I heard the door late yesterday afternoon and came out
to greet Warren from his day of work.
Warren was nowhere to be found.
So, I thought that it must have been my imagination.
I started making dinner.
Next thing I know Mikey is bounding up the
stairs from the family room.
He grinned sheepishly and said,
"I came home."
Turns out there were a few things he
forgot and until classes start he is only
busy there during the day. So...he came
home for dinner.
Now, that makes a Momma's heart happy.
He also offered me a hug before he left.
Mikey has always been shy with his hugs.
Then later in the evening there was word
from our Moms in Peru. They are in the mountains.
In Cusco. Yesterday they worked with forty
children, some of whom had walked for five hours
to be there. Sounds like the perfect thing for my
Mom. She said Georgia is doing well too.
Apparently they are working through the altitude
headache and it is easing.
Jonathan, who is house and pet sitting, keeps showing
up here. I love it. He shows up for various reasons but
most importantly for human company. I have been informed
that I will now have to become knowledgeable on the things
that he and Mikey used to talk about. Airsoft, mostly.
Hmmmm.....maybe with the properly placed head nods I can
get away with not really understanding a word that he is saying...
Chelsea and I did childcare yesterday for MOPS.
It was good to see our little ones.
Chelsea got to be in the baby room with me
again. She really likes it there
and the babies love her.
The Bible study with
the ladies in transition went pretty well on
It was good to have my friend, Sue,
come along. She is a great encourager.
I was nervous because having been there with
Mom and Georgia I know
that it is very unpredictable. The ladies
might fidget with their phones
the whole time or walk in late, etc.
You never know from time to time
what ladies are in the program.
It is a constantly revolving door.
The only reason they come is that
it is a requirement.
Monday night I met a new lady who
had just come into the program
that day. She had gone straight from
prison to the hospital where she
had a baby boy and then two days later
he was in foster care and she
and I were together.
The pain, both mental and physical were so strong.
I cannot even imagine.
She is praying that this program is the answer to
her getting him back.
This young woman has
already lost another son
to her bad decisions.
Praying that M might really turn her
life around this time.
The study in Proverbs could not have been more perfect.
She is setting goals but we talked about how she cannot do it
in her own strength.
She needs to commit these goals to the Lord
and seek His help.
Overwhelming....that is the situation for these ladies.
There are three ladies in the program currently.
They all live in the same house.
So it was quite poignant when
a while later we got into a section
of the Proverb on gossip.
Wow! Now that lit them up like lightbulbs.
But, it is so true that women
really have these tendencies.
We do gossip and we do hurt
each other from time to time.
That is surely a worthy goal to work on for each of us.
Keeping our tongues in check.
Using gracious words....
Well, that is bits and pieces of the goings on
I am still coughing like crazy but I do think
it is a bit better each day.
Chelsea and I do the doctor rounds today.
It isn't too bad.
Neither of us like it, though.
We will be very relieved when she hits
the goal and appointments are scaled back.
She is making progress but this flu didn't
help. I am afraid that there was likely a
bit of weight loss.
We will hear about it!
I hope you have a wonderful day
and that the words you speak and
hear today are gracious words.