Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celebrating The Queen's 84th Birthday

Yes, The Queen is having a Birthday, today. We don't know how you do it Mom, but we think you are amazing. Wishing you many more years of all the things you love. Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sis

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 !

Friday, June 3, 2011

Abby's Young Journey

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!