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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ben's Graduation

 Our Bennie boy graduated saturday !!! It was a wonderful time!!
 family portrait minus a couple
Ben and Madison

we enjoyed watching these kids graduate, along with a few other people we knew. afterwards, was a time of making memories, taking graduation pics and spending time together as a family. I was having one of ''those days''.... Chris and I were talking on the way to gradution about how FAST our nephews and nieces have grown.. the kids are having kids... we are now great aunt and great uncle, thanks to ethan and hailey, and chelsea and kamran!!  Seeing ''your kids'' grow up is hard.. we say ''our kids'', because right now, they ARE our kids!!!!! It may be that the Lord does not bless us with children of our own.. but we STILL have our nephews and nieces to spoil...
We watched as the kids walked across the stage... this was it!! they made it!!! I was so proud... but I was really proud afterwards... Ben has a big heart and he blessed ours by reaching out to a dear classmate in need... That blessed my whole family.. I tell you.. you NEVER know what some people go through.. and when you think you have it hard.. look around...someone has it so much worse.. I left graduation with a beam of proudness.. proud that Ben let the Lord use him in a mighty way, and to show his example of Christian Love.. I also left with a heavy heart.. wondering what if??? I take SO much for granted.. I am thankful for EVERYTHING the Lord gives us EVERYDAY!!! He daily LOADS us with benefits.. we are so UNDESERVING!!!

Psalm 68:19King James Version (KJV)

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

We were talking on the way home from graduation... I was saying how I really wonder if this crossed the graduates minds.... they just spent an hour and half with their classmates... and they WILL NEVER all be together again... What kind of impact did they have on each other?? What thing would they remember about one another???  The Lord spoke to my heart about taking things for granted... the little things that I EXPECT to always be there.. They could all be taken away in an instant!!!!! I am so thankful for a Christian family, and for parents who always made sure we did NOT do without!! I am thankful for the most simple things.. home, AIR, FOOD, water, power.. we take all of this for granted. I am so proud of the future that God has in store for Ben and also for Madison, his girlfriend.. who is already a huge part of our family. I just can't wait to see how God is going to use them....

John 15:7King James Version (KJV)

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Praying for the Will of God in their lives.. and I am praying too that the Lord will keep this dear classmate of theirs safe, and maybe through all of this the Light of Jesus continues to shine around this young boy..
When you have a chance.. make a choice to make a difference.. you NEVER know what will become of it.. Live every second.. because you never know what tomorrow holds... we are Still Blessed!! 

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