IMG_1385Life is such a dance!  And in my mind I think I’m better than I am!  In my mind, I keep up, I’m tireless, and I have beauty in motion!  But the truth is…. I’m a 69 year old woman who believes that number on paper but my heart and mind find that almost unbelievable!  I feel like a young girl filled with JOY, swaying down on the docks with my ribbon banner!  But then I look closer at this picture and realize  I’m having to hold on to the statue’s foot to maintain my balance!  But ya know…. that’s the thing about JOY.  JOY doesn’t care!  JOY is a fullness that rises up and moves us along the path of life in spite of it’s deficits.  I’m not naive and I don’t have my head in the sand!  But what I DO HAVE is a life that is secure in Jesus and HE is my ultimate pleasure and that’s the one thing I can confidently hold on to.  Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.   And thus I dance!  Thus I shout for joy and set up my banner, and I trust Him with those issues, those deficits, those rocks along the path!   Psalm 20:5 May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners!  May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

Joining me in my dance is my husband of 48 years, Carl!  I met him on the school bus!  He was wearing a blue mohair sweater and I thought he was the cutest thing ever.  I still do.  I’m so thankful that we dance through life together!  God is faithful!IMG_2003

We have had the joy of raising a daughter and son, who are both now married and have made us the GrandMoomie and CarPop of 5 precious, wonderful grandsons!  We are blessed.  God is faithful!

Wes, Jennifer (daughter), Owen, Elliott, and Walker
Matthew (son), Melanie, and Raleigh
Me, Rudy, and Carl

And we dance on……. yes, looking back but always looking forward!  Thank you for joining us as we ponder faith, family, friends, food, and fun!  I’d like to also add “fashion”….. but that’s one of my deficits that I just dance on through, oblivious that I’m not cutting edge!