very good

This morning Rich sent me out of the room. He had a call and told me to go. I was so shocked, that I went. I left the room and said “You guys, Dad just kicked me out of the room,” and they didn’t care. They said, “He has an important call.” Humph. More like, “He has an important call and doesn’t trust my mouth.” It’s always very tempting for me, and I have a very hard time staying quiet. I try so hard that when a sound DOES come out, it’s not good. So he is very smart to send me away………and thus, I am amusing myself here, in a different way; blogging.

I had my stuff with me, the stuff I carry from place to place; my book, my notebook, my pen, and my phone. I met up with Seth. He had a question to ask me; “Mom, is Grace getting married THIS year?” I took a deep breath and when I said, “Yes, Seth,” he quietly and slowly walked out of the back door to the screened in porch. He just stood there, looking at the sea. “What’s wrong with Seth?” asked Sarah. “He’s sad because he’s losing his sister.”

It’s been a very quiet morning, all because my energizer bunny is sad.

Ya know, I spend all this time (24 years) getting the family to bond in tight love, and moments like this are very rewarding. We love each other here. It’s all so clear to me this morning.

Now, David shows his love in another way; bitter sarcasm and pointed disapproval. He also doesn’t want Grace to get married (this year, or ever). No matter how many times I said, “She’s HAPPY, David, she’s VERY HAPPY.” and no matter how many times his father says, “You’ll never think ANYONE is good enough for our Grace, Davy” he still hasn’t come to grips. Of course, it’s only been a few days now…….

Yes, our dear Grace, at the young and tender age of 21, is now engaged to be married to a Most Wonderful young man, who already fits right into this family (and from what I hear, Grace fits into his, as well). I remember years ago, when Grace was small (er), she sighed and said “I just wish I had someone I could talk to as much as I want”.

Brogan.

He’s the someone.

I have observed and seen and noted; they have NO trouble talking to each other….. and talking…. and talking.

She found him.

But, that’s just one of the reasons why.

Because if they both lost their voices, there are always books, and writing, and hiking, and cooking, and playing music and gazing into each others eyes and kissing……….and so on, and so forth.

Grace is so happy she glows, her eyes twinkle, she is exceedingly bright and chipper, everlastingly smiling, and “it is very good”. (Genesis 1:31)

Thank you, Jesus. You did it again.

“Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father who created all the lights in the heavens. He is always the same and never makes dark shadows by changing.” James 1:17

10 thoughts on “very good

  1. So happy for Grace and nice to hear some good news! Communication is such an important ingredient ! Tell Seth he’s not losing a sister he’s gaining a brother! Congratulations you are gaining another “son”!

  2. hi shanda………what? yet another wedding this year!!!? things certainly are changing by you! how exciting. sending love and good wishes to grace & brogan 🙂

  3. Awww… 🙂 This is such happy news! Congrats to Grace and Brogan. They are a beautiful couple.

    I love how your family loves each other. ❤

    I have to admit that I don’t want Grace to leave, either…but I’m happy she is happy and that YOU are happy that she is happy…and that Brogan fits in well with your family and that you all love him, too.

    Now you all have to go watch, “Father of the Bride” with Steve Martin. J If Rich puts on a tux that doesn’t fit and starts singing, “What’s new pussy cat?” then you can tell HIM to leave the room. Haha.

  4. Congratulations!!! Adding chairs around the table is such a blessing! Hopefully the siblings will find ways to stay connected. It is wonderful to see the love they have for each other. Then again, thinking back to early blogging days….surely the babies cannot be ready for this???

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