Often life is so busy that I don’t get time to write full blog posts but I do post smaller blurbs on Facebook and Instagram. Since one of the reason’s I started blogging in the first place was to have an online journal of family life, I’ve decided to have Facebook Friday’s here on the blog. It will be a place to gather my weekly social media posts together and make them easier to look back on. Some weeks you my even get the ‘Directors Cut/Extended Version of those posts!
I’m going to be spending the next few days cooking and baking to get ready for Amelia’s baptism on Sunday. I hope you all have a blessed weekend.
After a difficult battle with cancer, one fought with dignity, grace and the sure knowledge of God’s steadfast promises, the Lord called home my dear father-in-law (Corky Veldkamp) in the early hours of Friday morning.
So many of you have been keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. It has been a true comfort to all of us. We are so thankful to experience the communion of saints in this way.
17. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18
Because sometimes you just need a sweet baby pic . . .
We laid Henry’s dad to rest yesterday. We had a beautiful service with a consoling message, Olivia’s lovely voice and music from a packed church that brought me to tears. It was a time for family and friends to take comfort from God’s promises and each other. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct you paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Dad is in his heavenly home now but before he left he met one last great grandchild . . . I’m sharing about the day Amelia was born over on the blog today.
It’s been a challenging week but, with God’s help, in the company of family and friends and lifted up in prayer by those far and near, we have been comforted and strengthened.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 New International Version (NIV)