Hi! I hope all you moms had a happy Mother's Day! I did. Sam called yesterday morning before church to wish me a Happy Mother's Day, Andrew gave me a lllllooooonnnggggg hug (the kind you have to detach yourself from), and Beth gave me a little photo album she had made with friends on Thursday. Yesterday was just a normal Sunday spent with our church family, teaching Sunday school and playing the piano.
I'm still going to give you the notes from our Bible conference last week, but it will be a few days yet. Bro. Chovan agreed to share his notes with Wes so that Wes can put them with the audio sermons on our church website. I'm typing up his hand-written notes a little bit every day, and Wes will convert them to a PDF and post them with the sermons. When that's done, I'll post the links and notes here, and maybe add some of my own thoughts (for what they're worth!). I just wanted you to know that they're coming; it's just taking some time.
Sam is officially finished with his sophomore year of college! His tour group travels begin on Wednesday, and they'll be traveling all the way across the nation this summer. He's excited, as he usually is about traveling. He's always wanted to visit Maine and the other New England states, so I'm glad he'll get to do that this year. Even though it means he won't be home till late in the summer, and even then just for a few days. I'll miss him terribly this summer, but I'd never stand in the way of his dreams.
Andrew will be finished with school in a couple more weeks. He'll be very glad to be done! I'm planning a graduation reception for him at our house. I want to make a special cake, but I'm having a hard time deciding what to do. Andrew is not having a ceremony, so I don't want to use the traditional mortarboard and/or diploma on the cake. Any suggestions? I'm also trying to make a simple scrapbook for him (very simple!). I had promised myself I wouldn't wait till the last minute with his like I did with Samuel's. Guess what? It's the last minute and I'm just now starting on it. I've had SO much fun looking through our old pictures through the years! At the same time, I keep finding tears in my eyes as I realize just how quickly my second boy's growing-up years have flown by. But then I can't help but be excited to watch this boy try his wings, to see how he chooses to apply all the training and teaching we've done. I'm gradually learning that there is still a lot more to look forward to in life, even with the children grown and almost grown. Watching their lives unfold is becoming one of the most exciting phases of our life!
So that's where I am this Monday in May. So thankful for all the joys of our life, most especially for our children. A contented Mama.