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Monday, June 24, 2013

further up and further in.....

Spoiler Alert...end of THE LAST BATTLE of the Narnia Series.....

"The dream has ended: this is the morning. As He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and so beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us, this is the end of all the stories and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the REAL STORY. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” 
Amen to that. We miss you Brave boy and we will see you again soon, in the blink of an eye.................

You may not quite understand how significant this is for me but God gives me little bits of hope throughout my days...encouragements you know...
The two littles and I went to a practicum for Classical Conversations; three days of encouragement.  I am more fired up about our upcoming homeschool year than I was before I went and that was pretty fired up. Indecisive about a few details, but fired up... 
We had been listening to this whole series on Narnia in the van over the last month or so. Such a great series.  Braveheart loved this series.  Daddy read the whole series to the kids when they were little. Damsel doesn't even remember this, she was so young.  Then Brave boy would listen often as he grew up or while recovering from chemo in the earlier years of his treatment.  It was like a healing, memory, honoring thing to do with our boy/ brother in mind. Loved it.  So right at the end of our 3 days on the way home we finished and my heart was soaring.....he has begun Chapter One of the Great Story..the best story ever to come!! Can't wait to join him one day.

It just made my broken heart have some bits of joy surging through it.

Love him...

Miss him so much...

Sunday, June 2, 2013

6 months...you have been gone

June 2 marks 6 months since we have had our dear sweet Brave boy with us here on earth. This time last year he was feeling pretty good while enjoying a ride in the Med Vac, celebrating his Grandma's wedding a couple weeks before that and his older brother's birthday June 1st. Oh how each memory from last year is seared into my mind. How can it have been 6 months now? How can I not have hugged you good night, prayed with you or spoke some wonderful words with you my love...?
We love and miss you so much dear one....
We thank all of you that continue to pray for us, please don't stop....

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.