This sweet baby girl was born on November 21, 2013 at 4:58 p.m. in Austin, Texas. She is the great granddaughter of Warren and Judy McCoy. Her name is Ireland Myla Ann (McCoy) Rice.
Her father is Michael Warren (McCoy) Rice and her grandfather is Michael Ray McCoy.
Yesterday, October 28th, would have been Warren's 77th birthday. It just does not seem fair that he is not here with his family. I know God had other plans for him and that we will all be together again someday, but that does not take away the pain of Warren not being here. Since he died in 1999, he has had a granddaughter and a great grandson born and a great granddaughter will be here in November. If they had visiting hours in Heaven, I would be the first in line. I would want to sit on a swing in front of a lake - the wind gently blowing and my hand in his. I don't think there would be any need for words. So, Happy Birthday my love! I love you so much and we miss you!
This picture was taken shortly after we married. This is an eighteen-year-old girl and a twenty-one year old man. We married in 1958 and this coming Thursday, July 19, 2013 would have been our 55th wedding anniversary. We would have been married 42 years the year Warren died. He was such a good father and husband. He worked very hard all of his life for his family. I was blessed to have him in my life. We married for better or worse and we went through both good and bad times. In sickness and in health took on a whole new meaning when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was a man until he took his final breath with me and the boys holding his hands. You are missed, my love!