(This is reason number 2, explaining the added business of my holiday season. See the previous post about Katherine's move into her first home with her husband)
This handsome, ( long haired- says mom), young man, is my precious son, Ben. He stands on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore, Kentucky- where he has spent the last several years working diligently to obtain his Masters of Divinity degree. On this cold gloomy day, HE GRADUATED- bringing bright sunshine to an otherwise cloudy damp day. Proud is a word that I spoke often that day, but it is really an inadequate description because it goes deeper than that. It is a spiritual, as well as an emotional feeling... one that has overwhelmed me ever since the first day that Ben told me God had called him into the ministry. My heart actually- physically-" leaped for JOY" that day and the glowing warmth that it created returns each time I think that God chose me to raise one of His servants, one of His vessels, one of His disciples, one of His ministers! It is truly an humbling experience and one of my life's biggest BLESSINGS! I am proud of you Preacher Ben and look so forward to the great things that God will do in your life. HE will be with you every step of the way and so will I!