Monday, October 12, 2009

We're Home!

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These are a sampling of the photos from our past two weeks on the road throughout Michigan and NW Ohio.

Sadly, DH's oldest brother died suddenly on September 24 just after his 72nd birthday, and so we traveled to the Michigan Thumb for the visitation, funeral service, and memorial service. Thankfully he died without any suffering, peacefully in his sleep, and knowing Jesus was his Lord and Savior. That is the best reason to celebrate LIFE. So, for a Christian family, saying goodbye to a loved one is sad, but it's also joy-filled knowing that we'll see Herb again in heaven someday where Jesus will give us perfect JOY.

After our Michigan week, we spent another week in Ohio with my parents and my Uncle Jim who visited from Colorado. There we celebrated each of their 80-something birthdays and saw quite a few relatives and friends.

I've missed our family SO much, as well as paper crafting and blogging, and I've missed my CTMH and faith blogging friends. I hope to ease back into a new routine soon while also awaiting the birth of our second grandbaby in a few weeks.

God is good ALL the time!

Autumn blessings--


Sharli said...

Wow, I feel cooler now - as in "Autumn"! What beautiful scenery!!! I also love your family portraits - are Mom, Dad and Uncle Jim's birthdays all on the same day, or just celebrated together because of the opportunity?

I'm sorry for your loss - glad that it was a peaceful passing, and glad that you are home safe with happier things to look forward to!

Hope said...

Welcome back! Thank you for shining His light through your blog. Your faith walk is so encouraging to me. I am sorry for your loss. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

Jena said...

Sorry for your loss - isn't it great to have faith in our Savior and know that we'll see our loved ones again! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Emily said...

So glad you're home. We missed you!

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards