The weekend is drawing to a close...it was a weekend of highs and lows, of great joy and also much sadness.
The Enchanted Scrapbook closed its doors Saturday night. I am so sad to say goodbye! The card I'm sharing is from the Copic class I taught last Monday night, a fun Stamping Bella image by Mo Manning. What a great group of students! I hope and pray that I'll see each of you again soon! I really love teaching...it gives me a such a rush to see a student master a technique that they've previously struggled with. It is so fun to share the love we have for this fun hobby! I am so grateful to Kristi for giving me the opportunity to teach at TES...I will miss shopping at your store and visiting with your girls!
Our church service this morning was a celebration of the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2012! The youth band led us in worship, and they were amazing! We rejoiced with nearly a dozen high school seniors, two college graduates, and their parents. Our son, Matthew, who has always been homeschooled, was among them. Many of these students were in 1st or 2nd grade when we first started attending church at FIUMC. Lots of great memories along the way...I'm so proud of each and every one of these precious kids! I love when they come and give me hugs and share what is happening in their lives. I cried when I read what Jeremy, our youth leader, wrote in the gift given to Matthew, a beautiful small leather-bound version of The Message. Today was such a fantastic, memorable Sunday!
I know this probably sounds silly, but I already miss our tree! Each time I pull into or out of the driveway, the space it used to occupy seems so naked! In some ways, the change will be welcome...no more hickory nuts to dent the hood of the truck! Still, it is such an abrupt change it will take me a while to get used to it!
On a much more serious note, you may have heard about the accident in Nebraska that took the lives of an elderly man and two basketball coaches, and left several young players severely injured. One of those who lost his life was the cousin of the husband of my OCL DT mate, Debbie Fisher. And one in the hospital suffering severe head injury requiring major surgery was her own young cousin, Chad. I hope you will join me in lifting your prayers for them and for their community as they heal from this awful tragedy. They need some miracles.
I'm glad that stamping is such great "therapy!" I'll be back in the morning with more cards!