Back to Rufus Ruby Visits the Pearson Family

The Pearson Family, Switz City, Indiana

August 28, 2003
DaLynne received Ruby at about 1:30 p.m. today. She was so excited that she has yet to loosen her grip! Mommy was not feeling well when Ruby arrived, so we watched "Hey, Arnold!" together.

Later, my sister and brother came home from school and I introduced Ruby to them. We did our homework and fixed supper. Ruby and me were in bed by 9:00, ready for school tomorrow.

6:15 a.m. woke up with a fever. Could not go to school today; had to stay home. Boring! Mom read us books and we watched the new "Stitch: The Movie" The kids came home and we ordered Pizza Hut. That was good!

Labor Day Weekend, we were supposed to go to the Casey, Illinois, Popcorn Festival, but it rained all weekend, so we just hung around the house. Late Sunday, it quit raining so we put our tents up that Santa brought us. We slept out there till about 11:20 p.m., then the neighbors and us were scared by my dad, and we came in and slept the rest of the night on the living room floor!

September 2, 2003
Ruby and I went to school today and I got sick at about 10:30 a.m., and Daddy wanted me to come home. So, he picked me up early. I couldn't go to school on Wednesday either.

September 4, 2003
I took Ruby to school today for show-n-tell. This was the best show-n-tell day ever! I showed the kids how we check our blood sugar and where we get our injections. I told them how we have to have snacks and eat certain kinds of stuff at certain times of day. They now know how come I carry a jug of water with me a lot of the time.

Mommy came to pick me up and I was so excited that me and Ruby had pizza rolls, carrots and dip, corn, and warmed up mashed potatoes with gravy! This was a great lunch because I get to pick all of it by myself.

September 5, 2003
School is so much more fun after sharing Ruby and all her stories with the class. They all had a great couple of days with Ruby. Me and mommy added the Precious Moment pin to Ruby. This pin was given to me by my namesake Great Grandmaw Marie before she passed away in May 2002. It says "You are always there for me." She gave this to me before we knew I had diabetes. I know she is my guardian angel and she will always be there for me, so I put this guardian angel on Ruby to be with her forever.

This weekend, I go visit with my godparents for two days, so I am packing Ruby a few things for the trip. She is excited about meeting Gerri momma and Daddy Dan. I hope she has fun this weekend. I have two birthday parties this weekend to attend. Ruby and I went to a skating party for Trey, who is 5 years old. Then we went to my cousin Jo-Jo's first birthday party.

September 10, 2003
Getting ready to send Ruby back so she can visit another family.

September 11, 2003
Mom's birthday and we all went to Wal-Mart to buy her presents to surprise her. She stayed home and had her girlfriends over for a Home and Garden party.

September 12, 2003
Mom searched all day for Ruby. She was playing hide-n-go-seek and I wouldn't tell her where she was. Boy, was mom upset with me.

September 16, 2003
Finished Ruby's journal and finally located the hidden Ruby ... Sorry for the extended stay!

Terry, Jerry, Alexa, and DaLynne Pearson (dx'd 2/28/03), and Josh Felker

Top: Mrs. Staggs, Sissy & me
Bottom: My family: Josh, Mom, Dad, Alexa, & me. My brother Daniel is not pictured -- he is in Iraq.

This is my brother Daniel before he left in February 2003 for Iraq. My cousin Kenley is here too.


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