Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Day To Remember

Forty-two years ago today was a day that changed my life forever.  Our sweet son, Mr. J., entered the world and our lives - and we've never been the same since.  He brought such joy and things we never dreamed possible to our family.  We are so proud of the way he has grown up - the way he has led his home and family, the caring father he has become - but most of all, the way He loves and serves God with his life.
Happy birthday, dear son.  You forever changed my life!

Then, as if that wasn't enough, God did something else very special on this day eighteen years ago.  We became grandparents to the sweetest girl in the world!  Our lives changed again in ways we  could never have imagined.  Our dear Miss A. was born on this date - sharing a birthday with her uncle.  It was like God added frosting to the cake of life!  Today she is a great young lady with hopes and dreams and plans for life.  We are very proud of her and can't imagine what life would be like without her.  Happy birthday to our sweet oldest grandchild - our first granddaughter!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I'll Be Back Soon. . .

But first, I'm trying to clear my head!

A nasty cold grabbed hold of me a couple of weeks ago and it doesn't want to let go.  At first it seemed to be a light thing - something that was going away day-by-day.  Then it 'recycled' with a vengeance and has hung on with fury.  I am better but this is taking much longer than I had hoped.  In the middle of all of this I was scheduled to sing and play for the memorial service of a sweet older man from our church.  Two or three days before the service I completely lost my voice.  As I tossed and turned in my bed one of those nights I devised a 'Plan B' that I never had to put in place.   And I prayed.  Oh, how I prayed.  I asked others to pray.  God answered prayer and gave me strength and voice enough to minister in music at a beautiful service that honored a life well lived.  Then I came home and crashed!  Each day is a little bit better.  I think!

But, my mind - the part that hasn't been taken up by this 'bug' - has been busy thinking of things I want to share and photos I want you to see.  So, please be patient.  I will be back soon.  Yes, I will!

Oh, and that Christmas header?  Don't worry about it.  I will get it changed one of these days.  Or, maybe I'll just be early for the holidays later this year!