The Gift

When I was a young child, you were an old gray headed man that shuffled along slowly, aided by a cane. You never could move fast enough for me, and although I tried to hurry you, you would not be rushed. I looked forward to things like going to kindergarten, summer vacations and the holidays that never seemed like they would come soon enough. As I got older, I looked forward to graduating 8th grade, graduating high school, graduating college and finally getting married, but I was always waiting on you, for you were ever with me. Things just had to be done at your pace.

An amazing transformation happened to you after I got married. Suddenly you were much younger, and it seemed you and I were moving together at an almost equal speed. Now we were getting somewhere! We seemed to be in sync until I had my first child, at which point another alteration took place in you. You became even younger and seemed to have the energy of a teenager, while at the same time, I noticed that I was getting older.  I was enjoying being a mother.  There were days I just wanted to marinate in the experience, but you with your boundless energy kept pushing me forward. Before I even realized what was happening, my children were graduating from high school and growing up. Oh, you rambunctious youth! You just wouldn’t stop and rest even for a minute.

Then one day, I had an epiphany concerning you. In all honesty, you had been the same all along and had never changed. The only thing that had changed was my perception of who you are. You have been God’s faithful servant throughout the ages, and I am learning to cherish you more each day.  I will do my best not to try and hurry you or slow you down or squander you, but with God’s help, I will let you run your course. You are precious to me, Time!

1/3/18

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San Antonio Trip(Part 1)

This past week, our family was blessed to be able to go to San Antonio Texas for the purposes of

-attending Jen’s graduation from ICAT(Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology)

-being with my hubby/Jen and Paul’s dad as he taught a theological seminar

-celebrating anniversary services with Alamo City Apostolic Church in San Antonio, Texas

I have some pictures(although they are not very good)that I hope to share soon. I tried posting some of them, but was having difficulties, first on my laptop, then on my phone. (There is a part of me that feels like screaming right now.) I’m afraid I’m somewhat of a technological dingbat, and will need to enlist the help of my son.

Stayed tuned for more…………………………………..hopefully soon!

Update-Through a rigorous distance learning program(my son instructing me through texts), I now can post some pictures.

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Jennifer is giving her graduation speech. I’m so proud of her. She worked hard on her capstone project. It about done her in, but bless her heart, she finished it!

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This is Dr.(Brother)Shane Milazzo addressing and admonishing the graduates and all who were present to “dig deeper”. He did an excellent job.

 

 

Jen and Paul are standing with Sister Garcia. We were honored to stay at the beautiful home of Brother and Sister Garcia, and I hope to share more about this wonderful couple in a future post.img_3234

 

Time is running short for me now, but I just want to say, “Congratulations, Jen!” I am proud of your accomplishments and so thankful to God for the fine, young lady you have become.

A Time To Rejoice

The woman's name was Joan.  She was a member of our homeschool support group, but I did not remember meeting her.(although I found out later that I did meet her at last year's Christmas party)The e-mail had come from our group leader telling us that Joan's husband was very sick, in intensive care, and things weren't looking too good for him.  She was asking for those of us who believe in prayer to pray.  I e-mailed back that I would pray and have our church pray as well.  Since my husband is a minister, I also mentioned that if Joan would want someone to come and pray, that my husband and I would be willing to come.  Over the next few weeks, I received several e-mails from Joan, letting me and others know what was going on with her husband.  Things went from looking very bleak to getting better and better.  Finally, the day came(about 2 weeks ago)that Joan's husband Norm was released from the hospital.  I hadn't really thought about it very much until today.  Our homeschool support group put on a graduation ceremony for all the kids at a nearby church facility.  At the close of graduation, a woman came up to me and introduced herself.  It was Joan!  We got to meet her husband Norm too, who looked like he was doing very well.  She thanked my husband and I many times for praying.(to the point of being teary-eyed) I know there were others that prayed too, and I want to give God all the glory, because He is the one who answers prayer! I know there is a time and season for everything, and it was just so nice to have this graduation ceremony end with a little extra rejoicing.  🙂