Friday, May 23, 2008

THANKS FOR YOUR WELCOME


This is amazing! Sharon is really living on the edge. Can't believe that she recruited me to assume this responsibility. This will prove, hopefully, that you are never too old to learn something new.

I certainly will not be a replacement for her, but I do feel blessed to have an opportunity to share with her special friends. I know that you each mean so much to her.

Her Dad and I know how blessed we are to have her as a daughter. We love her so much, value her wisdom and sensitivity as as woman of God, and share you enjoyment of just knowing her.

As a young Mom, I would often look at each of our children as they were growing up and try to look past their growing years and imagine who they would be when they "grew up." As parents we often get so caught up in the day by day routines, the transitions from one stage of childhood to another, the stresses of parenting, etc. that we forget the BIG picture of where God is taking the precious children that He has blessed us with.

For those of you who are in those stages of parenting your children, let me declare to you what a blessing it has been to see each of our children blossom in to amazing adults, responsible/loving parents on their own, and now not only our children, but adults who are also our special friends.

Hope that make sense.

I will share more with you later, but for right now this will be it. Just wanted to prove that I could do this before Sharon was completely out of the loop and she could not coach me.

By the way, the picture at the top of this blog is "my man" (to use Sharon's term ) and me when we were on a business trip to Atlantis a couple of years ago. It was great fun especially since we won this trip from the company that we work with. Just wanted you to know that this man and woman love each other dearly even after 45 years of marriage.

Have a blessed week-end.

15 comments:

Sandi said...

Judy,
Welcome to the blogging world of friends. Look forward to sharing more with you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Awwww!
That was so sweet and I am so proud of you.
I hope you will use the blog to share some of the wisdom God has given you whenever you want.
Thanks for the sweet words.

luvmy4sons said...

So nice to meet you. I have enjoyed getting to know your lovely dughter. I will enjoy hearing from a mom who has been there and done that. With fuor teenage sons and my first leaving for college in August...well I am feeling some stress now and then! LOL! It is comforting to know that a day might come when I can look back and see the process of them becoming an adult finished and see the fruit of my efforts as a parent. Lord willing.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I told someone the other day that one of the greatest joys I have known as a mother is watching my children become young adults. My oldest has just returned from his first year of college, and for all the grief he caused me in those early years, well, he's now emerged in a man after God's heart.

Gives me a little hope and strength for the 3 that remain under my roof.

peace~leaine

Tiffany said...

Just came by to say hey and hope you're having a wonderful day. We're so glad to have you visiting w/ us for a while. I love your daughter. She has been so encouraging and insightful. Tell her hello for me and we're praying for a safe and successful move. Blessings!

Denise said...

Hello dear one, so nice to meet you. I love your daughter like a sister, she is a real blessing to me. I look forward to learning more about you. Be blessed.

Pastor Lisa said...

Way to go Ms. Judith Ann!

MelanieJoy said...

Hey Mrs. Judy,

It's so neat to meet you! Look forward to chatting. I'm so excited
you are going to keep us updated on our friend. Sharon- is a huge blessing in my life and nudges me to keep my focus on the "main thing".

I too sit often and look at my niece and nephew and wonder what God has in store for them. My nephew says he is going to be a policeman and a sunday school teacher!! He's only 4

Denise said...

Hello Mrs Judy...... it is a pleasure to meet you... I raised two sons and they have always brought me much pleasure.....

Thanks for pitching in for Sharon and keeping us updated as to where she is and how she is...... I have only been on here for a little over a year now but she is a gem that I have found among the many many on here..... I know in my heart that it is a divine appointment with her and Melanie!!!!!

You are doing great and you will enjoy this!!!!!!! Then you will have to have your own blog.......

Have a great holiday weekend...... hugs

Edge of Design said...

Good morning Judy!
I am Sharon's future neighbor and I am excited at having her move "next door" so to speak. You write very well and I hope that when Sharon gets back, you will go on and start your own blog. After 45 years of marriage so far, you must have tons of wisdom you can pass on to the rest of us here. We have much to learn. I'm looking forward to reading more from you. Thanks for filling in for Sharon so "eloquently".

Mary said...

Miz Judy,

I am looking forward to getting to know you better, but from your first post I can see why Sharon has become the woman she is. You must be very proud of her.

I look forward to the lessons that Sharon teaches us. She is a wise woman and faithful to God. I'm glad to know her and am now happy that I know you.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

Deb said...

Hi mom, very nice to have you with us!! Yes please start your own blog so we can stay in touch. Thank you for standing in for Sharon, she is GREAT!! We love her:)
hugs
Deb

Andrea said...

Hi Judy...I fnally had the chance to stop by Sharon's blog (I've been a blog-slacker lately, other than keeping up my own...oops!).

What a pleasure to 'meet' you. Sharon was right when she said when we meet you, we just love you! you sound like a wonderful gem, and you and Sharon are both blessed to have each other (incredible women after God's heart) in each other's lives!

'your man' and you look very happy together. God bless your marriage of 40+ years...

Halfmoon Girl said...

45 years- that is awesome and encouraging to the rest of us! Sharon is great and has wonderful things to say about you, just like you do about her. Welcome!

freetofly said...

Great to meet you Miss Judy! I am so glad that you will be visiting with us & perhaps we can look forward to not only updates but, insights as well. Sharon is such a blessing and such a committed, purposeful woman of God. She also speaks highly of her experiences growing up under your care. Looking forward to future visits!

Thank you for being willing to learn something new & helping us all stay connected. In this world, encouragement is a valuable thing! It's amazing the tool the internet can be in tha hands of someone for good instead of what the 'net is known for.

xoxo,
Maria