So Much…

So much bleakness, so much bad news, so much fear in our times. but there is so much good also, right in front of us, miracles that remind us of God’s goodness. Our children and grandchildren bring joy and love to our lives. Little Gianna, our youngest grandchild, is growing and filling out. We are looking forward to having a family  get together tonight, just because. Just because we enjoy talking and being with them, just because they are what really matters in life, just because we love them all. That’s what family is supposed to be. A little refuge of love in a dark world.


Meet Our Newest Family Member!

The arrival of our beautiful little granddaughter this morning,  born to our son, Samuel and his wife, Laura, is a lovely gift to all of us from the Lord. No matter how many children are born into the world and into our families, the miracle is ever new.

Welcome, Gianna Maria! You have fallen into a nest of love.


Car Seats (and Kids) Forever!

I had a sense of deja vu today. I looked back in my van and saw three car seats. Every time Tom and I think we are done with vans and car seats, we find out we’re not done at all! Wasn’t it just yesterday that my first two, Charlie and Sammy, were riding around in the back of my  little Escort wagon while we sang “Wheels on the Bus”? Then Will came and then Mary and then Emily and now Peter and Max and soon, a little granddaughter will join her big brothers.

Peter and Max had fun at my house today. I had given them eggs, sausage and a bit of hashbrowns to eat, but I saw them eyeing up my pancakes I was buttering. Long story short, I ended up with a few bites of pancake, and they put away the rest!


Blessings in the Quiver

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

~ Psalm 127