I am so thankful for my family and what a pleasure to share Birthdays as the years pass. Today, we celebrate Merry's Birthday and all that she means to us. Like, Mother and Natalie, Merry has so many passions and talents and she just keeps growing every year with creative things and adventures and blesses all those around her. I wish her the best in life and a wonderful year. I love you, Sis !
My daughter planned a special night for Louis, Mom and I last night. She wanted to share with us some of the things she has learned in life and had put into words in a story she wrote in her writing class while pursuing her Masters degree. We were all told to be at Mom's at 6 o'clock. Abby had planned, as she does so well, a night to remember with a special supper of every one's favorite dish, small talk, coffee and then her reading of "Strength Through Generations." As I watched my daughter explain, through thoughtful insight, how she views her life she went from her grandparent's roots in Watertown, Tennessee until today, as a young 2nd grade teacher. I sat in amazement of her writing and how she had taken 3 generations and found such a correlation of that time, her inherited strength, and above all faith. Mother, Louis and I were humbled to be the subjects of her depth of remembrance and insight. I am at home now, reading and rereading and looking in between the lines, only to see how our merciful God uses all things for good to those who love Him. My fervent prayer for my unexpected gift from God, Abby, is that she will continue to see the things that God has for her and also be able to discern the things that aren't meant for her. I thank you, Abby, for your heart and understanding. What a joy to help you with your classroom and those precious children who might, one day, start with YOU as they REMEMBER!
Mother, wife, Mother-in -Law and Grandmother, daughter and sister---All these roles I cherish. Lulu and I want our family to stay in touch. So we now have our own Blog. This is all new to me so help me if you can to make this a success. Any thing happening in your world, please share with your family.. Let's try this and see how it can Keep Us In Touch. Love, Moma