The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory- 1 Corinthians 15:41 (NLT)
Today was a beautiful day!
A celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary, and all of our children and their children converged from everywhere to spend this occasion with us.
Of course, we missed the older boys who have all grown up and moved forward on their separate journeys.
Ronnie and Eric are in the military and Angelo is teaching out of state.
We know they would have been here if they could have.
But isn’t that what the whole thing is about?
You have your babies, hope and pray over them, raise them and give them wings to fly.
Bittersweet–that’s exactly what it is.
But we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’ve been blessed and we know it.
All of our children are healthy and have gone on to do great things.
And when we look at the grandchildren we see bits and pieces of Ma Lula, Ma Allie, Ma Hallie, Pa Babe, Alberta, Aunt Elvy and, believe it or not, those Hatfields.
Quite naturally, they favor one another physically– but their individual glory differs just like the stars that sparkle and glimmer at night.
All in all, despite the hard times and hurt feelings, we did it!
We did exactly what God wanted and His grace has been our strength to see it through.
“Good night Leroy.”
“Good night Annie.”
And thus ended the series…but not the story. Both Ron and I will continue to weave tales about our family between the two blogs.
Thank you so much for all of your support and for reading “The Flowering Vine.”
Love and light to you all!