September 5, 1980
33 years ago September 5, I stood with my fiance`, Rick McCoy. We made our vows to one another in the Presence of God, and in the presence of many witnesses - families and friends. Many, Many, Many things have happened and changed in these 33 years. Literally a lifetime of laughter, tears, joys, sorrows, victories and defeats. A lifetime of love. A lifetime of LIFE. 33 years ago I didn't know that I could be so happy. 33 years ago I didn't know my heart could hurt so much. 33 years ago we stood listening to Ronny Bolton sing "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" as we looked at each other in the innocence of love and life. And now, these 33 years later I realize that GOD has been our Bridge Over Troubled Waters. As He has been, He always will be. I thank God for these 33 years - good and bad, hard and not so hard. I thank God for a faithful husband, who has put up with a whole lot more than he should have ever had to in being married to me. I thank God for our perfect kids, and our perfect grandkids (yes! in my world they are perfect! and i am happy with my world! lol) ... I thank God for the ups and the downs of these 33 years - course, I wish we had had more ups than downs, and wish that we certainly could have more ups than downs these days. But at least that Bridge is there for us!!! Happy Anniversary to my best friend, the love of my life, the hope of my future, my husband -- Ricky Lee McCoy. I love you ...
Momma with Mandy and Joshua
I am just so thankful to God this morning - for all the blessings He has poured out on us these 33 years. Even in the worst of times, we can look back and see God's hand of provision and protection over us.
I hope that my children, Mandy and Joshua, know just how much I love them - always have and always will. I wanted to be their momma from that first moment when I knew I was going to be. (honestly, long before that.) And I hope that they know just how much I have enjoyed being their momma. They are the passion of my heart. They are the wind beneath my wings. Oh we have had our "moments" - but even in those moments, I have loved them, and wanted to be just who I was ... their momma.
They have made me laugh so hard that I have lost my breath, with tears of joy running down my cheeks.
They have made me cry and pray until there was nothing left to me.
I relish every hug, every kiss. And I am so thankful that even now, tho they are grown with families and lives of their own, they still hug their momma, they still kiss their mother. =)
P-paw & Grannee with all the taters
Oh how precious are my grandchildren!!! I never knew that my heart could be stretched and pulled in so many directions all at the same time! And I would not take anything for just one moment in time as their grannee.
I have no shame in being their grannee - they have all made me proud, and continue to.
Oh how I love them!!!
I don't get to see Trey and Austin - they are living in Arkansas now. But they remain in my heart, always.
Elijah - my tater bug. My first born, and the one that 'named' us! I love you!!!
Brooklyn - my sweet tater. She cuddles so sweet! I love you!!!
Shell - my tater tot! The ornery one! I love you!!!
Kyla - my punkin tater! She makes me smile! I love you!!!
Lord, all I ever wanted was to be Rick's wife ... and the mother of his children ... the grandmother to his grandkids. "You have given me my heart's desire, And you have not withheld the request of my lips." Thank you Lord for being so good to me.
I know that there have been hard times, and that we are living one of the hardest times of our life -- but you know, I still wouldn't change anything.
"Even if ..." the healing doesn't come - you are still God. And you have still given me my husband, my children, and my grandchildren.
Help me to live a life honoring to you as Rick's wife, as Mandy & Joshua's momma, as Grannee to all these precious ones, and as a mother-in-law to our other kids. Please teach me Your ways, what to say or not, what to do and how. May they all see Jesus in me, and be drawn to you - our Hope, our Life, our Love.
Thank you --
In Jesus' Name ...
I love you!!!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
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