After spending 4 days in NY with family, I was reminded again of the blessing of a large family. I am so thankful for parents who embraced the vision of receiving with joy the blessing of 7 daughters and 2 sons. Now that 8 of us are married and have been blessed with children of our own, their blessing has multiplied to a grand total of 71(which includes 3 great grandchildren)!! Since my parents, 4 of my sisters, 21 of the grandchildren, and 2 of the great grandchildren live in NY, our time there is always busy with so many enjoyable family activities. Following is a chronicle in pictures of some of the happy memories we made.
Some of the cousins made memories by playing a rather noisy game of “I Doubt It”.
There were 5 girl cousins born within a year and a half. Those 5 delightful blessings: Brianna, Becca, Elise, Elizabeth, and Sarah Elizabeth spent many happy hours together playing dolls, etc.
My father, who loves birds, showed Denver and Hudson how to feed bluebirds.
As I thought about the rich Christian heritage my parents have given to their descendants, I was reminded of Psalm 127: