Our family is like a beautiful tapestry that is yet unfinished. It has been woven together from threads from my side of the family and Virgil's and new threads continue to be added. The old and the new combine to make a beautiful picture, and when you step back and look at it as a whole, you can clearly see the Mighty Weaver at work. God has skillfully placed threads together that no other would have chosen. He's interlocked different personalities, different strengths and weaknesses, different talents, gifts and abilities, different backgrounds and cultures, different likes and dislikes. He has put it all together in a pattern that clearly demonstrates that a Designer is at work.
On any given Sunday at church, you'll find some of the girls sitting with grandparents, an older brother, sister-in-law, niece, aunt or uncle, or family friends. On holidays, you'll hear what is a beautiful sound to this mama's ears- voices of grandchildren, children, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all laughing and talking together. When we're able to visit my family in Alabama the girls all vie for their time to snuggle with their great grandmother.
Sharing in the joys of life, the sorrows of life and everything in between. Celebrating marriages, new babies, graduations, birthdays, and Gotcha days. Mourning those who have passed away. We are living life together as a family, and each experience is tightly woven into this beautiful piece of work God is creating. How I thank God for this mighty work He is doing!!