Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September catchup

Pardon me for being such a blog slacker. Busy is an understatement for our lives the last few weeks.  It is has been all great stuff, but whew it has been hectic.   
These little ballerinas have finally resumed their weekly ballet date.  After being together for so many years at FUMC preschool together, these dear friends now go to different schools.  Their weekly ballet date gives them a chance to chat about important life issues such as the newest American girl, germ-x scents and lipgloss.  
This past Saturday we hosted seven families for Special Spectators  at UVA.  Even though it is a long day (and freakishly hot this past Saturday) we love our time being volunteers for this amazing organization.  To connect with other families that speak our medical lingo and understand our  fears and experiences is priceless. 
Here is some of our crew in the UVA locker room.  We love connecting with these families and helping them make priceless family memories.  We also hope that knowing that our family shows them some encouragement that there will be life after their medical drama.  It is still hard to believe we had a child that fought cancer. 
David on the field playing ball with some of the kids we met.  No matter what type of medical drama these families have been through, they are all so amazing and bless me so much.  
Coach London at UVA during the WAhoo Walk.  Dave yelled "hey coach" as he walked by.  We truly feel so honored to be volunteers for Special Spectators each year.  We both said that when God healed cancer from our baby boy, we would give God all the glory and try to encourage others like we were so blessed along our journey. 
Speaking of amazing, one of my preschoolers showed up to school in this shirt!!  We have the best preschool families!! 
Friday night we had a church and youth tailgate prior to the Friday night football game.  It was such fun!!  Of course David always finds the pretty girls.  Mike and I both love tailgate food and it was such fun with the youth.  

Another reason I have been a blog slacker is that I have been leading a women's bible study at church on Sunday evenings.  I did this study this summer and loved it so much that I invited a few friends to do it with me.  We have roughly 30 women that are participating in this study.  If you get a chance do this study.  It takes all those stories in the bible and shows you how they are tied together.  Amazing!!  

The study is wonderful and so is the fellowship with other women.  To lead this study is way out of my comfort zone, but I felt that God was prodding me to offer it.  We need to know God's word to know how awesome He is! Last week I was so blessed getting messages and texts from ladies commenting on the study and discussing it before we even met.  

Thankfully the reason I have been a blog slacker is all for good reasons:)  We have enjoyed our two Saturdays voluneering for Special Spectators, our kids activities are keeping us busy, and I am relishing time in God's word with some other awesome women.  Life is busy, but life is good. 

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