This week I am thankful...
* that the bridal shower is behind us. It was a stressful event for reasons I'll not get into here.
* for my daughter's cousin-in-law and friend (the matron of honor and a bridesmaid respectively) who saved the day.
* for the husbands of the two mentioned above and the groom-to-be who were good sports and allowed us to dress them as brides in the "classic" shower game involving toilet paper.
|Left to right: The bestman, the groom, and our nephew.|
|Our nephew is just one month older than our daughter.|
They are close but with him living in Alabama, we don't
get to see him very often. They've been married 6 years
and this is the first time we've met his wife!
|Look at our little Boogie! Sitting up at the table in the restaurant|
like he's an old pro at it. It was only his second time, the first
being earlier that day. He was so good the whole time!
* for not being back to work this week and being able to take the young man we know who received a liver transplant 2 weeks ago to get blood work done this morning...vital to being able to continue the anti-rejection meds.
* for some great and very meaningful conversation on the trip there and back.
* for this fabulous weather this final week of summer vacation. Sunny and in the 70s....what's not to love?!
* that my co-worker and friend, who also happens to be a minister, agreed to officiate at my daughter's wedding. Since neither she nor her fiance are saved he is okay with marrying them.
I am thankful that the kids really like him and his easy going manner....and I'm sure my daughter likes his Southern accent. That has made them receptive to the things he has said to them. Things like even if you aren't in church you should read a passage from the Bible together every day and you need to have a relationship with the Lord...believing in Him isn't enough.
My daughter called to thank me for putting them together with him right after they met this past week and she went on and on with a lot of excitement about how she liked his views on Christianity and how they want to do the daily devotions and they've been talking about going to a church...and how she really wants to get back to that life!
Wooo Hoooo! This mama is just a singing and dancing in praise over here! I was so excited I got right on line and ordered them a couple's devotional Bible and the Duck Dynasty couple's devotional. (Because it's done by Robertson son, Alan and his wife. Alan is the one who is a pastor and he and his wife have a great testimony of what God can do in a marriage.)
* for another 5 pounds lost!
* for a great night out with the ladies from Bible study. All the men were away and a couple of the gals were missing, too, so rather than leave them all out of a lesson we decided to end the summer with a party!
And what a party it was because several of us had praises to share. Big praises concerning things the group has been praying for. It was so awesome to hear all that God is doing!
* for my big lumpy hound who is having a harder and harder time getting around. He still can, it just takes him a while to get going, and he seems happy and not really in pain so I am just loving him every chance I get cause he really is just the sweetest boy that ever was. Curse those fatty tumors that are taking over!
* for all of you!
And now I'd better wrap this up because my daughter wants me to come watch my grandson for a little bit so she can get her house cleaned up. Have a blessed and wonderful day, my friends!