Friday, October 5, 2012

InstaFriday- A Full Two Weeks

 That just took me by surprise.

I was uploading the pictures for this InstaFriday, and all of the sudden, I had a lump in my throat.

It's been a full couple of weeks.

Sometimes, taking in all the fullness God gives me overwhelms me - in the best kind of way.  And I'm not just talking about the "good" fullness, but even the "hard" fullness. He is so faithful through it all.

Faithful through homecoming week - which is fun, but exhausting! I tell myself every year we are not going to wait until the night before to find the different outfits. But every year so far, we are up late the night before picking out outfits.

Monday was Hip Hop Day
Monday was Hip Hop Day at BHS, but it's my day to teach at Classical Conversations of Bolivar. I took a picture of one of my favorite illustrations to share with my students.


Tuesday at BHS - Disney character day.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Rapunzel and Mulan.

Since my last InstaFriday, I wrote a blog about my attempt to get on The Amazing Race. I thought it was hilarious the "tags" You Tube suggested for my application video!

Desperate? Crazy?

I posted the above Amazing blog on this amazing guy's birthday. I love him.

Highly recommend this restaurant in Springfield
And...back to homecoming week - and class color day. We're talking a senior and junior, baby!

"smh" = shaking my head

I did have to go to the grocery story in the middle of all this fun. They were sampling this stuff.

Yum. Yum. Yum.

I eat it on apple slices.

Our Faith was a senior homecoming candidate, so Friday, September 28, was an especially full day. She got to wear a beautiful dress (thanks, Hallie:) in the homecoming parade.

And another beautiful dress at the football game. But of course, before the game, we had to take our traditional front porch picture.

It was a special moment to hear her name announced as the 2012 Homecoming queen for Bolivar High School.  Mary Grace was more than happy to celebrate her 14th birthday with her sister!

All the kids were in town for Homecoming, so I scheduled our church directory picture for the next day. They were running behind schedule, so we grabbed lunch. I snapped this because that hanging out time was an unexpected joy. Lots of conversation and laughter as we waited to smile for the birdie.

Speaking of smiling, that's what Faith made me do with her unexpected humorous text. When we finished supper, Faith "disappeared" for over an hour. Instead of going and looking for her (was she in her room? the basement? outside?), I texted her. I laughed out loud at her response.

I didn't laugh out loud this week when we started getting phone calls from Hannah describing gastric pain.

Pain that didn't go away and eventually prompted a trip to the ER at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville.

Our oldest works there as a pharmacy tech. He was communicating with us all the updates. You have never seen two people move as fast as Lou and I did when the text "Appendicitis" showed up on my phone.

Luke and Hannah's nursing student roommate, Jasmine, took excellent care of her until Lou and I got there.

The drive to Fayetteville has never seemed very long. But when your daughter is about to undergo surgery for appendicitis, it feels like somebody added a hundred extra miles. I know everybody says an appendectomy is routine. Let me tell you - it's not routine when it's your child.

All went well - that pesky appendix is out and Hannah is healing. We are very thankful to God for that!

Post Surgery...and Hannah looks great!

Faith and Elizabeth did their part to cheer their sister. They snapped this pic at McDonald's and sent it to make Hannah smile. I know it made me smile.

We ended this week where we spend a lot of our time - in a gym.

Faith and Elizabeth are in the thick of volleyball, so we are in the thick of cheering for volleyball. Here we have pre-game bonding!

I'm partial to #7

Full and overflowing.

That's what these two weeks were.

I am grateful.

Thanks for stopping by. As I end, know I've breathed a prayer for you, my readers. Praying you have a full and restful weekend.

life rearranged