2010....It rolled right in. It came in with dear friends by our side, and with the wonderful news that River became engaged to Jilleeanna. I could cry at this momentous occasion. It sure makes me stop and think about how blessed we are. I wanted River to get married to a good girl, and one that would put the Lord first, and God delivered. I have been praying for my boys and their companions since River was about 8. Yes, that sounds young, but honestly it feels like yesterday. In fact, maybe I should have started praying for this the day he was born....lol However, now that I have began that prayer for River it included all my sons and therefore Boaz's "companion" prayer started at birth. Oh the blessings of being the sixth son, right? :)
I have always wanted to prove to myself, and to the Lord that I would give my all to becoming as good of a mother in law as I have tried to be a mom. I have seen many loving older sisters who have shown me the way ( and some who were good examples of mistakes), and I hope to be prayerful enough to begin this journey in a positive way. ACK....I find myself actually getting choked up.....that tight feeling in the back of my throat. What an honor. Thank you God for allowing me to see this day come to fruition. *sigh* Oh.... to see many more milestones for my children and their children....God please hear my private prayers, as I know you do.
Even as I type this about my eldest son, my baby boy (20 months old) wallows on my lap and requires kisses, and of course I oblige this important need of his. Having older boys makes me see the importance and delight of raising my younger sons more clearly. It goes fast Lord....Life is but a vapor that appeareth for a little while. It sure makes me want to make sure that I don't forget my purpose here, and not to get lazy about raising these little souls.
Happy New Year....what a blessing to have good enough health to enjoy all that we love. Thank you for 2010, God!!!