|John Groves Worden, June 12, 1971|
|James William Worden, September 4, 1973|
Again, I was thrilled. He, too, was perfect and he was another answer for the deep desire of my heart.
Our second church was in Brooklyn, NY.
|Sarah Joy Worden, December 10, 1976|
We were now a very blessed and completed family of five.
Though our lives have not constantly been easy, I have always been very grateful that God allowed me to become a wife and mother. I am fulfilled in these roles and know that by husband and our children are a gift from the hand of God.
As our children grew, I tried to get a photo taken with them around Mother's Day each year. I share some of those treasures here.
|Early morning in Brooklyn, NY on Mother's Day, 1978. Can you guess what's in the box? hint: I'll be prepared for rain.|
|Also 1978 in front of our church - First Evangelical Free Church - 66th Street Church, Brooklyn, NY.|
|We all had marched/walked in the Syttende Mai Parade down 5th avenue in Brooklyn.|
|Fall 1978 on our way to a few days at Cape Cod. We have our Norwegian exchange student, Tina Gulling, with us.|
|March 1979 at the Bronz Zoo - one of my favorite photos.|
|1980 - Soccer players in Hartland, WI|
|1981 at my parents home near LaCrosse, WI|
|1982 at Camp Timber-lee where we now lived and began our work in the camping world.|
|Fall of 1983 at Camp Timber-lee in WI|
|Christmas of 1983 at Camp Timber-lee in WI|
|May 1985 while visiting cousins in Austin, TX not far from our Kerrville, TX home|
|1986 - Kerrville, TX|
|1987 - Mother's Day - still using this same waffle iron|
|1991 Kerrville, TX|
And from the busy, demanding years of parenting, I have now moved into another period in which God continues to fulfill the deep desire of my heart... Grand-parenting!
Proverbs 17: 6a
Children's children are a crown to the aged,...I conclude with another of God's rich blessings to me - a photo with our five grandchildren with whom we spent Christmas this past December 2013.
|Dec. 2013 Richmond, VA with Stephen, Lydia, Grandpa, Grandma, Constantine, Phillip & Joanna|
Psalm 78 is a prayer and an assignment for me:
Psalm 78: 4b-7
"...we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands."
"Oh Lord, may all the descendents of my husband and me put their trust in you and not forget your deeds but keep your commands all the days of their lives. May this be so for all generations that bear our name. In Jesus name, Amen"