Monday, August 16, 2010
Recently we were watching some old home movies of when Ginger was growing up with her two older sisters in Burley, Idaho. There was no sound - only video. And yet I could "hear" Ginger each and every time she appeared on screen. She was always smiling. Her fine green eyes were always bright and filled with excitement. One of the very first things that attracted me to her (and still does) is the child-like brightness in Ginger's eyes. Whether as an eight year-old or as a beautiful, vibrant mother, that same light still shines through.
In the first moments of waking each morning, I am reminded that God is good. This reminder comes easily. I need only to look at the calm, gentle face of my sweetheart nearby to know that I am exceedingly blessed.
Sometime today we'll join in singing "Happy Birthday" to you. It probably won't sound that good (too many kids!) But know, Ginger fine, that underneath the song, beyond words, is a melody of grace that hums "I love you - I need you - I claim you forever." Happy birthday, love.
Posted by Scott Livingston at 10:00 AM