Our time in Jackson was a fun whirlwind of activity. Our first full day there we went out to lunch and then to a safari park for an up close encounter with ostrich, emus, llamas, a giraffe, and other various animals. After a brief respite and dinner at the house Ron and Paula took the boys and me out for ice-cream at Sonic. Ron ordered two blizzards for the four boys to share. When the boys stated that they could eat a whole one, he said if they ate it all he would get them another one to share. Much to his surprise, they finished them to the last drop and looked at him expectantly. He tried with no success to convince them they couldn’t possibly be hungry and then ordered a strawberry sundae for them to share. The boys were proud of their victory and granddaddy learned not to underestimate the ice-cream appetite of his grandsons.

The next day I enjoyed a quiet breakfast with a dear friend while Ron and Paula took all five boys to the train museum and out to McDonalds for lunch. We spent the remaining day resting at home.

We saw Gretta, our lab-mix that lived with us until we discovered the twins’ allergy and she went to live with Grady, Paula’s dad. The twins greeted her. I asked if they remembered her. Issac said, “Yes, but she probably don’t recognize us anymore because we’ve changed a lot.”


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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