Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy August!!!

Well, it is finally here...the month of August! And although that does not seem momentous to many probably, it means a great deal to our family. The month of August brings with it many celebrations. The first one comes on the fourth when the children and I will celebrate making it through one-third of our deployment time away from Daddy. I cannot wait to make it to October 4th so we can make the half way mark!!! August also brings with it my oldest child's 13th birthday...on the 24th. My husband's parents will be visiting with us and sharing that special day. I hope to be visited by some friends we know from our old church in Columbia, South Carolina this month as well. So, as you can see, August is an exciting time for us here.

We have been extremely busy here lately. Our middle child Joanna has gotten glasses...and Joy and Josiah have also gotten new prescriptions. I will be taking little Joel in on Friday the 7th and am fully expecting that he will need glasses as well. I also had to change my just getting eyewear for everyone has been a huge expense. But, God is so faithful and He always provides for our needs. Joy and I are continuing to enjoy our quilting class at church. And did I tell you that we are taking sewing lessons too? We are definitely novices at both of them, but are welcoming this time to spend together and to learn some skills that I have desired to learn for such a long time. I will show you some pictures of some of our completed projects later. I had NO idea what was involved in quilting. I have to hand it to all you quilter's out there...that is some meticulous work. Now I understand why homemade quilts are so very expensive. They truly are labors of love and they are not for the faint of heart!!

We have been invited over to some friends house this afternoon for some fellowship. Then tomorrow we have been invited to eat over at a church family's home. I so appreciate the extension of fellowship that others have shown us during this time away from Daddy. They probably will never really know what a blessing it is to me and to the children. And I know that when I come...bringing six of us is quite a difference for those families with only a few people in them. It just makes me understand more and more the need for me to extend hospitality to others, because I know how loved it makes me feel when others do it for me.

Well, I feel like this has been a rambling post today. I hope you all have a blessed beginning to your month of August! Until next time!

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24


Lois in Texas said...

Happy Aug. to you too! I enjoyed your rambling post. Congrats on your one-third mark, that's something worth celebrating. You will get through this deployment with grace and victory, Praise God. I just talked to a new friend today (just started homeschooling this year) who found out her husband leaves soon for a one-year deployment. She had that glazed look, and all I could do was give her a hug and think of you. My husband is retired military, so we will not be facing it, but we still have a heart for deployed spouses. Ps. 103 was always my husband's "Deployment Psalm." Reading it everyday is a great comfort.

His bondservant said...


Your kind and encouraging words are always a blessing to me. I will make it a point to read that Psalm more often during this time myself. God bless you!