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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

My cup overflows

10th October 2009

This quiet Saturday had one of those unassuming moments I wish I could bottle up and keep close to my heart to remind me of everything that’s most precious to me. Brian was playing worship songs on his guitar, Analise was singing, dancing and wearing a feather boa and a tiara, placing a princess tiara on Brian’s head, and Josiah was singing and bouncing on his hopper ball. I was reminded of 8 1/2 years ago as he proposed to me with his guitar, singing my favorite Bebo Norman song, just the two of us under a sunset sky on the edge of Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC. We’d never have imagined this moment in all it’s sweet quirky details!

Brian was singing an old worship song (from a CD called The Burn Service) called “Surely Goodness and Mercy” with the words of Psalm 23.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

The song says, “My cup, it overflows… with love, peace and joy.”  That line just summed it up.  The beauty of being here with my family, seeing them dance, laugh, sing, bounce, make music… my cup, indeed, overflows.

Brian continued with another favorite song of his to play from Psalm 36, “Your Love Reaches Me”.  I realized as we sang the chorus how true it is…

O Lord, how priceless is your unfailing love!

It was glorious.  Simply glorious to sing those words and revel in their truth in the middle of the bouncing, dancing, twirling, sweetness of this evening.

One Response to “My cup overflows”

  1. tamara b Says:

    I love those sweet, precious memories. I’m learning to play guitar and my kids love when I play “sonic” and jump around like wild things. Sonic is just me playing a few different chords really, really fast. They’re too funny

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