Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Prayers are appreciated for the Lear Boys (yes, still!)...tomorrow I will be dropping my youngest son off at a Christian Boys Ranch in Illinois for about a year long program. This is similar to the one he was taking part in last year in Vermont before they had to close for awhile due to staff shortage. Michael is willing to be there and we are praying he can get to the bottom of his struggles and give them over to God. Thanks for all of the support, prayer and love that is continually shown to us!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Annette - Part 2...Monday, May 12, 2014

Shared some favorite things about Annette Lewis Lear and then capped our evening off by releasing some red balloons in her memory. Thank you Lord for such an incredible lady and awesome testimony of what it means to live for You!!

Happy Birthday, Annette - Part 1...May 12, 2014

Celebrating what would have been my favorite girl's 43rd Birthday today by posting some pics...a few that she would NOT approve of God got us through yesterday, and I am so thankful that even after hard days, His mercies are new every morning! Miss her like crazy, but she's with her Savior, the greatest gift of all. Thank you for all the texts, calls, messages and hugs yesterday...I sit here this morning a truly blessed man! God even let me hear a few tunes this morning that reminded me of her even more. The boys and I shared some cool laughs, particularly when we heard Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa," which is what I'm known as around the Lear household. Also, while I'm sharing things that would be sure to embarrass her, I'll let you know that Annette's nickname was "Pretty Mama." Hoping to light some luminaries tonight in Annette's memory. Thanks for continued prayer!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day...Sunday, May 11, 2014

A rough day today as Mom's are celebrated, but I am blessed beyond measure to have had Annette Lewis Lear and Sharon Lear in my life! Miss them both...I LOVED spoiling Annette on this day and her birthday, which is tomorrow. Here are a few of my favorite verses from Proverbs 31 that remind me SO much of my girl:

“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”