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Friday, August 30, 2013

F is for Family - Blog Hop Friday

It's blog hop Friday, and my thoughts are especially tuned to family right now. This is a photo of my dear husband, our two sons, daughter-in-law, and our first grandchild. As you can probably tell from the photo, it was taken at Christmas.

This week is F for Family since changes are ahead in our little family. On September 10th my youngest son will be heading to boot camp with the United States Navy. We are so proud of him and his decision to serve in the military. We'd appreciate your prayers for him as he enters this new endeavor, and for us too as we enter our empty nest years.

I praise God for the privilege I've had to be home with my guys all through their growing up years. It's a decision I've never regretted. The years have passed in a blink of an eye.

If you are able to, be sure and hug a family member today and let them know how much you love and appreciate them.

When was the last time you let your family know how much they mean to you?

9 comments:

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

How bittersweet for you. My local family is just my 80 year old mother, but I'll appreciate her for as long as I can

Susan Craft said...

What a nice looking family. And please, thank your son for his service. May God bless him on this new journey.

J'nell Ciesielski said...

My family doesn't live anywhere near me which makes things a little sad sometimes, but I'm always so happy for the times we do get together. And to not drive each other crazy in the process, added bonus.

Susan Craft said...

What a nice looking family. And please, thank your son for his services. May God bless him on his new journey.

Digging for Pearls said...

Thank you for your sweet words, Susan. They mean a lot to me.

Blessings,
Jodie

Digging for Pearls said...

Distance makes it hard, doesn't it J'nell? Praying for you. :)

Digging for Pearls said...

Thanks for visiting, Barbara. It's amazing how quickly those years pass, isn't it?

Karla Akins said...

I don't regret being home with my kids, either. And congrats on the new sailor! Thank him for me for serving his country. I pray for safety for him and comfort and peace for you!

Digging for Pearls said...

Thanks, Karla. I appreciate your prayers.