I have a new nephew! Tanner Rock (Gabe’s Dad’s name is Rock) Taviano was born late this morning, and the girls and I got to be there for the big event. Congratulate Daddy, Mommy, Morgan and Reese here! Gabe’s parents have 2 sons, 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
I have 3 younger siblings, 3 daughters, 3 nieces and 3 nephews, and I am still amazed by the miracle of birth (human life in general really). God is amazing.
Thank you for all your lovely and encouraging comments about my day yesterday. God blessed the rest of my day in the hugest way. I was literally shaking from the enormity of all the blessing. 1.) we got a 2nd estimate for the new roof our house needs–$2000 lower than the first estimate. 2.) I found out that Harvest House has a 3-bedroom condo on the Oregon coast, and authors can stay there for 3 days, 2 nights free of charge whenever they want. I’ve never visited the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve been dying to. SOON! and 3.) I got another McGraw-Hill job which will keep me terribly busy up through the end of September but will be a huge debt-slayer.
Thank You, Lord! You didn’t have to show Yourself to me in such concrete ways, but You did! THANK YOU.
Last thing–there’s a small town on the way to my in-laws that has a little florist shop. The sign out front always says– “___________, stop in for a free flower!” Sometimes the names are really obscure. Today it was Jessica. So, sis-in-law, scottandjes, and faithchick, if you’re passing through Huntsville, Ohio this evening, be sure to pick up your marigold! (faithchick, were you born in that town? )
Really last thing–I have 54 surveys and 8 from the guys. Awesome! Saturday is July 1st, but if anyone needs an extension, feel free to take one. How about a new July 10th deadline?
Have an awesome day!