Monday, September 10, 2007

A Full and Blessed Past Month

What a full and blessed past month!  My little sister got married, we got to spend time with my parents and cousin Annabel from NY, went to (in my opinion) the best Lou Priolo retreat we've had at our church, and I'm continuing to learn what it means to honor the Lord as a mom by trusting in Him and pursuing Him.

We're still waiting on the Lord for a few health/developmental issues for Marcus.  Nothing life-threatening or physically painful, but humbling for us as parents nonetheless.  But God sure did know how to minister to me by allowing me to hear almost all the messages at retreat.  I think the biggest thing I learned from the retreat was that I need to constantly preach to myself with God's word.

Just thought I'd share some verses that have been a huge encouragement:

Psalm 42:11

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me?  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 135:5-6

For I know that the Lord is great; and that our Lord is above all godsWhatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.

Psalm 28:6-7

Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplication.  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.

And now for pictures:

Marcus & Halmunee

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Annabel flew all the way to Cali for Jane's wedding.  She was such a servant to us.  Pretty much my live-in nanny and housekeeper for a week.  Hopefully next time she comes, it will be a real vacation for her.

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Does this pose look familiar?  Same face from last year, just a bit more hair.

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With Gomo

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This clip cracks me up in SO many ways!

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