Thursday, June 7, 2012

10 Months is a long time...Make a Girl's Day

Right now I am here with David. He is working and I am playng. I can't believe it's been 10 months since I've wait, yes I can. It's been a crazy year. Full and fun and sometimes frantic, but its our life and we keep rolling along. Speaking of rolling, I've been riding my bike for the last 9 months and so for Mother's Day and our anniversary David bought me a road bike (the racing kind with skinny tires). It is fun and makes me much faster which I am enjoying. I almost feel like an athlete for the first time in my life. I would never have expected that at my age, but I'm grateful for the changes I've been able to make this last year. The Lord challenged me to make some changes in January of 2011 and by His grace I've been attempting to make those changes. I feel better than I have felt in years. I am a living testimony that anyone can change.

We finished the school year strong. Ellie completed Kindergarten and was awarded the Faith Warrior award for her class. Sweet little thing works so hard to be good at all she does. Just don't try to talk her into doing something she doesn't want to do. It ain't happenin. Davie finished 3rd grade with straight A's all year long. The girl works hard at all she does and won't give up until she accomplishes her goal. Cat Jo finished 10th was a tough year. If you want someone to have fun with, she's your Not so much. Sounds just a little too familiar. Let's just say it is ever so hard to watch our kids make the same mistakes we did. She is a delight to this momma's heart in so many ways and a shot in the arm at the same time. We don't have alot of time left with her at home and that truth has David and I making careful decisions. Matt is in Japan again and has about 6 weeks left. He should graduate this next year and then he hopes to teach in Japan full time. All I can say is, thank You, Lord, for Skype. We will be using Skype a lot in the next year since Sarah and Chris are moving to California in January. Chris is going to work for his family's business outside Monterey. He will train here for the next 7 months and then they will make the move after Christmas. Life brings a lot of changes and our goal is to allow God to do His thing, celebrate His goodness in the midst of it, and remember that life is not a thing to be controlled. David and I have been making this journey together for the last 29 years. We celebrated our anniversary this week. Suffice it to say that I am truly thankful for him.

Updating my blog allows me to introduce you to some of the 8th grade girls from The Good Samaritan School that still need sponsors. Some of you may remember that I visited India in June 2010. In case you don't, you can read about it here. I implore you to consider taking $34 a month and giving it to a child at risk in New Delhi, India. These girls have very little hope without an education and to receive and education they need sponsors. I am posting all of their photos and information in the hopes that some of you will choose to become sponsors. Please consider this life changing opportunity.
It would make my day actually my year and theirs if you would choose to become a sponsor. Take the step, you won't regret it. Be blessed,


Dearest Jessica said...

I've missed your blog Jackie! I always learn a ton from you! love you!

Anonymous said...

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