Wow…I was nominated!

I am so excited! Someone nominated me for the Sunshine Award! Being relatively new to this blog world, this is what I have learned:

The Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:

      • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
      • Answer 10 questions about yourself
      • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
      • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
      • Share the love and link the person who nominated you!
I confess that I am rather unaccustomed to being the recipient of such an awesome award, but I will do my very best to make, my nominator, proud. Thank you, Cara, so very much for thinking of me. Now, to get down to business:
If you really want to know a little more about me:
  1. I married my sweet husband after my second year at Biola University, back in 1980.
  2. We lived in Ecuador for four years, serving the Lord as missionaries.
  3. I absolutely love children, and have my own home-based daycare for infants to toddlers (age 3).
  4. The Lord blessed us with three children, who are now adults, and one son-in-law, for whom we are very grateful.
  5. Anyone who has read my blog will know that I am a Nana with four beautiful grandchildren.
  6. I search for the spiritual insights with eternal benefits or consequences found in everyday experiences.
  7. Children provide me with the majority of my inspiration when I write.
  8. I enjoy junking, sewing, painting, photography and creating stuff out of thrown away things.
  9. I sing with the worship team at our local church.
  10. I cannot imagine living life without my relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Sweet Boy…now he’s SIX

It is unbelievable that my first-born grandchild could be six years old today. But he is…those six years have been very full for my sweet little guy…his road has been a rocky one, and he is wise beyond his years in ways that most children aren’t. He has faced pain that many shouldn’t and never will, yet through that pain he has become a thoughtful and remarkably astute young child who looks at life differently than the average child. His perspective often drifts more to the eternal while maintaining that childish sweetness. At times, pain in his little heart is overwhelming for him and the rest of us, yet he finds comfort from Jesus and knows how much he is truly loved. Through this child, I came to understand my mother’s perspective on grandchildren. Truly they are the lace around the heart. Join me for a trip down memory lane…

Sean Cruz held by Nana for the first time

Papa's daily habits beginning early in the Word

Sean had some amazing hair

Our Christmas Elf

Mommy and Sean

Becoming a Rascal


Meeting the Ocean

Sean hits the road without his training wheels

on the road again...

Happy Happy Birthday to my sweet, sweet boy!