Friday, July 21, 2006
Pieced Together, Quilted By God
With dh home this week and having the start of putting down some roots, life in our new town is one that is rich in blessings. Yesterday started off with a little glimpse of, hopefully, what our lives will encompass once my man's up here full time. I think the little wait will be worthwhile. Not wanting to put too much into this ideal dream, as I know only the Lord knows what is in store for us, but it gives me hope that living up here is going to work out fine this side of heaven.
Our aunt and uncle from Spokane joined us for dinner along with daughter, Elizabeth, and her intended at a nice casual lakefront diner. We enjoyed the evening dining al fresco with a view of a small private marina. Sitting there with the family and sharing stories from a recent family reunion was yet another reminder of how blessed we are to have a rich heritage and how lives are so intertwined and pieced together. Our little gathering was a quilt square that belongs in a much larger quilt being fashioned by our Maker. Our memories were shared and will again be reshared and added to when our daughter starts her own family. Having just returned from the reunion, our uncle brought us copies of everything that was put together and distributed to those in attendance. There was even a cd cookbook that I'm anxious to open and view. We'll have to start saving our pennies so we can attend the next reunion in two more years.