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An everlasting love…

14 Nov

I’m so thankful for my family. I love getting to spend time with them the way I do. God is so good to let me enjoy getting to raise two little files and a little boy soon. I know I have said it before, but I really do love my family. God has blessed me with such an amazing and love wife to support and encourage me. I truly believe that He led me to a Proverbs 31 woman. I am blessed beyond measure. The love I have for her is truly an everlasting love. I guess I just needed to say that today.

What are you thankful for?

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I don’t know where I’m going but I do know who I’ll be. These memories and names like leaves all hang on us, the Family Tree.

8 Nov

I was listening to this song earlier today.  I highly recommend that you get Dave Barnes Christmas album if you don’t have it.  It is one of the greatest Christmas albums I have found in quite some time, but I digress.  I love this song in particular.  It is called “Family Tree.”  The last verse goes like this, “There are voices now where silence was The subtle signs of growing up Where one is born, another leaves Branches on the family tree.”  I could not help but think of the incredible heritage that I and my family has.  I thought of my dad’s parents.  They are both with Jesus now, but I remember so fondly spending time with them.  They were simple people, but they left such an amazing wake in the name of Jesus behind them.  I am so thankful for my MeeMaw and PawPaw.  I am thankful for the time that I did get to spend with them and for the example of godliness that they set.  I think also of my mom’s parents.  They are both still living, and I am thankful that I get to experience that as well.  They love me and my siblings so much.  It has been amazing to get to experience them being great-grandparents to the Wee-woods as well.  It was sweet Friday night to see Wee-wood 1 Snuggled up next to my granddaddy on the couch just doing nothing. (I am also thankful that I was able to catch it on camera.)

I am thankful for my parents.  I am who I am today because of them and their parenting.  I know that saying is totally cliche, but it really is the truth.  I am thankful for the values they instilled in me and I am thankful for the love they have and still show me.  I am thankful that they took me to church when I was young, and I am thankful that they made it a priority for us to learn about Jesus.  I am thankful that they love my children so much and that my children have the opportunity to know them.

I am thankful that I am making my own branches on the family tree now.  I am so blessed by God to have children to pour my life into.  I am grateful that God has deemed me worthy of guiding lives toward Him.  I love my children and I cannot wait to see where the family tree goes with them.

I say all of these things in order to get to the point that I can truly say the lyrics from this song, “I don’t know where I’m going, but I do know who I’ll be.”  I have know idea where God will lead my life from here, but I know who I will be when I get there.  God has used my family tree to shape me into who I am so that I will be prepared for whatever God leads me to do.  I am grateful for God’s sovereignty in placing my life in the family tree that He did.  As we are moving into the holiday season, I plan to blog about things I am thankful for.  I ask that you the reader comment on what you are thankful for as well.  I look forward to hearing back from you.