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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Joy and Sorrow

Things are constantly changing everywhere, we have especially experienced it here in the last several days. Our emotions have run the gamut as there have been several losses all around us, tornadoes and floods have affected those we love, and health issues, accidents, and death have also left their mark on our family and friends these last few weeks. So many people we love have experienced deep pain, and we too feel that pain for them as well as for ourselves. However, just as death has caused anguish, in the same span of time new life has brought great joy to our family.

We are so happy that we have another precious grand-daughter. I have decided to give her the blog name Thumper since she has an extra heartbeat. Of course this has given us quite a scare, but the cardiologist has assured us that this will rectify itself over the next six months. We are so thankful for the grace God has shown our family again! I am amazed over and over at how God created the human body with an incredible ability to heal its self in many situations! Of course, I know that His hand is in any healing whether it is through natural process of the body He created, or through medicine, or through a miraculous movement of His Spirit.

At this time when birth and death have overlapped in our family I'm reminded of the verse in Romans 12:15"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."


  1. Thumper is absolutely wonderfully beautiful! She looks so peaceful in this picture. -Cristy

  2. Oh, Cristy! She is an amazing little real live baby doll, and she has totally captured the hearts of us all!