Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What if?


Have you ever watched the sky as a blanket of darkness creeps down from the heavens. Have you ever thought that the world was being tucked in? What if the night sky is really an old warn blanket that our loving creator has pulled over us every night. Every night since that first night. It's an ancient bed time ritual almost as old as the world itself. The proud Papa snuggling it's new baby up in warmth. Maybe even tucking the hem of his own magnificent robe around us for safekeeping.

After ages and ages the blanket that is lovingly placed around us each night has grown thin and threadbare, worn from love. So now as we gaze at the night sky we can't miss the brilliant glowing gems. You always believed in some mumbo jumbo about planets and light reflecting. Really that is the myth.....really the truth is that the blanket has grown so threadbare that you can not help but be in awe of the glory of our Father shining through that worn material.


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Addie!


video

I really cannot get enough of this video! She is just way too cute!
I hope that it blesses you!


Meli

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why?

Why do I find it so hard to care for those people that I most care for? And that I show the most care for those I really don't care for?

I know that I should explain a little....You all can't be in my head and see what I am thinking. But why is it that I worry so often about what strangers and acquaintances think. Often doing my little dance to make sure their life is made easier or at least not inconvenienced by me. But the ones I love the most, the ones I absolutely cherish I can treat with such indifference, not wanting to be inconvenienced myself.

This is one of the many reasons I know that I am truly broken........

Meli

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fairmont

Just two short days ago I was swimming beneath in a beautiful, roaring, warm waterfall. We are so blessed.

Some friends invited us to their condo and into their treasured family vacation. What generosity and trust they must have in us. It can be difficult to share you personal family time with others. There are times when it might be better to not have outsiders watching your every move(like when my hubby and I were loudly conversing in the bathroom). And it can be a daunting task to take on a huge family like ours. Then there are those moments when you haven't had your morning cup of clarity.

Thank you for grace, Please Lord give us more!!!

Thank you dear friends for having us. For sharing with us, for enduring those "transition" times and most of all for trusting us with your family. We had a wonderful time!

While in Fairmont we hiked the Hoodoos. We took in the Panorama and yes as I mentioned before we swam in a waterfall. This was not just any waterfall. It was a sculpture formed by the very hands of God. I have to say that it was one of the highlights of my life to swim there on that cold September morning. My little boy beaming because even in his young years he knows that this experience doesn't come along very often. My big girl doggie paddling all around and very excited when she finds a smaller pool adjacent to the big one and now it will be forever called "Emmie's Hot tub".


Our son's new business venture.

An old Kafflen tradition becomes a new Kafflen tradition...

Hiking the Hoodoos (this years Christmas card pick?)



TROUBLE!!!


The twins with daddy Dan?


God's gift!



The littles not having so much fun....


He wanted to come in...then changed his mind.


Headed home

Meli

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's next?

Well America has sunk to a new low in our obsession with our pets. We've gone from dressing our little dogs now we are dressing our cows!!!! Have a blessed day!


Yes folks I witnessed it myself.....=)

Meli

Monday, September 14, 2009

Reality check

I over heard a woman tonight. No, I was not eavesdropping..... she was just talking very loudly. She was telling a gentleman with her that she had just had a heart attack a few months earlier. She then proceeded to tell him that she had never felt better and that she thinks that everyone should have a heart attack. Of course at the time it was just such a sad, strange, comment that I just shook my head and moved on.

But much later as the house was quiet and I was trying to repair the damage of the day. I really got to thinking about her comment. In reality I'm sure that she just meant that everyone needed a wake up call. We get them occasionally in life. Sometimes they are earth shaking, heartbreaking trials. Other times we may be blessing enough to over hear a strange comment or witness a loved one struggle, and that is all we need.

Lord, let my eyes be open to others lessons. Maybe to spare myself the labor of learning them. If it were only that easy. Some how I always think that it would never happen to me until it does......

After we have been in the fiery furnace would we really go back? Sometimes I say yes. I remember thinking in my time of sorrow that I would give anything to just take that moment away. I'm sure that there are those that have lost a loved one that would not hesitate to say yes.

But just think what gifts would we have to give up to go back?

Meli

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Fun

I know that I am a total copy cat but why reinvent the wheel. I've seen this done on some other blogs.... It is such a great idea. All you parents know that kids say the craziest things sometimes so it's always fun to keep track and pass on.

Owen speak:

walmarts = almonds

"Mom you give me more walmarts?"

lemonade = vitamins

"Mom you get me a lemonade?"






Emmie said, "Mom I have figured out why kids like school so much."
Me, "why is that?"
"It's because of free time."
Me, "That is the only part you like?"
"Well yeah, except for math, I like math."
Me, "what about art?"
"Yeah I like that to."
Me, "You like history."
"Yeah that's ok"
Me, "So you really like all kinds of things at school."
No answer.

Free time, huh?

Meli

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