Day 2 of Gracie's Spring Break didn't really bring anything too extraordinary. It was pretty much like any Sunday. Church in the morning and Life Group tonight. Neither of the girls took a nap this afternoon, but that didn't stop me from taking one! I do not for the life of me understand why they weren't tired; I could barely keep my eyes open! There's just something about Sunday afternoon naps.........
Our Life Group this year is definitely my favorite one so far! This is the 3rd year we've done them and there's just something about this one that has "clicked" more than the past years. That's not to take anything away from anyone in past groups at all. The family who is hosting Life Group for March & April have a fantastic backyard with swing set, trampoline (with the safety net around it), electric Barbie car, nice screened in porch, deck, etc. Tonight was perfect weather and with it staying lighter longer it really made for a nice night. Of course, the inside of the house offered entertainment as well with a great playroom and some educational video games. It was just a really nice night. Our Life Group had people sign up for hosting so no one family is responsible for hosting each week of the year. We signed up for 1-2 months at a time. It's been really nice to share the load of having everyone at your house.
Tomorrow we have a picnic planned at a local park that has ducks-a-plenty to feed and is a great place to take pictures, so I'm sure I'll be posting some! Tuesday, is the zoo...........Gracie is staying up late tonight since she doesn't have school. Chris told her, "Savor the flavor!" meaning to enjoy it while it lasts. (He is such a dork sometimes, but I love him that way!)
I forgot to mention my friend Leslie. I'd appreciate any prayers you could offer her way. She is 32, married with 2 little girls. I believe L will turn 2 soon and M is 3. When she was 8 months pregnant with L, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had a double mastectomy and a complete hysterectomy. During some recent tests, they discovered a spot on her lung. She is understandably very worried and scared. She does not go back until May for a re-check. Her doctors don't seem to be alarmed but of course, a recurrence of cancer is on her mind....and ours as well. This lady is so sweet and always smiling, so to see her cry when telling us this last week was hard. She joined our playgroup after meeting some of my friends at the park one day. She has quickly become part of our little group. Please say a prayer for her peace as she waits to have her next round of tests and then for the results and please pray that the cancer has not returned.
Gracie's sweet story of the day: Her teachers this morning had her class make cards for some of the people at church. One of the ladies they made them for is named Suzanne Messick. This lady is struggling with cancer~again~and is such a true example of being positive in the face of trials. Well, I guess in class they must have referred to her as "Miss Messick." When they gave the cards to her, I guess they were calling her "Miss Suzanne." (We do live in the South so most people~regardless of how old they are~are called "Miss (first name)" or "Mr. (first name)".) We were walking off from her and Gracie looked up at me with a slightly confused & worried look on her face and said, "But they were for Miss Messick." I had to assure her that she had given the card to the right person!
I'm off to do some cleaning.