Sunday, September 23, 2012

Whittemore Tombstones

Jumping up and down! Why? I found a picture of Deborah Weston Whittemore's tombstone! She is my 6th great grandmother and lived 1758 to 1843 and lived in Massachusetts and Maine. I really needed proof of her death for when I join the Mayflower Society. I found her husband Isaac's too. I am getting closer! Just so you know, this is on my Beem side, so if any of my Beem cousins are interested in my progress, let me know.

 Photos courtesy of Brenda Ball

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grandma Marjorie's Quilt

I am blessed with the great honor of finishing a quilt my Grandmother Marjorie Moore began years ago.

Anna enjoys her great grandma's quilt.

The quilt was a special gift last Christmas, but with having a baby and everything, today was my first day to quilt on it. I finished one block, this green one, today.

You can see both my stitches and my grandma's stitches here. I am glad hers are larger than mine, because I will always be able to tell which ones she made. I consider finishing her quilt a great honor.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Grandma Marjorie

If it is possible to miss someone you have never met, then I miss you.
Thanks for being a great mom to my dad.
Although no one ever called you "Grandma," you are still a much loved grandmother.
I look forward to meeting you in Heaven someday.
Happy birthday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Joy in God

I am continuing my study in joy.

"We are certainly free to delight in the material and relational blessings God brings us, but if we believe our happiness is dependent on them, it's because, whether we realize it or not, we really don't believe God is enough for us." ~Lydia Brownback in Joy: A Godly Woman's Adornment

Anna Plays the Piano, Five Months

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Joy in Repentance

I am studying joy right now. Wallowing in guilt makes everything about me. Repenting allows me to turn from sin and make everything about GOD as I joyfully accept His grace!

And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
(Nehemiah 8:9-10 ESV)