Friday, September 16, 2016
Two Blessings on the Same Day
It was actually September 15th when our son asked us to join him and Shawntel's family for a surprise birthday party for her at her home. Her birthday was September 16th, but the party needed to be on the 15th. We had a wonderful time together celebrating this beautiful woman, but the party went to a whole new level, when Ryan got down on one knee and proposed to her. We rejoiced when she said "YES"! We knew God brought them together.
Larry and Staci were absent from this celebration because of a "surprise" birth-day party that they were at. Just after Ryan proposed, we got the call from Larry....."Staci's contractions are just minutes apart." That meant we had to make a quick exit from this fabulous party.....to be at another fabulous "debut" party.
Our hearts were full -- our son was engaged to the "love of his life", and Larry and Staci brought another precious treasure to love into this world. And to make it even more special, Ryan and Shawntel drove from Oklahoma to Texas to meet their new little niece on both girls' birth-days. It was a joyous celebration! That's Shawntel and baby girl, Alexia, celebrating their birth-days in this photo.
So, today, September 16th, I get to celebrate two precious girls that have brought so much sunshine and joy to our family. I can't begin to thank God enough for my Shawntel (aka Angel -- always has been to our family) who is the most devoted and loving wife to Ryan, and incredible mother to our boys. She calls me Mom, which is one of the greatest privileges. We're bonded. We've shared so many blessings together. She's my girl and always will be.
And, then there's my hilarious, beautiful, talented, loving, one-and-only granddaughter, Alexia -- who made her debut 15 years ago today. Where has 15 years gone? It seems just a little while ago that we were rushing to meet her, and now she is becoming a young woman of destiny and purpose. With 5 grandsons who are ALL about "guy" stuff....this precious girl provides me with all the "girly" stuff!
Happy Birthday, Shawntel Wuerch & Alexia Wallace -- my two September 16th GIFTS FROM GOD!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.