Fall is such a beautiful time of year here in Tennessee, green leaves turn to gorgeous shades or red, gold and orange. Pumpkins and scarecrows come out to perch atop hay bales with beautiful mums. Hay rides and bonfires. What's not to love?
Friday, October 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and also Nat King Cole, Roy Rogers and all the rest? My grandpa served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S Columbus and later the U.S.S. Relief . I will always remember my grandma telling me how they pulled everyone out of class and gathered them in the gym to announce that America had declared war.
Last Saturday we drove to Linden Tennessee to go to Remembering World War II. As a second generation navy brat I had to wear my sailor dress (What can I say, the love of the sea runs in the family). We had such a great time!
The stories from the vets were so amazing to listen to- especially since I never got to meet my grandpa or hear his stories. The music was wonderful. They don't make it like that anymore. Next year they should set up a tent and teach swing dancing.
The parade was worth the two hour trip to see the veterans of World War II beam as they drove them through the streets in old cars, motorcycles, military trucks and fire trucks. It was so sweet. I wish more towns would do this. As a military family I know first hand how it feels when people honor your love one that served their nation.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:14
But you see your beauty, your worth isn't found in those things. Not in the size of your jeans, or the condition of your hair, not in the makeup that did or didn't make it on to your face. Not in your education, not in the number of zeros in your bank account, not your relationship status on social media. Nor in your career choice or your 'super mom' abilities.
You are beautiful because He made you. He created you in His own image. You are worth more than rubies, you are His daughter. He died to save you, and that makes you PRICELESS. He doesn't see the sticky floors, or the messy hair. He doesn't care if its 4 PM and the kids are still in the PJ's, because He loves you. You're his beautiful master piece.
Some of the most beautiful and touching paintings and photographs are the ones where the subject isn't 'perfect'- they aren't super mom. Their makeup isn't perfect. Their tired, they don't feel beautiful- but they are beautiful!
For we are God’s handiwork... Ephesians 2:10