Happy Birthday & Thank You, Chelsea Leigh Rumsey!!!!!!!!!!!!

On this date, back in 1990, the good Lord allowed me to begin the most rewarding role I have ever had in life….. Uncle.

Early in the afternoon of May 8th, 1990, Chelsea Leigh Rumsey entered the world and turned our families hearts upside down.  With her first breath, she had us all wrapped around her finger.

For the last 28 years she has taken life by the horns and gone for a wild ride.  It hasn’t always been perfect, but whose life is, what is important is Chelsea has relied on her family and trust in God to make it through the good times as much as the difficult ones.

Chelsea is a strong, sensitive, cuss like a sailor, business woman, tomboy, make-up loving, jewelry wearing, fashionable, creative, family loving, smiling, Jeep driving, never give up lady and as she has grown, she has been a wonderful niece and now I am honored to say one of my best friends.

Four years ago, Chelsea brought another joy into our lives when she became a mom to Hadley Rae, I have watched her grow as a mom and look forward to seeing her in her next role as wife.

Chelsea, my advice for you today, on your birthday, is the same as it has always been, DREAM BIG, don’t ever let anyone or anything stop you from realizing your dreams.

I wish you a lifetime of joy and know you will continue to find your resting place with God and family.

Happy Birthday sweet girl and thank you for giving me the title I cherish above all others, Uncle.

Life’s Playlist…. Go Rest High On That Mountain by Vince Gill

 

 

Life’s Playlist…. Just As I Am performed by George Beverly Shea

I saw Billy Graham once.  It was in the 90’s at the Georgia Dome.  I don’t remember the exact year.

Mr. Graham was conducting a Crusade in Atlanta and I attended on one of the nights her was there.  By the time I arrived there were already tens of thousands of people in the stadium.

I don’t remember the sermon, I’m sure it included a message of God’s Love, Forgiveness and Redemption.

What I remember most about the day was the sea of humanity that had gathered.  Black, white, straight, gay, saved, lost, sinners all, the stadium was filled with those who were there looking for something in their life to help them.  Billy Graham provide that.

And when the altar call was issued, thousands upon thousands of people made their way to the front of the stage where Mr. Graham stood, inviting them to accept Jesus as their Savior.  It was a beautiful moment that lasted for what seemed like an eternity, that moment in that stadium was one of the most powerful I have ever witnessed.

The sounds of a thousand member choir and the rich baritone of George Beverly Shea singing “Just As I Am” remains with me today.

Billy Graham has now died.  He entered the gates of heaven and will now live in eternity at the hand of our Lord.

Without a doubt, when Mr. Graham passed, the first words he heard were “well done my good and faithful servant, well done.”

Life’s Playlist….. Fly by Celine Dion

Today’s assignment for the Jeff Goins, 500 Words for 31 Days Challenge is to write a confession.

I don’t feel like writing a confession.  I don’t fee like writing 500 words.  I feel helpless, confused and angry that once again, kids went to school yesterday and they didn’t come home to their parents at the end of the day.

What is wrong with our society?

Life’s Playlist…. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John