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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Monday, November 26, 2007

Around November

Right now, it is raining outside. The temperature is cool, but not frigid. Strange for this time of year! We all are trying to catch our breath after several eventful weeks.

In the couple of weeks prior to Thanksgiving, we showed our house several times. We even had one offer, but nothing sure ever materialized. Two weekends ago, we were privileged to host the illusive Abernethy family. We were thankful to pin them down for a couple of days in KY. (Special thanks to Matt for risking running at Basketball for missing:) It was a wonderful visit. Here is a picture of us all together in the park in Shelbyville.
Soon thereafter, we learned that Micah's last grandparent, Mable Martin passed away. She, like Granny just five months prior, passed away early on Sunday morning. We quickly traveled to North Carolina to be with family. The atmosphere of her funeral was that of a triumphant home coming full of music, tears, and smiles. The gospel was all around. She lived a full life- completely wearing her earthly body out. She is no longer confined to elements of sight and sound, disease and affliction. She spent Thanksgiving with Jesus.

Because of the circumstances, we were afforded an unexpected blessing; spending Thanksgiving with extended family. Our time with everyone reminds us that our need for relationships with each other is God-given. It is especially nice for us out-of-towners~ The love and encouragement are especially sweet when time together is scarce. We are thankful for family and the gifts God gives us through them.