It's a rainy Memorial Day here. We had an outside day planned, but those plans have been postponed until the rain moves out. So until then, I'm sitting at the computer, in blogging world, with coffee in hand. Now, I can drink my coffee with cream, no sugar; but on days like today, why should I have to! It's warm, sweet, and delicious!! But I guess I didn't come to post on how I drink my coffee!
What I did want to post about are some memories of those past. Those precious lives that I will one day see in heaven! But before that, I do want to say how grateful I am to those who fought and lost their lives to give us the freedom we all enjoy! May we never forget, freedom is never free!! Ok, now back to memories! I have some precious people waiting for me in heaven! First, my Memaw (my great-grandmother). I grew up living right down the road from her. She was a wonderful woman, who loved the Lord very much and it was her great joy to unfold scripture. She loved Bible study and was a avid Bible writer. My mom has her Bible and it is a treasure trove of insite from this wise woman, who never hesitated to mark up and take notes in her Road Map. Did she have any idea that thoses notes and marks would effect and minister to generations like they have? For as long as I could remember, Memaw had said she wanted to either go in the rapture, or die on Easter Sunday morning. She would say, "What a great resurrection day that would be!" On Easter Sunday 2003, the Lord honored my Memaw and gave her the desire of her heart and she had a great resurrection day! I am so happy that both my boys got the chance to meet her. They still talk about her; Hunter, from his own little memories and Braden, from the memories of others!
I also have a Granny and Grandpa Flanders who are also in heaven. Both loved the Lord and each other! They were a picture of absolute devotion. A wonderful blend of class and crazy! My Granny Flanders was a great and mighty prayer warrior. She prayed daily for every member of our large family! Oh to be like her, faithful to fall on my knees before the King of Kings daily!
Lastly, but most certainly NOT least, I have two babies in heaven waiting for me! Children who I love desperately and miss more than any one knows, but who I never met face-to-face! What a day that will be, when I can hold them in my arms and kiss their sweet faces, when I can hear their little voices say Mommy!! But until that day, there will be two little pieces of my heart already there. Two little members of the Wood family who are missed and will be remembered always.
Oh how the memories flood me now! I have and will again mourn the absence of these precious people, but the Lord has turned my mourning into laughter and joy once again! I hear my boys and my husband wrestling on the couch and I am reminded anew that I am blessed!
"Lord, You give and take away. My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be Your name!"
Amen and Amen!
Well, it looks like the sun finally came out! Off to our day of outside play!!
Until next time, may God fill you with His joy!