Tag Archive: family

The reason that I am not hugging her in this picture is because right before my mom took it, she said, “Wait! I’m germy! Don’t hug me!”

My favorite people in the whole wide world. Seriously! I love them!

Sarah: “Quick! Take my vitals! I am dying of a rare disease!”

Jo: “Okay… but…” Cheesing it up for the camera! 😉



“Paul recognizes the allure of principles, commands, and regulations as the means to self-improvement. But he dismisses these as powerless to bring about any real change in our lives… Paul dispels the myth that God is pleased with rule-based approaches to ‘perfecting’ ourselves. Paul would ask us the same thing today…: ‘Isn’t the presence of the resurrected Christ inside of you enough?'”

The Naked Gospel a la Andrew Farley. Love it!

Song Conversations

I love this song because it reminds me of discussions I have had. Only, it wasn’t in November. It wasn’t raining. And he wasn’t 3.

by Building 429

I was standing in the pour raining
One dark November night
Fighting off the bitter cold
When she caught my eye
Her face was torn and her eyes were filled
And then to my surprise
She pulled out a photograph
And my heart just stopped inside
She said He would have been three today
I miss his smile, I miss his face
What was I supposed to say

But I believe always always
Our Savior never fails
Even when all hope is gone
God knows our pain and His promise remains
He will be with you always

For Good

I finally found a song that expresses my thoughts about all of my friends and family, and while I am trusting, praying, and hoping that I will get to see most of you in Heaven, here are some parting words, this side of Grace (plus, when I get to Heaven, I will probably want to spend more time with Jesus than you… no offense ;))

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you

I have been changed for good


Today, I am thankful for:

* People who make me laugh

* My younger sisters, Johanna and Grace

* Books

* Pumpkin sugar cookies

* Trampolines

* Doing flips on trampolines with a 12 and 10 year old, respectively

* Those years in gymnastics that allow me to still be able to do flips on trampolines

* The trampoline burn on my foot

* More books

* Oh, and people that make me laugh 😉

Michael Joseph Mason

June 6, 1986-October 14, 2005


Janelle Marie Mason

October 1984