Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Lord's Rest

 


Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28


I cannot begin to convey the excitement and anticipation that my husband, Danny, and I are experiencing right now.  Our granddaughter, Virginia, will be arriving on Monday, and will spend most of the month of June with us!  Oh, how we have missed her, and have counted down the days until we are reunited!

In light of this, it's time for me to take a rest from blogging in order to give my full attention to Virginia.  No doubt, our adventures together will create many ideas for future blogs, but now, I want nothing more than to simply spend time with her.

I have no doubt that we will experience the Lord's rest as we immerse ourselves in the reaffirmation of the connection we share.  My instinct tells me we'll pick right up where we left off at Thanksgiving!

That being said, please understand if I'm absent from your blogs, too.  I'll keep you all in my prayers, and I do hope I will be kept in yours for a blessed time with Virginia.

Amen!

34 comments:

  1. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.

    God bless you and your family.

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  2. I believe you are going to have to put some heavy books on her head to slow her down. WOW! Has she grown into a beautiful young lady. I also believe (and I prophesy. LOL) that you will have a fantastic time while she visits. Tell her I said Hi and to treat you right or else. :)

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    1. I think you prophesy correctly, Bill! Danny and she will be flying back to Atlanta today, and I can't wait to see both of them.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Have a wonderful time, Martha!

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  4. I'm so happy for all THREE of you! Savor every moment, and I'll look forward to hearing all about it in time.

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    1. I will savor and enjoy every moment, Myra, you can be assured!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Oh, I will wait till I see you here again. xxx

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  6. Praying you three have the very best time ever, with lots of laughter, discovery, and love. God's blessings my friend. Will read you in July.

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    1. Thank so much, J.D.! That's what I'm hoping and praying for, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Forgive me for being late getting to this, Martha, but I'm glad I did. My wife and I share your heart about the precious nature of a grandparent/grandchild relationship. Our world has become so much richer since God sent them into our lives. Love finds new definitions in that realm. May God grant you all that you hope for in your time with Virginia and we will rejoice with you until you resume your writing ministry.

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    1. You're not late, Ron. And yes, there's nothing more wonderful than being a grandparent. Love for one another definitely finds new definitions, as you say here. We are so looking forward to enjoying every moment with her!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Enjoy your time together Martha!

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  9. Martha! I am so excited and happy for you and for sweet Virginia!! Enjoy your time together (I know you will) and tell us all about it when you get back to us!! I will keep you in my prayers (always). Have fun!! xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri, especially for your prayers! Yes, I will have a boat load of blogs by the time I get back to posting.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. A well-deserved rest and precious time with your granddaughter is just what you should do. I'm glad you have this time with her. You are in my prayers, especially since a recent post when you shared your journey of letting go of a long-time habit. May the Lord continue to give you victory in that.

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    1. Thanks so much, Barbara, for you continued prayers. They are so much appreciated! We've looked forward to this time together ever since Thanksgiving week.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. I hope you have a double blessed visit with your granddaughter, Virginia. My Layla and Trey will both here sometime in July. I can’t wait to have them. They are so lively and wonderful. Hugs and blessings to all of you

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    1. Oh, Nells, I'm so thrilled that you will soon be seeing your grandchildren soon! We've waited for this time since Thanksgiving, and it seemed like the day would never get here. As I respond to you, Danny is driving home from the Atlanta airport with Virginia in tow. I'm beside myself!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Rest and Enjoy, Martha!
    Blessings!

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    1. Oh, Karen, I am, too! It's been a long time coming.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Such fun times ahead! We'll look forward to hearing all about your adventures when you return, Martha.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! I'll miss y'all, but will be connecting again really soon.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. i bet you guys are having the best time ever! good for you for unplugging and focusing on the life and love right in front of you. God is so good and the time with our grandchildren is so very precious.

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    1. It is precious, indeed, Linda! I will miss your blog, my friend, but I know you understand.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. I bet you are having the time of your lives together right now!! so happy for you and Virginia especially. I know she feels so special to spend this time with you! Can't wait to hear all about it when you have time again, but please don't rush. Enjoy every minute and take lots of pictures. She is growing up so fast!!

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  17. Looking forward to your photos and hearing about all your adventures, Martha.

    Have fun!

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  18. Rest and enjoy!
    Mark 6:31, "And he said to them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a little".

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  19. Thinking of you. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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