We took a drive back over to Nana and Papa’s (over the river and through the woods) to get some things we couldn’t fit in the car from the party!
Later that evening William and Greta went down to William’s office to take care of a few things and to check on a job site.
Here is little tiny Greta standing next to the monstrous base of the Horseshoe Casino sign – job in progress!
As it just so happens there was a couple walking past at that very moment — no one else in sight. Unfortunately I wasn’t there, but as it was explained to me, the two walked past and then turned back around. William was prepared to answer a question about the sign but instead the woman introduced herself as Brittany N. and told William she follows the blog. She went to grade school with my little sister Emily. Another “chance” encounter in this great big world that proved to be an equally great big blessing to William and to Greta too. Thank you, Brittany for stopping to say hello and for following along with us on this beautiful journey!
Another day that I’d love to be able to rewind and “fix” not so much for myself but for those killed, injured and affected in Boston. As one of my favorite people pointed out this morning –God gave us free will. That means ALL of us. Not just the good people. When these random acts of violence are committed it grieves God. He is right there crying and hurting with us. He is right there wanting to rescue us and heal our wounds.
There is such a fog of evil that has settled over the earth. So many people are blinded and deceived by its cunning lies, assuming this is just the way of the world. People are destroying themselves and others because they believe in these LIES!!
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
(Psalm 37:7-9 NIV)
It’s hard not to stay glued to the media, but when I keep seeing the same horrific imagery over and over and over again and the focus is on sensational terror I find myself getting fearful, anxious, depressed, and vengeful. Amidst this abomination against mankind there are the people who, with their free will, chose to be heroes. That’s where I want my focus to lie on.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
People have opened their homes to complete strangers who don’t have a place to stay. They are providing meals, donating blood, what ever it takes to lighten someone else’s heavy burden. I think that is excellent and praiseworthy.
In these sad times, I feel so blessed to be able to stare into these beautiful, innocent little eyes who expect and know nothing but love. How lucky she is!