Monday, August 23, 2010

"O, Lord, you preserve both man and beast...."

While on our trip, we talked about family stories...and what we remembered about various family members. I have told that Grandma was one of 11 children, and one sister was really not a very lovable person, although she could laugh and really be most enjoyable. Her fault was her bluntness! She told my daughter every time she say her that she was fat (that does not go over very well with a young girl/teenager) especially when the one saying it was pretty round! Also, this aunt told another cousin who really had gained weight "Child, you have ruined yourself!!" This aunt was really pretty as a young girl, married her love and had a baby and her husband died of the flu epidemic in the early 1900's, so maybe that soured her on life. They had been married only two years. She remarried and had another son but never seemed happy.
Another one of Grandma's sisters started out with "everything"! She married a fine young doctor, had money, house, silver and china, all the good things of life, they had three sons and the husband died (don't know of what) leaving her penniless. She opened a boarding house and all my life as long as she could this is what she did, raised those boys and then when a daughter in law died young, raised two grandchildren. It seems people back then died young a lot! Eventually this aunt lived with Grandma until she was failing in health. During this time, she would ride bikes with my sister!
Families are amazing--we love each other --anyway---
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love!"
Thank you Lord for loving us and keeping us! I pray the report from today's CT will be a good one!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkAugust 23, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Praying!!! When will we hear the report? Sending hugs your way,
    Barbara, Alan and the children