Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Baby's Turning 9!


Today we are celebrating Emma's ninth birthday!  Time flies when you're having fun!  Since the day she arrived, she has been our delight.  In honor of her day, I decided I would post a favorite video.  The video begins with the girls outside.  She's the one sporting the large hat.   Then join us at the dining room table where Emma decides that keeping us all laughing is quite fun!  We love you, Emma Beth, and hope you are having a fabulously fun day!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Reflection

Jean Lynelle Rodgers Craig

This is a picture of my mother many years before she became one.  I'm not exactly sure how old she was here, but isn't she lovely?  I look at her face, and in it is reflected my own, as well as my girls.  Emotions run deep here.  So much so, that it is difficult for me to put words to the page to adequately express my heart.  With that said, I just want to wish all you beautiful women out there a Happy Mother's Day.  

A passage of Scripture came to mind as I was thinking about being a mother and the depth of what motherhood brings into our lives.  Rather than try to explain it, I will just type it here, and let the words fall fresh on our hearts.  See if much of it doesn't ring true in some form or another regarding our job of mothering.  God bless you all, and may your day be filled with cherished memories from yesterday, joy-filled moments today, and dreams for tomorrow that keep you growing.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11 

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What does the worker gain from his toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on men.  He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."