Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Okay. We arrived Saturday to HUGE waves...so big that they had to build a breakwater made of sand to keep things under control. Good for keeping the beach house from washing away, but not so good for my ocean view. Yesterday they weren't even letting people in the water, but today they are...which is fortunate because my granddaughter is having a birthday party on the beach. They are also getting rid of the impromptu sand dune even as I type! Hurray!!
Yesterday was pretty low key. We went to church and then came home and had Mexican food catered in for about 30 of our family members...some who are here with us and some who came from nearby cities to see us. Lots of fun. Lots of yummy enchiladas and chile rellenos. Lots of sand. Lots of laughter. Lots of noise.
Today is the b-day party and Joe's Crab Shack for dinner. Should be good. My last child arrived at 3:00 this morning, so we are all here and read to party. Needless to say, I am loving it!
Having tons of fun with my grandchildren...And the whole week ahead of me!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
©1984 by Susan Noyes Anderson
Great Grandma walked across the plains,
her blue dress grey with travel stains.
She bore the hardship, for she knew
her faith in the Lord would see her through.
Her once pink hands were calloused now,
and she had said good-bye somehow
to husband dear and children lost,
praying the end would be worth the cost.
I walk the darkened city street,
my hurried footsteps keeping beat
with a trembling heart, but I swallow my fear,
reminding myself that the Lord is near.
I wear my travel stains deep inside,
where I battle iniquity’s rising tide,
praying husband and children will not be lost;
and that the end will be worth the cost.
We all must walk these earthly miles;
different times bring different trials.