"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

October 9, 2014

This and that

I've been enjoying Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes 
 It is like a slice of comfort food in and of itself.

I think I could eat her Blueberry Crisp recipe with Greek yogurt on top, every day of my life. It's that good! I'm inspired to become more hospitable once this trial is over.
"It isn't about perfection, and it isn't about performance. You'll miss the richest moments in life- the sacred moments when we feel God's grace and presence through the actual faces and hands of the people we love-if you are too scared or too ashamed to open the door." -Come to think of it, this could apply to more than just hospitality!

Speaking of food, not much appeals to my sweet Hubby these days.The effects of the radiation have hit and the fatigue it causes is something else. He is determined to keep working as long as he can though. He's absolutely amazing! So thankful for him! 

Zac starts school at Arizona State next week. Not exactly AT, thankfully, it is online! So proud of him and thankful to Starbucks for paying the bill! Whoo-hoo!
His tests will be proctored via web cam. Wow! ~He's so hoping that a certain homeschooling, younger brother never walks by during a test and waves at the camera. ; )
He and I went to Trader Joe's today and one of the fun things I usually buy myself is a cheap bouquet of flowers. Later, he and I went toWalmart for a WiFi booster that he needs for school and before we walked inside the store, he said, "Mom, I can't let you go in there like that." I looked down and I had a large amount of BRIGHT ORANGE pollen on my dark shirt on a very noticeable part of my chest. Bahaha! It could not rub it off for anything and I totally did not want to drive all the way back home! I thankfully had a big list I could use to cover it with while I quickly picked out a t-shirt on the clearance rack. He paid for it for me so that I wouldn't have to ever lower my list! LOL Then I changed in the bathroom. That was one memorable Walmart trip. Zac may not shop with me again for a very long time! ; )

Last week, while Hubby and I were on a 'radiation date', the nurses were talking about spending their entire paychecks at the hospital's gift shop. Hubby asked what they were buying and they told us that they sell cute necklaces with matching earrings for only $5.00. I had my doubts that they were actually cute at that price, but they were! I bought a set and then had my BFF send me a picture of an outfit that needed a necklace and got her a set too. This definitely made coming to radiation WAY more fun. The nurse asked me the other day if I have a tab at the gift shop yet. LOL

I am missing Nathan bunches and bunches! A message from a friend about him recently said  this "He has taken a broken, dying youth group and has begun to shape it and build it in Christ's love, which all of those kids have been hungry to feel" and in this last year it has more than doubled in size. PTL! Kids who never talked to each other, are now hanging out together other than at church and are thanking him for what he's done! So proud of him. God has also blessed him with favor and connections and he's getting paid to make videos for several para-church organizations. He's also come up with some awesome events that are raising money for missionaries and at the same time giving college kids a place to fellowship on Friday nights. Love that guy. He's so passionate about what he does.

Someone from church has blessed our socks off with an overnight stay at a hotel this weekend and tickets to the Bucs game. My boys tell me that the Ravens will win for sure, and that we probably won't have to stay for the whole thing. ; )  Hubby isn't really suppose to be in the sun due to the radiation, so we'll have to be careful about that. He's so excited. 

Joy and Andrew want to come to radiation and infusion with us tomorrow to experience what Dad is going through. How sweet is that? The techs in radiation are going to let them go in to see the machine. And we joked that they can drink unlimited amounts of grape juice while waiting in the chemotherapy waiting room.  Joy mentioned wanting to go to the gift shop, so maybe she's found an outfit in need of a necklace! : )

Hope you have a great weekend!

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