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Next Week With the Boys

It is Saturday and I am thinking of all the things I want to do with my 2 grandsons Daley - (my son Ryan's son who just turned 12) and Brett (Charles' son Toby's son who will be 12 in October) I have created a poster for each day to allow some sort of AGENDA (boy am I controlling or just nervous since it has been so long having young ones!) I will include a picture later of my HALL of Posters! I know swimming will be on the agenda often...not just for the boys! Charles and I have really been enjoying the pool! are some ideas of what is in store for the week: Swimming, making cookies, tie-dyeing t-shirts (what a memory...that was something I did with my children at the first of each summer to have t-shirts alike) and pillow cases to take home, cooking out with Brandon, Amy, Rain, Ryan and PawPaw, watching a good movie, playing games with Mimi and PawPaw and catching fire flies. (I don't remember ever seeing as many as I am seeing this summer.)

I pray that the time they spend with Charles and I will be a fond memory of their childhood. Thank you God for these two boys! Pictures to come!


Happy Anniversary Charles

The old saying "MY HOW TIME FLIES WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FUN!" has never been so true. Charles and I have been married for 10 years! So much has happened in those 10 years...marriages, births, deaths, happiness, sadness, losses, and victories. But, the constant through it all is having a husband like Charles to be by my side with loving support.

We have fun together. I know alot has to do with both sets of children being grown and gone, but we have a lot of time to drive around, find a new gravel road we haven't investigated, walking through old cemeteries, walk through the woods (OK...not my favorite ;-)), travel, watching TV shows together...I am so grateful for this marriage.


Laminin - God's Glue

I want to share an email I received from a 7th Grade ICT1 teacher I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with this year. I asked if I could post it on my blog because it really ministered to me and I want anyone who reads my blog to be ministered to Alice Rainwater, I THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WITH ME!

A couple of days ago I was running (I use that term very loosely) on my treadmill, watching a DVD sermon by Louie Giglio...and I was BLOWN AWAY! I want to share what I learned....but I fear not being able to convey it as well as I want. I will share anyway.

He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God He spoke the universe into He breathes stars out of His mouth that are huge raging balls of fire...etc. etc. Then He went on to speak of how this star-breathing, universe creating God ALSO knitted our human bodies together with amazing detail and wonder. At this point I am LOVING it (fascinating from a medical standpoint, you know.) .....and I was remembering how I was constantly amazed during medical school as I learned more and more about God's handiwork. I remember so many times thinking....'How can ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of this???'

Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who created all this, also has the power to hold it all together when things seem to be falling our loving Creator is also our sustainer.

And then I lost my breath. And it wasn't because I was running my treadmill, either!!! It was because he started talking about laminin. I knew about laminin. Here is how wikipedia describes them :'Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue.' You see....laminins are what hold us together. ...LITERALLY. They are cell adhesion molecules.They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell. Without them, we would literally fall apart. And I knew all this already. But what I didn't know is what laminin LOOKED LIKE.

But now I do. And I have thought about it a thousand times since (already).... Here is what the structure of laminin looks like...AND THIS IS NOT a 'Christian portrayal' of it....if you look up laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you will see...