When Flowers Were I n Bloom

When Flowers Were I n Bloom


On the birth of my grandson...

I remember the day dad passed away.  As he took his last breath, Alexis, my niece, took her first. One floor up there was jubilation, one floor down momentary despair. Momentary because we realized a life was coming into the family, and everlasting life was beginning for our father. The room was full with people that loved him, and we all  began to sing hymns, and the Holy Ghost comforted us.

Today, June 12, 2017, my thoughts are of beginnings and endings: the cycle of life. Life's arch is short and swift. But for Christians, the journey through this strange and sometimes wonderful land leads to the land of eternal bliss. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).  

Today, my thoughts are of my parents. How they lived their lives for The Lord and the legacy they left behind. Today, I think about my niece Mary and her courageous battle against ALS. Today, my thoughts are of my son, Christian, and daughter-in-law, Vanessa, as they bring their first son and my third grandson, Elliot Esteban Arellano, into a temporal world. 

Today, I'm full of joy and hope and pray that our Heavenly Father bless and keep my grandson safe throughout his short journey. Today, I am simply in love with God's  Word --

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