Wednesday, November 3, 2010

bella's eb gathering

I'm so sorry for taking so long to blog about Friday's EB Gathering. It was so great to finally meet the Ringgolds and get to celebrate Sweet Bella. Our time was rushed due to the impending dark, but it was great nonetheless. Tim's sister lives in Winston-Salem, so I hope we'll be able to spend more time together some time when they come back this way and we have more time. Tim and Angelique are just a class act, and Ali is so funny. And I can't speak for them, but no matter how little time we got together or how little we got to say, we are connected in a way that most can't understand and need very few words to feel like family. 

Thanks to all of you who came out to meet us. It was so great to meet so many of the people who have been following our story and praying for Jonah. I had so much fun and hopefully we can plan something for the Spring when our days will be a little longer, but the weather will still be cool enough for Jonah. I'd love to do it again!

Here are a few photos from Friday.

This first one is mine.

The rest are my photographer friend, Jenn's. She also took the photos for Jonah's birthday party.

You can see the others at Jenn's photography site, Photographic Memories. Click here to see the rest. Thank you so much, Jenn. Beautiful as usual!


Laura A said...

Hi Patrice-

Thanks so much for sharing these pics! I met the Ringgolds last night at the TX gathering and they are truly an amazing family.

Tim asked us to introduce ourselves (there were about 6 grownups in the room and A LOT of kids!) and how we came to Bella's blog. Every one of us said we found Bella through Jonah's blog!! So I just wanted to thank you again for being so willing to share Jonah and yourself with us - and for making us aware that other families are sharing the same struggles.

Hope the rest of your week is great - continuing to pray for sweet Jonah, you and Matt!


Lucky said...

First of glad to see you all got together, what a blessing you must be for each other. Second of all...Jonah is about as cute as they come. My 8 year old has started to ask to see your blog and we talk about him often. Thank you for being so open with your lives that I can share this as a teaching moment with her.
Third of all...and totally off the wall...but you look just awesome in that color!

Courtney Roth said...

That picture of you an Jonah is TOO cute. Two pairs of gorgeous blue eyes!!
We should chat again soon:(

Sophia said...

Beautiful pictures! I so wish that I loved closer....

Y Mama said...

YOU.LOOK.AMAZING!! Your smile tells an awesome story!
Looks like a good time was had by all!

Sandy said...

The pics are beautiful, as are you Patrice, Matt and Jonah. It was such a blessing to meet all three of you.

Continuing to pray ,
Sandy Moore

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