Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa

Dad, Grandpa and Uncle Roland

Grandpa Z always took down his Christmas Tree after his birthday, which is today. Here's a peek at the past:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

View from the mountain

Tanner and I had the opportunity to hike the mountain behind the house while Tori was in the hospital. I took these with my phone. I've always loved this view of the house and the lights. I am blessed to be able to make the climb with my grandson!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year?

2010 is starting off pretty much like all of 2009: potential disasters where ever we look. At them moment I am watching Ty play video games because Doni and Jim are in the hospital with Tori. They have been there since Wednesday and will likely stay through the weekend. Her bladder would not empty and her blood count is off and they don't know why. Most likely a virus but they are checking carefully for any possibility. I could give a quite lengthy list of family woe's that would include the loss all or partial income, home for closures, significant health risks, totally unfair and even corrupt legal issues (not including the questionable speed camera pictures they so kindly send). If there was ever a reason to panic, complain or worry, this is it. I suspect since NOT ONE of my family is unaffected, you are not either. I have know idea what this year will bring so I have resolved to stand on the one thing I can be sure of. I know that God loves me, my family and my friends as much as he loves JESUS and He promises to do only the best for me (Romans 8) and that his plans are irrevocable (Rom 11). What else do I need to know? It is the only truth I can count on. I have panicked my way through these times in the past and God always came through as promised. This trip I plan to treasure in my heart all those things that I don't understand and Trust God to fulfil His promises to me and my loved ones. He doesn't have to prove anything to me anymore. He already has. I choose to live 2010 as a BELIEVER!