Monday, April 19, 2010

I try...

I try to blog more I really do.  I don't know when I will fully get back into the swing of things but I do still pop in on blogs here and there!  So I still have yet to finish posting my easter pics and beach vacay pics...  I am getting there...soon I hope. 
Right now tho I was wanting to write about something on my mind.  A couple that I know of just had their four year old daughter die.   I can't even begin to imagine.  The parents although they are suffering extremely are my kind of heros tho.  They are thankful and hopeful for their daughter and praise and honor God's precious name during such a hard circumstance.  It just reminds me though of 2 things.  One is how futile life is.  It is so short and unpromised and even if we are allowed to live until we are old we still get old and with that comes brittle bones, wrinkles, gray hair, back pain and etc (shoot some of us young folk even have some of those things).  Our hope is not in this lifetime.  Thank you Jesus for that!  I only have this one futile life to live though and I do want to live it with purpose and dignity.   I don't want to be careless with my relationships or decisions or seek to satisfy my every desire with material things.   I don't want to be shallow with a feel good surfacey image but hollow on the inside.  Oh Holy Spirit come be with me, and Lord forgive me for when I find life in things outside of you, and protect me. (sorry had to pray for a sec).   The second thing it made me consider is how gracious God is to have given me my 2 sweet girls and with good health for now.    I know that God could take them away tomorrow if he chooses to allow that (via cancer or a car wreck and etc...) and that is a sobering reminder to be so thankful for such blessings.  It is also a call to be diligent and faithful in my responsiblities and care of them.  I wish yall could meet them.  They are the sweetest things.  I had a babysitter tonight and she has been here several times but she was just like they are just such sweet and happy girls.  It is the truth!  I can truly say that there aren't many things other than my sweet children that bring me such joy.  It is an honor and a priviledge to wake up each day and be with them.  They are not my source of life just sweet blessings from my Father.

So here are the eggstravaganza pics...better late than never ; )


  1. So sad for your friends, I too cannot imagine. Those pics are adorable! Love love love the bow! My GG would have that thing off her head in no time flat.

  2. I love the one of the 3 of you!! Oh I miss these little beauties.

    Such a sad story. Very humbling nonetheless. Definitely a reminder to be thankful and to acknowledge just how very blessed we are and how short life really is. We must live to the fullest and sing praises to the highest each day.

    Love you!

  3. That is so true. I take life for granted alot and need to just sit back and be thankful for everyday God gives us! My Dad was kiiled in a car accident so I know just how quick life can be taken away.

    Your girls are adorable!

  4. That is sooo true Beth! I to try to be thankful for everyday God gives us and since I have been sick I try to focus on that lots more! Sometimes I do take life for granted and like Shelli said I just need to sit back and be thankful! My daddy had a sudden heart attack when Kelcee was 1 day shy of 5 mths old....I had just talked to him the night before and he had got up to make breakfast and just like that he was gone!

    Your girls are to presh for words! I love their smocked dresses! How fun to go down a blow up slide....I'm so jealous LOL....

    Summer :0)

  5. oh, your poor friends! can not imagine the pain
    associated with losing a child. we almost lost
    our first, and i can cry in a second over that.

    so grateful we got to keep him, all 6'7'' inches
    of him. :)

    i tagged you today, because i value your sweet
    blog but please don't feel compelled to follow
    the rules.

    just enjoy being appreciated.

  6. i'm so sad to hear about the family that lost their 4 yr old. it breaks my heart! but, all the more reason for them to long for eternity spent with Jesus. and what a reminder for us all to be longing for heaven! the pictures are adorable. their dresses are so cute - smocking and all! : )


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