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Pictures from the great North

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Here are a few of the best of the best pictures from our Ohio trip...as promised!

Thoughts from my trip...

My son and I have just returned from a trip to Northern Ohio to visit my dad's side of the family. It was sometime during this trip that I decided that I am a millionaire. (No, I've not been playing the Ohio lotto!) But I don't mean a millionaire in financial matters...I am a rich woman when it comes to the wealth that has been afforded me by the family the Lord gave me. In terms of a family tree, my roots go deep. To this day, I am 29 and I have a great-grandmother (which means my son has a great-great-grandmother) still living who is going to be 97 this year, Lord willing! Until last year I had all 4 grandparents not just still living but still married. Phenomenal! Knowing and keeping up with cousins, and second cousins, and grand-nieces has helped me feel connected and stay grounded. Our family has seen its share of the devastation that divorce can bring, but we have held together to leave a legacy to each new generation that comes along. I feel a great streng…

Little Favorite Things

Today I've been mentally compiling a list of "little favorite things". You know, those things that you find yourself enjoying, even loving, but that aren't big deals like a new car or a job promotion. So, I thought I'd put them in writing for your amusement and enjoyment. My little favorite things list:
Soaking wet swimming pool hugs from a kid with blue lips
That familiar smell of my husband's neckCapri pants, flip-flops, and freshly painted toenailsThe sound of my son's voice in a whisperThe sweaty smell of a baby after a good, long napBelly buttonsA long, hard run - one where your muscles ache but it feels good
Ringtones that let you know a loved one is callingGentle rain falling in the nightMy husband bringing me home dark chocolate from the store, even though he went there to get medicine for himselfA cool breeze on my shoulders on a hot summer dayListening to a Sunday sermon by a loud preacher, but hearing God's voice louder still
As the song say…

Open doors

Sometime back I eluded to the possibility that my husband felt a calling to serve the Lord and our country as a military chaplain. Since then many things have transpired and so far the Lord has not closed any doors in our path. This past Sunday night, Tim had the opportunity to give his testimony and share his passion for the ministry he feels the Lord has called him to. To say the least, I was quite proud of him. He also had the privelege of giving the evening's sermon. The church then voted unanimously to endorse him on behalf of the ABA as a candidate for chaplaincy. Even though doors seem to be opening, we are treading each step with care and prayerful consideration. If you care to listen, this is the testimony Tim gave before he preached his sermon.
http://www.faithcabot.org/archive/sermonseries/2008/june/tim%20testimony%20hi.wma