Stories 2016 | Triumph
currently | june 2016

Stories 2016 | Remember This


Using an Ali Edwards' 12 x 12 Remember This template I tell a story about a girl, my oldest girl, I want to remember. We struggle sometimes. Better now than years ago, but still months of silence when I miss her so. But, this I'll remember: Elizabeth drove in from Maryland, where she is stationed, with her kids, our grandchildren, a couple days before John and Jarrod's graduation. She took off very early in the morning so that Noah and Ella could sleep part of the way making driving by herself easier. Here's the deal: Elizabeth does the hard stuff. She takes care of her family. She's their sole support. My heart aches for her tremendously. Because I know what it's like to not be able to count on someone - or on somethings. I am so thankful she came down for her brother's high school graduation. I know they will always remember their time together especially since it had been years since all our kids were together under one roof. I know what I want to say, but not sure how to say it; I'm so proud of Elizabeth! She works hard as an Air Force airman, as a momma (especially as a mom), as a wife and I want her to know how much she is loved and appreciated. I love her sly, sneaky wit; it's such a playful side of her heavy introvert self. She has a big heart, can laugh at herself, and is beautiful - simply beautiful! As a mom I want so much for her. Mostly, I want her to return to Jesus. It's my hearts desire because I know from experience that He'll be her Rock if she'll but let Him. He'll be her security when she is unsure and insecure. When all else fails around her Jesus will not!