Wednesday, January 19, 2011

....all a Wonder

 No matter our IQ, special needs, body shape....Sister's, we are a wonder made by the hand of Creator, God


Wonder Lyrics
Natalie Merchant


Doctors have come from distant cities
Just to see me
Stand over my bed
Disbelieving what they're seeing

They say I must be one of the wonders
Of God's own creation
And as far as they can see they can offer
No explanation

Newspapers ask intimate questions
Want confessions
They reach into my head
To steal the glory of my story

They say I must be one of the wonders
of God's own creation
And as far as they can see they can offer
No explanation

O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience and with faith
She'll make her way

People see me
I'm a challenge to your balance
I'm over your heads
How I confound you and astound you
To know I must be one of the wonders
Of God's own creation
And as far as you can see you can offer me
No explanation

O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as she came to my mother
Know this child will not suffer
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience and with faith
She'll make her way

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Reminiscing

A little something from the archives.  A link for you from my 

photo's of past bounty's
anniversary tulips
a friend's table

Market in Seattle while visiting our daughter
basil at a local farmers market in Seattle

family gathering
coffee by the ocean

fresh picked apple enjoyed by a grandson

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our Daughter's Wedding Day

 What a glorious, happy day for our eldest daughter.  David and I are blessed beyond words to see our daughter so wondrously joyful.  God gave us the perfect son-in-love and husband for our daughter.  Our cup is full.

Please read this before viewing. Thanks. 

There is a point in the video where a group of young men are dancing around Emma. It was a spontaneous, natural moment. Brothers, Josiah, Jesse, Jacob and new husband, Ian dance joyfully in celebration around the bride.  As a mom, this makes me tear up every time I see it.  The young woman that catches the bouquet and seen through out at Emma's side? Her sister, Anna.  The fast clip of the young family with the beautiful little girl in the tutu?  Eldest brother, Josiah; wife, Meredith and daughter, Selah.  The handsome little man, grandson Landon, is seen dashing around and later being tossed in the air by dad, brother Jesse, with mom, Melissa watching in the background.  When I watch and re-watch the video I see what our family has with one another~JOY.
What ever the occasion if possible, the siblings gather. That is why the brother's and sister were constantly dancing around the bride and groom.  Couldn't miss a minute.  A deep satisfied sigh complete with happy tears fill me. Thanks for sharing this special moment with us.



Emma's childhood friend, Katie did the video. You can feel the love she put into putting the video together.  The excellent photography was done by our family friend, Adam.  


Typical Family..Where do we look?