Saturday, February 4, 2012

♥ Hands ♥


The were married for years and couldn't have children, It was at a time when couples 
didn't choose "not to", and their hearts and arms ached for a baby of their own.
After quite a few years of marriage, they adopted a son 
and were thrilled to finally become parents. 

Looking to adopt again a few years later, they were surprised to find
that she was pregnant, after so many years of waiting. 
She gave birth to a daughter. 
They always said that there were two ways to get children, 
and they were doubly blessed to get one each way.

Having nearly given up on having a family at one time, 
they are now parents to 2 children, grandparents to 10,
and great-grandparents to 5. When you count in-laws, etc.,
their number swells to 35, and growing :)  

God's ways are not our ways, but His plans are always
so much better.

I am blessed beyond measure to call them......
Dad and Mom :)

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Blessings,
Marcia

35 comments:

Sue said...

Their hands are simply beautiful.

And so is their story.

Thanks.

=)

Buttercup said...

Marcia, what a beautiful tribute to your parents and family!

Cozy Little House said...

What the eyes are to the soul, perhaps the hands are to the heart.
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Marcia- What a wonderful story of God's love...and the mystery of a life~ Beautiful image and story- xo Diana

Kimberly said...

Lovely picture & beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it Marcia :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness Marcia that is beautiful!!!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Loved this post!

Kathy said...

Very sweet tribute, and there is nothing more beautiful than hands that have seen many years of life

raggygirlvintage said...

Beautiful, those hands tell a story!
Tracey

Cinnamon said...

That is such a beautiful story. Beautiful hands and lovely hearts ♥

~Cinnamon

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful, Marcia!

Deanna

momto8 said...

what a great story behind those hands...hind sight is always 20/20...and when we look back we can see Gods plan in our lives...amazing beautiful story.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

that is really lovely Marcia, brought tears to my eyes.
Hugs,
Cindy

Ruby's said...

I saw the picture and I thought wow, what hands. I read the story and I felt what rich life. I have been reading and reading this post. Perhaps, such is the beauty of the emotion called love.This was a beautiful expression in totality.
Wishing you a wonderful today and tomorrow.
Warmest regards,
Ruby

It's me said...

Love this post !!..thanks !!...xxx..

Theresa said...

What a sweet post! We just have to leave it in God's hands, don't we!

OUR JUSTIN IS HOME, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS! HUGS!

Julia said...

Love is written all over their beautiful hands. Imagine all the work and caring that has passed through those hands. God answered their prayers in His time.
What a lovely story.
I'm glad that your Justin is home. JB

Kelli said...

Absolutely beautiful. :) What a loving tribute to your amazing parents. I don't know them personally, but they HAVE to be amazing to have raised YOU, my friend. :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! And I love the photo challenge images in your previous post. Sounds like fun! Hope your day is great. Tammy

Carolyn said...

Beautiful post! I love the picture too.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Loved this story, Marcia! Those hands are beautiful and tell a wonderful story of years of working for and loving their beloved family.
Have a great week!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Passionate for White said...

Simply beautiful....brought tears to my eyes.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful! Beautiful photo and beautiful words. Enjoy!

Susan B said...

So beautiful Marcia!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Every hand tells a story. Every heart punctuates it.

What a great love story--God and child, spouse to spouse, parent to child....

SSM said...

Dear Marcia,

I hear so many stories like this.

You were all blessed!

Thank you for sharing. xoxo

Cynthia said...

This is so beautiful. Your parents are truly blessed, as are their children and grandchildren and all who love them! Thank you for sharing this very special story with your blog friends.

Mrs.C said...

It's been a long, long time since I've visited here. Just stopped by today, and am so glad I did. What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Awww...what a lovely story! I love the picture of their hands. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen

Gloria said...

Hi Marcia,

Such a wonderful story, and very amazing it is about your mom and dad. Did you take this photo of their hands? It is very beautiful!!

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your heart is filled with things that make you smile...:)

xoxo...Gloria

Southwest Arkie said...

Sweet story about your mom and dad. Love the photo of their hands. Nice capture and one you will treasure forever, I'm sure!

Cathy said...

That is beautiful. Often I look at my husband's hands, and I think, these are the hands that work diligently for me, so that I can be at home living the blessed life I live. Thanks. (I came over through your comment on My Children My Teachers)

dutchbritishlove said...

What a beautiful and moving photo! And what a beautiful tribute to your parents, their love for each other and you and your brother!
God's ways really are better than we can hope for.

x Jadyn

A tale from toadstool house said...

Just such a beautiful story,Marcia,xoxoxojuliex