Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Other memories I have of this past year seem to be sad one's. For some reason we dealt with death a lot this year. My husband lost both of his grandparent's within a 6 month period. We rejoice for them as they are sitting with their Lord but we also miss them. I still remember sitting at the cemetery for Grandma's funeral. After everything was done and we were all leaving my mother- in -law looked at me and said, "Susan I am so glad you are hear to show us that a new life is coming to join our family." We at that moment both looked at my very round belly and I believe we both felt the peace and love of God. It is a moment I will never forget. The other memory that sticks out in my head is at Grandpa's funeral just a few months later the family all gathered around. I looked at everyone and saw things in a different light this time. Now I was holding my son and couldn't help but tear up as I watched my father -in-law and his mother stand arm in arm. I saw a glimpse of me and Levi some day. A mother, still after all those years comforting her son in a time of need. It was bitter sweet moment that I will never forget. And of course I have the many memories of our children laughing and crying and just being kids. God is so great to our family. It has been a great year and I look forward to this next year. I wonder what road God will lead us down in 2009!!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I thought I would share a little song that our 2 year old has started singing. We have been singing Christmas carols lately and she has one that she loves to sing. Away in A Manger this is her pick every time we ask her what she wants to sing.
Well this is how she sings it
Away in a Manger
My saviour forever
The Little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
O.k. now that middle line goes to one of her favorite hymns that we sing, Victory in Jesus. We all laugh every time she does this and she gets so mad because she believes this is how the song goes. Well one day she will get it right, but then again she does have it right.
Monday, December 15, 2008
When God speaks to us it is in many different ways. Sometimes it is through a message, or a song, or a persons circumstances, and sometimes it is very quiet and you really struggle to hear what He is telling you. I think that is because we are so busy he needs to tell us in many different ways. Well today he spoke to me about five different times about the same issue. The last time he shared this with me I finally heard it and got it. I am so thankful for such a patient and understanding God. I wonder if He is up there saying to Himself is she ever going to get it, or does He just smile and say, "Now she understands." It doesn't really matter what He says I just am so thankful that I have Him in my life to talk to me and help me through these trying times.