Sitting in my mom and dad’s living room, chit-chatting and laughing with them and my two older girlies. Livi and Ava were reading World Book Encyclopedias a little bit ago (my grandma used to sell them). Now they’ve moved on to the ChildCraft How and Why Library. Talk about a stroll down memory lane. It’s like I’m nine all over again. I was such a nerd. Oh, how times have (not) changed.
~~We got to see Grandma again tonight (the girls and I and Mom and Dad). She was doing really well. (Gabe’s in Seattle with our camera, so I had to use our old, stinky, blurry one.) We had a good visit. I took her a little book about Heaven by Randy Alcorn. He signed it for me, which she thought was pretty cool. She kept saying, “I know he has a lot of other good books. I just can’t think of them right now.” Each time she said it, I gave her a little list of titles. Other than that, her mind seemed sharp. She was sooo happy to see us. Oh, I love her.
~~Livi has another painting in the Westerville Art Show. It’ll be on display in the library in a week or so. Way to go, Livi! We’re proud of you!
~~Speaking of Liv, Gabe took her to get soccer cleats at Once Upon a Child a few days ago. Last season’s cleats were too small. They came home with size 4 1/2. Are you kidding me?! How am I old enough to have a child with such huge feet?
~~The kids at Ava’s super cool school study one country per year. First grade is Mexico. And we sponsor a little 8-year-old girl from Mexico through Compassion. Ava told her teacher, and Mrs. D. asked her to bring in a picture of her. So, Ava took in Maria’s picture and the letters she’s written us. Mrs. D. read them all to the class. In a public school. Letters that talk about how much Maria loves Jesus. Praise You, God!
~~Please pray for Seth, a 5th grader in Ava’s school who rides the girls’ bus. He had a brain tumor a couple years ago that was benign. It’s back, and they think it might be malignant. I can’t even imagine. He had brain surgery this week, and the principal sent out an e-mail asking everyone to pray. One of the moms held a prayer meeting at her house. Sadly, I couldn’t go, but it thrills my soul to watch God work in public schools. Praying for you, Seth!
~~Free Zoo Tickets from Fort Worth and Memphis today. Woooohoooo!
~~Nina asked me today, “Can we go to my husband Josie’s house?” Um, ‘scuse me? “”What’s a husband?” I said. She looked at me like I lost a screw. “It’s a friend,” she said. “So, when are we going? In first grade?” Josie lives in Kentucky and belongs to my friend, Gail. I plan on seeing her again before Nina’s seven. And the fact that she thinks husband is synonymous with friend makes me smile.
~~I had more to say (I think), and I’m pretty sure it was all witty and fun, but alas, my brain cells have up and gone the way of the… See?
~~Have a great weekend, amigas!