As my internet happens in small moments here and there, I thought I'd post a quick update with some of the pictures Bethany has captured in the past weeks.
So much has happened, and we have so MUCH to be thankful for. As we look ahead to celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, the encouragement and prayer support of you dear friends -- many whom we've never even met -- is going to be high on our list of gratitude. Every day we see evidence of people praying for us. People genuinely touched during the show as they leave with tears in their eyes, giving us hugs. Continued favor with local businesses. Strength and health. And the list could continue!
Tomorrow, as is our Thanksgiving tradition, we'll sit down as a family and write out a list of gratefulness. As we look back on the past year, our hearts are overflowing at the Lord's faithfulness. Yes, there have been hard times. In many ways we've had some new and deeper struggles this year. But we've seen how the Lord is continuing to grow us. To draw us near to Him. And so we're full of thankfulness! God is so good!
And enough of my ramblings for now. I'm currently at the theater and some of the other kids will be here soon to pick me up to head out to restaurants. We estimated we spend an average of 15 hours each week in restaurants, singing and inviting people to the show. Yes, the days are full! [smile]
This past week we've had several special friends visit, so enjoy the following pictures of a variety of afternoon activities....
Yes! Our grandparents visited for almost a whole week!! Such fun!
We love you, Grandpa and Grandma!
Alaythia and our friend, Alatheia