it's been way too long since my last post! Any significant thing in my life that I have achieved has been because someone pushed me or stayed on me to get it done. So, this is for Leslie. Thanks for the push!
It's not that I don't have anything to share with you guys. In fact, it's just the opposite. But it's so overwhelming to try and squeeze it into a couple of paragraphs.
God has blessed me more than I can possibly describe to you. I know it's Father's Day, so I'll start there. I have the most amazing husband who has been the most amazing dad. When we got married, we dedicated our lives to living out God's plan no matter what that meant. We had no idea the joy that would come from that commitment. It doesn't seem that long ago, but the sweetest gift that God gave us was our two boys, Byron and Brennan. Big B and I grew up in pretty disfunctional homes when we were young, so there were some things that we knew from the get-go that we wanted to do differently. One of those "different" things is that our home would be filled with peace. Because of the example and the expectation that Big B set for our boys, I can't think of a time that my children were rude or disrespectful to me. I don't remember them ever raising their voice at me. (Except when Brennan had a brain injury from football and he didn't know what he was saying! I forgave him for that.) I kept waiting for the rebellious years and they never came. (Knock on wood) Byron and Bren are not perfect, so don't think we haven't had stuff to work through. But the relationship I have with my guys is so dear to me and I just can't believe how blessed I am to be their mother.
We moved Brennan to College Station a couple of weeks ago to attend Blinn. It's hard to believe, but he's starting his second year of school and now he's 4 hours from home...and loving it. His goal is to transfer to A&M by next summer. My goal is to pray him into a good job! The boy has got to have a job! He has my personality to a fault. It's the "if I really need it, Jesus (or Mom and Dad) will provide it" philosophy. Ambition was never my strong point. (See first paragraph) When Brennan left, he told us that college kids who live away from home get care packages in the mail. We asked him if he knew what a care package was. He said, "Yeah, it's a box...with money in it". That's my boy! I sent an email to our friends and family letting them know that Brennan would be expecting "care packages" soon! Here are some pics of Bren's new home...
Byron is about 8 weeks away from marrying his high school sweetheart. She is the girl of MY dreams and we love her more than she'll ever know. Meg and Byron have been dating about 4 years and I couldn't have picked a more perfect mate for Byron if I had done it myself. She is precious and I am crazy about her! When they graduated from high school, Meg's church had a senior recognition day and they included Byron since he had been hanging out with them so much...obviously, he was hanging out with Meg! But anyway, Big B and I went to the service and we had the sweetest surprise. At some point in the service I see Byron walk over to the grand piano, sit down and start to play. Then Meg joins him and the two begin singing...together. Yes, I cried. And I do believe this wedding ceremony is just going to be one big boohoo fest! I am so proud of Byron. He has worked hard to make sure that he is prepared to take on the responsibility of being a husband to Meg. I know God has great things in store for those two and I can't wait to see how they live out their lives for their Creator. It is my prayer that my children grow to realize that the most important thing in life is to "know HIM more deeply and intimately, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of HIS person more strongly and more clearly..." Phil. 3:10
Here are some pics of Megan's first wedding shower...such fun!
So this is just a peek into what we've been up to. I'll try to keep you updated more than just once a season! Happy Father's Day...