Friday, November 13, 2009

Sweet Hubby

Yesterday, I came home to these:

I asked, "What are these for?" (smile) Jay said, "I saw them and realized it's been a long time since I brought you flowers for no reason."

My sweet, sweet hubby.

You know God is like that. He gives us blessings all the time (like a husband who brings flowers) for no reason, except that He is good.

Thank you, Jay, for the beautiful flowers and the love behind them.

Thank you, Father, for a loving husband and all the blessings you give me every day!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I am so blessed...

My heart overflows today - I am so blessed! We have a new granddaughter who is so precious - mom and baby are doing quite well. My daughter, Joy, is recovering from her tonsillectomy (quite an ordeal for an adult). Our son and his wife will be welcoming another granddaughter on Monday morning - we are in great anticipation! Even though we've had unexpected arrivals, surgery, car troubles, and heartache in our family in the past 2 weeks, I am so blessed. I got to spend this time with my children and grandchildren. I got to take care of them, just a little - serve and minister to them. I got to watch my 1 year granddaughter toddle around - she's so funny. I got to play with my almost 2 year old grandson, I believe the busiest person God ever made. I got to discuss theology with one of my sons, as he struggled with an important decision. I got to watch my daughter-in-law create a floor to ceiling letter on the wall in our newest granddaughter's room - amazing. And now, I'm getting to help plan my father's 80th birthday celebration. Isn't God wonderful to give us families? It is sometimes hard to watch our children and grandchildren grow and become all that God wants them to be. They have to struggle and even go through things that hurt them. I want to fix it all - take it all away! Instead, I have to lift them up to my dear Heavenly Father and trust them into His care. I know He is good - He never makes mistakes (like I do) - He has a wonderful plan for their lives and He will fulfill it! Our church family goes through the same troubles and struggles. We get to pray for and minister to them as well. It is just as difficult to watch our church family go through the things God allows, but I know He is working His plan in their lives. Presently, we are planning and preparing a living nativity called, "A Walk through Bethlehem." Our people are so excited and so busy preparing costumes and scenery and music. What a joy to see each one using their gifts and skills for Him! I am SO blessed...