Monday, July 29, 2013

Two Sweet Surprises!

We are all home.
Ben.  Elijah.  Me.  Rob.  Aaron.
We have 2 weeks until Ben leaves for college.
I'm taking a break.  A family break.  An I'M ABOUT TO TAKE MY OLDEST TO COLLEGE break. 
I just seriously cannot believe that he is THAT old.
Before I take my break I want to share...
On Saturday.  At the convention.  The sweetest family walked into my booth. 
A Reece's Rainbow family.
I didn't know them.  I didn't know their kids.
But Oh My Goodness.... WHAT A BLESSING!
These two RR babes (Angel and Milo)
Are now Gracie and Malachi!
And they are precious precious precious and so is their little brother who was happy to get his picture taken with us!  Note the toothbrush??? 
I just seriously love those kinds of surprises. 
They made my day!
For all those of you who lit candles on Friday - THANK YOU.
At the same time Hanson's service was happening in Canada, I was in Georgia giving a seminar on our curriculum.  Talk about hard!  Before I talked about BiblioPlan, I shared.  I told my audience about Hanson and the Lost Boys.  I cried as I spoke.  So did they.  It felt so freeing to share his story while candles were being lit so far away.  I was so grateful for the timing of it and the chance to put my grief into words.   I couldn't light a candle at our booth but I could be a voice for those who are voiceless.
I'm so thankful the Lord gave me that opportunity. 
Proverbs 31: 8-9
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
    ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
    and see that they get justice.

1 comment:

Loving words from kind people make our hearts glad!