Saturday, September 20, 2008

Exciting Day

Today I spent the day with my future DIL and her family, plus a couple of friends. We drove south to a bridal shop and picked out the dresses for her bridesmaids. (If I can remember to do it, I'll find a link to the dress and post it later) They are very pretty and yet practical too. I would call them tea length with sashes and peekaboo slips in contrasting colors. (brown and orange) We also found shoes for all five girls, had lunch and stopped at Joan's for "wedding stuff". " A" picked out her dress yesterday with her mom, so we came back and had her try it on. Very beautiful! All in all, it was a great day.

This evening we had another karaoke night at church. Several were out of town, so we had a smaller crowd than last month, but still a lot of fun. Everyone is pushing me to do it. I'm really nervous about it, because I honestly cannot carry a tune to save myself. (i know, the Lord doesn't care, but I still do) Maybe I'll pray about it and ask for boldness. I know it's really not about ability, but enjoying one's self and praising the Lord. (see, he's still working on me)

So, what are my thoughts from today? First, enjoy your kids, they grow so fast! Keep the memories alive through journals, scrapbooks, photos, whatever you can. (but be warned they do not hold up to fire, flood, or most other major acts of God) Spend as much time with family as friends as possible. Each day on earth is a gift. Untie the ribbons and enjoy it. Stress the love of Jesus to all you can. Again, each day is a gift, and we must reach all the lost we can. Teach your children from day one. Children are so honest, uncomplicated, and most of the time, bold. I watched the most amazing things tonight when four little kids had more nerve than I, got up on that platform and sang their little hearts out for one and all.

Here's what shocked me tonight....during one of the little one's perfmances they sang "I'm in the Lord's Army". I'm singing right along in the audience, doing the actions, and E is looking at me like I'm crazy. He really doesn't know this one. I was shocked. After all, he was raised in church, I was not. But, during those brief years I went with a friend to church in Florida, I remembered this song. So, in closing.....

I may never march in the infantry

Ride in the cavalry

Shoot the artillery

I may never fly o'er the enemy

But I'm in the Lord's army!

Yes Sir!

Everybody now.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a good day. I just love all that getting ready for a wedding stuff. Isn't it fun??

Great advice. Thanks so much for sharing. :)