"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." - Corrie Ten Boom

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"I Miss Mayberry"

Have you ever been caught up in looking at old pictures?!?
and missed those days...
and enjoyed the memories?
yep. Me too. They still make me smile. :)
The kids and I were looking through some of these old pictures and getting some good laughs... and they asked to put them in our family journal about what God does in our lives... and I thought that was awesome!
and as I reminisced through the wonderfully blessed life He's given us...
not without difficulty... but in spite of it...
I'm so thankful, amazed, and excited that the same God who created all of these memories in the first place...
gave them to us as just the beginning.... and He's going before us every day. That's just plain amazing.

I thought the blogging journal would be just plain easier than printing them and putting them in our journal... but I guess I should do that too :)
(yes they still make the same faces... :)
They asked me to write down how cool it is that God has given them "such a happy life full of fun things"
(I've paused here but cant think of anything sentimental or remotely sweet to say about the cat... but... moving on...)

God knew then where we'd be now... and He's filled our lives up with not only provision... but even and ESPECIALLY... laughter, joy, and peace!!! What a wonderful Savior.
God is so good. He's bigger than the stuff we worry about or can control.

This God is my God. And He will be my guide... even until the end. Psalm 48:14
So maybe sometimes "I miss Mayberry..." AND I'm so thankful for the wonderful memories being made now... and excited to see what God has in store for each new day!


Naomi said...

They are the sweetest little kids in the whole world! I just want to scoop them up and squeeze em.

Renee said...

Ohmygoodness I miss those babies!!

And can I just say LOL at the cat-love.

love your face :)

Beth Simmons said...

Awww, thanks for blogging these images. If you had only printed them for your journal I may not have seen them. So so sweet! Brought tears to my eyes.

Chris Petersen said...

Mary these pictures are wonderful. I find myself doing the same thing, going through the pictures of the past is so special, and as they get older you will find yourself doing it more! Such a wonderful blessing you all are. Love you all <3

Childress Family said...

Oh, I miss those lil' baby faces.

Mike said...

This was so special...love you guys!