On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Friday, January 10, 2020

Our December, 2019

I'm steeped in memories and not finding time nor being able to record them all. I'm simply going to save some of the pictures from the end of 2019 for posterity's sake. Some of the problems I have are trying to download pictures, which I finally realize went to icloud!! Then I finally, finally was able to download some pictures, wrote a few paragraphs with pictures, and then it all disappeared. This is what I've got! I give up!!

Kate's first piano recital

This beautiful face and sweet smile!!!
(I cropped me out!)

An aspiring student???

Snow fest at our church was fun!
Noah's a bit of a ham.

A few years back at Angelina's Mexican Restaurant

December, 2019 at Angelina's after Snow fest

Back at home

Christmas Eve service

Sara's family at their church

Surprise on Christmas morning!!! 

Cool kids learn on Christmas morning they are about to go on a ski trip!
(and Nana and me were invited to go along!!!)

When you travel for 12 hours on Christmas Day, you discover your options for dining are very limited! Almost NIL!! We had to settle for snack food from gas stations (Allsups) and finally, in New Mexico, found a tiny little shack which was open and serving Mexican food (a hamburger was my choice, as I thought just maybe Mexican food might not be the best choice while traveling.) (Jason's generosity to our cook/server touched my heart as he wanted to bless her on Christmas Day.)

Turns out it was ALL good. Much better than ALLSUPS!

Beautiful snow

The natives are friendly.

Up to the top we go!

We three queens!!

And back down again.

Ski Bunny Kate

And snowboard Jack.

A throwback to another very cold December, 1989, 30 years ago
with Jason and Sara for Christmas in Breckenridge, Colorado.

My sister sent this picture to me, which I had never seen before.
I like it!

I give you thanks, Father, because I don’t have to grieve as other people who have no hope do. I do have hope ... my hope is in You Lord. I thank You for all the years I had with my Dear Heart. I thank You for the extra years you gave us after 2011. I thank You for the love and the sweetness of the man that I loved. His smile, his laugh, his dreams, his touch, his words to me.

I remember well after we first married, each night as we went to sleep I would think to myself and say to him, “I am so happy that I have you and I’m so sad that another day is gone. But it was a good day. I treasure every day with you and am so thankful for the gift of you to me.”

The days of good far outweigh the times of frustration or difficulties we faced. We never went to sleep angry, we always forgave. Now you are at true peace and I know I will see you again one day. I love you. I don’t have to wonder where you are. The moment you closed your eyes, I know you were with Jesus. Our Captain is now with the Captain of our salvation.

In the past couple of years, I kept asking God to show me when it’s time for us to move. I finally had to leave it with the Lord and trust His timing, so I hung on to the verse, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.” God knows best for us and on December 3, God moved you up to the perfect home in heaven. Jesus says in John 14:

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going." Jesus told [Thomas], "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:1-4, 6 (NLT) He says that to us, too. He is the way. And Jay a/k/a DearHeart/Grandpa/Papa knew that.

A bit of irony. I always wanted wind chimes for the patio. Jay found the sound a little irritating because, granted, it is very windy here in North Texas. Well, this morning my neighbor came over with a gift for me from three of the neighbors. Guess what? Wind chimes!!! A beautiful set and they are dedicated to Jay’s memory! I love it! That’s what we called a “God kiss.”

and the reverse side is dedicated to his memory with his name, 
date of birth and date of departure to Heaven.

Almost impossible to believe. My Dear Heart, you will never be forgotten. You live in our hearts forever and we will see you again one day. Your earth body may be under this festive grave blanket, but we know where you really are and Who you're with!