Monday, December 27, 2010

Phenomenal Mercy and Grace

Christmas Day was incredible.
All of us together in one place.
Ten great-grandchildren....
Thirty-four grandchildren....even Nicole from Florida!
Numbering fifty-five with significant others... 
(only engaged/marrieds were included here)  
Mom donned her prettiest housecoat - funky headwear and padded over to the couch for a half hour visit with us.  We sang, played our instruments, received words and gifts from Grandma.
Much Joy and many tears all jumbled up together.  
Absolutely wonderful.
Thank You Heavenly Father - that was a very precious provision.

Mom wants to impress the words of Psalm 103 on her family:
.....But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love 
is with those who fear him, 
and his righteousness with their children's children -- 
with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.


  1. What a blessing that you were able to get together like that!
    Continuing to keep you in our prayers.

    Rich & Cynthia

  2. Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers.

  3. I may not have been a faithful blog follower nor card writer; but Ina, you have been in my heart. The lessons I've learned by your advice/words of wisdom will stick with me. I admire your faith and the faith of your family. Go with God, my friend.
    From the cancer group, Lynn Groen <><

  4. Rachel Harsevoort, Joyce DeGelder Hendricks, Deb Alkema and 3 others like this.

    Sarah N. VanPopta
    Emotional, but so special.
    A Christmas Day to cherish and remember forever!!
    December 27, 2010 at 10:20pm · Like

    Sonja Heeringa
    December 27, 2010 at 10:34pm · Like

    Eileen Breukelman
    what a Blessing!
    December 27, 2010 at 11:17pm · Like

    Sheila Kamstra
    God's grace - the greatest gift!
    December 27, 2010 at 11:26pm · Like

    Betty Sussan Boone
    God's grace is always the greatest gift! Joanne and Barry wishing you alot of strength from God above!
    December 28, 2010 at 3:28am · Like

    Tamsen Donker
    that gave me goosebumps and tears- what incredible blessings the LORD grants us all
    December 28, 2010 at 8:33am · Like

    Patricia Post
    So glad you had such a special day with your Mom. We had a empty chair this year, but we all could recall with smiles, last Christmas and the wonderful memories we made. Wishing you and your family all the best with what the Lord has planned for you this year!!
    December 28, 2010 at 10:32am · Like · 1 person

    Yvonne Spanninga
    I'm so happy you could spend Christmas together with your Mother! What a blessing indeed.
    December 28, 2010 at 11:49am · Like


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