Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - July 25, 2017

Please Stop!

Back to School sales are rampant and I haven't even cut my watermelon opena yet! Life is so fast moving we aren't living in the here and now!

Take a deep breath!  Thank God for something simple that you may have overlooked:
ice cubes
your car starting
a cold pillow
a puddle
a pen that works
sun kissed cheeks
hot coffee/iced coffee/frozen coffee - you get the picture!  :)
a ripe tomato
no bills in the mail
a fully charged device

Trey found joy in absolutely everything!  How can you look for God's gifts in the every day?  Leave a comment to share life's simple joys with those who may be too busy to read to the end of the post!  :)

"you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.  You will pray to Him, and He will hear you"  Job 22:26, 27

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - July 18, 2017

Lazy Days?

Experiencing the lazy days of summer yet?  Ummmm....I don't think so.  It seems like everyone is busier than ever this summer!

Kids' lives are being changed for eternity at summer camps!
Beach photos abound!
Fresh peaches and corn on the cob at road side stands!
VBS songs and themes etched in the hearts and minds of everyone!
Mission trips providing deep and priceless memories!
Softball, soccer, swimming, diving, and porch swings!
House and yard projects never ending!
Graduation, birthday, and wedding celebrations!
Sun, rain, wind, sun, and more rain!
And yet there are also injuries, doctor appointments, tests, and surgeries for many.  Trey was our Young Warrior, but there are other warriors out there who are still fighting their battles - yes, even in the summer.  Not very lazy days for them.

Let's rally together!  Embrace each other!  Share your story!  Drop your masks and offer some love!  Extend grace!  And make some time to celebrate!  :)

Today I choose to celebrate a very special icon in our family!  Trey's Great, Great Aunt Rosella - Someone who has lived every day of her life embracing, supporting, encouraging, loving, laughing, serving, giving, and playing poker until the wee hours of the morning!  Happy 97th birthday Aunt Rosella!  <3

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.  Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—"  Psalm 107:1,2 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - July 11, 2017


I love loving people. All kinds of people!

Trey's Grandma (my mom) had outpatient surgery today. (She was phenomenal, thank God!) Spending time in the waiting room was such an exercise in observation, appreciation, and self-control. (I can't narrate a hospital visit quite like Jay Mitlo, but oh my goodness, it was soooooo interesting!)

Some people are just, "Soooooo......"  They're just comfortable being who they are!  :) 
A group of women in the waiting room was enjoying a TV show - out loud!  Laughing and giggling and commenting - having sooooooo much fun!  Another man was napping and burping.....right beside me.  Soooooo comfortable!  And then there were the unremarkable people who were soooooooo peacefully and patiently waiting.....sooooooooooo peacefully doing nothing at all.  (That was NOT me!) :)

Mom and I told Trey stories today.  Trey was, "Sooooo...."  When Trey was happy - watch out!  He was sooooooo happy!  :)  When Trey was loud, he was soooooo loud!  :) And when Trey was got it....he was sooooooo determined!

Are you that comfortable with who God made you to be?

"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving"  I Timothy 4:4

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"Trey Tuesday" - July 4, 2017

Hide and Seek

Oh, the endless games of Hide and Seek, filled with the adventure and mystery of finding the perfect spot to wait until being found by, "It."  Wasn't it great being in the hiding place that was the best?  You could crouch down in that spot for a long time before being found!  :)

How long did you wait until that exact right moment to reveal yourself?  You know, when almost everyone was found, they couldn't find you, and they were ready to give up.  What if you waited too long and they never found you?  What if one of the players quit and went home instead of being found?  How long can you hide before it's not a game anymore?

Trey was like most children.  When he was quiet you had to check on him to try and prevent (or minimize!)a disaster.  Children rarely clean their rooms or take naps in secret in order to try and surprise you!  :)

Since the very beginning of time, people have been trying to play Hide and Seek with God.
But it doesn't work.  God, the Creator and Author of life knows you and loves you so very much!  He's waiting for you to come out of hiding. 

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."  John 3:17