"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

28 May 2012

Memories are Treasures

sitting in the beach house kitchen..............

.......sounds of the birds, the ocean waves, the scent of salty sea waters........

...........sunshine slipping in through the flung-wide open windows........


and reflecting on the treasures from God that surround me.  All these things and more.......all good things He gives us......

Family.  Extended family. Rough patches that don't get smoothed over by grace and mercy because they don't know Grace and Mercy but they are family. Different in belief. Different family standards. Yet.....

Family.

They are important to my husband and I. They are an extension of him, belief or not. We need to be salt and light and it can be DIFFICULT!!!!

But memories are treasures and memories are made and memories hold us close.

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Buzzards Bay behind the beach house



~~watching the tween cousins splashing in high tide and swimming through to low tide and laughing, loving~~

~~extended family enjoying late lunch with yesterday's college graduate...our first nephew....his charming good lucks, his sense of humor, his knowledge, his service to our country.......his kindness to all the younger girl cousins~~
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our niece Hanna(20) our Claire(13) nephew Adam(23) our Courtney(18) our niece Debi(10)
and missing our niece Beth(21)...nephew Ronnie(12) was already in the car!


~~favorite reading spots in sun-soaked deck chairs~~


the main deck at the beach house
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~~sea-side fires and roasting marshmallows and laughing family~~



Claire, Hanna, Debi, Pete, Ronnie (Debi's bro), and Karen (Hanna's mom)
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~~all the chaos and family dynamics......sometimes loud, sometimes hard, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and always endearing.........


Thank You, God for these memories...............

may we always remember that You made each and every one of us. Whether they believe or not............help us to be light and salt in our families' lives.


1 comment:

Melanie said...

What wonderful memories!! The beach house looks and sounds wonderful. Maybe some day Joe and I can drive out and visit ya. We'll bring mom along, lol