Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In Memory Of


In memory of my grandmother who passed away August 23rd, 2009 and has now entered into eternity. You were a loving mother and grandmother and faithful wife. I have learned a lot from you and I love you very much. One day I hope to see you standing next to my Savior Jesus and sing His praises with you.

I praise the Lord for how her death has untied the family and am asking for continued prayer for the aunts, uncles, cousins, and especially grandpa as they deal with her unexpected death.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request

Just a quick note to ask for prayer. My mom's mother, Joyce, was taken to the hospital Friday evening and is undergoing surgery to find the source of internal bleeding. They aren't sure if she will make it out of the surgery, she's very weak and was unconscious and barely breathing when the ambulance arrived.

My family and I are all driving the 8-12 hour trip to be with our extended family. I've had to call out of work this weekend but the Lord has already been working things out.

I would really appreciate your prayers. We're not totally sure of grandma's salvation though she has heard the gospel and claims to have accepted Christ as savior. A handful of mom's siblings and our cousins are saved so if you could also pray for our witness while we're there.

Thanks, I'll try to keep you all posted.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Girlishly Romantic

So I have been extremely silly and had way too much time on my hands this past weekend. I would definitely call myself "girlishly romantic" a phrase Jane Austen uses in her Juvenilia works and which I immediately applied to myself.
The video below is my first ever musical tribute, my first ever video so forgive the quality. The song is from the newest Celtic Thunder CD/DVD concert and in honor of my sister young Damian McGinty is singing. I thought the song rather fit Emma and Mr. Knightley's story so the photos are various screencaps from three Emma adaptations. Forgive my silliness and enjoy! :)

Hope you're having a lovely day!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer Excitement


It really has been quite shockingly long since I last posted. I've sat down a few times to begin on a subject but I didn't get very far. I have been watching several Jane Austen adaptations recently and can't wait to post on those.

But meanwhile I have some exciting news about a girl I haven't seen in years. Miranda and I were born just a few days apart at the same hospital and because we both had jaundice our mothers met when they had to take us back to the hospital for treatments. They were both new mothers, Christians and military wives and quickly became good friends. Miranda and I were early playfellows but because of military moves we all soon lost touch except for a few letters over the past 19-20 years. My mother found Miss Margaret on that marvelous phenomenon Facebook and today my mom showed me an article about Miranda's upcoming Pride & Prejudice themed wedding!

"Miranda-Lynn Ward and Tom Gartin’s romance is one for the storybooks. “Pride and Prejudice” to be exact. ...Ward and Gartin have often compared their relationship to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and laugh at the similarities between the characters in the novel and themselves."

"As the wedding date nears, Ward and Gartin are becoming increasingly excited and anxious to begin their new life together and share their first kiss. "

Not only is Miranda's wedding themed on one of my favorite authoresses but their story and testimony are amazing and so similar to my own beliefs. I confess to envying her a bit but wish her all the joy imaginable and continue to dream about my own period themed wedding! :)


Tomorrow is my day off from work and I can't wait to get together with my friend Karis in the morning. We plan to have a picnic breakfast by the coast, visit a music box museum, tour a historic home - Castle Tucker, do some shopping and have a gourmet lunch. In the evening my family is having a BBQ with a family of friends who we haven't seen in about 13 years.

This summer hasn't gone as I planned but it's been infinitely more interesting! The Lord is so good! :)

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