I'm missing this sweet face more than I realized I would. She was a constant source of JOY. You could always count on Granny for a good laugh, or at a minimum, a smile. She had a gift for leaving you with a "full" heart! Always building you up, never, ever tearing you down....
I miss opening her trailer door during the holidays and seeing all of her decorations.... She was actually a Martha Stewart before we knew who Martha Stewart was. My absolute favorite decoration she made was the "Merry Christmas" string of cat food lids painted red and green! A close second would be the life size poster of an Angel she had stapled to her ceiling.
Since her Home Going in June, I have been gifted with a very special realization. When I'm missing her the most, I simply need to find the presence of God, because that is where I know she is!! Whenever we are having an especially beautiful time of worship at church, I know she is right there with me... with BOTH of her sweet hands lifted to the one she loved and served! I can almost her her cackle/giggle as the blessings rain from heaven! There was nothing she enjoyed more than being in the presence of her Lord! She would would say... "Glory, Glory, Glory..." Striaght from her heart!
She and Gramps are together for Christmas this year, so I hope you all find the presence of God this season to be especially joyous as you celebrate the one who has given us the blessing of knowing them on this side, and seeing them again on the otherside!
Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the Death of his saints....
Just some random summer pics before we change gears into the fall. Lydia loved Sea World... "Mamu" was her favorite!!! She attended her first General Assembly as well. It was much to loud with too many people for her to enjoy! Hoping 2 years will change that for next time!!!
Our BOCOG VBS was lots of fun!! Jason and Andrew helped with the skits and the water day!
We are feeling especially blessed to have the life God has given us! Its a good life!! Jason moves into the dorm this week and Andrew returns from Guatemala to his Senior year.... Not sure where the years have gone. We press on working together and know that God is a faithful and good God....
Some pics may say a thousand words, this one says two... Daddy's Girl!!!!
Rainy days don't stop me!!!!
I love my Daddy!!!
After months of silence on the blog.... I'm making a feeble attempt to catch up a little. We moved in February to Hazlehurst, Ga to pastor the Big Oaks Church of God. Andrew transfered to Jeff Davis High and Jason remained at Bacon County to complete his Senior year. We are eternally thankful to the Lord for His perfect plan. Big Oaks has wrapped their arms around us and in many ways it feels as though we have always been there.
Jason graduates on May 21, and has plans to attend Georgia Southern. We are very proud of him for his hard work and accomplishments. He was recognized by REA (electric co-op) with a $1,000 scholarship. Way to go Jay Jay!!!!
Andrew made it to JD in time to play tennis on a much stronger team and with his contribution to the team, they were able to make it to the GHSA Final Four!!!! They didn't make it past the first round, but enjoyed the experience of a lifetime. As his Junior year comes to a close he is preparing to go to Guatemala on a missions trip. Please remember him in this ministry endeavor.
Lydia has been very busy cheering her "Brubers" on and getting used to her new surroundings. She has settled into Big Oaks and now LOVES to make rounds after church shaking hands and passing out kisses! I Corinthians 12:9-10