Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Did you hear about the young woman who went to school at Yale and was killed a few days ago while she was in a lab? Her picture is incredibly haunting and it immediately caught my attention when I was scanning the news on CNN.com. She was a young, beautiful woman who was engaged to be married. And in an instant that all ended.
For some reason I can't stop thinking about it. When you watch the news or read anything on the internet it always seems like evil prevails. If it's not "bad" news, it's boring. We are constantly bombarded with sad stories and horrifying events - I'm not sure why this story has made me stop and think so much - but it has.
Last night as I was trying to sleep I kept thinking about this young woman, how scary and graphic the very last few moments of her life were. I'm not going to go thru all the thoughts that were running thru my head, but I just had this terrible heartache for this girl and her family and friends. As I was thinking thru all of this - I pictured her in Heaven. Will she remember those last terrifying moments of her life? I guess I've always wondered that - once you get to Heaven will you know how you died? Will you be able to look down from Heaven on your loved ones still here on earth, give them signs to remember you by (I'm thinkin' the movie "Ghost" here, people!)? I would love to hear what you guys think...
The more I think about it , the more I start to believe that there is no way this would be possible. I don't think that we will remember how we left the earth, anything about this earth. I don't think we will want to. Heaven will be so amazing and wonderful (ok, those words just sound silly when I try to describe Heaven, I don't think any words would come close) that we will only be thinking about Jesus and praising Him...getting to listen to His stories, follow him thru the golden streets, feasting beside him...just overwhelmed with love. Maybe we won't remember our lives here on earth - I've read that in Heaven we will not feel any pain, we will not experience sadness. So that leads me to believe that we won't remember our earthly lives - we won't feel sadness for the things we've experienced.
Ok - now I'm rambling. I'll stop...but will you leave a comment and tell me your thoughts? I'm really interested:)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
She named her stand after her late best friend, Susie Trueblood. Her and Sus used to say that they were gonna retire and start their own country craft store named Sus-anna's attic. We got a sign painted and ordered a stamp with this name - I think Sus would have been excited:)
We ended up taking our camper and golf cart over to the fairgrounds...and made a crazy weekend of it! It really was alot of fun - besides Max having a fever/cold most of the weekend. As long as he had Tylenol in him, he was just fine, but once it wore off I had a grumpy little man on my hands. Luckily, I had plenty of people to keep him entertained (Papa, Uncle Faye, Jessica, Lauren, Elisah, Gabe, Nana!)
Hope everyone is having a good week - and tomorrow we will be halfway to the weekend! yeah!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
the bright sunshine gloriously kissing our skin and the gentle gallop of a strong animal beneath us.
My sweet little man's smile carries me thru these times - the simple things still amaze and amuse him...like sitting around the campfire at the Boat Club and finding a pumpkin that is just his size. We also met a new member of the Huff family, Haley Paige. Seeing a sweet little newborn baby reminds you of the miracles of life. The sound of her peaceful breathing while she slept made me close my eyes and savor the moment - they grow up so fast and it seems like moments like these slip away. I caught this sweet moment between sisters...newly united but with an unbreakable bond.