Taken 2007 - I think it's time to take another family photoIt’s Family Day up here! Thanking God for family who went before to those to whom we will pass the torch! Each person has their unique spot in our hearts and left a unique imprint on our lives. OK, the imprint from one or another may have been painful but God turned it for my good!
“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” -Erma Bombeck
My family of origin – dad and mom are already in the Presence of the Lord! A storehouse of memories growing up with my younger brother and sister, leaving our dear Opa and Oma and many uncles and aunts and cousins in the old country – Germany - to join the ones that had moved to Canada before us. Just love when we are able to get together!
“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.” -Margaret Mead
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” -Jane Howard
“I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.” –Fred Allen
My nuclear family - hubby is a gentle, loving, steadfast man, a gift from God to me and together we have two daughters and one son. We’re blessed with two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law. We rejoice at the generous gift of nine very special grandchildren!
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you as you are to them.” - Desmond Tutu
"Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one." - Author Unknown
The family of God – brothers and sisters in Christ who faithfully show love, respect, appreciation, freely give encouragement, rebuke, prayer, join in laughter, tears, or song - and I’m thankful God sent them to enhance our lives in our journey of faith.
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.” -Richard Bach
"Family and Friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches." - Wanda Hope Carter
Treasure the memories and influences of yesterday,
Live joyfully in the moments and impressions of today,
Hope steadfastly! God's mercy, love and grace is
sufficient for tomorrow!