EDIT #2: Just got back from a monstrous shopping trip. Ava and Nina were sooooo obedient and helpful. Wow. (I’m a little bit in shock, since we were gone so long and went so many places.)
Anyway, just had to share something. For whatever reason, I’ve been bummed off and on this week so far. Just not feeling a lot of love. Self-pity, sure, but not love. So this morning God and I had a talk, and He told me that HE would like to be in charge of filling me up please, NOT other human people. HE is love, not them. HE is all I need. And I surrendered. And I told Him He was dead right. And that I love Him back.
And now, today, for more reasons that I can count, I am feeling a LOT of love. From GOD through PEOPLE. I love my God!
EDIT: I forgot to mention that we just found out that Gabe’s uncle John (Rock’s brother) has a brain tumor (and diabetes, blood clots in his legs). We’re pretty sure he’s not saved. Please pray for his salvation–and for the whole family! Thank you!
We decided to skip Awana and Fully Engaged tonight to go to Ava’s soccer game. Our general rule is church before sports, but this is the last week of Awana before the awards, and the girls are nowhere near being done with their books. And we’re mostly just observing Fully Engaged. And I already missed one of her games because of a speaking engagement and I’m missing Saturday’s game because of another one.
Okay, that was a long justification for skipping church. Totally unnecessary. How about this? Ava has a soccer game tonight, and I’m excited to watch her play.
Last Saturday, she did awesome. One of the moms asked me what I fed her–an energy bar? No, a donut. She said she’d bring Krispy Kremes for the whole team next time. When we got in the van I told Ava what the woman had said about her, and Ava said (with her most serious face), “Well, I don’t think it was what you feeded me. I think it was just that I’m getting so used to soccer and know how to play good.”
So, the girls come home from school yesterday, and I’m going through Ava’s backpack. Flip through the school newsletter and see, “Congratulations! These students have artwork in the district art show.” I glance through the eight names to see if I know any of them. Why, yes, I do! Olivia Taviano! Turns out she’s had a painting on display at the library since April 5th and never told us. She told me she brought home a paper, and “you must have thrown it away.” Hmm…
So, after supper, we took a trip to the library to see Livi’s artwork and get some books. Wow! I know I’m her mom, but I was so impressed. I can’t draw or paint worth poo, so she’s obviously Gabe’s daughter. She was one of 8 chosen out of over 700 kids in her school. I’m proud of her. Hope that’s okay. (I’ll post a pic later today, so you can be proud of her too, if you want.)
The 2 younger girls and I have mucho errands to run this morning. Bank, Staples (for printer ink), Michael’s and the Dollar Store (for stuff for this weekend), Target, grocery store. Whew. Then I have a couple yummy things to make for our moms who are coming on Friday to watch the girls while we’re in Michigan.
Thank you, MOMS! We love you! If you want to go thank our moms for us, that’d be cool. Gabe’s mom lives here, and my mom lives here. (well, they don’t exactly live there) That gives me an idea. On the Friday before Mother’s Day, we’ll have to go to everyone’s moms’ blogs and wish them Happy Mother’s Day. How many of your moms have blogs?
I’d better hit the shower. Have a whippoorwill of a Wednesday!!