Monday, June 29, 2009


Thinking today of the many blessings Riley and I have had over the years. The greatest is our relationship with our Lord. No words can truly express the love we have for our Saviour...he has died for us...and brought us into TRUE life. He has brought us through all the peaks and the valleys, through every storm...he is our peace, our joy, our all consuming love. Without him we were in darkness...with him we are in light. Praise the Lord for his loving kindness and his mercy and grace!!!!!

"he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. "~ Titus 3:5, NLT

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where have the years gone ??? has been over 2 full years since I have last posted...and HUGE changes have occurred in this Nana's life!!! Lets see...oh the twins were born 11 weeks early, spent 7 weeks in the NICU, came home at 36 weeks ( 1 month early) and have been the delight of our lives. Eliana arrived first at 2 lbs 14 oz and Elijah second, at 3 lbs. 1 oz. They are now 2 and doing quite well!!

Amy also had a baby last year, and after a difficult pregnancy, delivered a healthy baby boy. Jonathan was 5 weeks early, but was able to come home with his mommy and daddy. He is a happy little 1 year old now.

Both Abram and Gabriel have had to get used to their new siblings, but they have adjusted well. So Riley and I now have 5 grandchildren...4 boys and a girl...blessings abundant.

Also, our youngest son, Eric married a darling young woman, Jessica and has just celebrated his first year anniversary this past April. They were able to plan an amazing trip to Italy and enjoyed themselves immensely. Eric and Jessica had a bit of a rough patch as Eric developed cancer 2 months after they were married. After surgery and radiation, Eric is now at a 95% survival rate...but with God he is at a 100% survival rate. Eric and Jessica handled this challenge quite well and are enjoying the many blessings God has given them.

So as you can see there have been quite a few changes...been a little busy...God has added to our family and we couldn't be more blessed! Hope I write before the next 2 years :)