Thursday, January 14, 2010

Parting is NOT SWEET - WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY THAT LINE???? SWEET SORROW MY FOOT!

This boy inherited my need to travel with books and a laptop. ::snort::
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The Face of Motherhood - and it ain't pretty. ::sniff:: BUT I'm wrapped in a warm, fuzzy hug from the Armstrong Family.
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We are blessed. We have a blast together. We filled each of the girls' six days with memories, love and fun. We had longer with the boys. I'm allowing myself today to feel the pain and feel it deeply....this afternoon....

I believe this is hitting me so hard because for the first time we don't have a set time to look forward to when we'll ALL be together again. Life is getting uncertain. I suspect we'll all be at the Girls' graduation from College; that's not until May 2011. No one seems to be planning a wedding. ::snort:: Japan seems awfully far away from Oregon and Texas today....yet, it's really only a keyboard away....and we ARE so blessed to have young adults who are chasing God wholeheartedly. I rest in that. Routines when the older ones are home are familiar and comfortable...we've had decades to establish them. Routines with only five children at home are still being established...and about the time they are comfortable, we'll have four at home....and so it goes.

I will not wallow in pity.... I do Choose Joy....today is Dad Earl's 92nd birthday! Thanks for all the prayers for him last Feb. Mike has been able to Skype with him.

JOSIAH & JAMIN ARE FLYING TO TEXAS!
Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Ballet at the G's

Well....it had to happen eventually....late yesterday, Stacia decided she must do BALLET with her boys. They've got the South Koreans beat....they can be Winter Warriors OR Ballet Dancers....
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We do have a lot of fun together. We are blessed.

JOSIAH & JAMIN FLYING to TEXAS!
Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Road Trip Maps

Since our first ill-fated road trip, we've learned to stop and take signs of bill boards with road maps. Then we, refer to the camera for the rest of the trip. ::snort:: Here are a couple of maps we've used recently.
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We've packed all we can into our time with the children. Now it's time to get back to our "real life".
JOSIAH & JAMIN ARE FLYING TODAY!
Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Winter Warriors

The Power of the Media

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This was Sunday's front page photo.

It was only a matter of time until THIS materialized.















Because....if the South Korean Army can do it, certainly an Air Force Chaplain and his dependents can do it! ::snort::

























































JOSIAH & JAMIN ARE HOME!
Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...