Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patty's Day


Hope you all have a fun St Patty's Day today! This is probably the only holiday that I will wear the color of the holiday...have on my green sweater as we speak and Winnie wore this outfit to our friend Stephanie's.

Over the weekend Tom & I volunteered at FUEL, a discipleship weekend for our Jr High and Sr High school students. We are now recovered enough to talk about it (well, I'm not as I lost my voice even before the weekend began). It was a full weekend, Tom stayed at a family's home with 9th grade boys and I had 8 8th grade girls staying at ours. Now I knew what I was getting myself into when I opened up our home...and will admit it was hard at times but so fun. The Lord was good to us all over the weekend and really could see the students connecting with Him. Here are the girls while we walked around picking up trash outside (part of their missions project on Sat)...

This whole weekend got me thinking.... What a privilege it is to speak directly with our Heavenly Father and for Him to have total control over our lives. On my way to the church Sat night I had a good chat with the Lord and was so overwhelmed with thanksgiving.... The question that kept popping up in my head was... "Why me?". So often we go through our daily routines and never stop to think, why did Abba Father call my name and bless me all these years. There are so many other roads I could've traveled down, but NO the Lord knew a plan for me and guided me through the good and bad. Amazing!

Back to Miss Winnie.... She turned 4 months on Friday. Unfortunately she still hates laying on her tummy but we practice every day. Her cold is getting better but is still coughing (some days more than others). It was very warm here on Fri and Sat so she enjoyed getting out to get some fresh air.

Here she is practicing "tummy time"...

4 comments:

Sarah said...

She is so cute! I love the Irish shirt :) I hope our babies get to meet someday!

amanda said...

I LOVE YOU WINNIE ;)

Amy said...

So cute!! Great post...I'm glad you had a great time with the girls and God! Poor thing--she really had a horrible cold.

Jennifer M said...

I love Winnie's shirt. Glad you had a good time bonding with your girls this weekend.