A Glimmer of the Joy of Heaven's Reunions!!!

Today has been such a special day!

15 of our dear friends from Gardnersville, KY, where Tim had his first preaching ministry over 20 years ago came to spend the day and night with us!!!!  When they all pulled in and got out of their cars, we cried tears of joy as we hugged in the driveway!! It has been sooooo long since we've since each other, and we have all suffered such losses since the last time we were together.  Wendall, Marvin, and Nick are no longer with us here on the earth..but today was such a reminder of how wonderful Heaven will be when we are reunited with those who share the love of Jesus Christ with us!!!  Oh, what a glorious day that will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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From 87-year old Catherine to 2-year old Alli, our house has been hopping since early this afternoon! (Not all are pictured here!)  We've shared lots of laughs and tears throughout the day, and I feel so blessed to have my house so full of love.  .

I just had to share pictures from the day and the evening ..

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It's so hard to believe that kids from our youth group now have kids of their own!!! It was wonderful to hug little kids whom I had only met through Christmas cards!  They are all precious!

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Janet swings with three of her grandkids!

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Relaxing while the kids swim!

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Evan and Maria played a little game of chess while we got the house situated!

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Rob and Scott played a little Rock Band while the moms bathed the kids and got the beds all ready!!

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Craig managed to fall to sleep in spite of the noise surrounding him!

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Todd took a couch for the nighr!

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Olivia shared her room with Sarah, Ashton, and Katelyn!

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Tim ended up in a recliner! I promise I covered him up!

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Joseph fell to sleep before Dana could get Shrek the III started!

I wasn't able to photograph every bedroom..some were already sleeping!

But, that was our day in Grayson!

I'm now heading for bed knowing that as wonderful as today was...

Heaven will be even more wonderful than words could ever express!!!!!!!!

 

So Thankful for the Hope of Heaven!



3 Comments:

Yay! I am so filled to read this!!!

Ryan and the crowd returned from vacation today and it was really nice to have this huge house full again...but after having the quiet, I am almost positive it was what God knew I needed...I had some time to spend with Him and just relaxing...I had been, well you know, weary and I am pretty sure I got the rest I needed...at least for now!

Blogger Jen said...

So glad you have had a wonderful visit with old and blessed friends. I have just yesterday returned from my UK visit. Good to see my family but I really didn't want to have to come home. Put my Husband's ashes to rest in the River Tyne and enjoyed so many different travels. By the end of my journey I had found 4 "pennies from heaven". A lovely reminder (as if I needed one) of God's constant provision for me. Now I am waiting on him to provide a living place for me. Even the swallows found a nest so I am sure I will.

Love to you. I have missed reading your blog each day.

Blogger Rose said...

What a houseful! Your house seems like a fun place to be. Thanks for posting about your fun weekend reunion!

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