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Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Quick Visit in 2015

Doh! I meant to post this a month ago but I forgot about it being in my drafts folder.

Our oldest son came in for a quick visit two weeks before Christmas. Even though we would have liked it to have been longer, we are thankful for time together! He was pretty exhausted his first day back so no plans were made to do anything other than sit on the deck and relax. And the weather cooperated! I think this was his first view of the bay from our temporary home. He's saying something like, "Wow. This is a pretty good view." :-)


It was a gorgeous day! The temps were warm and apparently perfect for sailing.


This was a particularly fun trio to watch. They looked like they were having a blast zipping around out there, showing off those colorful sails! All in all, it made for an entertaining afternoon.


But the best part was just sitting across from our son and treasuring the moments spent with him, no matter how short. I'm learning to be thankful for the morsels that God allows to fall my way and not be greedy. One day (or six in our case) is better than none. It gave us an opportunity to talk about lots of things. Military life and its challenges, and all the changes that recently occurred in our family were top on the list. We were able to talk about the importance of our faith in Christ through it all.
Sweet moments!

Romans 1:8-12 (NASB) Bible Gateway
 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.  For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you.  For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;  that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine. 


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Have a blessed day in the Lord!

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14 comments:

  1. Wow that is really beautiful and I love the water and beach. I hope you have a nice Friday and weekend.
    Julie

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    1. When the days are warm, it is almost heaven on earth! :)

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  2. What a lovely place Anne. A quick visit is a blessing. My daughter is coming back in February for a week, from her home in Canada. I can't wait to see her!

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    1. I'm so excited for you, Barbara! I know how much I miss my children and can't wait to see them again. {{hugs}}

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  3. Hi Anne! What a beautiful place you have! I bet you were so happy to share it with your precious son. I know what you mean about being thankful for any time with the kids. Both of mine are up and out with families of their own. In different states!
    We are blessed when we do see them. I'm so glad you had a good visit :)
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks, Ceil! The Lord has blessed us with a lovely place to stay until we can find a permanent home. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. You do have a gorgeous view! The sailboats are beautiful, and must have been fun to watch. Glad you had a great time relaxing with your son!

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    1. On sunny days, it is amazing! I can't wait until spring and summer. I'm sure there will be lots more boats to photograph. :)

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  5. We have had our kids and grand kids in various portions home the last 6 months, and it has been wonderful, so I do really appreciate all that you feel; so glad for your visit together. The view from your house is so beautiful! So happy for you. Blessings.

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    1. Hey Pam, I do miss having regular visits with my children and grandchildren. I didn't realize I would miss them so much. ha! ;)

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  6. Pictures are lovely! Also stopping by to let you know you are one of the winners of my seventh blogaversary giveaway. Please send me your address so I can send your book. Thanks for being a friend of Buttercupland.

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    1. Hey Carol! Thanks for letting me know, and I am thrilled to have won a book. I left a message on your blog as I can't seem to find an email for you.

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  7. Oh my goodness, the photos are gorgeous! It looks like a wonderful day, albeit a shorter time that you'd like with your son. Just beautiful. I found you on Lavender Dreams and Roses of Inspiration! and am now following along. :-)

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    1. Hi Judy, Thanks so much for being a follower. I do appreciate it! I'm looking forward the next visit with our son sometime late summer. :)

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1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.