Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's all quiet here...

The ladies and I are HOME, and Builder is on his way, and a lot of catching up with family and old friends is happening. 

Skype, and email, and cell phones and texting are wonderful ways to stay in touch.  But, Oh, the beauty of the face of a loved one, seeing the light in their eyes, of holding a hand or hugging tight!

While all this is going on, Builder and I do have to sort through some details of life, and this post of Leanne's made me smile.  She is  beautiful!

Monday, November 15, 2010

thankful for home

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It was a long drive and short flight journey, but 4 of the 5 of us has made it "home for the holidays."  And soon Builder, Daddy, Husband will follow.  My gratitude this week is mingled with the need for grace, and prayers. 

But in it all is hopeful gratitude.  Gratitude that HE who holds all, He who has done so much, will finish what he has begun.


246. Safe travel & a warm welcome home.

247. Friendship.

248. Restful sleep.

249. Home.

250. Seeing my oldest girls again!

251. Dinner and fellowship with a dear dear friend.

Friday, November 12, 2010

{this moment} A Little Medieval Fun

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the last month. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On this Veteran's Day

Dear Dad,

I want to tell you thank you.

All those years you served your country,

I now understand

That you also served your family, past, present and future,

Hoping to preserve the freedom to live...

To live a life free

To pursue life to the fullest.

It cost you greatly,

And us too,

But Dad, today

I simply want to thank you.

Thank you to my Dad

Who served 20+ years in the United States Air Force

in Vietnam, South Dakota, Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, United Kingdom, Florida, Sicily, Panama and Turkey

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sketch Tuesday ~ Made in China

Mae's Pretty Shoes, Made in China

Chica's Memories of Chinatown in Vancouver BC

Petal Rose's

To see more Fine Art by Children, click here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Gifts Unending

232. Builder’s chicken soup.

233. Warm sweaters, my favorite is purple.

234. Comfort from the Holy Spirit, as He changes my thinking.

235. Singing hymns together on the way home.

236. Sweet child sharing pieces of the Word of Life with another sweet child, while splashing and playing in the water.

237. Children playing creatively!

238. Free audio Bible downloads.

239. Scripture set to music.

240. Tickets to travel home

241. Audio books on the Nano

242. Firewood

243. Hot water

244. Puppy snuggles

245. Sleeping children

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