One of the really fun things that is happening to me as I grow older, is watching my kids grow up. Yesterday my daughter spent the afternoon with a couple of girls their ages from CA. I was so much fun to see them interact. It started with some polite introductions, but soon we could here the 'conversation' take off. Before they left there was some giggles and laughter. That is medicine for a fathers heart.
Today, the kids attended a Mother / Daughter brunch at the church. They took turns dressing up as biblical women. The ladies of the church could ask only yes and no questions as they tried to figure out who they were. I, of course didn't get to see the end result, but it looks like they had a lot of fun.
One of the funniest things that we have discovered is how hard the mothers (and daughters) will try to win at musical chairs. As we don't have enough chairs we use benches and place song books on the seats that have been removed. It is hilarious as these wonderful ladies push, laugh, bump off the books, and do a host of other things to try to be the last one left. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
As I look at the picture above I rejoice in the family God has given me. My precious family, the treasure that God has placed in my hands to guide and disciple. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow. Tanya in now 16 and starting to think about college. She has many choices to make in the next year or two. We are hoping to get her started with classes over the internet and at least let her get some basics finished. Christy is 13 and loves life. She has a servants heart and can be counted on to help whether it is with cookies or cleaning. Josh (9) is starting his personal race. He loves action, mechanics, building, and good stories. Pray that we can guide him into meaningful service for the Lord and that we can help all of them grow in the Lord.
(The new background and Title is courtesy of Tanya and her new computer. :) )