Sunday, October 22, 2006

Belated Wedding Wishes

Happy First Wedding Annivesary to my brother, Jeff and his wife Marci, yesterday. I had trouble getting on my blog, but was thinking of them and what a special time we all had last year celebrating their life and happiness together. I wish you both many more years of growing together, learning from one another and loving each other through life's ups and downs.
In addition, I still owe my mother-in-law, Karen and my father-in-law, John a congratulations on their 40th wedding anniversary this past week too! We pulled Grandma away from home to be with our family as Chip and I traveled to our respective adventures, and left Grandma to do childcare and homekeeping duties. We appreciated her very much, and the kids are excited to wear the Halloween costumes that they picked out with Grandma's help =).
On a more solemn note, my sister, Jacque and her husband are mourning the death of her father-in-law. Interesting to me, once again, how there people celebrating and mourning life all in the same day. We all have certain seasons in life to go through, and when they are good and blessed, I want to always remember to appreciate those times. And when there is sadness and sorrow, I want to always remember that those days won't last forever. And in my case, I keep my eyes and mind focused on the eternity beyond what I can see here...and that is Heaven. If you don't have the assurance of where you will spend eternity- beyond this life, I hope that you will email me or find someone to ask life's toughest questions to. While I don't claim to know it all, I do have peace and joy in this life. I know where I will spend eternity, and somedays that's all I need to get me through.


Nancy said...

Jody, I had trouble with blogger too. My picture didn't upload correctly and then I couldn't get on. I agree with you on the satisfaction and fullfillment that I feel, knowing where I will spend eternity. I am also like you with Teagan, heaven is a brighter place knowing my son Joe is waiting for me. God gives us those deep valleys to stregthen us and deepen our faith and trust in HIM. What a comfort and blessing it is to know that!

Anonymous said...

Watch out in March. I will be coming at you with big hugs.*grin* I love that you are inviting yet not pushy.

mary h.

Anonymous said...

(((((((((Jacque and her husband)))))))))

Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Marci!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jody, where are you? Did you fall off the face of the earth???
Tears, miss your bloggings!

Portia said...

Finding Him... through your inspirartions of seeking your own happiness.

I feel like lately I've hit rock bottom. Reading your writings (even some of the "old" ones) has helped me so much.

**LOVE** what you write and how you write it...