Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Camping PostScript

Lest you think I didn't have a good time camping with the children I want to reassure everyone that (now that I've had a couple of nights of sleep) it was about the most fun thing ever. How could you not love spending time with this "little mother" as she scolds her younger cousin about playing too close to the road?

How could you not smile every time this one grinned and showed that tooth that's just barely peeping through? And she grins all the time!

And tell the truth now, could you have denied him the 3rd S'more? Or that last piece of chocolate? Even though you knew that every time we joined hands to say the blessing he squeezed the "little mother's" hand so hard it was all she could do not to yell out loud?

And I'm just gonna tell you right now there's not one of you out there who would have told this one she couldn't sleep with you even though you've been warned that she is a little heater and kicks like a mule! Or who wouldn't have watched Barney with her forty leven times and loved every song and every dance and felt sad every time Baby Bop couldn't find her yellow blankie!

And can't you just see these 4 cousins years from now sitting around the kitchen table drinking coffee and laughing about the time they went camping with Grandma and Grandpa? And having watergun fights with Grandpa? And playing Ring Around The Rosie in a camper they could barely turn around in without falling all over each other? And burying each other up to their necks in the sand?
Which one do you think takes after me the most? It must be this one! Look...I think she's blogging! Wonder what her blogspot name is?

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him." Psalm 128:3
"Then He put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms He said to them Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes my Father who sent me." Mark 9:36, 37


Dandelion Quilts said...

What great pictures! I am also excited that you are going to participate in the Halloween apron swap! :) Fun

Ivory Spring said...

Marlene!!! Those grandkids of yours are CUTE. Thanks for showing their pictures - my favorite is your youngest using the laptop.

My my, how the world has changed -- now, you can even access the internet while you are camping! ;)

Have a great night!

Ruthie said...

I enjoyed your post. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always so nice to meet new blogger friends! I know what you mean - I wonder how I ever had time to work! But retirement is a wonderful time to do the things we never had time to do before.
Stop by again.

Sharon said...

What cute grandkids! Yes, they are a joy, in spite of all the work, noise, etc. Love the photos! Those will bring back all the great memories, years from now. (But I'm still not going camping with mine!)

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Marlene , they are so adorable !! I love taking my kids camping, so much fun :)

val said...

what great memories!

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