Doesn't this picture just say "Spring's a Comin'"? This is Hailey sitting on my mom's front porch, rockin' out. I just thought she looked so pretty. I just got back from another crazy busy weekend at my sister, Stacie's, house. Both my sister's baby, Lily, and my brother's son, Noah, were dedicated this Sunday at their church. Michael had drill, so my mom dropped me and Hailey off at Stacie's and then she and my step-dad took Josiah and Stacie's three oldest kids back to Pendleton for a fun time in Tri-Cities and playin' their Wii. She brought all the kids back in time for the baby dedication on Sunday. Here is my twin sister, Stacie, and her lovely daughter, Lily. Lily was so cute in this dress! She was the only girl getting dedicated that day, so she was the quite the princess. Despite the time-change, all the kids did really well.Hailey was holding Lily's had at the beginning of the service. Stacie sang "That's Your Mother's Prayer" for Lily and managed to get through the whole thing without cracking. She was struggling to stay composed (hard to sing to your baby, especially when it will likely be your last one), but she did it beautifully!The reason this dedication was so important is that their pastor is going through severe chemo right now. He made it to church to do the dedication, although he was unable to preach. I know it meant the world to these parents to have him pray over each of their children. He is an awesome man and it is amazing to see the power of God working in him despite his bleak cirmcumstances. Here is a picture of Pastor Steve praying over Lily.Pastor Steve praying over Noah, who just wanted Mom ;)After the church service, all the immediate family went back to Stacie's house for a soup/salad/bread lunch. We had a wonderful time visiting and catching up. I snapped this picture of my brother, Jerry, with his son, Noah. They make quite a pair. He's a wonderful dad. I'm happy to have found out recently that I'm going to be an aunt again as Jerry and Sonya are expecting! We are all so excited for them. Children are indeed a blessing.
Mom and Larry took us back to her house and we ate dinner with them and played Wii Fit. I'm so sore!
Josiah totally blessed me today. I was on the phone ministering to a friend, and it was one of those phone calls where you just can't hang up. Josiah asked if he could make lunch. A jolt of panic went through me, but I decided to just let him and not say a word. I even walked out of the room so that I wouldn't try to "help". What were the results? A beautifully, we'll balanced chef salad. Then he said he wanted to learn to do the dishes. Double shocker!! He did them, and did them well. My little man is growing up :)
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Love and Blessings,