Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday Surprise

The girls had a sweet surprise this morning. Chad and I told them this morning that they would be having some visitors for lunch. We had mentioned earlier in the week that Granddaddy might be in town later in the week, but they didn't put 2 and 2 together until about 10 minutes before they got here.

This is Chad's Dad and.... well how to describe Uncle Herbert...... words fail me here. Herbert is Don's longtime friend and former brother-in-law. I guess that's the easiest way to say this.:) Anyway.... they were in town for a golf tournament. They stopped for lunch on their way back to Nashville. The two of them together are quite a show. I'm serious, we could sell tickets and make a fortune. They are funnier than any old married couple I know. I guess that's why ZuZu stayed in Jacksonville!! Bless her heart, God has a special jewel picked out for her crown. When she married Don, she gained two children, the first of the grandchildren, a pregnant daughter-in-law and.....Herbert.

Here they are checking out the NASA website with Chad and the girls.

We absolutely love having company, especially family. (sidenote - If you love Jesus you are family.. you're welcome here anytime.) I love that homeschooling gives us the freedom to stop and enjoy days like this. I'm thankful that God has placed that calling on our life.

We ran around the corner and ate in a little family owned restaurant, similar to Cracker Barrel. Here's a great shot of Chad, the girls with Granddaddy.

Here is Don, Chloe, Emma and Uncle Herbert

Now, if we can just get the rest of Chad's Aunts and Uncles here for a visit!

One thing I've been asking God for is more time with our out of town family. God made a way for us to be with Chad's sister and family and Chad's mom and grandmother in October, as well as my brother, his family and my parents. Today we had Granddaddy and Uncle Herbert. This is one area where I SEE God moving. He is bringing them here and they have NO idea I've asked God for that.

"You thrill me Lord with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what YOU have done." Psalm 92:4.

It's my life verse. After all that Jesus has already done for me, (His death, resurrection, forgiveness...) He still desires to thrill me. He longs to show me more, and more of His character. I have this picture of baby birds huddled in a nest with their mouths wide open, just waiting for their loving parent to feed them. Don't you know those worms fill those little bodies up to overflowing! That's what I want. I want to be filled up to overflowing with Jesus. I'm completely satisfied with Him, and yet I'm not satisfied and never want to be satisfied with where I am in this journey.

Psalm 119:131 says "I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for your commands." (new living translation) May we never have enough, or get over what Jesus did for us.

Today, I thank my God for once again showing part of Himself to us by bringing family for a visit.


Jackie said...

what a sweet day...and sweet pictures. Family-time is great, especially when its a suprise. have a great day!!

Fran said...

I bet those girls were SOOOO excited over their surprise. I know you have had a wonderful time. And, the pictures were the best. Sweet was oooozing out of them....i could see the love!

Have a great rest of the weekend.
Oh yeah....and Freedoms Call is very awesome. I think that is just awesome to be on a team of women that encourage and teach other women. I will add that to my list of prayers as I pray over the Siesta's!!


jennyhope said...

yeah how have i not been on your blog before?!?!?
I am so glad to find another sister that shares the same heart.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That looks like you had a good time! I love homeschooling for that reason too.
Much love,

Abby said...

ahh!!! i can not get over how beautiful those girls are!!! :)

Carol said...

Hey, you'll have to tell me where you went to eat!