Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I'll fill you in a bit on the news from over here.
Well, on Sunday we visited Covenant of Grace Presbyterian church, pastored by Rev. Patterson. Their wonderful church is made up of so many amazing loving people with a passionate love for the Lord. It was so neat to meet them and I'm so glad that I did. After church (around 3:00) we headed over to Rev. Patterson's parents-in-laws home and enjoyed some delicious pancakes for dinner.
Yesterday, we went to the Sinnamon's home (a family from COG Church) and enjoyed a mother/daughter tea, which was very encouraging and very uplifting (oh, and our sweet fathers watched the children!). After the meeting, Melissa and I were able to teach the young ladies how to dance the Virginia Reel, Hunting the Fox, and the Gay Gordan. All of which were extremely fun! I got some pictures of the escapade, but I'll probably post them later, since I'm on the hotel computer right now.
Also, I created a second blog, in which I will only post pictures. The address is, www.jessicasphotoblog.blogspot.com . There are no pictures on it yet, but I hope to get some up soon.
Well, I miss everyone and I can't wait to see my wonderful church family in May! God bless!
Friday, April 21, 2006
Two Birthday notes for two special people:
Guess who turned one year old on April 19? That's right! My darling little William Alexander McDonald is now officially in the world of numbers!
It seems so impossible that my baby brother could actually be a year old. I remember back to the day he was born (which seems like yesterday!) and recall my excitement and joy at the thought of a new baby. And when I held William in my arms for the first time, I knew that he would be a blessing to the McDonald home.
He's such a joy to everyone around him. Whether it's laughing, talking (his own personal language.), crawling, attempting to walk or eating, my baby brother reflects the love of the Lord and his abundant blessings upon our unworthy family. He knows how to a give a big sloppy kiss and a giant bear hug. He loves to babble away to you and do silly things that he knows will make you laugh. He likes to show off to his adoring sisters by doing any amazing feat that a one year old can think up.
William Alexander McDonald is most assuredly a gift from the Lord. Happy Birthday, little guy! We love you!!
"Children are a gift from the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them." Psalm 127:3-5
Also, on April 5, 2006 a very special person turned thirteen years old. Her name is Abigail Allison.
Abigail Allison is one of my dearest friends. She is kind, loving, sincere and has a passionate love for the Lord. She knows how to comfort, how to joke, and how to give you a pat on the back. Her brilliant smile lights up a room and her laughter is contagious. She is one of my very special and dear friends, and I love her. Happy 13th birthday, Abigail! May the future years of your life be brimming with happiness and may the love of the Lord be forever about you. I love you, my beloved friend and sister in the Lord!