I just wanted to take a few moments to let you all know what has been going on with me in case you had wondered why I wasn’t writing or visiting your blogs or commenting like I used to.
So sorry, by the way! Please forgive me?
Back in May, I was helping my daughter successfully finish her school year. At the same time, that last week, I was helping her and her brother prepare for a week-long school trip. They were to leave the very next morning after the last day of school.
But that’s not all! My husband and I decided to travel to the same town as the school trip and combine a vacation together with watching as many of the kids’ events as possible.
Which means that I wasn’t just helping the kids get packed, but had to pack my own things as well.
It may not sound like much because I can’t fit weeks of explanation into one blog post, but everything together took up a lot of my time and energy.
We enjoyed our trip very much, and when we got home, we hit the ground running with yard work and gardening that needed to be done, since it had rained quite a bit while we were gone.
In addition, I had signed up to teach a Vacation Bible School class, so I had a bunch of preparations to do to get ready.
For me, there is a certain amount of stress involved in studying anything, including God’s Word, when I know that I have to learn it well enough to present it in an interesting and understandable way to a group. But God did what He always does when we draw near to Him; He drew near to me and blessed me with His closeness!
I had a lot of fun teaching the 5th and 6th graders! They were a great group! Somebody was obviously praying over us all, because we had between 20 and 30 kids in our class every night, and they listened so well to the Bible lessons! If you are one of those who already knew about this and were praying for us, a great big thank you!! 🙂
Yesterday was the last day of Vacation Bible School, and even though we still have a short time this evening where we go one last time so the kids can do their song and dance that they learned for the parents, today is the first time I’ve felt that I could really just relax and do normal things, like blogging and a big grocery shopping trip, in quite some time.
So, I’m hoping to get back into the swing of blogging, and hopefully I’ll see more of each of you online like before!
I do have a couple of other things that will take a small amount of time this summer:
- My son has to have his wisdom teeth removed, so I have to get that scheduled,
- I have developed a hammer toe which is bothering me when I walk a lot, so I need to go through the process of getting that taken care of.
Prayers appreciated in advance!
One exciting challenge that I hope to conquer this summer is to memorize the entire book of John. I’ve already learned the first fourteen verses of the first chapter, but I have a long way to go. My teens are trying to memorize it also, so hopefully the competition will give us a sort of accountability that will push us to succeed!
Would you like to join us on this challenge?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you all again!
Blessings to you and yours! 🙂