We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Way Back Wednesday

College Girl turns 19 in 6 days.

This was the fastest 525,600 seconds of my life.

19 years ago on this day we were waitingwaitingwaiting for a baby to be a born. We didn't know what we were going have--boy or girl--and we were in no way ready for a baby of any kind. But a baby we got and it has been a wonderful 19 years.

College Girl and Granny....Oh Granny.

College Girl and Cousins.....Big College Girl and College Boy. The Hays Family has 14 grandchildren BUT for some reason we had them pretty close together...most of us anyway. So right now there are 5 grandchildren in college.

Here is our first "official" family picture. Shut up. Already. I know. My hair. Every picture. Jeez.

Happy Birthday College Girl! We love you!


Marah H said...

Oh, how nice.

I'm gonna bet $100 that you cried when you posted this.

vickisherbert said...

Heck yeah she cried! I cried when I read it. Again.

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17