A Good Thing

This post is a little “late,” but I still wanted to share.  On Mother’s Day, Nathan got confirmed in our wonderful church.

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I was very sad I was too sick to attend, but they videotaped it and told me all about it.   (And our friend even brought me some cake.  🙂  )

The more special events of the kids’ that I miss, the more I realize that yes, the events are special and I’m sad, but it is the meaning of the events that no one can take away from me.

Our son has received excellent teaching in the Word of God and memorized important catechism, and now he is excited about being a communicant member of our church.  “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”  (3 John 1:4)

(Plus my sadness made me remember more deeply others who were sad on Mother’s Day—those who have had miscarriages, those who cannot have children, those who have recently lost mothers, etc.)

Here is Nathan’s confirmation Scripture:

John 16:33—“I have said this to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”


Unbeknownst to the one who chose Nathan’s Scripture, this had been our family memory verse for the weeks previous to confirmation!!  (So cool!!)

Christa Upton       Black Hills Picture Books         PO Box 293        Custer, SD 57730

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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2 Responses to A Good Thing

  1. Katie Updike says:

    Thanks for sharing! It is good to hear from you. You are in our prayers. I would like to get together with you again.

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