November 20, 2008

Time Marches On....

Well, time didn't stand still for me, and now they are gone. Peter, Ginny, Anna and Sean all left Tuesday afternoon. Peter, Ginny and Anna made it home safely. We haven't heard from Sean yet. I assume that he did too. The house seems too quiet and empty. I'm especially having a hard time seeing the empty high chair in the dining room.

The best consolation is knowing that we will all be together again for Christmas - something wonderful to anticipate. But, if it comes too quickly, then our time together will pass much too quickly as well!

I'm choosing to cherish each day, and enjoy the things that God has for me right now, in this moment - like the sound of the surf. The waves have been really big the last couple of days - the sea and the white caps are beautiful! Isn't God good?!

I would love it if you could leave a comment and share something that you are thankful for right now, in this moment - "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Last night we had our fourth digital scrapbooking class. I taught a lesson on doing digital extractions. Here is my sample - this picture was perfect for this technique. Isn't it such a cute picture of Anna and Ginny swimming their last day here? In the picture before this one Anna was sticking her fingers up Ginny's nose! I think it is cool how the extraction gives so much dimension to the photo! I will be using this photo in a layout, but I just had to share this much with you now!


Terry said...

Love the photo--great extraction. Now that would have been a sight with the finger up the nose.

I had a great evening. Craig and I attended the Emmaus gathering---dinner, fellowship, and service with other Christians (Emmaus community). I just love the time we spend with each other. The question we all ask each other upon greeting "How are you?" Well, how am I? I'm great. In the midst of all the turmoil in the world, the financial crisis--I am so thankful I have a merciful God. I am thankful I have a job, food to eat, a house, and most of all the freedom to worship. God is good!!

Ben, Angie & the greatest kids :-) said...

I absolutely love checking out your photos! It is a great way to keep up with how fast Anna is changing. You are an amazing scrapbooker!

I am thankful for my family and adoption. First that God adopted me as His own...and that he then blessed me through adoption with beautiful children. I've always thought it was special that National Adoption Awareness and Thanksgiving share the same month and season. What a blessing and gift life is!

Angie Johnston

Ginny said...

I am thankful that we have each other to love and look forward to being with. I'm thankful for my little girl who is absorbing all of the love being poured into her by grandparents and family who care for her.