Wednesday, March 9, 2011
See those people having fun back in 1979? That’s Second Daughter on the left, Beloved Husband in the middle and First Daughter on the right – and they were having a ball in Santa Fe, New Mexico on one of our best vacations.
Here they are again, having fun in a very different way, as our church added on in the early 2000’s.
Beloved Husband and a church member are on the left, supervising! Son is laying down on the job, pulling the screed to smooth the concrete; First Daughter is helping on the other end of that screed, while Second Daughter and her husband are pulling the concrete just poured. Yes, we really work at helping our church grow, Literally.
Why are they on my mind enough to write about hem? Well, both girls were over today doing some preparations for our 50th wedding anniversary that we’ll celebrate the first weekend in June. We tasted cake possibilities today (mmmmm good!!!) and rearranged beds for guests that will be coming. As I listened to their laughter it seemed to echo through years of family fellowship. Through such good times – and some bad ones, they are gifts I cherish.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalms 127:3 KJV)
Let me tell you, mine are both a heritage and a reward. They have responded to the call of their Lord and each one spends time in fellowship with Him. They understand David’s verse, repeated four times in this psalm:
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalms 107:8 KJV)
Oh, they all still think their Mom is crazy (and who am I to argue with them?) but they still love me and their father. I know because I listened to them as they went through photographs to use in a slide show. That’s when we ran across the one on the top.
All of our fun, all of our good times, all of the past we’ve spent together, none of it is as important as the day each of them accepted Jesus as their Lord and savior. That gives us all of eternity together serving the God we hold in awe.
He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. (Psalms 115:13-15 KJV)