I love to go back and create pictures and powerpoints that depict all the highpoints of our family life.
Created a framed piece when Terry turned 50.
Made a power point for our 40 years --
But for our 43rd I want to mark this time by saying how blessed I am to have done life with Terry Bell for these 43 years. I did give him 43 reasons I love doing life with him -- but that's only for him.
I don't know what my life would have been these past months without his careful nurture and nursing.
|We met in ministry (he was our Youth Pastor) and we have done ministry life together for 45 years.|
|Terry has alwys been big on adventure - on a raft of a styrofoam block he found at lake's edge.|
He is father to our two precious kids and father-in-law to their two awesome mates we are blessed to call our kids also.
He is Pawpaw (his spelling of the name) to 4 beautiful littles (All under the age of 6).
He looks forward to the time he can spend with them and makes sure that they have FUN when they're together -- whether it is pillow or fake snowball fights, hide n' seek or jumpy jumpy. He dotes on them, hangs on what they say and remembers and re-tells it all week. Christmas vacation, he looked forward to being able to babysit Clara while mommy and daddy were at work.
Children have always had Terry's heart. . . He was a bus minister to 300 kids in the 1970's.
He loves to put his hands to building special play spaces for them --whether it was building a submarine for children's Sunday School in our first ministry (long before kids of our own) -
making an indoor play house for Bethany when she was 2 or
building a tree house out of discarded stadium seats for them in elementary school or
or designing a teepee for our KU kids on the Church property this past Fall.
Now in this season of life, I cherish the time we spend together with our kids and their kids and have come full circle, once again in children's work this time at Kids University.