happy birthday to you...

Happy birthday Mom!
You are the BEST mom ever. Through thick and thin, good or bad, happy or sad, you have been there for me. You have been there to listen to me talk on and on late at night when you wanted nothing more than to go to sleep. You have been there for me when I had a test the next day and had no clue what I was doing. You have been there for me even when I didn't think I needed you, but I did. Thank you so much for being such an amazing example to me of a Godly woman, of a loving wife, and an awesome mom. When I grow up I want to be just like you.
I love you.


88 keys.

I got a phone call from a very good friend on Saturday night, and it made my day. Actually, it pretty much made my week, maybe even month. God is amazing, the way He works things out. In the toughest times, and in the best times, whether we are faithful to Him or not, He is faithful to us. I am so happy for that, because I know that I lack on my side of the relationship, but it never changes on His side. God is so good.

Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Morning by morning I wake up to find
The power and comfort of God's hand in mine
Season by season I watch Him, amazed
In awe of the mystery of His perfect ways
All I'm in need of, His hand will provide
He's always been faithful to me

I cant remember a trial or a pain
He did not recycle to bring me gain
I cant remember one single regret
In serving God only, and trusting His hand
All I'm in need of, His hand will provide
He's always been faithful to me

This is my anthem, this is my song
The theme of the stories I've heard for so long
God has been faithful, He will be again
His loving compassion, it knows no end
All I'm in need of, His hand will provide
He's always been faithful, He's always been faithful
He's always been faithful to me

He's Always Been Faithful - Sara Groves


a tribute, to sliced bread.

We found a whole pile of home videos this weekend, and have been watching them every night. We've seen videos from when I was a baby, when we were all small, from back in the White Rock house, family-get-togethers, old film from back in the day, and the lost footage from Africa. It's made me miss Africa even more, and realize just what an experience that truly was. I was so young, and I still am really young, but at the time there was so much going on and so fast that I didn't really realize what an impact it would have on the people we met there and me. I want to go back so bad, and I hope we do get there one day, God willing.

And Happy Birthday.
and Happy Belated Birthday.
To Dad, and to Gram.
Two wonderful people that I am glad to know, and just happened to end up in the same family as them.

faz´zo`let ; n. A handkerchief