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Saturday, December 31, 2011

David & Kathey

David & Kathey
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This year has been a very stretching year for David and I - raising 8 children in an economy such as we have. But as we reflect on our 26 years of marriage and at the 8 wonderful children we have, we KNOW that we are rich in blessings and possess the true treasures of life.  A love for each other that is stronger than when it first started out, 8 children that we adore and bless us more than we are able to bless them, friends and family that love, pray and encourage us, and a Savior that came to dwell among us (Immanuel - God with us) - but loved us so much that He gave His life for us.  These are the treasures our hearts are set on and that we desire.  We are so grateful to have each other to share this journey with.  I love that David can still make me laugh and for some reason he still feels I am "hot," as he puts it. This year has been busy with homeschooling and graduations and getting children ready for missions trips and driving, driving and driving our children from this place to that place. 
When days are hard and money is tight and we have dealt with the 20th squabble of the day the sweetness of the Lord serenades us with a song on the guitar from our boys or small hands will massage a Mama's sore shoulders or someone will give a surprise hug or let out a joyful squeal and we are reminded of how Great our God is and we know his goodness rest in this land of living life... to the fullest. 

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living  ~ Psalm 27:13
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