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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Visit to a Cemetery....

I know the title of this post doesn't exactly sound exciting, but it is what Luke and I did this past Thursday evening -- right before Memorial Day weekend.

This particular cemetery is east of the little town of Moundridge, KS. It's not too far from where we live. Three of my grandparents are buried there -- as well as quite a few other distant relatives. My only living grandparent will be buried there someday, next to my grandfather.

My parents were heading out to Colorado for this week; therefore, they were visiting the cemetery early. So, Luke and I did with them.

However, Luke and I got there before they did....

Luke carried around an American flag at the cemetery....I think that's great. Luke now recognizes our country's flag anywhere. Marc and I definitely want him to understand the importance of our flag and to appreciate our great country! We do NOT want Luke to take the flag for granted.

I certainly don't want to come across as being tacky, but I had a beach ball in our vehicle. Since we ended up waiting on my parents a little longer than planned, the beach ball definitely kept Luke entertained....

But, snacks also entertain a 22 month-old while waiting on his grandparents....

And, so does "picking" at a tree (and no, Luke did NOT ruin this tree)....And yes, that is Luke's blanket on the ground. He thought he just had to have it with him -- even at the cemetery.

Finally, my parents arrived with a bunch of flowers to put around some graves.

These flowers behind this tombstone were actually planted by my mom in 2001 -- the year my grandmother passed away....They look this PRETTY each and every spring.

Since the main purpose of this past weekend was to honor those who gave their lives for our country, I am always proud and thankful for my grandfather who served in World War II (even though he didn't lose his life in the war).

I'm glad the American Legion places these around those who served.

Also, American flags are generally placed next to the tombstones of those who served. However, because we were there before Memorial Day weekend, they weren't out there just yet.

**SOOOOO, definitely, my overall message in this post is to personally thank those who have served in the armed forces for our country. Honestly, I grew up not fully appreciating that. But, I do now, and boy, am I ever thankful!

And, just for fun...Here's one last photo!

Luke and my dad (whom Luke calls "Ah-Bah") have pretty much become best buddies. Luke LOVES to be around my dad.

So, needless to say, he was closely following my dad around the cemetery. It was really quite cute.

It amazes me how obedient Luke is with my dad. My dad was heading over to some water to "give the flowers a drink" before they were placed next to tombstones.

My dad didn't want Luke in the water. So, he told Luke to "Stand back and wait" while he watered the flowers.

Luke obeyed and did just that :) It was cute to watch!


Candice said...

What a good boy listening to his "A-Bah"!!

Diana said...

You are not tacky... you are a mom keeping your child happy. :)

Beautiful, touching post! Very sweet. Luke is such a good boy for you. And you are teaching him wonderful things, meaningful things. What a blessing you are as his mom. :)

CUTE photo of him obeying!

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