Thursday, October 11, 2012
Yesterday was "Formal Day" at a place that my daughter takes some classes, so she got into the spirit of it and put on this beautiful dress a friend had given her and added lots of "bling" to complete the look. When I dropped her off for her first class, we did not see one other girl wearing a formal dress. In fact, we did not see any girls wearing dresses at all! They were all wearing jeans! Oh, no!
She didn't have time to change, so Kate held her head high and walked into class. I waved to her, drove away and quickly called my husband to tell him to join me in praying for her! Junior high can be rough and kids are sometimes not very kind to someone who looks different. My daughter already is on the shy side and does not like to stand out in a crowd, so I was hoping this would not negatively affect the way she feels about herself.
When I picked her up, she was all smiles. She had received lots of compliments on how pretty she looked and, although she was the only one dressed up in her first class, there were lots of other girls dressed in formal wear in her next class. Whew!
Thank you, Lord!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
We finally made it back to Arizona! It had been 15 years since we had been there and that is WAY too long!!! Anyway, it was so great to be back and to show my kids all my old stomping grounds. :-)
After a mini-hike into the canyon. (About a mile and a half down and then back up.) Hiking up is certainly a lot harder than the way down! ;-)
Saturday, April 07, 2012
It really seems impossible to me that 14 years have passed since a gorgeous baby boy was placed in my arms... He was, and is, an amazing gift from God ~ my SON! We named him Grant because God had finally granted our request for a child. He was the fulfillment of years of longing and praying. And just as the proverb says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life," (Proverbs 13:12), the aching and heartsickness of my empty arms and wanting a child was replaced with joy bubbling up and overflowing into my life with the arrival of this SON. It has been a wild ride so far and Grant has definitely kept us on our toes! He approaches life with so much energy and passion! His father and I often ponder what God has in store for him as he grows. We pray that Jesus will be King in his heart and that Grant will trust Him to direct his path. Happy birthday, Grant! You are loved more than you could ever imagine by God, and by Dad and me, who are SO blessed to be your parents!!!