Thursday, May 12, 2005

Looking Back

Seems like this is a week for reminiscing. Looking back on the "good old days". I've included a picture of our "extended family" as we were six short (or long) years ago. Our five biological children are grown and gone and have given us several wonderful grandchildren. The photo below shows our two adopted sons, Matthew and Nathan, our granddaughter Victoria who has been with us since she was 3 and our foster daughter Amanda who we cared for for 8 years. The plans Carol and I had to be world travelers and "relaxed old fogies" (sp?) went up in smoke I guess. Ha! Ha!

As we were 6 years ago...David, Nathan (2), Carol, Matthew (3), Amanda (14) and Victoria (6)

We have been blessed (and stressed) over the last few years. There's a trite saying out there that goes like this..."I'm too blessed to be stressed". Get real! Life is full of challenges! Just live in our home for 24 hours. But, in the midst of those challenges and stresses, we have seen the blessing of God.

Be blessed and encouraged today, friends!
"The blessing of the Lord it maketh rich..." - Proverbs 10:22 (KJV)


  1. i chuckled at the "blessed and stressed" statement!

    you are happy enough to be an encourager to so many ... i am guessing the blessed outweighs the stressed!