I hope you guys have a great weekend with your family and friends planned! We have no plans, and I couldn't be happier about it. It's been busy in all the good ways.
So what has life lately looked like?
We had one of our former students over on Monday night for dinner, and her former campus pastor and his wife, who just happen to have also been in our small group this year. It was so cool for us to all be together. I think it was crazy for her that her former youth pastors and her former campus pastors are all sweet friends now. Believe me when I say she is loved on well, and she can count on all of us being very much "in her business" pretty much for the rest of her life.
On Wednesday night, we had one of my oldest and dearest friends and her kids over because her husband is in Africa for 16 days doing mission work with local pastors in Uganda. Our first choice is to go there ourselves, but since we couldn't, the next best thing that we can do to be part of his amazing trip is to love on his family while he's gone. They're so easy to love on...she's so incredibly dear to my heart and so are her kids.
We love having people over for a meal. There isn't much anything that's sweeter than breaking bread with others and sharing life together. The first part of the summer was busy, and we weren't able to have people over. Not only did Andy and I miss it, but our kids noticed and missed it, too.
This week has also been a little extra busy because our oldest son was asked to work at a children's day camp everyday this week. We were so excited for him to get the opportunity to make some cash for himself and to learn some life lessons that every 13 year old young man needs to learn. He's realizing the importance of going to bed earlier in order to get up and do a day's work. He's also working with young children, and the very first day that I picked him up, he said without hesitation, "Mom, now I know what you and dad mean when you tell us that you guys aren't our cruise directors. I am playing cruise director to 2-3 year olds all week, and it's exhausting!"
Those life lessons are worth every single penny of the tank of gas it has cost me to drive him back and forth this week to his "job!"
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Have a great weekend!! Tell me about your life lately....any vacations you've taken or special time you've had with family and friends?