Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Prodigal Son

OK, so maybe The Prodigal Son title is not exactly accurate, but the last few weeks have been a flurry of getting ready for BJ and Madora to arrive.  They both agree this is a much better place to raise a child and are headed this way even as I type.  Before July it had been 2.5 years since I had seen him and the reunion was wonderful.

Roman is currently with his other grandparents in Texas and he will be arriving in a few weeks just before school starts.  Madora's mother has stage 4 cancer and wanted to spend some time with Roman before...well, you know what I'm saying here.

We are very excited to have them coming, I have cleaned out their bedroom and walk in closet (yeah for an attic!!) and started cleaning out Roman's room.  (I got one of the two closets cleaned out.)  Mostly we just have to get the two treadmills out of there ( we won't be able to exercise .... do we hear the sarcasm dripping out of my mouth??).

I did finish the wedding memory quilt that I was making for them and the Myranda memory quilt that I made for Tom.  Here are the pics of those.

For some reason, I had a hard time with the center embroidery for the wedding memory quilt.  First I spelled BJs name wrong and left the i out of it.  (His actual given name is Guillermo not BJ...BJ is a nickname for Bill Jr)  Then I decided on different colors for the flowers.  Then the stitching messed up on the wording and I found that I had used the last bit of cloth that was supposd to match the outside triangles and I had gotten the material in Las Vegas so OOPS...I had to go shopping for more material.  Well, the Hancocks here did not carry the same material (true, there are 4 Hancocks in the vacinity and I only checked one of them but I only have so much energy) so I got a coordinating solid color for the center.

Myranda's went without a hitch and we put Tigger on it because she always loved Tigger...even as a teenager, she picked T-shirts with Tigger on them.

Anyway, tonight, probably in the wee hours, Madora and BJ will be arriving and we are very very excited.  It will be nice to have so much life in the house.  Now all they need to do is find some good jobs here and then find a home to live in.  Keep praying for them!

Here is some Max for today...

"God is Enough

by Max Lucado

Let’s face it–anxiety or worry have no advantages! They ruin our health, rob us of joy, and change nothing! Our day stands no chance against the terrorists of the Land of Anxiety.

But Christ offers a worry-bazooka. Remember how He taught us to pray? “Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11” This simple sentence unveils God’s provision plan: live one day at a time.

Worry gives small problems big shadows. Corrie ten Boom said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” And Romans 8:28 affirms: “Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Most anxiety stems, not from what we need, but from what we want. Philippians 4:4 says, “delight yourselves in the Lord, yes, find your joy in Him at all times!”"

By Grace Alone -