Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm back.....I hope!

Well....I don't know where to begin.  I have been gone from bloggy-land for quite some time, and now as I write this post, well...I am almost at a loss of words.  Almost.

It has been a busy --but not too busy-- couple of months.  The month of March was filled to the brim with family visiting us from Indiana....So you see, it was a good kind of busy.  It was Liberty's first visit with both of her papaws {and she was rather shy, let me tell you}.  We enjoyed a great time of singing, eating, and just enjoying each others company.  We also celebrated several birthdays in March....we have quite a few including my husband, 2 brother-in-laws, a sister, and a niece.....did I get them all?  Anyway, as always, goodbyes are very hard to say.  It was sad to see them all go, but I am so thankful for the time spent with each one of them.

April brought sadness to our family with the passing of James' grandpa on his father's side.  He had suffered a stroke over 20 years ago and was paralyzed but had lived these past 20+ years for his family.  He was very fond of our children and loved to just sit and watch them play when we would visit.  He couldn't say much, but his love shown bright in his eyes.  We will miss him dearly.  Our oldest daughter Rachel, wrote a great poem in his memory entitled An Ode of Tears that you can read on her blog.

April also brought another tragic event to our great South Land, tornadoes ripped through the southern states killing close to 300 and destroying the homes of so many.  The Lee family lost not only their home but their husband/father as well.  It is a heart wrenching story of God's sovereignty and love.  The Crawford family lost their home as well, and it is yet another story of God's faithfulness and love.  They are going to need our prayers for the many weeks and months ahead.  We had a tornado come very close to our home....about 4-5 miles close.  2 people were killed as a result of that tornado.  My husband and I went out the day after to view the damage, and it left me standing in awe at the mighty hand of our God!  If you want to read my oldest daughters response to the tornado, you can go to her blog Covenant Maiden.

Now that May is here, {with 4 more birthdays, and Mother's Day, and Memorial Day} maybe I can get back to writing for my blog and keeping up with day to day tasks.  Maybe.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Mom! So glad to have you back. =P Although, up until this week I had been "away" myself. =P

    Gods been good through our busyness , trials, and fun! <3

    Love ya!