Monday, December 26, 2011
Joy Days and Joy Nights
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
~ Carl Sandburg
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
~ Madeleine L'Engle
You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail.
~Buffy St. Marie
The grownups are tired, but the children dance!
We've had a lot (I mean A LOT) of food and happy fun and now Granny needs a few long lazy mornings and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Our four kids gave us a priceless gift. Remember the "I Am From" poems? They each wrote one and Jeff framed them all. Bill and I wept and wept. Here are a few excerpts:
Brad writes: "I am from the adventure lived out. I walk as my father and mother walked before me hand in hand with the living God."
Kelli writes: "I am from nightly family dinners made by hands that never requested applause."
Jeff writes: "I am from hammocks along the Mekong, to frigid Denver winter mornings. I am from a family often spread around the world, all moving towards Jesus, in their own way."
Jenny writes: "I am from trips to the Happiest Place on Earth. I am from bad decisions that were forgiven. I am from parents who never stopped loving."
They wrote more, all personal affirmations of their connections to us and each other. Oh, I love them SO much and I am so thankful for our family.
I am thrilled to watch the little dancers dance.
Thank you for popping in today. It's so very nice that you are interested. It really is.