Above the fireplace, we have a mantle
and on that mantle, we have placed stones of remembrance
monumental events that have changed our lives forever
moments that remind us that God is there, has been there, will be there forevermore
a simple "Howdy" representing our move here to Texas when we first married...a move away from family, a move that demanded we be independent, yet dependent on the Lord's help
the first framed picture of me and my firstborn...the one who made me a mommy. I had NO idea how much that would incredibly change my life!!
a picture of a boy, taken the day after he was saved out of the water when he was just 2
a photograph taken of my husband kissing me on the day of his graduation...a new DOCTOR...Chiropractic would change our lives in so many ways, and God got us through those tough 3 years...4 tiny children, 3 long years of me being pregnant and breastfeeding, 3 years of not knowing what next??
Where does our help come from? Our help comes from the Lord, maker of Heaven and Earth...and while I might not live like that on a daily basis...while I often lean on my own understanding and my own strength to get through life's hassles and heartaches, these stones of remembrance stand to remind me of Who truly holds us. The One Who will never leave us nor forsake us. When our children, or guests in our home see these stones, they will serve as our testimony. GOD has brought us here, for a purpose. May He be glorified!!!