Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
So looking back a bit on our summer and then hopefully catching up. It seems to be a theme with me though, doesn't it? LOL
We ran and played and had fun with friends.
We celebrated graduations. (Isn't this an adorable gift that Rebecca made for one of her friends?!)
We celebrated a birthday (more on thatHERE in his birthday post which I just wrote). Happy Birthday my precious Daniel!!!
We worked and had fun at our church's Kids Week (VBS). I worked with snacks with another sweet Mom. We made snacks for 500 that were gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. Wanted snacks not to be a stressor for the kids attending.
We had our shopping adventure at the consignment sale. Here is Eliana modeling one of her new outfits. Isn't she beautiful? Sorry the pic is blurry.
We went to visit my parents for a day. Christopher had a tight schedule coming home from NJ and then starting back at State. We took a day to go to Charlotte to visit. They have faced a lot of challenges and health issues and its been a more than challenging summer for them. We were thankful to have some time together even though it was much too short.
It was so nice to see her back to looking like this!
Not many pics, but here you can see one after stitches. (Yes, I know it needs to be cleaned.)
These last few incidents were all happening on the week we were going to start school. Yeah, that didn't happen. We are back in the swing of things though and I'll share more on that later.
Through it all, God is there. The good and bad. The happy and the frightening. He is with me through it all and I need to keep my eyes on Him. So much to learn - always. Funny, one of my boys the other day told me that he "knew" the Bible. So confident about how much he knew. I chuckled. I realize that the more that I learn about God and His word, the more that I have to learn. There is so very much I have yet to learn.
This post feels long and rambling and disjointed, but there you have it. It is kind of reflective of our summer. Thank you to my family and friends who have been praying for us over the summer. We appreciate your love and care so very much. We are thankful and grateful for the many ways that God has blessed us. Sometimes those blessings are disguised and hard to recognize and other times that are surprising in being more than we could have asked for! Today was one of those days and we are grateful.