Reminders for Future Generations

Future generations will also serve Him.  Our Children will hear about the wonders of the Lord.  His righteous acts will be told to those yet unborn. They will hear about everything He has done. Psalm 22:30-31

Yesterday we found an old memory stick and plugged it into the laptop to see what treasures it held; the first photo that popped up filled my heart with longing.  There was a picture of our now 19 year old only two days old, being bathed in our kitchen sick, she was tiny, helpless, new and that one picture took me back and from there, that picture followed by more, of both our girls, growing, changing, friends made and treasured, Places traveled to, lived in and experiences shared – my heart felt full and emptied all at the same time.  Before I go on I don’t recommend this activity for the parents who are taking their child to the airport the very next day and saying goodbye for what will be several months.  Doing that is just crazy; asking for tears and emotional outbursts that well its just not highly recommended, just trust me on this one.

So here’s the thing, it started just the two of us, Glenn and I looking through these photos amazed, laughing at the moments that were coming back to memory like it was just yesterday, it was wasn’t it?  Our laughter and comments traveled to the other room where the girls were and it wasn’t long before both of them were snuggled around us and the four of us were traveling down memory lane.  And that’s when it happened; Glenn and I began sharing about all the wonders of the Lord.  With every picture there came a reminder of how God has always been faithful – even when we were not.  How God brought us through storms, some that we were prepared for and others that we were not.  Before long each of the girls began sharing what they remembered about each photo they saw, with each picture, each moment in time we as a family were able to say, “oh remember that…” and with that our hearts were filled with reminders of everything He, our God has done for us as a family and as individuals.

One of my many prayers as a mom is that our girls (the future generation) will walk forward in life serving Christ, praising Him in all things, the good and the bad, the hard and gentle, the lovely and the ugly and that His righteous acts will be the truths they share with others and eventually they and we will tell to their children and their children’s children.  Whether through photos, stories, journals, my prayer is that they and we will live lives that bring glory to Him.

How are you sharing what God has done, what God is doing?  There are future generations waiting for a walk down memory lane, waiting to hear about all that God has done.

Our children and their children will get in on this, as the word is passed along from parent to child.  Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news – that God does what He says. Psalm 22:30-31 The Message

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"This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:4 I love this verse but the problem is I, more often than not, spend so much time rushing through the day that I don't think I really embrace what God is telling me through this verse. So, I am deciding to stand still or at least go slow and enjoy the days and the blessings that come, all of them; the ordinary and the extraordinary, the hard and the good, catching the moments wrapped up in each and giving thanks for the journey I am on. I am blessed to venture forward with my husband of 20 years and our two daughters, life has been hard and good and taken us places we never imagined we would go - both standing still and moving. God has been good and now as we enter a new stage, that point where our family road begins to have forks that are leading our girls to begin chapters in their stories that are separate from our story and although this excites me it also makes me wonder what's next for this mom, where do I go from here and what will this next chapter look like for me? I don't have the answers yet, what I do know though is that God is good and I know that He is going to lead and I will obediently follow, leaning in, standing still and rejoicing in the days ahead, the good and the hard days, the ordinary and the extraordinary days and the blessings wrapped in each. Thanks for stopping by and joining in my journey!

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