Here it is already the 16th of May, and we are still getting rained on! About 3AM this morning I heard the wind pick up and what sounded like rain. Sure enough, when I went to check the windows it was wet because some rain had been blown onto the windowsill. As of right now (10:00AM) it is still raining steadly and the sky looks hopelessly gray and rainy.
We had an eventful day yesterday. First off, we continued with our Constitution class from Badnarik part 6. I have been learning so very much and it is of the secondary importance in my life (behind God & family). I have learned that for one, we must know our rights before we can defend them! If we do not know them, than why should we even care if they are being eroded away?
After we had poked around the house waiting for Dad and Caleb to return from a couple of errands, we finally headed off to drop Caleb off at the church so he would mow. After we had dropped Caleb off, the rest of us headed to Melissa (about 20 min. N. of here) to go to a new friends house and look through some things they were preparing to sell (today) in a garage sale. They were so very nice to us! As soon as we walked in the door, we were welcomed enthusiastically even though only half of our family has met them, and only twice! We enjoyed our time of sorting through clothing (for Mom’s benefit) and chatting with the ladies there, it was a fun afternoon.
We had to race home from Melissa, because yesterday evening at 7:00 our church was hosting a Mother/Daughter banquet for Mother’s day. And, we had to prepare a salad and also be present to sing a special. All went well, we were ready to walk out the door right on time, all dressed up and the salad ready. Mom had been debating all week as to whether she should attend or not. The rest of us were dearly hoping that she would come! She decided that she could make it and wanted us to keep a tight lip, so as not to spoil the surprise. All of the ladies were SO excited to see here at the banquet, and Mom enjoyed her time there ever so much…. What a joy and blessing from Above.
Our singing went well, after we had sung our song, the ladies requested that we sing another. We complied happily and sang two for them. Caleb, Phoebe, Jo and Mom, you all did such a lovely job of assisting me!
“How good and how pleasant it is when brethern dwell together in unity.” Psalm 131:1 A verse that Mom drilled into our way of thinking. Thankfully, most days that is the way things go between siblings at our house.
Today I have lots of cleaning, organizing and cooking to do in preparation for the Sabbath (tomorrow). I must sign off for now!
Shabbit Shalom (Sabbath Peace) to you and your loved ones! ”I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1