Sunday, November 22, 2009

To All Generations

This weekend, we made a spur-of-the-moment trip up to see family. Jeremiah's grandmother was visiting, and we hadn't seen her in about two years.
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We had a lot of good food and fellowship.
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The kids are always excited to see their cousins.
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An amazing thing happened when Rohan finished eating and got down from his seat at the table. If you know Rohan, you know he does not like to be touched or talked to by people he doesn't know. He doesn't even let a lot of people he knows touch him. And he hates having his face washed. I can't think of anything he dislikes more. So he left his seat, went over to Great-Grandma and stood quietly while she wiped his hands and face. And when she was done, he asked her to do it again!
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And we worshipped together. The first picture is Miah, and the second is Zahana. Yes, I felt kind of odd taking pictures in church, but I thought it was such a lovely moment to see the kids waving their flags together, learning to worship freely and with beauty.
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The rest of the time was filled with tea parties and leaf piles and and a late night and more visiting and the making of precious memories.
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Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
Psalm 100:4,5

9 comments:

  1. Elsa and I are looking at your wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing. It makes us want to be down there! Is Dad B. okay with the apron shot? Hmm... So glad you got to spend time with Great Grandma B. She is one of a kind and such a blessing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

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  2. Well, he was OK with wearing it... :) It was his grandmother's apron, so I think that made it alright.
    We missed you all.

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  3. Sarah...I loved the picture of the kids' table. Brings back wonderful memories. And I'm so glad you spent time with loved ones this weekend. Makes for very special times. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love the story of Rohan with his Great Grandmother. That is so sweet.

    lisa

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  5. I was very intrigued by the beautiful pictures of the children in church with the colorful flags. What kind of church is it? Beth

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  6. Beth, It's a small non-denominational church where Jesus is worshipped. There is a small container of flags in the back anyone can use.

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  7. Looks like you had a special time with Grandma B. We are very excited to be able to spend time with her and some more of the family over Christmas. Daron and the kids are actually getting together with Mat's family and Annika's family this weekend. Should be so fun. Love to you all!

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