Monday, January 2, 2012


One of the things I wanted to do this year
was to go through my many boxes of family photos

And it confirmed just how fast time passes
As I looked at picture of my 3 children as they
grew up ,,and amazed at the fact that
I have 3 grandchildren and that I am
blessed to watch them grow as well
I gave Thanks to the Lord...

As I relived all these precious moments of my life..

I opened the box of my parents keep sakes.

Old black and whites, Army awards,
school pictures, marriage license and yes
two death certificates..
My dad ~ Bennie G Turner
A wonderful son, brother, husband and dad..
and he was proud to be all the above,,

My  mom ~ Sadie Marie Turner.
A daughter , sister, wife and mother of 5
She was a wonderful and loved every moment of being
and mom and grandma..

This is a picture of their 50th Wedding Anniversary party.
They were married 57 yrs before my dad went to be with the Lord
and my mom 2 yrs later..

I miss them so much..

I have been truly blessed

I have been given the honor to be a
daughter, sister, wife , mother and grandmother

God has blessed me to come from a
wonderful family,
and has blessed me with a precious
family of my own.
I thank him for my box of many memories..
and I am sooooo excited to fill more
boxes of picture and memory's of our lives.

I pray I will never take this life for granted
and that I will always remember that each breath
is a gift, and each moment with my family is
beyond valuable..
There is NOTHING more important in this world
than My God, My Family and my love for them..

Go and make 2012
 full of
Boxes of Memories..
For you and for them...


Nancy said...

What a great post of the importance of counting our blessings....Time slips away so fast and family is so important...Truly, a gift from God and not to be taken for granted.....

I hope as the New Year begins that you will find blessings at every corner of the day....

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit....I have so enjoyed my visit with you...I hope to see you more.....

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I have been doing the same...and wondering what to do with all those photos, they so need to be where we can view them we can recount God's plan and faithfulness in our life.

Yes memories and praise to Him

Camille said...

What a lovely post Karen! How the LORD has blessed you! What treasures photos are!! How BIG the job is to SORT them all out!!

May the LORD richly bless you and your family in the coming year my friend.

In HIS Love,

Rusheika said...

what beautiful memories! thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself! Have a great year!

Maryann said...

I love photos, they bring back such memories. Time with family and friends is a precious commodity.
I have a few of those bins myself, I am sensing a project ahead!

Heather said...

Wow! What a huge batch of photos. You are blessed. I just came across my Grandparents' photos who passed away a couple of years ago. I LOVE going through them and reminding the kids of who they were. Looks like you're having fun in that picture! So cute.