Happy Monday. “Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul” (the song says).
We are entering the holiday season, a time of remembering past celebrations and making new memories.
It was my delight to have such a time recently as family came to visit, including a two-year-old great grandson. What fun!
There is proof in my house that Jayke was here—fingerprints where there hasn’t been any for a long time!
A special memory was made on a Saturday morning as three of my children and their spouses and several grandchildren met for brunch and family time.
Shopping (of course) was part of my daughter and granddaughter’s visit—females, you know!
A delightful day was spent at the Dallas Arboretum. It is a beautifully manicured garden of acres and acres of different plants and flowers. At this season there were also fifty thousand pumpkins, all colors, sizes.
The splash of color was dazzling, and I think I saw God’s fingerprints in the beauty of the day.
As we were about to leave the loveliness, my attention was drawn to an elderly couple, pushing a wheelchair with an adult woman, very disabled. Possibly she was having seizures, making distracting sounds.
Was she their child? Had she been in this condition all of her life?
What I saw in the eyes of her parents was joy in helping her live her life, seeing the beauty of creation, lovingly calling her “honey.”
As I recall this special scene, it has made an indelible imprint on my life.
I was disabled from birth, “crippled by a fall.” I am blessed with a Heavenly Father who loves me unconditionally. He surrounds me with beauty and wants me to have an abundant life.
With David I say, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers…What is man, that thou art mindful of him?”
Underserving as I am, God’s fingerprints surround me. My prayer has become, “Don’t let me miss it.”
Bill and Gloria Gaither have expressed it this way:
“We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand.
Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow may never come,
But we have this moment today.”
Don’t miss it!
I love that song!! I spent time hearing YOU sing those beautiful words to ” We Have This Moment…”! You’re my favorite. Love you :-}
Thank You Mrs Hyles for staying, ” Everlastingly At It” for Jesus in the lives of others – You are and continue to be a blessing used of The Lord to make a diffrence on earth for Heavens Sake.
Praying Ever and Always for you.
I love reading your weekly posts . It is such an encouragement to me . I have never met you, but just wanted you to know what a blessing you are !
Thank you for this thought! I will be looking for God’s fingerprints this week! I am so glad you were able to enjoy time with your wonderful family. -Helen
So glad to hear about the wonderful time you had with your family. The Lord is so good to give you such a wonderful family that you can enjoy as adults. We have 10 grandchildren and 1 and a half great-grandchildren. Thank you so much for your writings in Monday with Beverly. You gave me so many things to ponder. Good bless you and love ya. Mrs.Lee Ann Gray
The older I grow, the more I see my heavenly Father’s love for me. Thank you for the reminder. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this with me. I am the mom of two handicapped children and it was a blessing to read your thoughts. I believe without a doubt God has a plan for me children. Thank you for sharing to take the time to notice their every victory
This is wonderful. Thanks. And I’m so glad you’re back; I missed you. 🙂
Thank you for making my Mondays even better. I look forward to your articles every week. I saw the pictures Dave put on Facebook of your visit with the family and I must say, you are as beautiful as ever! Jeannie Douglass
Amen, this is so true!
I loved reading this today. What beautiful thoughts and I will think about the words you said in this article.
This was a very nice article.
Mrs. Hyles: Thanks so much for your words. Take care. Charlotte
Just a beautiful lesson…I am so excited that you had this precious time with family…love you and have a sweet holiday season! love , nancy musser
Thank you for your posts. I think of you and pray for you often. Love to you! Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:08:34 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Mrs. Hyles, so happy you were able to with your family, yes treasure the moments,, ❤ you , God blessings.
Beautiful thought to start a Monday! Thank you! Love you!