Several things on my heart today...

The first of which, is the horrible devastation from the tornadoes down South.  What a scary and terrifying thing, I just can't believe the video footage that has emerged from yesterday and the photos of the homes that are gone.  Literally destroyed and non-existant.  I hate tornado season and like every other natural disaster lately, this year has been HORRIBLE already.  Praying for the many families and people whose lives have been interrupted and in some cases, torn apart...

So thankful for the promise that He KNOWS each and every person who was affected yesteray...He hasn't forgotten anyone...

"O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when  I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completly, OLord. You hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain..."

Secondly, thank you for the love regarding Ryley :) I appreciate the emails and messages you guys left for me.  It's been kind of sad around here, of course Ava is asking for him multiple times a day and honestly, I keep looking for him and then remembering he isn't here!  I am looking forward to getting my carpets cleaned soon and the thought that they won't be immediately covered in dog hair again, is kind of thrilling!  Travis keeps reminding me, he isn't dead :) We'll see him soon and I told Ava we could maybe skype with him tonight!  This would be a lot easier if he was a bad dog or had done something wrong...Poor guy, he's just as sweet as can be, but he's getting lots of love from Dave and Jennie, so all is well.

And speaking of Jennie, today is her birthday!!  Happy Birthday Jen!!  We love you and are thankful for you.  You were a "surprise baby" for Mom and Dad, but it's obvious our family wouldn't have been complete without you :)  By the way, now that I've had a "surprise baby" of my own, I understand the sweet blessing that kind of gift is!  You'll always be the baby, but as your oldest sister, what a joy even for me to watch you grow into a beautiful, Godly wife and woman.  Hope today has been a great day!

In light of what's happening down south, this is pretty trivial, but I will admit-I've got royal fever today!!  I'm totally looking forward to the wedding tomorrow and my DVR will be working early to capture it all for me to enjoy :) Travis has a student event tomorrow night and he'll be gone, but I'm kind of excited because that means I can watch all the coverage I want and not worry about how much he hates it!  ha ha!!

I hope today is a blessed day for you!  You've still got time to make some scones, buy some tea and get your big hat ready! 

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Amen for your prayers for the South. My sister is in Birmingham and will have power out for the next few days if not weeks, but she's safe. :)