Back in the Saddle

In A Date with God, Faith, family, Thoughts by Brenda1 Comment

OK, I’m stepping back in the saddle.  Seems I’ve struggled with keeping blogging on my radar.  Although there are many reasons, I’ll blame my beautiful daughter-in-law.  I love to call her my “favorite” (us girls have to stick together!).  After looking back, I see after the new baby, I took time off, then lately she’s recuperating from surgery and we’ve been helping the boys from preventing her from recuperating from surgery!  4 1/2, 3, and 6 months, they keep her quite busy.  We learned that it takes 2-3 full grown adults to do the work that she does every day.  I could delve into details and add stories of their moving and my son, her husband, starting a new position at work and my husband getting sick while we were trying to take care of Missy, but why do we want to drudge up all of that?  Moving forward is the focus for now.

Thankfulness is in order.  Thankfulness for all of those who carried us through.  Thankfulness that the Lord provided all of these helps, day after day, week after week.  So at this point we have an improving patient, three only slightly spoiled boys relatively unscathed, a healthy husband, a working son, a couple tired grandmas, and more gray hair (unspecified).  Nothing much to complain about!  Lots to lift our heads up and smile about (as the spring sun is warming our faces).

As we are walking through Holy Week, it is a good time for reflection.  Aren’t you glad we celebrate this in the spring?  What a wonderful, encouraging time of new life, and life renewed! A time of promise for the days we walk through and the future home we long for.  A wonderful time of being reminded of the promise of being children of the light!

“You are all children of the light and children of the day.  we do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”  “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love…..”  1 Thess. 5: 5,8 NIV

(Photo/Redwoods of northern California, August 2007, on an unforgettable day.)

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