S: Izak & Linda - Remembering 50 Years Of God's Faithfulness
FC: great is thy faithfulness O GOD MY FATHER there is no shadow of turning with thee THOU CHANGEST NOT thy compassions they fail not as thou has been THOU FOREVER WILT BE great is thy faithfulness GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS morning by morning new mercies i see all i have needed thy hand has provided great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me | Reflecting on 50 yrs of God's faithfulness | Izak | and | Linda
1: It is a blessing of God alone to be able to celebrate the significant milestone of 50 years of marriage, particularly in an age that shows so little regard for this institution as ordained from the beginning of time. The pages of this book are but a snapshot of the life Dad & Mom have shared together. There have been good times and hard times, times of great joy and times of deep sadness. All of these events make up the melody of their life. But throughout the ups and downs of their life one thing remains constant: the unfailing love of our Heavenly Father for these two precious children. | Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
2: Dad immigrated to Canada in 1951 at the age of 12. Two years later Mom immigrated to Canada and settled in the same area. It was in Chatham that they first became acquainted and it was love at first sight. This love was tested when Dad's family moved to Toronto in 1955. | For two years Dad went back to Chatham to "visit Tante Nel" and finally in 1957 his persistance paid off and Mom agreed to be his girl. For two years Dad drove back and forth to visit Mom. Finally, in 1959, Mom moved to Toronto and lived with a very nice Jewish family as a nanny. They became engaged on March 30th 1959, Easter Monday. The next year the Bultje family relocated to Toronto and Mom moved in with them. Mom and Oom Albert got a job working for the T Eaton Company. | M | o | m
3: Dad and Mom bought their first car in 1961 but it was a lemon and after only a couple of weeks it stopped, never to go again. The gas tank had fallen out of the car and they were forced to abandon it on the side of the road. | After they were married Dad & Mom moved into a nice basement apartment which was Mom's pride and joy. The floor was polished everyday so that it looked like a skating rink!
4: May 6 1961
5: E | ven with treasures of jewels and gold, the best is a sweetheart with whom you've grown old
6: When Dad moved to Toronto he took a job in the meat department at Loblaws. When the company became unionized Dad went to work for Oshawa Foods (Food City) as a butcher. He loved the regular contact with customers but when Dad sustained a back injury he took a position with the company as a meat buyer | One benefit of Dad's job was the abundant supply of meat. With Mom busy in the kitchen and Dad firing up the barbeque dinner was sure to be delicious!!!!
7: While Dad was busy at work Mom was busy at home. . . Cooking delicious meals | Cleaning | Preparing the nursery (and waxing those floors)
8: 67 Grandview Ave Thornhill, Ontario
9: Purchased in 1963 for a whopping $16,000 the house on Grandview Ave has been home for the past 48 years. | Home Sweet Home
10: ANITA | Ahhh..
13: N O R M
15: Memory Lane
16: THE GOOD 'OL DAYS
18: Sons are a | heritage | from | the Lord,
19: children a | reward | from him. | Ps 127:3
21: Grandchildren | Children's children are a crown to the aged... | Proverbs 17:6a
26: A family is one of God's greatest gifts
27: The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent
29: In Loving Memory | Evelyn Joanne Vanderee | August 17, 1966- August 15,2001
30: Since before any of us were born, God planned for us to share our lives with each other. He knew exactly how our strengths and weaknesses would balance one another, and the depth of love, understanding, and commitment we would learn to feel. | He knew that the richness of our separate characters would be developed through the hard times, and that mutual trust and respect would be born as a result of overcoming the trials together. | He knew that we would laugh together, and cry together. He knew we needed each other... to hug, to help, to teach, to share... to love. | WE ARE FAMILY by G.Copeland
31: THE VANDEREE FAMILY