Aug 23, 2016

{The Family Chronicles}

I just want to say that if you are across the miles and don't have family then come on to Florida and you can be a part of our family! There is one thing that we do well...and that's FAMILY

Our family had a Peanut Boil and Watermelon party on Sunday afternoon at my fatherinlove's home.






Nothing like a Sunday afternoon visiting, talking, laughing, playing a little corn hole and sliding down the water slide! Especially when it's with brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and etc. 




Of course the highlight of the day was when my nearly 82 year old fatherinlove had to show them all how it's done on the water slide!



 It was also my sisterinlove's birthday. Isn't this the cutest cake? I didn't have a slice but I heard that it was YUMMY! She is known to her grandchildren as "Granny Darlin". Isn't that just the cutest thing ever?




The definition of family is:  basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not.


Whether it be immediate family or extended family there is one thing I know for sure....


A family is truly a gift that lasts Forever!





Friends will come and go.....(with exception of those few that God will place in your life that lasts a lifetime) but nothing takes the place of FAMILY

My prayer for those of you reading this today that may not have a family unit...or a family that is close...or even, maybe...family that just struggles to be family....

That you will feel the love of God as never before and that you will lay all the cares, worries and struggles of FAMILY at His feet!  

Life is too short...Time is Precious! 

And my favorite saying of all times is;
If we do what is right....our God will take care of what is wrong! 

I am not sure who needs this simple message today but I know that the God I serve does not make mistakes and His message was loud and clear for this post today. 
May you feel the presence of our Lord so tenderly today

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

43 comments:

  1. Love all the family pictures Cindy. That Melon sign is so cute and I am laughing about the cake! My sister's grandchildren call her Nanny sweet cakes. It started out as Nanny. But my sister is well known in her family for her delicious cakes and one day out of the blue when her oldest grandson was 3 years old he told his mom that he wanted to go see Nanny Sweet Cakes. LOL.
    Connie Royals

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  2. {{{Big, big smiles}}} and the invitation is always open for y'all to visit here, smiles. I got the greatest chuckle over your fatherinlove...precious, sweet friend, precious.

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    1. Thanks Linda. He gave everyone a good chuckle.

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  3. This is so sweet. The party looked like a lot of fun, made even better surrounded by loved ones!! Peanut boil?! YUM!! That cake looks delicious too. You are looking great Cindy!

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    1. Thanks Heather. It's been a long while since we've had a peanut boil. We sure had lots of fun.

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  4. What a beautiful message on FAMILY, dear Cindy! I loved seeing your father in love still having a blast. You and your girls are just adorable and the love shines forth from your pretty faces. The message on the plaque about Family was a wonderful one. Thanks for sharing your family fun with us and your lovely words.

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    1. Thanks Kitty. We all had a great time for sure. Thanks for your sweet words Kitty.

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  5. Family is so important. I was just thinking this morning how I wish I could convince my nephew of that very thing. He and my brother haven't seen/talked in over 3 years and it breaks my heart, to say nothing of what my brother is going through....all because of a very nasty divorce and bitterness and evil and let's just say it like it is....sin. :( This post is so awesome. You are so very blessed to have such a close-knit family. And, you, my Friend are looking great!!!

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    1. Thanks Deb for your sweet compliment.Deb, I hate that for your brother and for his son. Both are missing a blessing for sure. But there is one thing I do know...it takes two people to make things work....regardless of the situation and Deb, you can't make family wanna be family if they choose not too. So sad....Praying for a miracle my friend.

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  6. Looks like a really great time! Your father-in-live is a sure go-getter. Bet you have trouble keeping up with him! Both of our kids have moved home for awhile, son is training for his new position ( hope he doesn't get his permanent job too far away!) and daughter just started her new job this week. She and her fiancé are house hunting this afternoon and will be living near here. Its so nice to have them home again, for just awhile!!! Have a great week! Z

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    1. Thanks Zenda. I know that you are so excited about your daughter living near you! Y'all will have so much fun together. And maybe the Lord will place your son close by as well. What a blessing!

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  7. Family brings strength, fulfillment in beautiful ways. Yours carries the witness of Jesus radiant with His light. I agreed with your prayer today for those struggling. I think we would tell them it's worth the effort, eh Cindy? Love ya, darlin.

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  8. Aww This post brought tears to my eyes... On a different note- Your Sunday looks like it was wonderfully spent ♥

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    1. Awe, thanks Summer. It was a great Sunday afternoon indeed.

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  9. Cindy, this is such a sweet post and a precious reminder to all of us. Your family gathering sure looks like fun!

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  10. Such a special post, so much of love and smiles. Family is important. Somehow some, including my own is lost in the meaning. Love seeing your family having so much fun. Very sweet Cindy. Happy Wednesday. xo

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  11. Oh how fun! Where in FL are you?...Christine

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    1. It was fun. Christine, I don't think I am terribly too far from you girl!

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  12. Hi Cindy, this is a special and meaningful post. Family is so very important and a gift for our God. Love seeing all your beautiful family pics and God Bless your Father in love for showing that fun doesn't end with age.
    I love your favorite quote and wrote it down to remember. Thank you for sharing your heart! Your posts always bless my heart.
    Love to you dear friend. xo

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    1. Thank you sweet friend for your kind words . And you are so right . We can still have fun no matter our age . I pray I never forget that concept of life .

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  13. Cindy, a beautiful message and family! I am grateful for my wonderful family and the Christian heritage! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

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  14. Good Morning Pretty Lady,
    Truly you are a such a Christian role model for your family, friends and blog family.
    Your loving, guiding influence reaches so far, thank you for sharing your journey with us.
    Now, I just have to say that the Father in Love of yours is something else! Wow, I admire him for his gusto, and good health.
    Blessing to you my beautiful friend,
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. Awe Jemma, I try to be a good role model but I am afraid I fail miserably at times. But I do love the Lord and my family! Yep, my FIL showed everyone up! LOL!

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  15. Cindy, girl I can't keep up with you. You are a busy lady and have such an active and pretty family. It is a great blessing to have them nearby. I enjoy your adventures.
    What an amazing FIL you have! He is a good sport and glad he can go down a slide. Awesome!
    Thanks for your witness and wisdom today in your post.

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    1. LOL Bonnie...you nailed it with the word ACTIVE! Mercy....keeps this old chick in gear for sure! BTW...loving your new kitchen re-do!

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  16. We are very blessed to have a large and loving family...some of the cousins live too far away to see often and it sure is special when we can get together....all of our children and grands live right here close and I thank the Good Lord every single day...xoxo

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    1. Yes you are blessed BJ. I hope that you have a great rest of your day.

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  17. I need this simple message today. Thank you! It gave me further direction, believe it or not.

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    1. Thanks Vee for stopping by. God always has a plan doesn't He?

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  18. What a fun time you had! Yes, family is so important. Unfortunately, I'm in Florida and my family are all in Tennessee and Colorado. Happy Birthday to your sister-in-love. The cake looks good enough to eat!

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    1. Melanie, I have it TIMED at how long it takes me to get to all three of my daughter's homes! LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Cindy,
    I must admit that you DO do family well! Good for you!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  20. Somehow this post disappeared from my blog reader! So - I'm catching up a bit. Again! I do have a wonderful family close by but I'd love to head your way and be part of yours, too. I've been blessed! Looks like you had a lot of fun.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Come on Adrienne. You would fit right in our group.

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  21. I've been missing from the blogging and stitching word all summer as I've been busy renovating an apartment so that I can have my elderly parents-in-law near enough to visit everyday. They can be rather like naughty children and are both suffering from dementia but family is the greatest of all our blessings. I adore my visits to your blog as it always recharges my spiritual batteries xx

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    1. Thanks Josie for stopping by. I know you have been a busy lady. Praying everything works out great with your family.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy