I think that catching up is the theme of my life. Hmm.... if I can't catch up as a high schooler what on earth will I do in 30 years with 8 kids?!!! :) I guess I'll figure it out as I go!! Anyway, this week has been a whirlwind. I worked extra this week at the office because our nurse is in Italy. So that made my week busy. And then my friend Spencer and I are making a secret project for Ethan, the boy who has cancer. I'll write about the details after we give it to him. So I worked on that a little this week. And this weekend I scrapbooked with some friends on Friday, worked on Scraps 'n Ribbons business orders Saturday, and today was church, and then youth group. And after youth group, I'm working on Ethan's project. But I'm NOT complaining! I like my busy life. I'm thankful that the Lord has blessed me with family, friends, and work to fill my days with.
I can't wait for spring. I heard the cardinals singing while doing math this week. It was just a little taste of what is to come. Spring is my favorite season. It means warm weather, spring clothes, flip flops, flowers, and spring break. It's a time of hope. Last spring, we walked out in faith, put our house on the market, and moved to a smaller one. Never did we imagine that we would still be carrying two house mortgages. But God has been so faithful. And I'm praying that this spring He will bring a buyer for our Monroe house and we can be freed from the financial burden. It's all in His timing though.
Below is a picture of my sweet sunday school class. I thought after hearing stories of them you'd like to see a picture. I can't put names to faces because of safety reasons though. I have another cute story for you this week. After doing Mission Moment this week I asked the kids to go around the circle and pray for our missionaries. Our "rule" is that if you don't want to pray just say, "Amen." So we got around to a little girl and I looked up at her to see if she was going to pray but she looked like she was about to cry. With complete honesty, she said, "Miss Molly, I want to pray but I don't want to pray. I don't know if I should and I can't figure out what to do." I looked at the other teacher and we exchanged the "oh how cute" look and i told her, "Well, sweetie, we'd love to hear you pray but you don't have to. If you'd like, you can just pass and pray in your heart instead." She seemed satisfied and we continued our prayer circle. But it was just a reminder of the innocence of children. Deciding if she should pray out loud will probably be the biggest dilemma that little girl faces today. It's humbling to think that halfway around the world, there's little girls who will have to figure out what they're going to eat and drink. Our culture is so blessed.
Enjoy your day of rest! Praise God He gives us Sunday to relax!!