the ponderings of a mother
These are the ponderings of a mother in love with her children, both in my arms and in the grave. Some of these ponderings are quite emotional, some are funny, others contemplative and spiritual. All are sincere. May these writings bless you in many ways and bring you closer to the one, true God and Redeemer of all things.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Friday, December 21, 2012
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
19. Elsa's soft little fingers rubbing my face as I nurse her to sleep.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
|Rice Noodly, peanut buttery, Bok Choy Creation (not our favorite)|
|Chicken salad with all things from the box. Walla walla onions are my new favorite onion.|
|Chicken stir fry with kolrabi|
|Homemade and canned dill pickles, cucumbers and dill from the CSA box :) Can't wait to try 'em out!|
|Bread 'n butter pickles made with local honey. Cucumbers from the CSA box and honey from our honey guy, Roger.|
|Fresh lemonade on one of those grueling days, made with honey from Roger and a touch of stevia.|
Second up: cousins! So happy Elsa has great cousins to grow up with. That was one of the greatest parts of my childhood. Cousins.
|Jeff pushing Elsa and cousin Ben during their visit in July. So much fun!|
|Elsa meeting Luther. She loves him, no surprise...we all do!|
|Luther Roland Birky fresh from the hand of God. Born July 26, 2012. 7lbs. 2 oz. 20 inches.|
|Out to lunch after church. She enjoyed her first lemon right after this...her face didn't look like this once she ate it.|
|Early morning bath in the sink. Gotta have pictures like this for the wedding montage.|
|And..pick-a-boo with papa while sitting in the highchair. |
Life certainly is joyful.