Shannon Falls, August 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I know I've been MIA, but our lives have just been nuts. David is at a NAMB conference this week, so I'm playing single parent for the next few days. I'm tutoring after school, so I'm nearly 45 minutes-hour later getting home each night. Our friend from Canada that we'll be church planting with will be here next week, so we're having a Super Bowl Party, and I'm hosting a baby shower (with some wonderful friends who kindly offered to help) in February for our fabulous friends who helped keep Hayden in December. We can't wait to meet baby Noah! Oh yeah, and I need to put a brick on my son's head. All of his shirts are too short and his shorts are just too small. Love me some clearance racks!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sweet Prayer

At age 2 1/2, my son is very, VERY good at being 2 1/2. So there are times when I am overjoyed that I must be doing something right! Well, WE must be, I mean.

Hayden's normal school teacher has been out due to a pretty severe illness. Each night at bedtime after devotion, we pray. I've been encouraging Hayden to pray for his friends and family. The first night he wanted to pray for Jesus. Hmmm. Interesting. I encouraged a second option. He chose Mary. Jesus' mother. Another interesting option. Having just come through Christmas, he's very stuck on certain figures.

We've been making progress with our praying and Hayden's initiative. Tonight blew me away, however. This is his prayer, without any encouragement from me:

Dear God, Thank you for Ms. _______. She sick. Keep her safe and keep her safe. Amen.

I thought it was a beautiful prayer. I nearly cried!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


No, not really. But I have such a gamut of emotions that I don't know where to begin.

Vancouver prep is in full swing. So much to do and so many things to consider.

In closing, I am about sick of a few folks' negativity on FB. Do people really have nothing positive to say or to be grateful for? It gets old, and I'm a huge Negative Nancy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back to School

Tomorrow starts the spring semester. I've had the most enjoyable teacher work days yesterday and today, primarily because I actually got to...wait for it...gasp! I have lesson plans in and ready up until Feb. 10. And then I even know in my head what's coming after that until May! Yippee!

My child is too smart. I wish I tape recorded everything he said. I journal to him and I try to record as much as I can, but there's no way to remember everything!

We are kicking off the major portion of our fundraising this month. Please be in prayer for David as he attends NAMB conferences, travels, and works out details. Things keep falling into place, and it's not because of us!