March 14, 2016

The Quotidian (14. 3. 16)

Quotidian: daily, usual, or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace.

This past week has been anything but usual or commonplace.
In the space of five days, we attended two funerals,
celebrated Emma's birthday, and participated in a family wedding.

It was an incredible week full of all the emotions.

My friend's daughter's funeral took place just two hours
before our niece's wedding.  These two girls share the same
first name and have birthdays almost exactly one year apart. 

The Lord is gracious and daily gives strengthHis mercies are new every morning.
Our Saviour's ways are perfect and His dealings with His people are always best.  
Though at times the path may be painful, we rest our hearts in His Sovereign Plan.

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep." Romans 12:15 

 The cake.

Double kisses.

The birthday girl (fourteen) and her parents.

The bridal party's table.

May the Lord bless you with His peace
and presence now and always.  And, may you know
His loving hand to be upon you.  Forever.

With Love,

**Photos courtesy of Calvin and Howie ~
I took the one of the three kids  :)


Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Emma :-)

Praying you have a blessed week.

Katy said...

Lovely photos...I'm sorry you had to attend funerals...those are so difficult and heart wrenching. I'm glad you got to celebrate emma's birthday though ~ the smiles on all your faces are lovely! :)

Lady Farmer said...

Your whole family is so beautiful, Camille, and darling Emma is especially winsome. And, oh my, fourteen already!

Camille said...

Melissa ~ Thank you, sweet friend. Hugs to you! :)

Katy ~ Truly it was a week of joys and sorrows. How good the Lord is to us through it all! Hugs. :)

Raeann ~ How lovely it is to have you stop by my friend! Thank you for your sweet bless my heart. Hugs to you! :)

With love,

Chelle said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Cinnamon said...

What a whirl of emotions you must have had. Deep grief and joy all together. Praying you are ok and comforted during a time of loss and joy ♥


Camille said...

Chelle ~ Thank you so much! Hugs to you. :)

Cinnamon ~ Thank you for your kind words and for your prayers my friend. It was an incredible thing to experience such a week. The Lord is so very good to us, isn't He? Hugs! :)

With Love,