Where to start?
So many, many, many things I am so grateful/thankful for!!!
My hot hubby of 31+ years who works so hard….day and night….pastoring the people we love….and now add to the mix, working so hard, into the night often, on our soon-to-be new home. He is the most Godly man I know: full of integrity, faithfulness, perseverence, diligence, grace, forgiveness and joy. He is always and easily moved with compassion for those he meets or hears of.
I love you soooo much Whitey!!
(that’s white paint above his lip)
And how ’bout the 150 + volunteers who serve at the River? We, the staff, honored them the other night. We threw a banquet, to beat all banquets. H’ordeurves in the foyer, a meal cooked by our own Kevin (Student Ministries pastor)…and we the staff helped with the meal prep, and then served our volunteers. It was awesome! And our volunteers rock!!
Kevin & Dw
And then there’s the wonderful time we had when Jessica, who flew in last week-end was here with us. She spoke Sunday morning at church, in kind of an interview style with Emma and Dw…….Jess is a missionary to Africa…the boys at Ssenge Village and in the slums. The courage this 26 year old has is amazing!! She is an inspiration to all who meet her and one day, just maybe, Emma will be serving near her….
Jess was showing us how to braid Elizabeth’s hair….
How aobut a little brother who loves to help out wherever he can……
whether its painting…
Or helping carry all the groceries
Isaiah loves to get all dressed up (on his own)…sweet baby boy…And that according to Fed-Ex’s site….
Jubilee’s package was delivered to her orphanage yesterday…..
now praying our hearts out that they will give it to her….
we took family pictures and the few pictures we have of her
and made copies of her and cut them out and
taped them in to our family pictures…..
Lord willing, she will understand “she goes with us!”
And then there’s my sweet friend Carie,
who took pictures of my kids while
I marched in the Veteran’s Day parade
and emailed them to me…..
Autumny with Polly and Isaiah
Even simple things like Rubber Bands!!
Rubber bands so totally rock!!
They have a million uses…..
And how about file folders and file boxes?
Another personal favorite!!
So very much to be Grateful/Thankful for!!!
How ’bout you?
What are you Grateful/Thankful for this Thursday??