Fuzzy Goslings

It’s not that we dislike the geese on our lawn, it’s because of what they leave behind that motivates us to find ways to keep them away. However, moms and dads with wee ones are just too cute to ban or separate. (No political comment intended.)

Sibling rivalry.
Snack time.

The back light of late day sun gave the goslings a a sweet glow.

Waters flow

With sorrow I share that last week we suddenly and tragically lost my husband’s nephew at the age of 26. Buddy spent time around the docks of our seaplane base off and on from the time he was a toddler. He started his flying career with us in 2004 and was back to work for us this summer. He was a gentle soul with a dimpled grin and quick wit, and he was an excellent pilot.
passing rains
My tears fall and mix with the summer rains.
Like the rain the sadness comes in varying volume, randomly; sometimes sudden, tumultuous; sometimes softly, gently.
Like the rain the sadness passes. The sun returns with warmth and light. I go on, stronger.

three!

This precious little person lights up my life! Happy Birthday, sweetie!
precious three

family love

Ontario celebrates Family Day today with a holiday while we celebrate the addition of a precious grand daughter to our family.
Macy, you are a delight! My heart can hardly contain the love I feel for you, your big sister, Baylee and your mommy and daddy! XOX
newborn grasp

backlit daffodil boquet

Happy Mother’s Day!
I am so blessed to have a precious mother and mother-in-law. These two women are fantastic role models; wives of 55 and 56 years, respectively. I’m so glad they are in my life and in the lives of my children and grandchildren!
And I am also SO thankful for my very special daughters and daughter-in-law that are loving mothers (and aunt) to my beautiful grandchildren. To Krista and Caralyn and Jo, I send my love.
Daffodils in my garden backlit by the setting sun.

Cousins Connecting

Nearly a year in the planning, our Greaves family reunion took place this past week end in Thunder Bay. We had beauiful weather for the gathering of Brad’s Dad’s siblings and their offspring (four generations). Halle and Zachary, below, are 2nd cousins once removed and live 45oo km apart. They were discussing what they were planning to wear for the fancy dinner that night.

About the wrapping…

Christ’s birth is really a celebration of God wrapping all that He is in a tiny, human form.  The baby Mary delivered would become her Deliverer and ours  We are all alienated from God because of sin but can be forgiven and born into His family through faith in His birth, death and resurrection.

[Christ] being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross!  Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father” Philippians 2:6-11 (NIV)

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize Him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-children not born of natural descent nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God” John 1:10-13 (NIV)

Have you received Him, believed in HIs name, become a child of God?