What a whirlwind weekend. The girls had Thursday and Friday off school, so all of us (plus my mom) piled in the mini-van and headed for South Carolina to visit my sister Stephanie, brother-in-law Daniel and baby niece Mia (still cooking in her mama’s belly). We ate yummy food, played tons of games, went to the ZOO, stayed up way too late talking, drank Ethiopian coffee, sampled dill pickle Monkey Ice, played putt-putt golf, cleaned a church, ate queso and fajitas, had a Mac laptop fest in the living room, fed a giraffe, and paid homage to Five Guys.
Did I miss anything? Whew–I’m beat. It was a sweet time with some of my favorite people. Love and miss you, Stephi, Daniel and teensy Mia!
I do want to fill you in on the Expecting Books Give Fest (I do love the word “fest.”). If you missed it, on my birthday a couple weeks ago, I asked for $5 to donate copies of my book Expecting to mamas-to-be who are contemplating abortion or just having a rough time with an unplanned pregnancy. You floored me by donating 175 books and counting. Again, THANK YOU. I told you I’d sign your name on the From line and do my best to let you know where your book was going so you could pray specifically.
My brother-in-law Daniel is giving 9 (all I had left) to a missionary family in India for them to share with some pregnant women they’ve been ministering to. Here are the names I signed on those books: Daniel and Stephanie (2), Sarah, Nicco, Conny, Kaye, Val, David and Rhonda. Five books have already been given to a pregnancy clinic in Estonia (Donna, Emily, Sarah, Rebecca and Amanda).
And I came home tonight to 120 books on my doorstep! So, I’ll be busy writing in the front of the books and giving them away however God leads. I already have a list started, but tons more books need a home, so if you’re connected with a pregnancy clinic (or something similar) in your area, please let me know. Thanks so much and it’s not too late to give!
Have a sweet week, friends! Keep those eyes, ears and heart open so you can see God at work in the world all around you!