Saturday, November 12, 2011

"The Fullness"

(by Lovelite) The Fullness - All Color





Overall, this week has been really good! I do, however, have a prayer request: my amazingly awesome cousin Kirby has been diagnosed with stupid cancer. He had surgery to remove a tumor on Monday, and he starts chemo this week. His faith is very strong, and God has given him peace. I just want to ask you to join me in prayer as he starts chemo. Thank you, friends!

As for the happier parts of my week...I think I was gone every night this week! It's not always that way, & I probably should've thought it through before making a couple of plans. But I had several free days, so it wasn't overwhelming or anything! I met a friend for coffee Monday night, and it was so good to hang out with her. We had been meeting up on a weekly basis, but the past month has been crazy. So it had been over a month since we had gotten together. That's way too long! Then on Tuesday night, we had a ladies' event at church. I could probably write a whole blog post about all of the great stuff that the speaker had to say. She is a potter, and she walked us through the pottery process, related it to our heavenly potter, then gave her testimony. Her message tied in with a lot of stuff that God is walking me through right now, so I'm so glad that I went! Our regular midweek studies were on Wednesday night, and I'm so sad that next week is our last meeting of the year! :( On Thursday night, MOPS hosted our 2nd Annual "Sip & Shop" (holiday market). We Mentor Moms took turns sitting at the MOPS table, and my friend Laurien kept me company while I took my turn! :) Last night, Cody had a church event. After dropping the boys off, we went to dinner & coffee with Wade and Amy. Well, Chris & I had coffee, and Wade, Amy & Elly had hot cocoa. I don't guess I'll ever get Amy to enjoy coffee with me! ;)

I got to babysit my little friends for awhile one day this week. While Cody & Clara Belle were doing homework, I was sorta wishing I still had a Kindergartener! It has gotten to the point with both of the kids that I sometimes have to look online to help them with their homework! {& I was a gifted student who was 3rd in my graduating class!! There are just some things that I have forgotten since I finished school, ya know?!} So, weirdo that I am, I took pics to show you the difference in homework:

(She's writing the letter "v", and he's using the EPSE method to solve word problems. Ya, I'd never heard of EPSE either!}

I went to a baby shower today! It was for Michelle, my best friend from middle school...the same one whose wedding shower I went to last year with the disastrous wardrobe situation. As you can imagine, I was a little nervous about what to wear to this shower, because I was afraid I was going to be underdressed again. But I also didn't want to go the opposite extreme & end up overdressed. Add to that the fact that I was going directly from the shower to Bob's Celebration of Life service, and I wasn't going to have time to change. {I wasn't real sure what you're supposed to wear to that, so I looked online. In case you wondered, you're not expected to wear head-to-toe black, but some black is still respectful.} So I went with the dress I got for Kirby's wedding (aka, The Soccer Dress), & it turned out to be appropriate for both occasions.

{Seriously, she just had a baby 8 weeks ago! Doesn't she look great?!}

Lest you think that I pulled that off with class...I was sitting there at the shower & glanced down to see that I still had some remains of this:

In case you can't tell, that's a smiley face made out of Sharpie & burnt flesh. The burn was an accident that occurred earlier in the week. The kids kept telling me it looked like a smile, so I finally let Cody draw "eyes" on my arm Friday afternoon. In case you didn't know, Sharpie is somewhat permanent. Plus, I forgot to actually scrub it. So it hadn't completely faded before the shower this morning. Nice. {If only that were the lone mishap of the day...I've got a story for you next week!! I think you're going to love it!}

As for today's song, it's another Lovelite tune that I've had for awhile now. I've been listening to worship music quite a bit lately, and this one really stood out to me this week. I love the whole song, but if I had to pick a favorite part it would be the second verse:
Here I am full of hope
Not weighed down anymore
Knowing You changes me
Never let me leave



Okey doke, I've got to get some sleep! I hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend!!

Amy

3 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin Kirby. Joining you in prayer! Sounds like you had a great week with your friends Amy. The potter speaker must have been wonderful to hear. Helping with homework... I would so be using the internet too! lol Love the smiley face. :)

Amanda said...

Praying for Kirby as well. :)Everytime you post something about church, I wish I still went to Grandparkway!! The womens ministry sounds amazing!! Isaac and I try and go wherever Dan is. Unfort. Dan is in Cypress every Sunday morning, and Houston every Sunday night. Quite a drive either way. You make me really miss it though! The potter speaker sounded like fun! For real, empanadas soon. We really miss you guys!

Jen said...

Praying for your cousin! And no, I can't believe she had a baby 8 weeks ago!