Monday, October 18, 2010

Oh, the change of seasons...

In the last two months Justin and I have had a walk down memory lane through our childhood "things."

My parents and his mom are experiencing a change of seasons.

Moving, packing up and letting go of "things."

It has not been easy for either of them. 

Change can be so bitter-sweet sometimes.  Sad to know that season is over but excited for what lies ahead. 

We know that God has good plans for each of them! 

Very good plans - it is a promise!  Each of them trust God and have put their faith in Jesus Christ so we stand on that promise!  What great comfort!

This weekend we packed up the kids and headed to my parents to pack up their home of 23 years. 

Two of my sister were able to make it [so sad #3 sis could not be there - they are in the midst of grieving the loss of a parent, please pray for them].

We had a good belly laugh pulling out our senior portraits.

Where has the time gone?

The way we were.
[now there are 4 husbands and 18 {and counting} grand kids - a little different, aye?]

After going through 23 years of "stuff" you can get a little silly and by this point we all were a little [or a lot] nutty! lol

One more ride on "Eli!"  {and no I did not break her, I think}

One more....weren't we cute?

Dad, Mom and Mom V.,
We know that God has good plans for each of you.  We are praying for each of you and look forward to seeing what God will do in and through you in this new chapter.  Thank you for being great parents and most of all for teaching us to love the Lord Our God with all of our hearts, soul and mind.  May we each be spent for Him in this coming season!

Love you all, 
J, S and kids 


  1. Loved the post...and I'm so glad we all were together even if it was to "move"...we had a good time, and some laughs and some moments of reflection. I loved that our kids all got to play!!!

  2. Loved the post...enjoyed the time spent even if it was to "move". I know the kids enjoyed playing together too. We made the best of it, and Dad was in his favorite roll....he had his girls and we were working. I'm glad that is how we ended the "season", he will have fond and proud memories. :)

  3. Shauna, you have hardly changed a bit! lol And take it from a Canadian, it should be eh? not aye! Get it right girl, or you won't be allowed to come visit, eh? (jk) Blessings!! Miss you guys, skype soon?!?

  4. What a sweet message! You and Justin have been such wonderful encouragers to me. You bless me so! Yes, it was bittersweet, but oh, how I love where God's plan has taken me!

    Looks like clearing out your Mom and Dad's stuff was a lot more fun that clearing out my garage. (But your sister- and brothers-in-law thank you very much; now they don't have to do it!)

  5. It was a great weekend and if nothing else 'time spent with each other'. I can't say I'm looking forward to it again, but how about I am looking forward to time spent with you again~ha! Oh, fun, fun, you...and the cousins had a blast together. I love that the most...

  6. What nice pictures. Glad you all had such a great time walking down memory lane. I can imagine Dad was in his element having all of his girls working diligently. Another season has passed.


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