Thursday, October 6, 2011

and I'm so happy...

I've been doing the happy dance this week! My oldest daughter and her family surprised us Tuesday afternoon by calling and informing me that they were about 4 hours away from home. They had left Pennsylvania Monday evening and driven straight through the night to get back home to Louisiana. Needless to say, when they drove up in their driveway, a certain Nana and Papa were waiting for them with open arms! I just couldn't believe it when they all got out of the vehicle and I got to wrap my lonely arms around some very special babies and their parents! My heart was just so overwhelmed with love and is still so full of thankfulness.

Silas had changed so much in the 3 months since we were in Pennsylvania to see them. He is beginning to talk some and he has gone from a baby to a little toddler. He is so sweet and is a very loving little boy! He will lay his head on you and give you sweet kisses.

Mercie has really grown up these last few months as well. She is such a darling little thing and her whole face lights up when she smiles! She just looked at me when she got out of the car and then ran to me and wrapped those sweet arms around my neck and hung on for dear life. I have missed that baby so!

Eli has grown taller and has lost that little boy look. He is so handsome and such a sweet fella. I just love that little boy. He is so funny and so smart and is rocking a head full of curls!

Mikaela has become quite the young lady and it is so sad to realize that she just isn't a baby anymore. She is so tall and so grown up! She has learned to crochet which I think is amazing for an 8 year old! She is so beautiful and has such a heart for God. I have missed her so much!

"I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth"
(Psalm 34:1)

"O taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
(Psalm 34:8)

(a collage of cell phone pictures sent by my daughter - I miss this little one and her 2 sweet brothers!)


It is good to have Megan and her family home. I missed them so much while they were off working and am making up for lost time while they are here. Through it all, God has been so good to us. He supplied Rod with a good job and even though it took them away from home, he was able to support his family and that is a huge blessing. I certainly missed being with my grandchildren those 3 long months, but God kept His sweet Hand upon my heart and helped me to make it through those tough times. His mercy and His grace are so amazing and His love is so tender. He supplies our needs always. When we open our hearts to Him, He is faithful to tend to us and touch those areas of our spirits that need some healing. His goodness overwhelms me. 

"For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we
have trusted in His holy name. Let thy mercy, O LORD,
be upon us, according as we hope in thee"
(Psalm 33: 21,22)


Elizabethd said...

It must be such a wonderful gift to have them back with you.

Sonja said...

Beautiful pictures Beth! You are so right... He cares for our hearts in ways we could never plan so well, and I just know He loves to give us good gifts! These precious ones are such good gifts.


Steph T. said...

YOur grandbabies are precious!! I love the collages you made too! What program are you using? You are so blessed...:) Blessings my friend!

Nana Jul said...

Yippy Jesus!! They sure have grown. Isn't it funny when we are with them always...we don't see the growth...but in a mere 3 months..WOW. They are all so adorable! Thank you Jesus for blessing BETH!!
Love ya sista - ENJOY

Miriam said...

Rejoicing with you, Beth, that you and your dear hubby have your family home for a time. I know you are getting all your hugs and kisses in from your precious grandbabies! What a sweet surprise!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Well, I certainly understand why a Happy Dance was called for! I mean, who could resist with such precious visitors?

I love surprises of this type. In the midst of the humdrum come these incredible gifts, blessings. Precious.