Friday, December 08, 2006

Thanksgiving Pictures

Fun with Daddy! He can always make her laugh.

Alathea is a true "Bowers" with her soccer ability so young!

Joe, Jeanie, Alathea, Rocky & Julie

Stopped in traffic for 3 hours...we made it fun :)

Fun with Aunt Julie (yes, she's eating desitin :)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is a difficult day for those in the Bowers family. It would have been my Mom's 51st birthday. Sadly for us, we can't be with her today. But happily for her, she gets to celebrate face-to-face with her Savior. Days like this I am reminded of how much I miss Mom, who was also my best friend. The pain of her loss hurts so bad. But, I already see much good that has come out of it in my own life. It has definatly made me aware of how desperate I am for my Lord to bring comfort...which He does so faithfully. Today I read with a face full of tears and a longing heart in Revelation 21:4, "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." What an unshakable hope we have in the Lord! Every time I think of Mom I am reminded of her unwavering faith she had in the promises of God...which is why she had exuberant joy in the midst of the most intense pain & suffering, and even at the thought of death. She left an incredible legacy of Faith for us to follow. I sure loved my Mom! Say a prayer for my family today if you remember. (Oh, and just a thought the Lord was laying on my heart...pray for ALL families you know who have lost loved ones, whether this year or many years ago. Holidays can be a painful time of rememberance like no other time. I never understood this until now and wish I had been more full of compassion to pray. Thanks!)