Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thankful for My Siblings

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It was dark outside as Dad drove down the road.  On vacation, we often sang songs as we traveled.  We just finished singing, "Victory in Jesus," when Dad remarked, "This is a golden time in my life."  When I asked what he meant, he said, "This time right now when all you kids are still at home and everybody is healthy and happy.  It's golden.  It probably will never be again exactly like it is now."

He was right.  That vacation was the last one I took with my parents and my siblings.  I never again rode in the car with them singing hymns as we tooled down the highway.

I do have precious memories of my time home with my family.  I had a younger brother and a younger sister.  They were funny and loving and I can't imagine how my childhood would have been without them.

I'm thankful for a little brother who was a willing sidekick in all the schemes I could think up, and for my baby sister, who taught me all I knew about babies and toddlers.

I married and moved a thousand miles away and life took us all in different directions.  I like to think that someday we'll be singing together again, if not traveling highways here, then on  streets of gold there.

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All during the month of November, I will be sharing my gratitude for all God has given me. I'm joining Joyful Reader on her Giving Thanks Challenge at her blog, Encouragement for Daily Bible Reading.

2 comments:

mybibleplan said...

Oh I love to hear your stories of growing up. What a wonderful thing to have your family together and those awesome memories! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Susan said...

I am glad you have thouse memories. I am blessed to have my sibling all within a 45 minute drive. I like you went through infertility and also was blessed with 3 kids and now I have 3 grandkids! Nice to meet you.