Last night was a good example. We had a fun, pizza night, with a tender scene unfolding afterwards -- we all gathered in the living room, little ones perched on laps, Josiah and Abi joining us. And the stories began. "Do you remember when we climbed that old woodpile and made it into a playhouse?"...or "How old was Elizabeth when we carried her up in the trees to climb with us?!? 3?!" ...or "Remember Mom's egg object lesson!?"
And for over an hour the re-enactments, and storytelling brought smiles, giggles, teasing -- and all those wonderful family moments that overwhelm me with gratitude. The tender, strong pull on the heartstrings in a family filled with love is something that is only possible by the grace of God -- and is something that can't be bought, nor would be traded for anything.
When was the last time you had a family night to share in those special memories from years past?! Treasure, treasure each moment with your children, brothers and sisters, and parents. Life moves quickly, and before you know it, the pages of your story will be turning to the next exciting chapter!
For those of you in the Hiawatha, Kansas area who would like to join us for the concert tonight, here's the information --
The Fisher Center
Hiawatha, Kansas -- 8:00 PM
*Concert to benefit the outreach of Midland Ministries
"Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness." Psalm 37:3