This Is Now

For quite a few years our eight year old granddaughter, Noelle, has played a game of "running along the sidewalk by our car" when we leave after a visit to Tulsa.

Today she went to VBS before we left for home and there was no one there to run along beside us while waving, throwing us kisses and yelling to us that she loves us.

My heart and thoughts outraced me a little bit as I projected into the near future when she will not think it "cool" to do that anymore.

I wanted to cry but instead will embrace the sparkly moments like that that we still have.

She will bring us different sparkly moments in the future--we will embrace them then. This is now--that will be "then." Some of our sparkly moments this past week provided by Noelle, Ashton and James.





Thanking God for all the sparkly moments--thank you, Jesus!

Sing praises to God, sing praises;

    sing praises to our King, sing praises.    

Psalm 47:6

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted


Such beautiful children! There will be many sparkly moments in the future for you all to enjoy. That James is adorable! Enjoy your week.

Xoxo. Michelle.
Dewena Callis said…
This was beautiful, as are your grandchildren.
S. Etole said…
So many precious moments. My little grandson will soon be 3 months old and he seems to change every time I see him.
elizabeth said…
Grandkids do make life extra sparkly!
Susy said…
Catching up on a few of your photos and posts ~ all beautiful of course.
Angel said…
I love "sparkly" moments! Thanks for sharing yours. And reminding me to appreciate the treasure of now.
Sandy said…
All of your grandkids are beautiful, Dianne. Wish I could wrap my arms around that little James. Sooo sweet. Enjoy every moment and pray Seth and Stacy change their minds and have kids NOW! lol
Love you~

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