Around the corner

I have been fighting for the time to sit down and blog. I’ve just about determined that I’m going to have to get up at the crack of dawn in order to have the time. Life keeps throwing curve balls at me and between my health and my kids, let’s say that it has been interesting.

The words of been flowing back-and-forth with no time to jot them down. Blogging I suppose is how I cope and process and deal with many things in my life.

photo credit: Catie Owens

I alluded in my last blog that they were big changes coming. Most know that my Son, my youngest blessing, is graduating high school in September. We chose to homeschool and love to do things differently from the world. So, I let my kids choose what time of year they want to graduate. Fall is my most favorite time of year, I look forward to it more than my birthday. So, that date he picked was set.

My oldest daughter, Bug, found out that she is going to deliver her first blessing in October. Another fall joy and feather to my cap. This will be my first grandchild and the first great-grandchild in our family, we are nothing less than ecstatic.

And as if that is not enough to be super energetic about in one season, the announcement was made this last week that my second daughter, Sis, would be married. They decided not to opt for a long engagement they want to get married quickly. Even to the point of teasing me about elopement. While I can comprehend the logistics – I am unwilling to give up that moment.

Since I would not concede and give approval for an elopement we are having a wedding, this fall, this year, in the midst of all the other plans. It is not to be a small wedding either and will far succeed anything I have ever planned.

This union is so precious and special to me as we’ve known the young man for many years he come to be a close family friend that we adore. I do feel like God orchestrates the notes of our life and to tell you how His hand is moving in the preparation of this would take many more paragraphs. God’s timing is perfect- and I am going to hang on for the ride of my life.

The wedding will be over the top but I hope not in the way that you thinking. You know us, we are as average and as middle class as you. But, this couple – they have so many people that love and adore them that the guest list has become out of bounds and truly will be a memorable occasion.

For sure I won’t be able to keep writing about my children now but they’re getting married for fear of son-in-law’s retaliating on me. My kids are such joy to my life I have a hard time keeping it a secret. What parent doesn’t like to brag?

There are more big changes in the works for us I don’t even know them all myself. Most of which are just pondering’s at the moment. I pray for God’s leadership in our lives. I will ask that “God’s Will” will be done not just in my life but in the lives of my children. With all these events this fall, you may not be able to make them all and I completely and whole heartily understand. I sincerely hope that you will be able to make at least one and that we will get a hug around the neck and maybe take a picture to mark our visit. Please don’t feel obligated to bring a gift.

Stay tuned as the craziness around the corner is gonna get teary eyed.  I like to keep my emotions in their proper place but if we are being truthful, mm.. well. I’ll be bringing a hankie and can’t wait to see you there.

~Lena

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