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Showing posts from December, 2007


"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1: 1-4, 14.


"After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh." Matthew 2: 9-12 NASB.


"Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century." Mark Twain

Today is my silver wedding anniversary, 25 years ago today I said "I do". To look at the pictures of my husband and I on our wedding day we look like we belong in junior high, we were in fact 18 and 19 years old. Most would have honestly said that we did not stand a chance, we had much going against us, but we persevered, and there were also equal amounts of stubbornness on both our parts. I've thought about how different my thinking is now from what it was back in 1982; for one thing no longer do I focus on the "what can my husband do for me to make me happy", I'm more focused on how grateful I am for him, and I know that he feels the same way. As many trials and heartaches that we have both been through, we are so grateful for each other, we feel so blessed. I remember a…

Bitter Farewell/A Welcome Home

Two years ago today my family and I were gathered under an awning to escape the wind and sleet, it was a bitterly cold day. The weather reflected how we felt, how everyone felt. We were not alone, there were many other families, all of us overwhelmed with emotions, but yet trying to be brave, and strong, there was little talking, only embracing, we as the families were sending our loved one's off to war. War, a word that is only truly defined by those who experience it; by those experiencing it on the battle field, and by those experiencing it on the home front by waiting for their loved one's to come home. We say our final farewell's and the soldiers are called for formation, several children call for their daddy's, a few of the soldiers pick up their child and continue holding them until they board the buses that will take them to the planes. One little girl about age 8 continues to cling to her dads leg as they walk together to the bus. We are all looking for one mo…