So, today is about remembering. We’re supposed to remember men and women who died in military service. And, I’m very thankful for those men and women.
But, as I write this Sunday afternoon, I can’t help but remember the past few days. The days have been full, and I’m grateful to God as I remember them.
On a personal note, our family has been painting for the last couple of weeks. We painted our living room last weekend, and we painted our kitchen during the last week. Now, we’re trying to finish painting our dining room. If you see me, and if I have splotches of yellow or green on my arms or legs or in my hair, I don’t have some strange disease. Believe it or not, I’m thankful for painting. This is something that Margaret especially has wanted to do since we moved into our house three years ago, and I’m glad that we’re finally painting!
Also, last week, some good friends of ours had their first baby. We’ve known them for eight years – before we moved to North Carolina. We’ve all grown very close together, and we prayed with them when they were having trouble getting pregnant. The doctors decided to deliver the baby a few weeks early because the mother began having complications. We thank God that both mother and baby are doing well, and that we had a chance to spend time with them in the hospital and hold the baby.
We had a chance to meet a new friend last week. He’s the son of some people that God has brought into our lives recently. We were supposed to have dinner with them last Thursday night, but we had to cancel because we were heading to the hospital to visit our friends having the baby. They were very forgiving and gracious, and instead we caught up with them the next day. We had a good time catching up with our friends after they had been on a long trip, and we had a good time meeting their son. We talked about his relationship with God and his desire to follow God’s will in his life. I had the opportunity to baptize him Sunday afternoon at the lake.
I’m also remembering how proud I am of my son. Last week, Jeremy took the driving portion of driver’s education. On Friday, we took him to the DMV to get his driver’s permit. He passed the test there, so he now has his permit. On Saturday morning, he went with me to the government assisted housing project where we spend time with the residents. I noticed how he was responding to what the people were saying. I’m excited about the way he is growing and maturing.
It has been a good week – busy, but good. I’m looking forward to the opportunities that God gives our family during the summer. I can’t wait to see what God does in and through us. Maybe by the end of Summer I’ll have even more to remember.
So, what is God doing in your life these days?