Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Weekend Wrap Up

We had my parents here with us for the long weekend. It was wonderful. They were supposed to be here Thursday afternoon, but both of them had the dreaded stomach bug AGAIN. That changed their arrival time to Friday afternoon. They needed to get away as much as we needed to see them. It amazes me to watch them with Chad. They adore him and he returns the affection. Their as proud of him as they are one of their own children. We spent Friday afternoon watching the girls swim and then Friday night we printed bingo cards out to play along with the T.V. show on ABC. It was so much fun.

Saturday, we knew we wanted to get them to RELAX so we indulged Dad in one of his favorite pastimes. He loves to walk through new houses and houses under construction. I love to see him relax.

Sunday was the best day. Jerry Vines was preaching at our church and Dad really enjoys hearing him preach. (Dad always went to his church in Jacksonville when he was down for exams and classes during seminary.) Since it's hard for them to get away on Sunday's it was so neat for them to be here on this weekend. That's God working it out. They needed the encouragement. We spent Sunday afternoon with our dear friends Ron and Pam. We cooked out at their new house and just visited. We all needed the comfort of familiar friends. So often I feel like I'm getting to know people, which I love doing. But there is just something about spending time with those people who "get" you. Who love you and know what makes you tick. It was just a fun afternoon/evening. :)

Which leads me to this weekend. I can not wait!! I've got some dear sista's coming in for a grown up slumber party. I'm praying right now that God will give us a wonderful time together. I'll post pictures after it's over. These are all girls who love the Lord with every cell of their being. They are such an encouragement to me and I love them dearly. Okay, the tears are starting and Chad is sitting across the living room giving me the "What did I do?" look.

I stumbled across this quote today. I love it. It sums up so much of my testimony. I just wanted to share it with you.

"God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to."
– Elisabeth Elliot


Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Can I just say I am so looking forward to tomorrow! I cannot wait to just sit and relax with my girls! Those who "get" me! You could not have put it better!!! Love you my sista!