Of course you can’t tell what this is but it is Aaron and an umbrella walking down a path a long time ago when we were on a retreat in Pennsylvania to Jumonville. I have been going down memory lane this week because I have decided it is long past time to scan in photos—I have boxes and boxes of unorganized photos and the process has begun. However….figure in the time it takes to look at each one and either laugh, pause or cry and the process is slow going!!! How did we get to this point in our lives?? I look at the baby pictures of Micah and Aaron and in some ways it seems like yesterday and then in others it seems like an eternity has passed since those days. Am I getting old or what???
February 24, 2010
I have had such an incredible life so far. I cannot believe that God has blessed little ole’ me so much over the years. Even when the times were less than perfect (and there were those times!) they were still great. I look around me and see others who just are suffering every single day and I ask “Why me?”. Why do I get to have this spectacular family and support system when others don’t? Why did I end up with the loving parents who encouraged me and supported me all the way and others have parents who can’t even show any affection? Why did I end up with the husband that loves me even when I act goofy and hide geckos in his underwear drawer? (Rubber geckos—not real ones, folks!!) Why did I end up with the two best sons in the world who call me and love me even when I am technically challenged and ask stupid questions?
All I can come up with to answer these questions is GRACE. God’s grace is phenomenal and something that we as mere humans can just not begin to comprehend. I am so fabulously blessed to have a God who loves me despite my shortcomings and who loves my uniqueness. That is how God made me. How God made all of us!!! How blessed are we!!!