July 16, 2010

Good New On Daron!!!

Well we have made it through the crazy appointment in Ann Arbor this week. First we had an MRI, then saw the doctor, them he had his infusion. When we saw the doctor he told us & showed us that Daron has lesions that have shrunk in size or disappeared all together. That is amazing news!! I am so thankful that we can finally see the meds working as well as see an answer to the many prayers.

So right now I am sitting here enjoying the breeze in my in-laws back yard. Thank you to all who have prayed for my husband, for my son & for me. It is still a long road ahead of us, but with the Lord's strength we can get through it.

July 11, 2010

VBS 2010 was Awesome!!

Well VBS 2010 is in the books & we had another wonderful year. We had a high of 78 kiddos who had fun singing, making crafts, eating cookies, playing games, learning verses & hearing a Bible story each day. We took the kids to a space station & they were new space cadets who where learning the B.A.S.I.C's of the Christian life. Each day they learned a new letter of the day & what it meant. Monday they learned that B stood for Book of Books - the Bible is the best of all books every written, has all of the answers that we need & will never steer us in the wrong direction. Tuesday they learned that A stood for Absolute Authority - God is the Absolute Authority in all things in our lives. Wednesday they learned that S stood for Salvation Story - God sent His only Son for us in order that we can be saved. Thursday they learned that I stood for Incredible Impact - the Bible has had an incredible impact on the world & continues to have an impact. Finally they learned that C stood for Cadet Challenge - they were challenged to take everything that they have learned & use it to impact their world.

I was so humbled by these amazing kiddos on Friday. I was leading songs all week & had only chosen 4 songs - the Books of the Old Testament, the Books of the New Testament, God of Wonders & How Great Is Our God. They learned all of the songs wonderfully & on Friday we were singin How Great Is Our God when I had an idea to have the kiddos sing the chorus accapella. I was amazed at how well they did. So when we were closing out our final day of VBS right before we dismissed them in prayer, I had them do it again. This time though brought me to tears. We opened the doors to the foyer so that the parents could hear us. Those 70+ kids raised their voices loudly (without yelling) to the point that they filled the sanctuary & it spilled out into the foyer. WOW!!!! All of us there got a glimpse of heaven at that moment. I am still brought to tears thinking about that amazing experience. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be apart of that moment!!

Well, now that VBS is over, it is time to start planning AWANA which starts in September. I love my life!!!

July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

Well we have had an interesting 4th of July weekend already. My Mom offered to take Taylor on Friday night, so Daron & I had until 5pm Saturday without a kiddo. Daron & I decided to enjoy that time alone by going to see the movie Grown Ups. It was hilarious!! I mean, when you put Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, Chris Rock & Rob Schneider all in the same movie, you really aren't sure what you will end up with. But this was a great family-friendly movie.

Ok, enough of my movie review. :-)

After we picked up Taylor from my Mom's we went home, I made dinner & we decided to go watch the Kentwood fireworks. Taylor was excited to go see them, but I think that he had more fun playing with the other kids that were there then he did watching the fireworks. Oh well. That's one of the joys of being a kid right?

Today we had church & then the annual 4th of July church picnic. I was going to try a recipe that I found on my friend Megan's blog (What Megan's Making), but decided against it due to the heat. I didn't want to be stuck dealing with a hot oven in 92 degree weather. But I will try to make the Sugar Cookie Bars as soon as it cools down.

Well, I guess that I should get going since I have to leave soon. Gotta get the church ready for VBS this week. I think that the kiddos will have fun learning about the amazing universe that God has created.

Struggles

I have been struggling to.... ....get out of bed in the morning. ....be a good mom. ....take care of my house. ....take care of myself. ...