I can not tell you how much fun we had out there today. It really was a blast working with the kids and getting them to do some fun little things. I thought I would include some of the pictures we took out in the field behind the church.
Then we called out the two other kids that were awake and started shooting some more.
Our new little one woke up from her nap towards the end. We thought we would get a few pictures of her with Rachel - but she wanted nothing of it. She wanted her Mommy! So Rachel grabbed the camera and started taking pictures of Mommy and Baby. I thought they turned out pretty well.
Lots of changes for us here. We are excited about what God has for us. We just continue to pray for His Will in the selling of our house.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I am so glad you did. Trust you are making memories with your family - and reaching for the High Notes.
How do I explain how excited I am about the future ministry God has called us to - the new church God has led us to - and the plans that await us in the near future? How do I explain this emotion - while still feeling the sadness of closing off life as I know it now? How do I put into words the questions that are facing us right now -
Fifteen years ago today I became a Mom for the very first time. Having had three miscarriages - it was a day I had thought may never be. Yet, God in His graciousness blessed us with a little baby girl.
How being a Mom changed everything about my life. I LOVE being a Mom. I would not trade it for the highest paying career this world has to offer me!
Follow after God with your whole heart - serve Him all the days of your life - and you will never regret it.
In honor of Rachel's birthday I wanted to link you all over to a post I did a few months ago - It just seems fitting.
Someday when I'm grown up,
In the end, we enjoyed sharing fajitas at a local restaurant and found our time spent discussing the many things that are happening in our life right now and the future that is coming right up over the hill.
I have watched him with our children since the first day our oldest daughter was born. With tears in his eyes, he held her, loved her a cherished her. Fifteen years later, he still does.
I remember holding his hand at the graveside of our little girl. Together we felt the loss of losing one so small. How the pain tried to keep us apart from each other. How thankful I am that he was committed to walking through the pain together.
I watch him with our Zak and all his special needs. Rob speaks a language with Zak that only the two of them know. His gentleness, kindness and vision for this boy is remarkable. He never sees limitations for Zak - always possibilities.
Happy Father's Day, Dad. You have been a wonderful Dad to me. I always was so proud to be your little girl. Your strong, rough hands brought me security when I was little; and your hands were the hardest thing I let go of the day of my wedding. Thanks for all the things you have done for me throughout my life. I will forever be in your debt. For all the times I have taken you for granted - for all the times I selfishly looked past your sacrifices - I say from the heart, "I'm sorry." I know I am all grown up now; but in my heart, I will always be your little girl. I love you!!
Today marks the one year anniversary of my blogging hobby. I must say - it has been a wonderful year. I have enjoyed getting to know so many new friends through "High Notes". Your comments and words of encouragement are a blessing.
I wanted to take this anniversary to invite any of you who have not comment before to introduce yourself. I would love to meet you.
We enjoyed a delicious meal catered in by, (drum roll please...) , the assistant pastor's wife. She did an absolutely beautiful job creating, cooking and serving the banquet meal. Here was our menu:
My husband preached the banquet message and it brought a tear to my eye to think that six years ago - we came to Calvary as an assistant pastor - teaching and preaching to the teens here - now years later - at the close of our ministry here - my husband is preaching and challenging the teens (who were just little kids when we came) one more time to pick up the torch and stand firm for the cause of Christ. How needy we are that the next generation gets a vision for the Spiritual battle at hand.
(When tea is finished brewing, drain tea by pushing up on the bottom of the cup; emptying contents of cup into desired tea pot or cup)
I also spent a little of my money to purchase some special loose leaf tea flavors. I purchased English Breakfast , (my personal favorite all time tea - and the loose leaf is MUCH better than any bagged tea!) Detox Tea - (this one was very good and had a wonderful cinnamon taste to it) Memory Aid - (hey, anything to help those fleeting name lapses - I AM almost 40 you know!). I have purchased some other flavors too and loved them! The brewing cup has been a wise investment of my friends money.
Also, every time I use my tea pot - I think of her - miss her and thank God for such a wonderful friend. Good news, she is coming for a visit soon and we will enjoy an evening together listening to the kids play, laughing together and this time I will personally introduce her to our new little one and I am thinking that as we chat, she will be in the rocking chair snuggling with my new little blessing; and while she is rocking - I think I will have to enjoy me another great cup of tea!!