Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day blessings...

 It was Memorial Day weekend! 

We spent the weekend at one of our very favorite places...Fort Faith Camp!  My brother-in-law and his family direct the camp, and my wonderful second parents live and help out there, and we just get the biggest blessings out of being there, enjoying God, His creation, and being with the greatest gift of all--our family.

The Saturday before Memorial Day is always work day up there.  People come and help clean, fix, paint, plant, rake, and anything else that needs to be done.  Some of us planted flowers...

And some of us helped make this boardwalk through some swampy trails!  (The boys helped Daddy and Uncle Greg.  They worked hard.)

We caught snakes!  (Well, Josh did.  He is fearless, that boy...)

And some caught frogs!

And we thanked God for simple gifts...and for those who served and gave their lives for our freedom.

We enjoyed precious time with Grandma and Grandpa,

each other...

and cousins.

We praised God for Sarah's good health.  She is a treasure!

We rowed boats,


hunted for critters,

and played in the water.

We praised God...for He is good...

The cousins slept on the porch!

We laughed...

and we loved.

We had a wonderful time.  We are so very blessed. 

Last year, Memorial Day weekend was the very last time we enjoyed together before Sarah's diagnosis of cancer.  She was in so much pain and we had no idea why.  What a difference a year makes!  Join me tomorrow night as we remember the day that changed our lives, and celebrate His goodness.

Have a blessed day, friends.  Enjoy your family and be thankful for them, even the little things that might drive you crazy.  Life is an adventure, and every day is a gift.  

And most of all, remember to thank the One who is worthy to be praised!   

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