Thursday, May 10, 2018

THE MASTER WEAVER


 I spent the past weekend celebrating the graduation of my DIL to be with a masters degree  from the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of AR in Little Rock.  As an added perk I met her fun family.  We toured Little Rock, ate great food, talked wedding plans, and most important began to get to know each other.  Though they all might tower over me, and out talk me, I immediately felt like family.


We have a common bond which unites us and makes us "kin by marriage".  The love of our children and the bond created by marriage, makes us kin in my eyes.  My other two children are already married and I consider their inlaws family also.




We have an instant common bond that creates a kinship like no other.  AND when grands begin to be added to the mix--it only grows stronger.  As we watch them unite and live life together, we share the bond history cannot deny.  We are all players in the grand production of their life together.

Throughtout my life, a beautiful tapestry has been woven over the years of family and family by marriage and friends.  Ever changing--one thing is always constant, the tapestry is a work in progress.


We all have our own unique tapestries.  No two are alike, but all are wonders to behold.  New colors and designs are added over the years--some colors fall from the weave and new ones are added.  NOTHING though can take away from the great beauty of the tapestry and its design.  A design ordained by God Himself--NOT ONE THING could be any more magnificent.

2 I want you woven into a tapestry of love,
 in touch with everything there is to know of God. 
Colossians 2:2


11 comments:

  1. It is good to have a family, and to meet, often as a family. And it is also good when families grow through marriage(s). Marriages are a good thing, I think. If it was not for marriage people would have to argue with complete strangers. At least with marriages arguments are kept within the family. Better than washing one's dirty linen in the open for all to see. Especially when the washing machine is broken. I like our washing machine. Whenever I put something red in it all the washing comes out pink. And that starts an argument. In the family. Which proves my point that families are good. In our family most of us are boxers. Except for my uncle. He is a sheepdog.

    God bless.

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    1. My first laugh of the day, Victor!
      Bless you!

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  2. Congratulations to your daughter in law!! What an accomplishment. You look great, Lulu!!!! smiles

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    1. We are all proud of her! Aww- thank you! Feeling great too!
      Blessings My Friend!

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  3. Amen to the tapestry always changing, morphing, heading into directions we didn't quite expect, Lulu.

    Yet certain strands seem to flow from generation to generation as legacies live on ... sometimes in unexpected colors. He is the Master Weaver, isn't He.

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    1. Absolutely, the pattern is ever evolving!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  4. Thanks for the reminder of God's blessings of our families and extended families. Congratulations to Gabe and both families!!

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    1. Thank you, I am so blessed by all those I call family!
      Blessings!

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  5. Oh, yes, marriage does create new families for us, weaving us together like nothing else. Thank you for reminding us that we are all a part of that tapestry, Lulu.
    Blessings!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!