Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Perfect Gift

"Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies." Psalms 36:5

Jordan's gift to me for Mother's Day

Luke's gift to me for Mother's Day

The boys made these for me at school on the same day for Mother's Day. They know how to spell Ecuador correctly because they have proudly worn their colorful braided "Ecuador" bracelets on their ankles since we returned from our trip to Quito in October.

I could not have asked for a more perfect gift. This gift was from the Lord who hears my prayers and continues to reassure me of His love and faithfulness. I have prayed that our kids will be excited about our new adventure, and I praise God for the peace and joy He has given in our home. There are tears and difficult conversations as we prepare to leave our home in Tyler, but there is also an excitement on this journey.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Very Special Sunday

Luke's baptism: Sunday, April 27 at Grace Community Church

Luke chose the verse, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" to share with our church. At Grace Community Church, fathers are encouraged to baptize their children. This special privilege reflects the important responsibility God places upon a father to be the pastor of his family. What a special day to watch Casey baptize our oldest son!

We are excited that our precious friends, Caleb and Josh Glenney, were baptized by their dad, Chris on the same special Sunday. After church, we celebrated Caleb, Josh, and Luke's baptism at the Glenney's house with our families and friends.

Gran (Renae's mom)

PePaw & MaMaw (Casey's parents)

Our wonderful friends - thanks for coming!