Saturday, May 24, 2008

Homecoming and TSMS

Do ya know how time flies by and suddenly you realize it has been 2 months since you've seen your daughter?

Her school is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from us but between the other kids' weekend activities and her work schedule we haven't managed to see each other since Easter. What a wonderful surprise to see her walk in the door Thursday night!

And check out the little friend she brought with her:Unfortunately she is working this summer so she can only stay until tomorrow afternoon but we will take what we can get! Needless to say it is busy at our house this weekend!

Now for my TSMS post~~

There are times when life just doesn't make sense and all we can do is pray for the arms of Jesus to hold us and get us through.

I am praying this especially for the Chapman family right now as they face the nightmare that has come upon them.

Hold them and hold us Jesus, because this life is hard and we can't do it alone...

I encourage you to visit Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders to hear more encouragement for the Soul today!

Enjoy this holiday weekend!


Joyful said...

Have some wonderful family time this weekend. I know, in light of the recent reminders of the uncertainty and brevity of life, you will cherish each precious moment.
Hugs to you today,

April said...

Thank you for that beautiful song. This week was a rough one. It is awesome to know that we have a Prince of Peace we can run to.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

This is such a beautiful song. I've found this week, that I'm hugging my girls just one more time, all day long. I'm so glad our Abba's arms are always ready for one more hug!

Have a blessed visit with your sweet girl!


Susan said...

Hey Kelly,

Oh, what a precious picture of your BEAUTIFUL daughter!! So glad you got to see her, even if it's for a short time.

I started to do a song in honor of the Chapman family myself.

My heart is still so heavy just thinking about the whole event. This could of happened to "any" of us...

I'm praying for them daily.

Hope you guys have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, (if I don't stop back before then!)

Love you♥

Andrea said...

kelley - this is so true and appropriate! I love this version - they are an amazing band. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed holiday!!

Melissa Lea said...

This is a great song! Thanks so much for sharing it today! Have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...


What a great surprise! I remember when my niece was at college just 1 1/2 hours away and working. It was such a treat when she came home! Love the song also!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A beautiful girl who reflects the face of her mother. My her heart always reflect that of her Father's.

Enjoy your reunion.


Jami said...

Hey Kelley! Have a great time with your daughter this weekend!

I AM doing the speaker track!! I'm so excited you are too because I don't know if anyone I "know" is doing it either!

See you very soon!! :)


luvmy4sons said...

What a lovely daughter( didn't get one of those) and what a cute puppy. I too am praying for the Chapmans. Great song!

LynnSC said...

Enjoy your time with your daughter. What better way to spend your weekend?? Have fun.


Mel's World said...

What a great big surprise...enjoy your family time!!! I can't even imagine my kids going off to college, and yet it is also right around the corner...GREAT song!

kmom3 said...

Oh, how exciting to have your daughter home, even if just for a little while! I cannot imagine those days yet...need to be eating my girls up now while they are here with me!

And this was such a great song for this weekend. We all need to be held by Him. We all need to know we are safe in His arms! My heart joins with yours in prayer for the Chapman family.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Love and blessings,

Tracy said...

What a beautiful song choice -- perfect for such a difficult week. Definitely a blessing to my heart.

I'm excited for you having your daughter home for a couple of days...what an extra special blessing for you this weekend!

I had a chance to explore your blog a's lovely! What a beautiful family you have! (Can't imagine how busy your life is!)
Looking forward to stopping back soon!

Tracy = )

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thank you for sharing this song. It ministered to me and I will be sharing it to a special friend of mine going through a very rough time of grieving...

Earthmommy said...

I love this song too and so perfect!

Christina said...

Glad to hear you get to enjoy your daughter for a short time. What a beautiful girl she is. Is the puppy yours?

I never heard this song before and I liked it, very pretty.

So sad for the Chapman family. How tragic this is. I pray for their family every day.

Amy Wyatt said...

Great song! Glad you got to spend some time with your daughter. Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

Feathering My Nest said...

I'm so glad you got to see your daughter. She is beautiful. Her dog is so sweet.

I'm so sad for the Chapman family too and praying. I'm glad you posted about them.

Have a safe holiday, Kathi

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Your daughter is beautiful! How fun that you got to see her this weekend...I hope you all had a fantastic time!

Oh...I took your advice,and I'm keeping the bangs on Savannah....I took her to get them cut today. :)

Kim said...

I hope you enjoyed your weekend with your sweet daughter!! And, what a cute puppy.

Thanks for posting such a beautiful song for TSMS.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.