* I challenged Adam to learn how to play Flood by Jars of Clay. He did, and very quickly I might add, so I told him that in order to win the challenge he had to sing the lyrics too. Let's just say that I was impressed.
* We were supposed to provide respite starting this past Friday, but something happened that the family decided to hold off until later this summer. It was out of my hands, but a part of me felt like I was somehow not keeping my promise to this family until the mom reassured me that my offer and friendship had been a much needed encouragement to her. My point in sharing this was that I didn't really do anything but reach out and offer some free respite and an ear for listening. In the process, I feel like I have made a new friend. So go ahead and reach out and touch someone! You never know how it might help them.
I know a few of you have also offered respite, but I think families are looking for respite families in the same state, so it might take a while to hook up. I know there is a need and I know that by spreading the word, people will become more comfortable with asking for respite and offering it. So spread the word!
* Andrew had his piano recital today. He played his two pieces without mistakes! It was obvious how much he practiced with Grandma!
* Over the weekend, I cut Caleb's, Anna's, Dennis', Andrew's, and Willliam's hair. Caleb's is the biggest change (unless you count Jonny).
*I opened up the new silverware I got from my Mom. It is so nice. I cleaned out two of my drawers and got rid of all the spoons that had been nicked from the garbage disposal. No more cutting my lip or taking forks out of the dishwasher and hand washing them for dinner! Thank you Mom!
*Tonight, we watched Slumdog Millionaire. It was stressful for me. I had heard a little bit about it, but I was not prepared for the tragedy upon tragedy these three children endured. I really had no idea of the plight of orphaned street children in India and how spoiled we are here in America. I do not normally watch alot of movies, but I would say that this movie was worth watching. I wonder if India is open to adoptions?
* VBS (vacation bible school) starts bright and early tomorrow morning, so I am off to bed. I have signed up not only myself, but Adam, Rachel, and Caleb to be helpers. The rest of the kids are going through the curriculum. It looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. I even went out of my comfort zone and invited a neighbor boy--- although I do not think he can come. But I do think we are bringing two girls from school. :)