Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away, 1st Day of School, & THANK YOU!


Fay, Fay - go away! Phew! As I type this I just heard the weather woman say that Fay is still bringing the wet stuff, maybe to some of you all. Fortunately, it is not so much now days, and should be gone soon! I have to say, that we were so blessed to only get lots of rain. Not flood porportions here, like in some towns. Not much at all in wind damage, either. And to do without electricity for a day or two, well, that's just an opportunity to be reminded how good we have it in the USA, and how many luxuries we take for granted.

Well, we navigated our way through the paper maze and our youngest, (my home school student for 8 years!) is at school getting his schedule for his first day of 10th grade today! God was in all the details, every step of the way, and that made me so happy as we went along. I was able to be confident that God was handling this. I truly felt like a passenger in a vehicle, with a VERY capable driver! It's my hope that our son will have that same assurance as he goes about his day today, through out this week, and through out this year.

I want to especially say thank you for hanging in there with me, and many of you have had kind comments and prayers for my family. And I can't tell you how much it encouraged me and caused me to draw strength, knowing that God was working and moving through hearts of friends and family all over the place (thanks partially to the internet) to pray for my family. We all thank you!

I will be posting later today, but I didn't want to wait a minute more to tell you all that your prayers matter and so does your friendship!

10 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

We did a combination of Christian school, homeschool then public high school (for one of the girls). I clung to the fact that if we were being obedient to what God told us to do that He was with our kids. Lots of cruddy stuff at the high school but AMAZING opportunities for her to grow in Christ. There were also LOTS of good things.

luvmy4sons said...

So good to hear from you sweet friend. My prayers go out to your guy as he enters into a new world. I know he will do fine!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Wahoooo....I missed you!
Glad that things are calming down...both with school issues and the weather. Yes, we have had a visit from Fay all the way up here.
Glad to hear that you are doing well....I have seen butterflies less and less...so I hoped that meant things were getting better.
Love ya girl

MelanieJoy said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are going well. I missed you along with everyone else. Fay visited us last week all the way over here.
Take care and hope you son had a wonderful time at school.

Denise said...

Hello dear one, I have missed you. Praying for you always.

Joyful Days said...

It's good to "see" you again. You are in the right seat if you are letting God drive. And I have no doubt you are doing exactly that!! Now if you can teach me that lesson.

Looking forward to having you back.

Julie

Renee said...

Glad that things are going so well. Good to have you back!

Edge of Design said...

So that's where you've been. Welcome back! I'm glad it's all falling into place for you now and I look forward to more blogs from you.

freetofly said...

Snuffie - sounds much like his path, he started in private school, spent 2 months in public school, 8 yrs in home school, and now back in public! I am looking forward to what God is up to!

Leslie - I love your pic! You are beautiful! Such joy shows in your smile! THANK you for the prayers! Mine for yours as well!

Sharon - you are SUCH A BLESSING! My heart is stronger and more determined, so thank you for the intercession! There has been much progress, & He sends me butterflies ALL the time - I feel like it is His encouragement to me!
It's great to be back!

Melanie Joy - :) Yes, he is enjoying himself! Thank you! Looking forward to coming over to catch up at your place this week!

Denise - I missed you all too! Thank you!

Julie - So glad you are home again! I need to come see how that all resolved...re: the driving lesson, tee-hee! I just try, try again! :)

Renee' - Hi there! How's your work at home coming along? I need to come check that out!

Edge - Hi there! Thank you! I will be over soon to catch up a little!

To All - Thank you so much and I pray this week brings you much joy!

xoxo,
Maria

Heidi @ GGIP said...

You have such an excellent attitude.

:)

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