Monday, May 26, 2014

I Will Remember....

"There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for his friends." ~John 15:13

For many people...Memorial Day is not just a Monday that "kicks off" Summertime...
Memorial day is EVERY day.

Today, on what would be his 93rd Birthday...I remember my Grandfather, Con Mims, Jr. and although I never met him. 
I know all about him....
I will remember.
I know of his character and love because he lives on through my Mom and Uncle Con, and for 67 years, through the love of my precious Grandmother, Momo. 
I know, very clearly, why they are the greatest generation.
I know and... 
I will remember.

I also know that just as they are together today.....
we too, will ALL meet and be together one day.

I will remember....
The heavy price paid.

I will remember that we are loved and fully known by God, 

Who completely understands paying a heavy price. 
"You were bought at a price." ~1 Corinthians 6:20a

God, Thank You for the life of this man, Con Mims, Jr. and all of those who gave their lives alongside of him. Please give the peace that passes all understanding to all of those who have lost loved ones in the service of our country.
Thank you for sending Your Son, who bought our Eternal Freedom with the incomparable price.

In His Dust,

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5th...Happy Bday Mom!!!

Happy Birthday Mom!

It is not rare, nor has it ever been..
For me to see my Mom give away a purse, while she was still using it...
all because some one said they wanted one just like it. 

For me to see my Mom take a pin off the blouse she was wearing, 
all because a perfect stranger said it would match her outfit 

For me to see my Mom anonymously buy lunch for countless soldiers, 
or give them very heartfelt, eye to eye, thank you.

For me to figure out she has left gift on people's front porches without a note...
or cupcakes in my very own kitchen. 

She most certainly does not forget to show hospitality to strangers and loved ones alike.

You walk away from seeing her and know that you matter..
you know that you have been heard....
you know you are loved....

If you've known her for 30 minutes, or 60 plus years, 
you're nodding your head as you read this.

She celebrates every moment- of everyday- no matter the circumstances. 
She's a survivor- a joy bringer-a life giver- she is our very own real life giving tree.
Today- I celebrate HER!

Thank You God, for choosing her to be mine.

In His Dust,