Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring Break 2017

This week was a break in the everyday routine of our schedules.  Priorities still had precedence, but we purposely chose to set aside some things or wait to complete projects in order to spend quality and quantity time with family and extended family.

What a wonderful week of Spring Break.  We’ve enjoyed sharing birthday celebrations, meals, and time together.  It was extra special having all six grandchildren, as well as the adult children, here at the same time.  How delightful to watch the kids play and enjoy being with each other.  There was much laughter, giggling, and excitement.  We also had tears when they had to be apart from each other for a few hours.  My prayer is that they will always enjoy being together, learning from each other, and celebrating life along the way.  

Spring Break started by celebrating our great-nephew Eli’s 6th birthday last Sunday afternoon in Pasadena.  We were able to be with lots of family.  Chad’s family arrived Sunday evening.  On Thursday I enjoyed spending time with my Mom and two of my sisters in Pasadena.  Larry and I drove to Porter on Friday to celebrate his sister’s 80th birthday. This morning we will celebrate Ryen’s 4th birthday and Sawyer’s upcoming 2nd birthday before they go back to Gatesville.  This has been an extra special week with lots of time with family. 

Daniel     David     Sawyer      Della      Ryen    Mary
                                   2              6      23 months  3 months  4          4

 Larry and Della

 It's always fun when Uncle Brad is around

Abby made me a birthday cake out of watermelon
strawberries and grapes.  The grandkids enjoyed
eating the fruit on a stick. 

In my Bible readings these past weeks, God’s plan for the ongoing teaching and purpose for family has been on my heart and mind.  Along with the laughter and fun, I also want to be intentional about the time I spend modeling and teaching about God’s love, purpose, and provision whether it’s Spring Break or just another ordinary day.

And for the record:  It’s way too quiet around here now that all have gone home.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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