Thursday, August 24

Middle School Jackets Beat the Bobcats

Before the Game

Seth on the Kickoff Return Team Seth scooped up the ball and ran for about 30 yards.

Seth on defense (far right). He came across the field and tackled the Bobcat with the ball and caused him to fumble. Alan fell on the ball and recovered it for the Jackets. I was too busy watching to snap a picture of that. But trust me, it was good!

Final score, Jackets 24, Bobcats 16. The Jackets start off their season with a win. They only won one game the whole season last year and it was against the Tigers.

Seth after the game, rather proud of himself! Mom sure was proud of him too!

Wednesday, August 23

Thursday, August 17

Another Poem

On This Road
Many things have happened,
upon the road of life.
Lots of joys and laughter,
some heartaches and some strife.
But all along this journey,
one thing's been tried and true;
God has walked beside me,
in everything I do.
When troubles come along the way
and times have gotten tough,
He whispers peace so sweet to me,
and that is just enough
To give me strength I need today,
and with His precious grace
The trials ahead are not so bad,
that I can't bravely face.
I know that He is with me,
each step that I must take,
With loving arms around me,
His love will not forsake.
I thank Him for the many things,
the great, and yes, the small
And with a very grateful heart,
I praise Him for them all!

Wednesday, August 16

Dad on Strike

Dad's company is on strike and he's been having to "walk" the picket line. Notice he is the only one sitting down, with a walkie talkie no less. Claims they put him in charge of communications. Go figure!

At least he's standing up with a sign in this one!

(second from end on the right)

Sunday, August 13


I was reading a poem that Rachel had written on her blog, , and it inspired me to write one of my own. It's been a long, long time since I have written anything. I used to write all the time, but then, Life Happened. God blessed me with six wonderful kids and they have been taking up my time for the past 25 years. And now He has blessed me with 5 wonderful grandkids, which I'm sure will take up my time for the next 25 years! I am truly blessed! Anyways, here's my poem:
Six Little Ones
I used to have six little ones,
All running 'round my feet
They'd laugh and cry, and yelp and yell,
'Twas really quite a treat!
But then I blinked and don't you know
They've all grown up so fast!
What used to be my future
Has now become my past.
With children near and children far
And way across the sea,
This mother's heart is full of prayer
For those that God can keep.
For Safe within His mighty arms,
I know that they will stay.
For He's a gracious, loving Lord,
Who hears me when I pray!
And though I fret and worry some,
Down deep within my heart
There is a still small voice that says,
"My peace I will impart.
You can safely trust in me
For what shall come your way.
I've never left you in the past
Nor will I leave today."
And so I lean upon His arm,
And go from day to day
Trusting in the Blessed One,
All along my way.
And all the little ones
That ran around me feet,
Have now grown up, and given me
Five Grandkids, oh so sweet!