"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

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.

5 comments:

Mrs. Diamond said...

everything will fall into place. just let it happen. :)

Birmingham Girl said...

Sounds like the best is yet to come. That CD cookbook sounds like a wonderful idea..something to take your time looking at and testing the recipes. How wonderful! Whoever thought of that had a great idea, plus all the work to put it together...wow!

Mrs. Mac said...

bg ... a cousin put the cd and actual cookbook together. She worked very hard trying to get family members from all over the country to submit their favorite recipes. I was able to mail her photo copies of our Grandmother's (on dh's side) recipe box collection that we are in possession of. Everyone was happy to get the finished product.

gramma_s said...

Close family memories are priceless. And Family is priceless. Although we feel his presents, think of the brother we have never seen,(in person) and the reunion when all of our Lord's brothers and sisters get home and we can praise God together, One can't imagine the joy and the love that will be amoung us, as one big family.

Maggie Ann said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I liked the quilt square thought...and how refreshing to hear the Lord lifted up and praised. You know, you are so right...when God makes roses or scents or colors they are so perfect and when man adapts them to his use..they always lose something. Reminds me of the words to the song' How Great Thou Art. Hope you have a sweet Sunday.