Sunday, March 8, 2009


Wow, has this been a time of change in my life. For some reason I thought the older I got, the less exciting things would be. I was so wrong! God is definitely not finished with me. Retirement is not an option!

Two weeks ago, Feb. 25th, my baby turned 18. That just seems so weird. I have spent 26 years raising children. Now, both of them are 'aduts.' Kalynn, my baby, has grown into a beautiful, kind young woman. She has brought so much joy to our home. I know God has something awesome planned for her to accomplish. I can't wait to see what it is.

On the same day that week, with no previous warning, my oldest daughter, Kandice, got married. Totally unexpected!! My daughter has battled with her share of demons in the last several years and was embracing a sober life. She met this man, my son-in-law during her timne in a rehabilitation facility. Now I know that most of us would immediately say, 'oh no!' But, GOD... I don't know the plans He has, and His ways are higher than mine. So I am learning to call myself a mother-in-law. And I am believing that he is the man God is using to come along side my daughter and be her partner for life. My pastor had only known his wife of 35 years for 6 months when they married. Jacob had never seen Rebecca until she arrived with his servant and he took her to his mother's tent and she was his wife. With God all things are possible.

Now, today, March 8th, I met my granddaughter for the first time. Her name is Maddy and she is twelve. I already love her. Wow, I am a grandma! How does God do it?

The good things that have happened to me this week have taught me to savor the sweetness in life. Every week does not bring celebration, some weeks bring sorrow; how well I know it. But for today, I am rejoicing. My heart is full. I am thankful for the sunshine, and I will remember it when it rains.


  1. Wow - you have had quite an exciting few weeks. I think your attitude is great. You are right - God's ways are not the same as ours and He works in mysterious ways!

  2. I am so happy for you guys, Kelli. Our God is such an awesome God and I love the way He always seems to work in ways we least expect it!!! His way of just saying to us, over and over, please just get out of the way and LET ME do it!!!

    Our prayers always get answered!!!! He always hears. We can rest assured of that.

    Love you,

  3. Being so aware of God's blessing and Presence in your life is awesome to see. And that's what brings us through, isn't it?

  4. Isn't it wonderful that all that work and gifting God has given you to be a 'mom' is not going to sit idle! Pouring into another young lady's life! WOW! I will be praying for Kandace and her new family. blessings...