As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friends and Family

At dinner not long ago, Ron and I were having a conversation, musing (again) about the passing of time. Having discovered several acquaintances from long ago on facebook, we were somewhat surprised to learn that they were grandparents. (When we knew them, we were all parents of young children.)

But as we talked, I said, “Why should we be surprised that these people are grandparents? We have six grandchildren of our own!”

Bekah had been quietly listening, but to that remark, she had something to say. In a solemn but passionate voice she said, “I’m glad you do. Because I don’t know what I’d do if you didn’t.” It was heartfelt.

Another time, she was considering the wording on the handouts her piano teacher gives prior to the biannual recitals. “It says 'Invite your friends and family,’” observed Bekah. “But it’s the same thing!

Our family may not be typical. We have wide age spans between our children, and Bekah’s oldest nephew is merely twenty months younger than she. But we are blessed to be family...we are blessed to be friends...we are blessed to be walking homeward together!

Owen (3) and Bekah sharing a meal at the "Deery Queen"

Bekah sharing a book with Gavin (7), Maddie (5), and Owen (3)

Giving thanks together on Resurrection Sunday

Maddie (5) and Bekah sharing a book at the library


  1. Bekah is very blessed and she knows it! What a sweet little girl, and grandchildren you have. ;D

    BTW, I found a Jack Frost wooden box on ebay! We love it!

  2. Oh Cheryl ... that is just the MOST endearing thing ever! Bekah is such a wise little girl.

  3. everytime you leave me a comment - it goes straight to my soul. you are one of the sweetest comment givers there is in blogland.

    now about that bekah...she's another wise one with her words. how wonderful to be so close to your family that she thinks of them as friends. simply beautiful.

    and on another note...if i didn't stay up past the "fairy god-mother's curfew" hour i too, would NEVER get any blogging done. ;)

    hope you have a beautiful weekend, beautiful friend!

  4. Just wanted to drop by and say I love your blog!
    I'm especially fond of the photo at the top.
    It makes me smile each time I see it and I so want to relax in that chair!
    God bless,


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