Grace for the journey…

All packed up and on her way—our sunbeam, fourth of five children to fly the nest…

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And within hours we are more lightly packed and heading in the opposite direction…

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Accompanied by two daughters, torrential rain, a rainbow spanning the horizon, dense fog and much beauty…we journeyed the 700 miles to memorialize a Mom who has forever changed our worlds…

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…and to catch up with eight  weeks of growth that has taken place without us…

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The memorial service was precious, and memorable.  The much family gathered—all five children, four spouses, 12 of the nineteen grandchildren and 10 of the fourteen great grandchildren–a tribute to God’s incredible and continuing faithfulness …

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Even in the stark chill of winter there is beauty, because of grace.

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Thank God for the love of mothers, so like His own.

–LS

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Prov.31:28

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