Sunday, November 4, 2007

Busy Week, Tea Parties and Reflections

Wow, I haven't posted since Wednesday! I'm going to post some pictures from this weekend but first I want to share some thoughts.

Last week was emotionally tough for me but even with everything going on, God was faithful. It started off with HIM providing a pretty major need, and He moved in ways that amaze me. All week I saw His hand. In my daughter's smiles, my husband's words, you my blog siesta's comments. HE just showed Himself to me over and over again. It made everything else going on in my personal life seem so small. I praise Him for using the body of Christ to encourage me. Some of you have no idea just how much it meant to me.

As I was going over Romans 12 this morning, I just sort of stopped around verses 7-8. It's the part of the chapter that is talking about how each one of us are given gifts and we should use those gifts within the body of Christ. It's how a healthy body functions.... well like I said earlier, so many of you encouraged me last week. Thank you.

I thought about you and so many of my real life friends when I got to verses 10 and following. "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love, Honor one another above yourselves." (Darla at Overcomer posted about this verse last week and it really moved me.) I'm so honored that you choose to be part of my life. Boy, San Antonio seems so far away! I sure am looking forward to meeting you in person and hugging your neck.

BIG TRANSITION HERE....but I'm so tired, that I don't have the energy to write anything!!! Forgive me?

Friday afternoon Chad and I took the girls to Chattanooga. I have a whole day with "Freedom's Call" tomorrow and since we homeschool, I've deemed Monday Fall Break. So my mom has some help with the twins on Monday.

Saturday morning, Chloe and Emma along with our nieces Mia and Morgan, attended a tea party at the Strasburg store. There was even a surprise guest. She read several stories and then danced with the girls. It was lovely. Of course I have pictures. :)

I can't remember which twin kept her hat on the longest and quite frankly I can't tell them apart in this picture.

My girls in their hats. Grams was pleased that they offered the girls hats. (Her hat collection is up around 100!)

Princess Kara reading to our new friends. And I'll have you know, my little 15 month old nieces sat on the floor for 40 minutes during this. I was very impressed. Of course it could have been the cookies and popcorn, these girls like to eat. :)

Princess Kara with our party friends. If you look in the right hand corner of this picture, you will see a guy wearing an orange shirt kicked back in the husband rest stop area. That's Chad. You would have thought we had drug he and my dad all over that mall. Nope, they had been there 30 minutes.

I've just skimmed back over this post and it is so rough. Sorry. I have so much on my mind right now! Good things that I want so bad to share, but will wait until given the okay.

Hopefully, I'll have some pictures of some really cool ladies on here Monday night! I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Have a wonderful Monday!!


Kristin said...

Hi Stephanie! Tea parties are so much fun and your girls are too cute! Looking forward to hearing how God has been working in your life. Praying for you ~ Kristin

Carol said...

Wow, you've got my curiosity peaked! I can't wait to hear what is happening with you! Carol :)

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That party looked so cute! Girl, I am praying for you. Whatever I am just so excited that God blesses us in such undeserved ways and moves. He is so awesome.
Love you girl!

Fran said...

Well, we have never done tea parties with my house of boys, but any memory that is being made in the middle of something they love is just beautiful. The pictures were so sweet and so adorable. Your girls are beautiful.

I lift up all these girls and pray that they are being raised in the most wonderful Christian homes. They have to marry and take care of these boys one day! :)

Be blessed today!

darla said...

Sweet sweet sister and my encourager! I am always touched by Jesus and how muche He loves and moves through our lives, especially when I read your posts. I remember all to well being a mother with little ones. You are a blessing to me. Princess to Princess

Abby said...

oh my goodness your girls are BEAUTIFUL.