Friday, July 29, 2011
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 10:11 AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
young, so innocent so cute and sweet.
Those were the days, you played in the yard without shoes (unless like myself you borrowed someones sock and shoe--see picture). You ate watermelon with the juice running down your belly. You played unaware of the bugs, the heat, and the dirt. Those were innocent, fun filled days. You could count on Grandma to have the cookie tin always full and the best fried chicken anyone could ever make. My Grandma could make better chicken than the Colonel EVER could. Those were the days, you drank out of the water hose and ran free in the yard or the neighbors fields. Those were the days, parents didn't worry as much about their children crossing paths with some stranger who would steal them away. Although it did happen, those were different times. A gaggle of children were always together, playing, running, laughing and screaming.
This past weekend I went to a family reunion. We "children" now have children of our own. Life is different. Freedom to play and run is not the same. However, our kids do not realize it, so they run, laugh, play and scream. They love to hear about when we were kids. Those of us who made it to the reunion, seemed to pick up, right where we left off. Time and distance was not a boundary and love does not go away. Hugs and joy upon seeing faces you haven't seen in yours; can not be measured. The love of family is a timeless, endless joy. Miles may come between us and years may lengthen the time we see each other face to face, but love......love goes on.
The legacy left to us by our grandparents is love. Those children sitting on those steps have gone different ways and experienced different things...but there is one things that binds us together. LOVE. The heritage we need to pass down to our children is love. Families were designed by God for just that reason..LOVE.
God the Father sent His only Son into the world that we all might be adopted into HIS family. His love goes on and on and does not die.
One day there will be a grand and glorious family reunion. We will be reunited with family that has gone on before us. We will be meet our Father in Heaven..face to face. We will behold the Savior! That family reunion will be unlike any other. There is only one way to get there....you have to be adopted into the family, through the sacrifice of the son. Are you ready for the reunion? You have already received the invitation. All you have to do is answer the RSVP. Yes I am coming, I want to be in the family...I accept this gift of life.
I have turned in my RSVP as a YES I am coming...Have you?
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 10:27 AM
Thursday, July 21, 2011
We were going to do a drive by book drop off at the library and then run home again. However, I seriously do not want to be caught out in a thunderstorm with a 5 year old who can get really freaked out by storms.
The other day it was really, really bad. And I told her about how Jesus spoke to the storm and said Peace Be Still and the storm stopped. She wanted me to do it. (She has more faith in Mama's prayers than Mama does. I think I just learned a lesson.)
So I opened up the back door and shouted out into the storm
"Peace Be Still, In Jesus Name". And you know what.........the storm began to calm. Jenny said "Yep..it works." My other two kids said of course it works.
I was floored by their faith in my prayers. I sometimes, feel, like my prayers do not get past the ceiling. However, my children think that Mommy's prayers bring results.
Any time they feel bad or get an owie. They come to me..."Mommy pray for me". And I do. They turn around and go back to what they are doing satisfied. And even the times, my prayers were not answered right away, and the flu or fever raged on, they did not doubt. They just said thanks Mommy...I do feel better now. It isn't necessarily that the symptoms were better, but their spirits felt better.
What a lesson to say that even when we can not see the answer to our prayers, they have an effect. Prayers do not go out void before our Father. He hears them everyone. He sees our tears and stores them in a bottle. If He does that...how much more precious are our words to Him.
He loves to hear from us. If we listen, we can hear Him too. Even if it is through the voice of our child saying "It works"...after we prayed. That is the Father saying "I hear you"
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 1:54 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Jenny: Going to school.
Question: What do you think you will learn in school?
Jenny: I think I will learn writing and writing my whole name. I will learn the rest of the numbers.
Question: What do Cowgirl's do?
Jenny: They ride horses. They say yeeeeeeee haaaaaaa. They play with toys.
Question: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Jenny: A veterinarian. I will take care of animals. But not the icky ones. And only the nice ones. Not snakes or spiders or anything that bites. But Monkeys. I like them.
Question:Where do you wish you could go?
Jenny: Disney World.
Jenny: Cause I want to have fun. Jesse the Cowgirl is there. Bullseye is there and I will ride him.
Jenny: I am done with this interview please.
LOL........too many questions I guess..LOL.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 10:07 AM
Since I uttered a word in the blogosphere. I can blame it on partially being busy with all 3 kids home, but not entirely. Some of it....is brain block. Summer brain block. Lazy days breed brain block.
But our summer has been fun, even if we have stayed home for the most part. Jenny turned 5 this month and I realize I forgot to post her birthday letter. I will do that later today or this week. Better late than never.
Now we are gearing up for school. To say the kids are excited, is to put it mildly. They would have gone back the next week, if the option was available. They LOVE school.
I am still looking for a job. I want to work they same hours they are in school. Time will tell. I am praying about other ideas and options to bring income in as well.....babysitting, blogging(supposedly you can earn money doing this), things to make money from home that is NOT a SCAM. There are a lot of scams out there!
So here I am, at almost the end of summer and trying to jump back into the blogoshpere. Hopefully, I will be posting more often.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 9:53 AM