When I wrote that I wanted to start singing that Paul Anka song "Having My Baby". I loved that song!
The baby won't be born until the end of April but everyone in my family is so excited. It will be the first great grandchild. And I will get to be a great aunt. I'm thinking of the name Grandtante which means 'great aunt' in Norwegian.
#164 The excitement over a new baby in our family to love
In our preschool class, the children were learning the letter "C" this past week. Heidi and I equipped them with little cameras made out of black construction paper and yarn to go around their necks. Then we took them on a hunt for things that began with the letter "C" on our campus. It was too cute!
#166 The smiles of the children when they found something and shared it with their teachers
I was so excited to learn that I won a blog giveaway from a website called More to Be. I am going to write more about this ministry later this week because it involves mentoring young women. I believe this is so important for teens to have someone to talk to and walk with them along those challenging years. eLisa used to have a blog called Extravagant Grace and I loved it. She stopped blogging for a time and this is the ministry that was birthed. I can't wait to share more about it with you.
I won this beautiful necklace. You can check it out for yourself on this Etsy shop.
Chatting at the Sky.
#168 The excitement over a new ministry called More to Be that teaches older women how to mentor the younger women
I know I've been busy lately but I guess I didn't realize how busy I'd been. My good friend Lisa Shaw just released her new book. It is called "You are Beautiful in God's Eyes". I was able to buy a Kindle copy because I couldn't wait to read it. So far I've read about four chapters and ...it's good.
You can purchase your own copy here or on Amazon.
#169 Rejoicing with a true friend as she wrote and published her book
#170 Knowing Lisa's story and seeing where she is now; God's grace!
My mother-in-love Gloria has returned to her own home. She fell and broke her hip requiring surgery and months of Rehab. The last month she spent at her daughter's home so she wouldn't be alone but she was anxious to return home. Greg and I got to visit with her today and she looked great. Praise God for answered prayer.
When I first wrote about Gloria breaking her hip, I asked for prayer on Heart Choices. Bethany of Raindrops & Rainbows asked me for her address and sent her a card. This is not the first time Bethany has done something so kind. She occasionally sends cards to my sister Christine after I wrote about her too.
But Gloria was so impacted by Bethany's kindness that she wrote her a letter. She showed me the envelope that was ready to be mailed. She couldn't get over the fact that someone she didn't even know was praying for her and took the time to send her a card. What a lesson that is for me!
#171 Answered prayer for my mother-in-love's health
#172 Seeing the impact of a kind Christian blogger who took the time to write to her (thank you Bethany)
I received the sweetest card this week from a friend I've known since the second grade. Robyn sat in front of me in Miss Richmond's class when I first moved to Lindenhurst. I was behind and didn't know how to write in cursive. Robyn would help me out and I never forgot that. We were best friends in high school and when I was in nursing school. She's one of those friends who will be a forever friend and I'm so grateful for that.
#173 Having a forever friend like Robyn
This week has been hot and busy. But I'm so glad that I am noticing those everyday blessings. How about you? Isn't it time you started jotting them down too?
Blessings and love,