In the Land of the Living

Cadence, Rob, Elaine, and Sawyer
Happy Birthday, Rob!
Our son-in-law Rob is 30 today. Yesterday, Elaine prepared a lovely party for her husband. Rich and I drove in the rain to San Diego to share in the merrymaking, arriving a bit early to help with last-minute preparations.
Thus we had the pleasure of watching the house fill with friends and family. Our kids’ friends streamed in to join in the happy occasion. A few of them brought their own children. Some of their friends’ parents joined in the festivities. Rob’s grandfather, Buck, attended, giving us four generations gathered to celebrate Rob.
I held my newest grandson and surveyed the scene. My heart swelled as I contemplated this beautiful young family and all the people who love them enough to spend a Saturday (the Saturday before a holiday!) sharing in their happiness.
God is good.

13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.
14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 27: 13-14 (NLT)