unlike the ones we shed on the day he was born.
Friends joined us and we ate.
A neighbor made a cake.
We had Ben and Jerry’s and Oreo’s; just like we do every year.
We sat out by the fire and sang Hymns and Praise songs.
I treasured the moment.
He said there would be trouble.
He said when you face trials of many kinds consider it joy. . .James 1:2-4
Because we will become mature and complete not lacking anything.
He said he would walk every step of the weary way with us. . .
And this way is weary.
I find myself clinging so desperately to the promises He gave.
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.