ShaJoes Great Expectations

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Poppa Joe Is Back Home!

All praises to God for taking and bringing Joe safely from his deployment.
God be glorified in all things. Today, tomorrow, and forever, we prayerfully thank God for the sacrifice of his brother, Tom, who paid the ultimate sacrifice the year before Joe went to take his place on the battlefield. Our prayers continue, also, for Shannon -- who has served her country well on the battlefields for liberty in countries abroad. We thank and praise God for Joe's and Tom's parents and relatives.

We pray God's continued blessings over the many friends and comrades who remain on the battlefield, who have been injured in battle, and for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank God for Rev. Melinda Lancaster and colleagues who keep this matter in prayer. Special prayerful blessings for Pastor Lin, who understands what it is like to have a loved one serve on the far off battlefields.

Dear Lord, may we never forget the cost of freedom. Hard fought. Hard won.
Somebody needs to appreciate that and say, Hallelujah!

Rev. L. Dowell, Five-Fold Minister

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Joe Flies Home!

JOE FLIES TOMORROW!!! Just thought I'd share. But, it may take about a week for him to get here, because that whole military travel thing....Anyway. Good night

lhk (i.e., love, hugs, kisses)
me and Hannah

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sent with Love, Hugs, and Kisses!!!!

~Shannon and Hannah

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Monday, February 06, 2006

The Hannah Shower

Reprint (originally posted Saturday but somehow got deleted)

Cousin took me out last night and we had a nice time. We were going to go to Mongolian Grill, but it was closed when she got here, so we went to the Kiss Cafe. It's a bar/restaurant in B-more. We were too cute for Mongolian Grill anyway. It was a nice time, because it wasn't crowded like a bar, and we sat on couches. It wasn't the flavor I was going for, but it was yummy. In fact it was so yummy that after I finished eating, Me AND Hannah fell asleep on the couch until it was time to go. Wild party animals we are. Tuckered us both out.

Please take note of those FLY Old Navy trousers, that I am wearing. (Joe took us shopping. It was like the absentee shopper, but he took us) Yes, they're maternity and they're WONDERFUL!! We got 3 pairs. Yup. We're that guy. After all, just because we're pregnant, that's NO excuse to look like "Dammit to Hell." As Pop says when I have crying fits, "Go wash your face and get dressed. It'll make you feel better. You'll at least look good." tee hee

Yes, the military tells you to drink water, FOR EVERYTHING. Even for a sucking chest wound, it's the magic alixer. Well, Pop's is, "Wash your face"." It felt really good to get out on a Friday night as opposed to being couped up in the apartment, except when I get to talk to Joe for marathon IM dates. Then it's o.k., because I can sleep easy. Well, I just thought I'd share these pics. Hannah wanted to say hi too, so you get the belly shots. The one's just a cute/funny belly shot (the one of me looking down like "HEY!! Where'd that come from!?"

Well, The weather looks beautiful, so I think we're going to take advantage of it. For those of you who don't know Joe is safe and well and will be flying home the 20th of THIS MONTH!!! So, I know you are and will, but keep your prayers and well wishes for his safe return. He'll be here on the weekends, and then come 1APR HE'S HOME FOR GOOD!!!! Hannah and I have some nice surprises for him, but shhh. He doesn't know what they are. As well, please keep 11MAR open, because I'm thinking we're going to do a Marakesh Night to thank everyone who has been here with me (and putting up with my Sh*t) during this lonely, hard time and for making it as comfortable and easy as possible. You REALLY know who your friends are during a time like this and it also draws a family closer. I like to think. I will surely let you know the confirmation of Marakesh. I think I'll make reservations today, so we have it in advance and you'll get the formal invitation to join us.

As well, my girlfriends, whom I've realized I need more than I ever thought (not that I didn't know, but a time like this confirms it), are devising a master plan...YUP!!! They've got things in the works for a little something called THE BABY SHOWER which will be dubbed "The Hannah Shower". tee hee. Well, we're looking at 25MAR, but you will receive notice from Sandrine, Buffy, Kavita, or Renita. How wonderful are my friends? Yes, yes, do tell...

O.K. Well, It'e after 0900 and we have to motivate. Have a little cleaning to do and have to get some of the fresh air.

More later
Shannon and Hannah

Note: Pictures upon request. Email Us.

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Watching For Hannah Compositions

Greetings to all across the (S)miles! (Written to Joe's Family and to our Friends)

I know you are as excited as I -- we are -- that little Miss Hannah is continuing to do well on her journey. As well, we are so happy that Joe is getting closer to his trip safely back home. We are proud to know him and to have him as a son.

You may know I have no musical training. I preface my message in that way to let you know the Holy Ghost inspired me to sit at the keyboard and at the piano and He gave me the compositions that are on the enclosed tape. I plan to investigate how I can technically enhance the quality and packaging of the taped sounds to share with other family members and friends. In the meanwhile, I want to share it with you and the family. I hope it blesses you, too, as we look and “Watch For Hannah.” It is all to the glory of God, as He has caused it to be; and I would not be able to play either of those compositions the same way again,(or close to it), even if my life depended on it. :-) The title of the original musical compositions are (1) Sleep Little One Sleep, (2) Watching For Hannah, (3) God's Little Angel Chile, (4) Hannah's Lullaby, and (5) Heavenly Hands (over Hannah) - Finale.

Be well and be found in Jesus, when He comes again.

Love to all,
Excited grandmother once again

(Enclosed) Taped original musical compositions Dedicated to Hannah © 2006. All rights reserved worldwide. By Rev. L. Dowell. Columbia, MD.

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