Sunday, August 05, 2007


Again, we travel.

We go to be embraced by extended family for a few days, a reunion to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of my grandparents. I so look forward to the fellowship, worship and laughter that is shared when we are together!

I am always amazed at how my sons click with their great-uncle; he and my papa take the boys on nature hikes and respond to their every question, listening intently to every word. They bring home rocks and sticks and bugs... it is a joy.

I myself relish time in the kitchen with my sisters and aunts, brushing shoulders and laughing as we trip over each other in our haste to feed the hoardes of hungry men and children. We have quite the menu prepared; the sisters and I have been making extra casseroles and freezing them this month, along with about twelve dozen cookies (each!) to throw across the counter in between mealtimes. Lettuce and veggies from our own gardens will produce delicious salads, and for this we are so grateful. A bounty is even more bountiful when shared, yes?

For the LORD will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.

They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD - the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.

Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
(Jeremiah 31:11-13)
Share the bounty of the goodness of the Lord with each other this week, friends! And I shall look forward to the fellowship we share when I return.


20 fellow travelers shared:

Amy said...

Sounds wonderful, Elise!

Looking forward to hearing more about it when you get back. Nothing better than cookies between meals:)

love, Amy

Joel and Jaime said...

Have a wonderful time!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a joyous occasion for a celebration! Have a wonderful trip.

Andrea said...

Sounds delightful.
Enjoy your time away. :)
See you when you get back!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Enjoy your getaway! :)

henryteachers said...

Have a wonderful reunion with family. Just love that scripture, it describes what you'll be experiencing perfectly. We had a family birthday BBQ with tons of fresh vegetables yesterday from our gardens. It was so good!
Mindy :)

Me said...

That is how I felt when we visited my Uncle. The girls adored him - it is neat to see little ones connect with much older adults that they do not know so well.

Beka said...

Sweet anticipation! Hope you have a truly wonderful and blessed time. We'll continue to keep you in prayer.
Those verses from Jeremiah are beautiful!

Kendra said...

Your family sounds wonderful. What a blessing!

schnuckiputzi said...

In our German family, that's called "cooking for thrashers" -- enough food for all the people in the county! It's the only way to cook when you're with the people you love.

Munchkin Land said...

You described our family get-togethers to a T. I just LOVE those times together.

Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time with family!

Maxine said...

Enjoy. Wishing you a blessed time with your family and congrats to your grandparents. That's quite an achievement.

Beverly said...

Wow. That sounds so wonderful. I can just imagine you all together sharing joyful times! Can't wait until you get back ... perhaps with some pictures? :-)

ColoradoDreaming said...

It sounds so wonderful! I long for those times with my sisters and family but that will not happen in this lifetime. But I have great hopes of seeing that with my children and grandchildren in my home someday! I hope you have had a wonderful time!

EEEEMommy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...that seems to be the consensus and I agree wholeheartedly. (Although I'm thinking we could all use a thesaurus right about now! ;))
I hope you're having a delightful time, it sounds like pure bliss to me. :)

Staci said...

Have a wonderful trip. :)


Liberty said...

I love that verse!

Christine said...

I know you are busily preparing for your move. I wanted you to know I am praying for you daily! Love you!

Sandy said...

Love your comment about the bounty. Amen to that.
Hope the move is coming along!

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