Only an hour left in my Sunday and I haven't had time to post yet! It's been quite a weekend, with a lot of ups and downs...
Grandson Sam, 3, is once again hospitalized. His doctor suspects pertussis (whooping cough) but they won't know for sure for a couple of days. In the meantime they're trying everything to keep him stable, but his little body is so fragile that any virus, even a cold, can turn his world upside down. Sadly, both his mommy and daddy are sick, too. Please add them to your prayer list.
We had a wonderful visit with my youngest brother and his wife and two tiny girls. We haven't had an extended visit with them in years so it was so very nice to have them here for two nights. And we hope it happens again soon!
And this was the weekend of the spring piano recitals. The Conservatory that our kids are part of held recitals yesterday and today...I'll get a few pictures posted tomorrow. John Caleb, in his first recital ever, played the theme from Beauty and the Beast; Shelley sang "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from Phantom of the Opera; she played Mozart's "Fantasy in D Minor"; and CJ accompanied Shelley and another voice student. Their hard work and their progress made us proud. And we all say a special thank you to our super-teacher, Penny Pitamber. She's the best.
Tomorrow we begin our last week of school for the year. Many of the kids' subjects are already finished so it will be a week of tying up loose ends and continuing the planning for next year. We're all looking forward to a few weeks of sleeping late!
In Dirk's absence this morning, The Papa preached one of the finest sermons I've ever heard him preach. It was a measure of God's grace that this "spur of the moment" change became such a blessing. We missed Dirk, but how good of God to provide this powerful message from His word even in the midst of crisis.
My brain is already shutting down so that's all the snippets I can come up with tonight. I'll try to spread some through the week :-)