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Monday, November 26, 2007

son of events

This last week was so busy that I hardly had time to turn around, much less write anything. This is my effort at catching up on the chronicling of events surrounding that busy time. Saturday morning, November 17th, arrived and we were all up and about later than usual due to the late going to bed hour. I felt like I was in a bit of a fog for quite a while due to the drive to Atlanta and back.

In the afternoon, MIL and BIL came over from across the pond for a visit – or maybe that should be from across the mud flats, since the rains still are not happening. They stayed a while and we later sent out for pizza for everyone. We mostly just talked, hung around and did family stuff, in addition to watching a few football games that just happened to be available on an autumn Saturday afternoon.

Sunday arrived and OD (older daughter) and FSIL (first son-in-law) took their young ones (gruntmonkeys) out to breakfast with FSIL’s parents. The Spice (wife) and I went to AM church services and in spite of being tired we were blessed first by an excellent study in Sunday School (by an excellent teacher) and then by an outstanding worship service and sermon. The kind of service that makes one want to straighten up and fly right – and go out and evangelize the world for Jesus.

Back home, we got into preparation for supper, this for the whole crowd of our offspring and mates with their offspring. This was a combo gathering, for the meal and also for the official celebration of GM4’s 4th birthday – I say official because the actual birthday was 5 days before on the 13th. We enjoyed a great supper of roast, rice and gravy, squash casserole and several other sides.

A little later NWT (niece with twins) and her mate came by with their twin girls and son to help celebrate the birthday. GM4 had two birthday cakes, one from Publix and one that he had won at the local Christian radio station – I think it still had calories though. We sang, he blew out the candles and we all had cake and ice cream. I was unusually conservative in consuming only two pieces.

He opened his presents with exclamations of wondrous amazement and was a very happy camper. We are blessed with a basement containing a large room for young ones to make noise and play in – we sent them in that direction to let off some steam. The event and evening finally wore down and all that were going home did so and the rest crashed for the night.

I am constantly amazed at the blessings God gives us through our families. Sometimes these blessings are rambunctious and loud but blessings and joy nonetheless. Some may feel that kids and grandkids are nothing but heartaches and we may just have to look harder to find the joy but it is there. Families are from God and anything from God is good, even if there are a few heartaches on the way to the blessings and joy. ec


Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

It’s the season for blessings—at the very least being aware of them. I am, too.

11/26/2007 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Glad things are going well with the fam. I just tagged you here btw.

11/27/2007 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger ancient one said...

God and Family... the Best of the Best!!

11/27/2007 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Wonderful post, Mr. Eddie!

11/27/2007 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

SSN - You hit on it there, being aware of the blessings is the most important.

AC - These are the best of the best of times - the kind that create memories for me when I get old - if I ever do. :)

ancient one - Yes - without these we are the poorest of the poor.

junierose - Thanks much!! Nothing like having the little ones around - loud, but good. ec

11/27/2007 09:57:00 PM  

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