Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Okay so I am really starting to feel older......... My baby gets baptized in a week. Now my parents & Nathan's parents are the grandparents coming to all these events but my grandparents are still young and full of life & traveling the world & Nathan's grandparents are still so on the go. Why do I feel like I am the only one aging? I feel like time is standing still for everyone but me.
As I reflect on the great leaders of our families I am so grateful for all the love & sacrifice that was shared for Nathan & I to be here & together with our own little family. I love to watch my Grandpa with my Grandma, she is his Queen & his most valueable gem. He handles her with such care and devotion. He defines what a gentleman truly is and my Grandma defines what a lady is and reminds me of happy ever after. They haven't had a perfect marriage, but a real marriage & a marriage that they work on every single day. I think that is the key to the happy ever after. My Grandparents have grown old well together.
"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.........." (John Lennon) that was our wedding song. I am glad we have had good examples to look up to for growing old together
The Smith Family Favorite Things (can you guess which belong to whom?)
-g & g
-drama, drama, drama
-big stars (jeans / not acting)
-lucy who is a master with the hair
-the "kardashian girls" who keep us in line with style ;)
-guitar playing grandpas
-friends that are family
-LAUGHTER & PRAYER (you may wonder why those are together? live at our home or the home I grew up in & you will see. these are my saving graces)
-children who are all old enough to do almost everything themselves yet still young enough to need mommy & daddy for everything
-a father that sacrificed his son & a savior who gave his life
No matter what life puts us through, what we gain or what we lack, we never loose the love of the truly begotten & that is what is worth singing & rejoicing about........not dog bites & bee stings but the Love of our Father & His Son. It is when I have been bit or stung & knocked down though that I forget that love & I forget my blessings are not the material things I have but rather the knowledge & love.