Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Sweet Smell Of Summer

The days here are getting longer and warmer which is a blessing to all of us. The children are spending more hours of the day outside rather than inside. Laughter and tears seem to be heard in the distance around this place. Laughter of many fond memories that the children are making and tears of many scraped knees. All of these are sounds that I try to record into my memory because I know that someday it will be quiet. We as mother's are so busy and sometimes forget to stop and lavish in the Joy of our children. I am guilty of this many times over. But each night when I lay in bed and reflect over the day's events I smile and can seem to only remember the joyful times of the day. I thank the Lord for blessing me with those moments and taking the bad moments away. What a great God we serve. I will end this post with a quote from my ten year old, "I don't know what it would be like without Jesus."


Mrs. B said...

It can be so easy to focus on all the bad, but somehow, with Jesus, the bad seems to fade into the abyss - leaving only the good. I can't imagine life without Him either!

Good pic of little Kharis! She has changed so much! Miss you ALL like crazy!

Tanya Ross said...

The positive is so much better. It does not bog me down or steal away the positive of my family. I have spent many hours in prayer to look at the positive in people and myself. And it is there if I truely hold on to it. God is good.

Tona said...

Oh so true so true. Thanks for the reminder. What would life be like without Jesus? No hope of an eternal life in heaven or forgiveness from a heavenly Father that loves me so unconditionally. YIKES! As put so well, "I can't imagine life without Jesus."

Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated to your post - just wanted to thank you for the comment you left this morning on my blog. I decided to call Judy instead of email her, figuring it was probably easier to tell her more details that way and I noticed she included her phone number in her book. She was quite nice and had several suggestions I'm going to try. Thanks so much for encouraging me to contact her - I definitely would not have reached out without that.
And thank you, too, for your prayers. I appreciate that more than anything.