Oh. My. Word. Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Yikes! I have no excuse other than the same old mantra: life is NUTS. Here's a quick synopsis.
Two weeks ago I started giving voice lessons at Liberty Christian School. I have 14 students, and I am lovin' every minute of it. I'm not sure why I thought I had room in my schedule for something else, but I'm so glad I did.
God blessed our family "exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we could ask or think." I'm not at liberty to share the details yet, but hopefully, I'll be able to do so in the next couple days.
I adorned the house with all things pumpkin and "fallish". It's the best!! I wish fall could last forever.
Jeff and I took Brooke on a college road trip last week. We visited here and here. She has already visited here. No final decision has been made, and we are still waiting to hear about acceptance, but I can tell you that there was a clear winner, and Jeff and I are BEYOND thrilled with her first choice. Any guesses as to which one she LOVED?
Between colleges, we spent a few lovely days with dear friends and their beautiful family. We did nothing but sit around and catch up, play games, and enjoy one another's company. It was wonderful. Old friends really are the BEST friends! We love you Thomsons. Let's not wait so long before the next visit.
Payton decided that while we were gone, it would be a good time to fall at school and end up in the ER with a concussion and whiplash. Never a dull moment with that kid. Thanks to dear friends who handled all those details while we were 500 miles away. Payton is fine but more than a little disturbed at having to sit out of all things soccer for a week.
We are rejoicing with dear friends who are heading to China next week to add children to their families. We have been praying with and for them throughout this lengthy (!) process, and we are so excited to see God work out all the details and to meet these new additions to their families. God is good!
Yes, it's busy--even crazy at times. In fact, two weeks ago, I completely missed a doctor's appointment and an orthodontist appointment. Totally forgot about them. But, in the midst of the craziness, I am so very thankful for a faithful God, who is never too busy for me. I am thankful for a beautiful and talented daughter who, by God's grace, will be attending a christian college. I am thankful for friends and family, who are willing to help however and whenever needed. I am thankful for 14 students who love to sing and for the privilege to guide them. I am thankful for an amazing church where I can go on Sundays to stop for at least an hour to worship and be refreshed. I am thankful to live in a place where the seasons change (and summer goes bye bye!) Oh, and I'm very thankful for our DVR--so that when I do have a minute to sit down, I can watch "The Office" and "Glee". It's the little things, isn't it?