Friday, June 15, 2007

Celebrations


June and July are busy months of celebrations in our family. Each year, we enjoy them as God provides, thankful to Him for allowing them to come. Life is full of trials, and they have and will come to us, so these special observations are welcome. For our family, these are the special occasions and dates for this year:

June 12th - Observance of 36 years of marriage for me and my dear husband.

June 15th - My dear younger daughter graduates eighth grade in our homeschool and has now progressed to high school. She has become a good, hard working student, and we commend her.

June 17th - Father's Day. We give our thanks for the years of faithfulness in fatherhood by my hubby and now, my son-in-law begins his journey.

June 17th - I mark another year, sixty-six now, of my pilgrimage here on earth.


July 10th - My husband's pilgrimage here will be seventy years, if God is gracious to allow him to reach that date. We hope so--we have a big dinner event planned!

July 20th - My dear older daughter, now a wife and mother, celebrates birthday number twenty-seven.

We take each of these events as a generous provision from our Father's hand. But will we be just as thankful to Him when the hard times come? I have been reading many blogs of people who are undergoing extreme trials, but yet they rejoice in the blessings of their God in the midst of these times. On my sidebar, you will see a recent post of a such a woman. I was touched immensely by this post. If you have any time at all, read it. Every week I link to a particular post that has been a blessing, at least to me, and this is the one for this week.

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: . . . A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance . . .Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4

6 comments:

Beka said...

Happy celebrations indeed! We rejoice with you in God's goodness in all those events.
I am going to go read the post you mentioned.
Have a blessed day tomorrow and Lord willing, I'll see you on Sunday!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on all the milestones! God has blessed your family. We can laugh and dance in the light of our Father's love and grace!

Cami said...

Oh, my goodness, Maxine! Happy, happy birthday (two days late!) and congratulations and blessings on all the rest! Such special events!

I homeschooled my kids for ten years; I didn't know you were homeschooling. My husband and I just celebrated twenty-three years of marriage--but congrats on thirty-six!

I pray blessings on you, your husband, children and grandchildren! I thank God for all of you!

Mishel said...

Happy June and July to you!! : ) You sure do have a lot to celebrate!!

And thank you for the link to the story about Miss Effie--I read it with tears in my eyes--for both of the precious ladies involved.

Beverly said...

Happy Anniversary, Happy Graduation, Happy Father's Day, Happy Birthday to you, dad and to me :-)

I will read the story about Miss Effie when I have a little time.

Vicki said...

Ah, happy belated birthday to you, my dear. Your friendship warms my heart. Beautiful blog you have here, too.