Am I the only one who feels like this week just flew by? In spite of it being a busy one, I had a great week and am ready to link up with Susanne and share a few of my favorite things. Feel free to join us!
1. My dad and his wife flew up from Florida and spent a week with us. We enjoyed spending time with them and showing them around the area. As I drove home after dropping them off at the airport yesterday afternoon, I got to thinking about how this was possibly the only trip they will ever make to see us in WV (my dad is 80; his wife is 84). I’m very thankful for the opportunity we had to make some new memories.
2. Our church held its annual tent meeting this week. We had quite a? few visitors each night. I enjoyed the special singing, and my heart was encouraged by the good Bible preaching. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for outdoor services. I’m thankful for the freedom we have in America to worship God and share with others the joy of our salvation.
3. I never tried to grow flowers in Florida during the summer months because it was just too hot. In spite of the daily afternoon thunderstorms, the heat still sucked the life out of everything. Even the hottest days here in West Virginia this summer haven’t been that hot at all. I don’t consider my thumb to be very green, so I’ve been giving the flowers I planted when we moved into our house plenty of TLC. So far, they are all still alive!
Barbara H. says
So glad for the opportunity to visit with your dad and his wife. Glad the tent meeting went well, too! Your daughters look so sweet.
Seems you had a very nice week !
Yes, this week went very fast! I loved the things you shared. What a special visit with your dad and his wife. We never know when it will be the last time our older dear ones will be able to be with us. It’s important to make the most of our time with them. I would love to be at the tent meetings for the music, the preaching, the fellowship. The girls are growing up. They are beautiful. I know what it is like to be the preacher’s daughter and move to a new place. I pray God gives them special friends and uses them to shine His love on everyone they meet.
What beautiful daughters you have — and especially so as they grow closer together.
Amen to #2. Though painful to hear about those who suffer for their faith, it does make us look at the freedoms we still have here. Glad you all had good weather for the great meetings.
I just loved all your favorite things!!! What a wonderful thing that your dad could come up! So thankful he and his wife were able to make that trip.
Your flowers are very pretty. I’m so glad they are doing so well. My periwinkles are thriving, too! LoL!!!
The girls are just gorgeous. I’m so thankful that they are learning that important lesson about family. Some of us learn that late in life, but I’m glad that I finally figured it out. 😉
How wonderful that your parents were still able to make that trip to see you! It must have been a very special time with them!
My husband would totally agree with your assessment of the chinese food! He loves the stuff and therefore I get to eat a lot of it. LOL.
Sisters do fuss as they grow and try to work out their relationships but there is nothing like that sister bond!
Your flowers look great! And I agree, it’s just too hot to grow much of anything in Florida — especially South FL, where we are.
And that sister bond? It’s awesome. (Only we have the brother bond in our family!) Have a great week ahead!
I enjoy seeing glimpses into your new life in a new place. You seem to have settled in quite nicely! I’m glad your Dad and his wife were able to visit with you. That’s a great picture of you, too! Your girls are beautiful! Gotta run get ready for church! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Wait. Back up. Clearly I am totally out of touch with blog world. This goes to show how often I really am around these days. You’re in West Virginia??? When did this happen? Do you like it? All of my family roots begin in WV. Way up in the back hills and hollers. 😉 I’ll have to do a LOT of back reading, I suppose, to catch up. lol
Skimming through, I think I’m caught up now. lol God called and y’all moved in June. Looks like the church people are happy to have y’all there. Enjoy those beautiful West Virginia mountains. It can be a different way of life there. Just go with the flow. 🙂
That about sums it up, Kristi. It’s a big change, for sure, but we are super excited and have been enjoying getting to know our new church family and the community.
Shari Johnson says
As always… your post is a blessing Miss Paula. Love ya new friend – Shari
Thank you, Shari!