|It's RANDOM JOURNAL LINK-UP!|
The Random Journal Link-up is a simple blogger community excuse to read the secret journal writings of strangers. But understandably, we do not remain strangers for long! Ha! Well, that just sounds creepy doesn't it? It is not creepy at all and our dear blog-friend Dawn is biting her finger nails this month as she has transitioned to a brand new blog site and now she is waiting to see if we will show up to share our journal links at the new party-house. We're coming, Dawn, on our way! After you read this post, go on over to Enthusiastically, Dawn, read some juicy journals and leave your own link ok? Thanks! (Goes LIVE Feb 7th)
Tonight I opened the beautiful green leather journal pictured above and I landed on a January entry from 2008. We were on Hawaii celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary that was coming in February. I guess that something about the beauty and the deep relaxation of Hawaii sent my mind into some future hopes and dreams. I do not often think along the lines that I see written on these pages. Our sons were 25 and 21 at the time and they were not with us....but my thoughts were with them obviously.
"I am imagining returning to this beautiful place in 10 years for our 40th anniversary with the boys and their wives. Either or both could be married by then, and even though neither one has a girlfriend right now, it is not a terribly far-fetched idea. .......
My guys with brides, God I pray for those 2 young women right now and ask you to bless them with an overload of your goodness today. Please protect their young hearts and bodies so that they will hear your clear voice when you cause their paths to cross the pathways of my sons.
Allow them the freedom to be creative and the strength that comes from your joy in them. Pour yourself into them even today. I ask you to mend the broken parts in them and let them see who the REAL rescuer is. Keep their hearts tender, both my guys and their girls, even though they may be broken as they search for your mate for them.
I can "see" 6 adults in line at the airport and my heart is full as I watch my men with their women. Hubs and I will be laughed at by them and we will laugh at them as they see whales for the first time or go snorkeling with us for the first time...........(I filled another page with prayers and imaginings.)
God I am asking for this. Is it too extravagant? It feels like too much...but maybe it's your idea more than mine!"
Interesting! Well, Writer Son is married now and who knows what could happen with Rocker Son in the next few years.....no pressure Honey!......but we are about to celebrate our 36th anniversary.....it could happen by the time we have our 40th, right?. :)
Today I look at these pages and I am thankful for the adorable and talented daughter-in-law that has joined our family. And I love that I prayed for her long before I knew her. She is a true delight to Hubs and me and we love seeing how happy they are together.
.....Here's to our future awesome Hawaii trip!!Pin It Like this? Don't forget to SHARE...