Monday, February 27, 2012
Ruth Bryan, born in 1907 (104 years and 7 months) made it safely home. Thank you for your prayers. Grandma Bryan went on to her heavenly reward Sunday evening. Laura was able to be there with her Grandma when she left this world to meet her Lord and Savior. Laura may have more to share later.
Friday, February 24, 2012
We all love her dearly and are very blessed that Jesus gave her to us for so long! She's been a prayer warrior her whole life. I remember as a little girl going to spend the night with her. (or when she lived with us, getting to sleep in her bed with her that night.) Hearing a whispering going on... and what a comfort it brought to my heart to hear her praying for so many. She has prayed for missionaries and their kids by name around the world and sacrificed as NO ONE KNEW her own "real needs" mending and re-mending her own clothes, so that they would last a little longer, so she could give and so that the cause of Christ could be advanced!
What a heritage she's given to all of us. My sad heart wonders "Who will take her place?" Who will carry the Prayer Torch that she's carried so faithfully for these now 104.5 years? Who is she praying for that I don't even know to lift their names up to our Heavenly Father? Oh God, help ME and many others to step up to the plate, so to speak, to accept the challenge, for there are still so many who aren't "IN" the ark of safety yet!
I LOVE YOU GRANDMA with all my heart, have always felt a special closeness to you, for you are the one, my parents also told me that I take after! "Jesus be with you," is my hourly prayer! I'm going to miss you terribly, but I'll see you again, when we all make that heavenly shore. I know you'll be so glad to see your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ first of all, and maybe as a side note, to see Grandpa too, who has been in Heaven for now 36 years, in earthly time! What will Heaven be like? Oh it makes me want to live right. To shed any needless weights so I can run this race to the finish with NOTHING hindering my journey, how about you?! As I've heard my Daddy say: "Heaven will be worth it AT ANY COST"!!!!
When I got to take that surprise trip up to see her a couple weeks ago, these were my parting words, "Goodbye for now Grandma! I will see you again, in the morning over Yonder!!!!" I love you Grandma!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
|The antique grater was Mommy's Valentines Day gift from Daddy! It looked so beautiful when the lights were out in the kitchen, and there was just the glimmer of the tea light peaking out!|
Aunt Heather's blog!
Monday, February 13, 2012
|The Ruby Pear|
Daddy, I sure love you and I thank you for all that you did to mold and train my life for God! You have had an amazing influence on who I am today and I thank God for how blessed I am. I didn't realize how blessed I was to have been placed by God into your home. The older I get I'm finding out that you and Momma are the exception to the rule! I love you both SO much and thank God for the heritage that you have passed on to us! Thank you Daddy for allowing God to have 1st place in your life, for loving Momma in front of us kids, thank you for providing for our needs while we were home and still now with the many trips and piles of goodies that you always pack to Cincy each time you visit! I thank you for your protection over us too!
I love you so much and words fail, since I didn't get the whole poet thing in my genes, but I love you dearly and want you to know I know I am blessed! (along with my siblings!) Happy Birthday!
And did ya'll notice who came down the stairs at 104 1/2 to join us for a snack?!
|Happy Birthday to the Sweetest Man in my life!|
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Recently I had a birthday. The interesting thing is that I share the same b-day as my father-in-law. Kinda neat! He reminded us about an interesting thing this year. I was born in 1969 and just turned 43. He was born in 1943 and turned.... Yep, you guessed it 69! Pretty cool.
The Christian way is different: harder, and easier. Christ says, "Give me All. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don't want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree cut down..." C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity