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Seasons

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I so love the change of seasons as you see the old fading away and the new coming in fresh and alive, full of the unknown, full of adventure. I’ve been pondering all that has taken place in our lives since the new year. I am startled to see that this is the first time I have blogged this year, and yet very pleased in knowing that I am once again ready to write. There has been a passing away of the old in our lives, some of it painful in passing and yet other parts opening new life where we had not anticipated it to come. I am reminded of something that I read, “Sometimes you don’t know you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.”  ~Ann Voskamp

We are alive again, vibrantly and brilliantly alive! And while we still yet see an occasional crumpled up dry leaf on the path that needs to be swept away, we can confidently say that God has been so good to us! He has healed us and made us new, opened our eyes, corrected our vision, changed our course and headed us down a path we couldn’t have seen without His loving guidance. Each day that dawns brings with it a new adventure, a new discovery and a renewed strength. We have a determination to reach the end goal and are truly inspired by the things we have learned and the friends that we have made to believe that we are in His plan for our lives and fulfilling His purpose in us.

Gratitude…

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A FAMILY AFFAIR

A family is a group of people connected by marriage, economy, culture, tradition, honor, friendship. One of the primary functions of the family is to produce and reproduce, biologically and socially, and to grow increasingly. This then expands to community, village, city, region and nation. The point of family is for one or more people to be connected by a feeling of love. Through the social and physical dynamic, one’s experience of family shifts over time. In the past 18 months we have added a daughter by marriage, and will add a granddaughter in just a few short weeks. We also have an extended group of relatives, a church network, a tribe of friends and more. What delineates family from acquaintance or association is the fact that with true family, you know that though not one of them is perfect, they are always there for you, they’ve got your back, and they will stand beside you through it all. I’m grateful for my family. You know who you are, and I love you.

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