving in 1999 making our family complete!  I woke up early and took a pregnancy test.  When it turned out positive I was shaking with joy and couldn’t wait for Shayne to leave for work.  I had a special way I had wanted to tell him.  After he left I loaded up Baby Christi and headed out to Walmart to buy a plain little white tee shirt and tee shirt paints.  Painting, “I’m going to be a big sister!” on the shirt would be the perfect way to let Shayne know about the new baby I thought.  When he (finally) came home from the bank, I had Christi all dressed in the special shirt, but the little stinker kept turning her back joking with Shayne by trying to climb up the stairs.  After what seemed like an eternity, Shayne read Christi’s shirt and was thrilled that a very loved little one would soon be living with us!  Praise God for sweet Shayla!  Shayla Thomas – seven years old!  We love you so!

CHRISTI’S HEALTH:  Sadly, things are not going well with “the big sister”.  We’ve been putting daily updates on her blog which can be visited at: