[Not to mention the fact that our main photographer has 'other things' on her mind and heart these days. *ahem* (laugh)]
But as the quiet spring breezes are drifting through our sunroom, I decided I should at least let you all know that we're still alive and well!
With spring in the country, gardening has taken on a new interest. Mommy has been gathering our younger ones for several planting sessions, and daily the little plants are checked with care for signs of growth progress. The day our peas pushed through the soil there was great jubilation!
In our routine this month, most of our evenings have been spent digging into new music, working on arrangements, and looking ahead to our first few concerts without Andrew. Matthias has been very diligent with his banjo practicing, so the cheerful sound of "Andrew's instrument" still fills our home every day.
For those of you who regularly check our homepage and have been wondering about our summer/fall schedule -- yes, that is certainly in the works, and we'll be posting the upcoming schedule soon! Stay tuned. We're excited for the opportunities the Lord has opened for this year.
And speaking of opportunities, another big project that has been taking much of our time and energies is the writing and producing of a full-scale Patriotic Musical for our city's July 4th celebration. We're looking forward to sharing more details about this in the coming weeks! It is certainly a matter to keep in prayer!
Finally, for those of you who asked about Andrew -- he's had many challenges in his first few weeks, but each time we get to talk with him on the phone, he's always very upbeat and excited about what the Lord is teaching him and working through him. As Mother's Day weekend is our last *free* weekend for awhile, Dad, Mom, and four of the younger kids are currently headed to South Carolina to spend a few days with him. We'll look forward to sharing a more complete report when they return. Please do keep him in prayer. Most specifically, his knee was injured a week ago and is not healing very quickly. If it doesn't improve soon, more medical intervention may be needed.
Again, thank you all for your prayers, encouragment, and fellowship in the Lord! Till next time...
"Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together."