Monday, January 4, 2010


holy experience

Somehow, someway, a bubbling joy and sense of expectation have replaced December's meltdowns and Martha moments.  Maybe its the new year with its clean fresh journal pages, its empty squares on the calendar, its new beginnings, its fresh start.  Even the very number 2010 is so fat, round, and even!  It seems kind of fat and pregnant...pregnant with possibilities. 
The last week of  '09 until the second day of '10 was spent in a condo by the sea, with my husband, our girls and their families.  (gratitude #195-thank you God for the precious time with our family and with You, in my favorite place by the sea!) Tomorrow, youngest daughter moves to Missouri, and for the first time in quite a while, we won't all be living together in the same city.  While I am absolutely certain she is doing the will of God, I mourned a bit over her leaving.  But again, a bubbling sense of expectation is springing up within. God is going to do something amazing with that girl...with all of my girls...with all my descendants.  I believe that with all of my heart.  And in my heart is bubbling up expectation, joy and gratitude. Thank You God.

197) Sandollars and other assorted beach treasures.

198)Homemade cinnamon cranberry bread

199) Grandkids ringing in the new year with pots and pans

200) Newspaper party hats

201) A walk on the beach with hubby

202) Watching "girl movies" with my daughters

203) Watching baby grandaughter having so much fun in the tub

204) Seeing how much the aunties love their long awaited baby niece

205) Six year old grandaughter and five year old grandson swimming like fishes in the indoor pool

206) Reading books with the grandbabies

207) Grandson and grandaughter looking for constellations in the night sky

208) Finding notes from my five year old grandson tucked into my Bible

209) Getting a notice from the electric company that their rates were increasing, but our bill went DOWN $40 a month


  1. It sounds like you have a very close family, please enjoy that connection. I loved your pictures.

  2. It is so very hard to say good bye to our children when it is time for them to leave. I will join you in prayer as you grieve that loss and look forward to what God is doing in her life.


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