blonde boys in superhero shirts & the promises of God.

i'm starting off with this awesome series of my blonde child in his new superheroes shirt (and showing off his muscles). mostly because it's been a rough week, and it's these little things i get to behold that i feel the Lord's smile.

a couple weeks ago, Ricky's uncle passed away. over the weekend we attended the funeral. it was a beautiful moment, as his uncle Leonard cried out to the Lord for forgiveness and salvation weeks before his passing. those final days we watched a new man arise from a dying frame. the Lord's compassion and mercy triumphed all. and even in his death, life has been brought forth.

on tuesday morning my grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer. it was expected to come soon, but even the expected leave an ache. an ache for immortal bodies and perfect fellowship. my grandmother was a beautiful woman. her heart grew over the years as i watched her grow in tenderness and love. she is my father's stepmom, and it took her many years to sign her cards with grandmother. over time she began to sign with the words i love you so, grandma irene.

i love my grandma irene. and i long for the day the Lord destroys the keys of death and sickness. when the old don't have to battle their decaying bodies and pain is a mere memory.

may the young and the old together say, "worthy is the Lamb who was slain."

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