Well we didn’t get chased away from the beach by a hurricane this year. And actually we had very good weather. Maybe a few more flies and mosquitos than we would have liked. But still a great week. A loud, wild and crazy, crowded week – but a great week and it was awesome.
It was really interesting for me to see each of your personalities over the course of a week and to see the Lord’s unique handiwork on display. You are each a masterpiece of creation, being fashioned and formed into His likeness. Even the picture above gives a bit of a glance into each of your uniquenesses.
A year ago I wrote an epistle rehearsing some of the memories from when your parents were kids. Now we are creating a whole new generation of memories. Here are some that I suspect we will be talking about in year’s to come:
- Crab Island
- Jumping waves
- The awesome holes that were dug on the beach
- Game nights
- Ryan and his “speedo”
- Audrey’s elephant junk
- Home made ice cream
- The candy store
- The 1000’s of bluefish that turned up dead on shore
- Nacho table night
Here is a video that Christy put together to help us remember the week:
Here are a few verses to ponder as we think about our family:
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
May we always remember the Lord’s faithfulness to our family and hold fast to the hope that we have. May we indeed spur one another on and encourage each other to treasure Christ and to seek to do good toward one another and those around us.
Never forget that you are very loved!