THE NORTHERN LIGHTS FAMILY REUNION 2007
THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION, WHOM SHALL I FEAR?
We were so fortunate to be able to head up to Wisconsin to be a part of the Going Family Reunion. This is my mom's side of the family. It is basically her and her 2 brothers and all of their kids and the kid's kids. Does that make sense? Basically, it was all of my aunts and uncles and my cousins. There were about 60 of us all together. We headed up to my parent's home on Fence Lake and rented the cabin next door. We had a wonderful time. The wonderful, special thing about it is the common bond we all share in Christ. The neighbor up there laughed saying, "You are going to spend 5 days together? My family couldn't spend more than 5 hours together." We did all have so much fun laughing, playing, singing by the fire, and catching up. We had a really special prayer time by the fire lifting up my brother Mark and his family and his liver disease. He gave a great, encouraging testimony of all God is doing in his life right now. He has a great attitude about it all and is certainly using it for God's glory. The verse above was our theme verse for the week, perfect for him and all of us.
Sunday we celebrated my aunt and uncles 50th wedding anniversary. He is a retired pastor. It was so special. We had an outdoor Sunday morning church service with their 6 kids and spouses all taking part in it somehow. During the service they renewed their wedding vows. Wow, what an example it was for all of us younger marrieds as well as all of the grandchildren. It is so neat to see people stick it out through all of the tough times and come through it loving each other more. They are such a special couple. We love them dearly.
The top picture is of some crazies :) on the raft my brothers John and Josh built. The funny thing was it was a total experiment. It was successful and actually floated. :) It took a little revising and it was a hit. The raft bit the dust after the contest to see how many people it could hold and still float. I think there had to be about 30 people on it when it broke apart. Thank the Lord no one was hurt at all. This was the year for my family to be the hosts. We had so much fun planning and doing it all. So three years from now it will be off to Montana for the next Going Reunion.