Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Lori and Tara
Originally uploaded by Tonja Owens.
Don't mean to upset anyone out there in Blogland...but these are the 2 sweetest young women anywhere...and they're mine. Well, they are my neices, but thay makes them half mine, doesn't it? These are the daughters of my sister and BIL, Joy and Tommy. On the left is Lori...now she's a hoot and a half! Smart as can be, but she definately lives up to her nickname...Loopy. She graduated last week from Alabama with a Masters in Social Work. It has not been an easy ride for her and she's faced some BIG bumps in the road...but, she's handled it...and met her goal. We are sooooo proud of her. She's as ADD as I am and I don't think I could have made it through like she did. She is moving back home and I am so excited at the chance to spend more time with her. On the Right is Tara. She is married to her love...Will. Now Tara and I are also alike in lots of ways. We both have a love for the medical field. She works in radiology in special procedures, and is in big demand by the doctors. She can get it done. Very astute in medical matters, she has made herself indespensible at one of our hospitals here. She is extermely caring and sensitive ( I told you she was like me...LOL)
I also have always loved working with preschoolers and have completed much training in this area. She and I taught a class of 5 yr. old children for several years before she got married. The, she stopped to be with her hubby and I stopped because I had been in PS work in our church for 25 years. We recently built a new preschool building...wonderful facilities. I was asked to come in and get it up and running properly. Training teachers and putting proper rules and regulations in place. When I agreed to do it, I had only 1 condition. That I could train a younger woman as I was working through this, so she could take over and continue running things. And guess who was willing to step up and do it...Tara and Will. So, I am thrilled. Tara is quite capable of the job and Will is learning quickly.
I am so fortunate to have these girls(and Will) in my life. Sometimes I find my self drowning in testosterone at my house...so it's wonderful to get around my sister and the girls. Helps with the sanity, you know!
They both love the Lord and are committed to live a Christian life. They have the highest of standards and live up to them. I am proud to call them mine.


Lynne said...

The girls are beautiful! And you are lucky to have them in your life. I'm sure they feel just as lucky to have you in their lives.

justabeachkat said...

What a beautiful post! Love the photo...they are both very photogenic! I know they feel the same way about you as you do about them.

Dianne said...

Wow...their careers say a lot about them and their interest in and care for others and that is something to be admired in and of itself. I can already see that I will have this sweet relationship with both my nieces when they are young women too...and I couldn't be happier about that...ALREADY!

Great post...thanks for sharing them with us.

(and for letting us know how caring and sensitive you are to boot! You are hilarious!)

Musicaljean said...

They are beautiful on the outside and it sounds like they're just as beautiful on the inside. They're blessed to have such a supportive extended family.

RealEstateGirl said...

what a sweet post about your nieces. I'm drowning in testosterone too...so it's always nice to spend time with my niece and take her SHOPPING! My boys hate to shop!

Great tribute to them and the young ladies they have become are a definite reflection of their mama and their wonderful aunt!