-hopeful adoption progress for the McDurhams
-3 years of our getting the adoption newsletter from Dillon and our friends the Grubens' finally made it to the welcome home section!
-the Whitfield's open arms and open home
-new little one to love for the Houses'
-"O Lord, You hear the desire of the afflicted; You will strengthen their heart, you will incline Your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed." Psalm 10:17-18
-the bittersweetness that is Libby still drawing Aida in our family pictures and still asking when she's coming home
-"God uses our brokeness for His purpose.
What He puts back together heals stronger.
Loving people is a full-time ministry. (Title, position, and pay are not necessary).
There are setbacks and tragedies in our journey.
God plots our course for His glory."
-Kristen Welch (Rhinestone Jesus)
-"Muffins with Mom" at Tuck's school and "Mother's Day Tea" at Libby's preschool... what a sweet time with both of them
-wonderful Mother's Day... with breakfast and lunch cooked for me, time playing in the park, time reading a new book, and beautiful cards and flowers (along with a gift certificate for a massage!)
-sweet girls in new dresses having a tea party
-getting to share meals with lots of people throughout the month: the Vander Pyls, the Tiller's, Dani and Carly, the Doley's, the Ostermann's, students at a rehearsal dinner
-taking lunch to Tucker at school and how happy it makes him
-family trip to Houston- getting to see Mimi and Pops, the Murphy's hospitality, Astro's game, the gift of fabric, seeing Ben's old house/church/school, Libby was safe after a scary pool incident
-commissioning service and our 14 students who are going this summer/fall/year
-a new phone
-field trip with Libby's class
-"baseball practice" with the Tillers
-acting out the Bible
-Ben won a grill! (which we were on our way to purchase the very day he won)
-Tuck's kindergarten graduation (and how excited he was to sing for us) and ice cream afterwards with families that have come to mean so much to me this year!
-Field day (and Krista's thoughtfulness to offer to watch Libby during Tuck's field day!)
-Tuck's "Memorial day shirt" made by him and his careful attention to make sure it had exactly the right amount of stars and stripes
-Mom's Night Out (with friends and the actual movie)
-children dressing up a dog as a superhero
-Chuck E Cheese with Libby's class (and a great preschool year and a wonderful teacher... thank you Mrs. Elizabeth!!)
-reading Rhinestone Jesus with Vicki (the best book I've read in a while)
-11 years of marriage to my best friend
-trip to Arlington: swimming, Pei Wei, the coolest tour of GlobeLife Park that made a little boy's year, celebrating Grant and Victoria's wedding day, seeing lots of students dear to us
-those sweet moments when Libby and Tuck are best friends
-"World changers don't set out to change the world; they see one need and do what they can to meet it. They usually don't even know they are changing the world. You might be thinking right now, I will never be a world changer... Change the way you see the power of one action done for someone else. When its combined with the power of one big God, your small YES can change the world." - Kristen Welch (Rhinestone Jesus)