I was thinking about your phone call, which made me think about you. So I started to write on your facebook wall.....and decided, hey, I'm a blogging mama.....I'll blog to you! Perhas one day your children will ask me "Gramma, did they have facebook when you were little" or "what's a blog??"
You need never apologize for calling me and chattering! I know I don't pick up a phone and call you very often....but don't think that because I don't, you're not on my mind. One of the things that I think about, oh almost on a daily basis, is how thankful I am that you are where you are; that you seem to be so content. I was first going to say you seem happy, but it's more than that. Contentment speaks to your inner health; your soul and most particularly, it speaks to me about your relationship with God. Contentment is not dependant on your circumstances. -- and as a mom, as your mom, that thrills me. Contentment doesn`t come easily, but, as Paul says, it's learned.....and if it's learned, it does make sense that there are going to be some tough situations we're going to have to grow through.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
We talked last night about how quickly the school year has past, well times that by 100 and you`ll perhaps understand a wee bit of how this mom feels when I look at you; each of you. Today we are heading out to spend some time with Meg and celebrate her 26th birthday.....her what? The time really does fly, Belle, so my prayer for you is that you'll continue to grow, as you have been and as Jesus did; in wisdom, in stature and in favour with God and man.
I love you so much; have a fab weekend!