Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Remembering Years Before...
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea we wept, when we remembered Zion. Ps. 137:1
When I read this scripture, this is what happened as I was digging through pictures the day before. I was remembering what use to be, then there were also very happy memories of some things we did in 2006. I think one reason it was so emotional was the pictures I came across of Joel and Josiah (they were pictures that were not of great quality, before digital camera days) were ones that I do not look at often like the ones I have all over the house for they are mostly from the year 2006 and especially from Sept. until Dec. 06, so when I saw these and more it just really reminded me of a lot of things we did and seeing all their little outfits, it hurt. It reminded me of his happy baby year and his 18 month stage, his 2 year old year, what an incredible joy it was to have two little boys once again. It brought an overwhelming sadness of dreams and fun we anticipated that we were looking to as they grew up together. Caleb and Daniel were so much fun, I guess apart of me was sad because I knew what I was going to miss out on in a way with two.I just have to believe the longings that I have, the Lord will fulfill those in another way and it will far exceed my own dreams and hopes with Joel. So now getting back to the pictures above, I came across them too and was remembering what a special time this event was and thought I would share about it. Terry and I had a little ceremony in April 05 with the children and renewed our vows to each other. Actually our school work initiated the idea as we were studying about the marriage covenant, so to bring the truth to their hearts we had this ceremony. I went about much of the celebration as a real wedding, we made a wedding cake and had a table set up for the reception time. Caleb Daniel and Elijah provided the music. Josh and Andrew were the candle lighters, Hosanna was the flower girl and Jeremiah was the ring bearer. Anna was my honored young lady, Bethany was the coordinator and worked the video. We even tied up birdseed bags so they could throw them on us as we departed for a short drive. As for the vows, I wrote some to Terry and he did the same and we said those to each other. It was a very memorable time for our family. Our hearts are committed to each until death do we part. This Nov. we will, Lord willing celebrate 22 years together. We have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to have and seek to train all these rewards for his kingdom. We have encountered some bumps along the way, but He is true, He is faithful. I know He will continue to carry us through this journey now. May the Lord strengthen each marriage of friends and family to be committed and to love each other unconditionally. I know for me I still have so much to become, I am so thankful for Terry's kindness and patience in my becoming the bride that the Lord wants me to be for him.
The guys are driving in tonight as they went ahead and stayed last night, so we are looking forward to their arrival. Anna has made a special treat for these hard workers!! They will have to head back early in the morning and will hope to get back home on Friday. They are constructing the biggest ICF (build block) house yet.
Blessings to each of you!!!