Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Repeat the Sounding Joy

Sounding Joy I'd like to hear repeated:

Duck, DuuuuCuuuK ~Eva

No sing! No sing! ~Isaiah, to me in the car while I was belting out Muppets songs.

Hearing Dan say "Shhhhuuuuuushhhhh" when Jana and I were laughing hysterically while up at the cabin when he was trying to sleep.

Jana:  Goodnight James!
James:  Yeah
Marla:  Laughing hysterically

Eva eating a pear.  Sucking the life out of it.  Screaming when her Mama took it away.

Dad saying:  You're burning the deck! I think you are burning the deck!

Jeff, coming to the waiting room after Reva gave birth to Jacob with tears rolling down his face, telling us "She was such a trooper."

The song I heard in Scotland, at the cathedral in December. The airy music that swirled around the ceiling and echoed into the city.

Most importantly, I'd love to hear the annoucement of the Savior's birth.
Luke 2

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you agood tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

At this time of year, I can't help but think back to my time in Israel.  Sitting in Shepherd's Field overlooking the city and thinking about what great miracles came from the birth of one small child.  I'm so grateful. 

Have a very Merry Christmas.  Love, Marla


  1. Jeff definitely didn't have "tears rolling down his face." Perhaps watery eyes. But that's about it.

  2. hello! that is the honest truth! he wasn't bawling, but there were tears.
    emily i'm gonna do a smackdown on you when you come home. dogpile!!!

  3. Thank you Emily....
    You have defended my honor admirably
    There probably were tears definately no bawling
    Marla's memory may be a little foggy
    That will happen when you get older i hear