Sunday we visited a new church. Of course BK cried when I left her in the preschool, but they said she played and did well after I left...at least until the workers changed shifts and she had to get used to someone new. I had not anticipated this "changing of the guard" and I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with it. However, all week she has been talking about going back to play with the firetruck and telephone at the "new church"...so we have to make a decision whether to go back there or not.
Side note...I'm at a weird place right now when it comes to church attendance. I know that we need to be sitting under teaching of the Word. I know that we need the protection of serving under the authority of a local church. I know that we need the fellowship with other believers. I know that BK needs a church home so she can feel some security. What I don't know is WHERE we should be. I like this here...but don't agree with that. I like that over there...but don't agree with something else. Is it possible to find a place of worship that meets the needs...allows a place of service...and yet lines up with your beliefs as well? I feel guilty for even asking the question. I know that serving the Lord is not a cafeteria plan...picking and choosing what we want and rejecting what we don't. I'm just being honest.
Tuesday we went to story time at the library...and found out that my buddy, the children's librarian, is leaving the library. She is a very special lady and BK really cares for her. It's sad that we won't see her beautiful smile welcoming us every week. She is planning to return to teach in a classroom...and I can't begrudge her that...we certainly need more teachers that love children. I wish you well Kitty and pray God's blessing on wherever your path leads you.
After story time, we went to a playgroup to let BK play for a while. It turns out that there was only one other mother there from the group, but we visited and I enjoyed getting to know her better.
Wednesday night we actually left BK with one of my sisters for a few hours. Mike and I do not have "date nights" nearly often enough. In fact, I can't remember the last time we left her with someone. We saw Shane and Shane in concert at Pinelake. The church was full and Spirit was sweet...it was a refreshing time. I had never seen this group...they are truly anointed for worship. It was a good night.
Thursday I spent most of the day in the bed with a stomach bug. Later in the afternoon, I took my daughter-in-law to the dentist to have a wisdom tooth cut out. We didn't leave there until 5:00, then rushed (I'm smirking as I type that word...there is NO rushing in Jackson during rush hour...especially after a hard rain) to pick up Mike with two pirate costumes in tow, on to pick up the two oldest grandson and then flew to the library for the last meeting of the Summer Reading Program...a costume party.
Today we picked up the 8, 6, and 1 year old grandsons to spend a few hours with us so their mom could rest and recuperate. We did Pizza Hut for lunch. They all had a ball in the playroom there. Afterwards we came back here and Mike took the two oldest and BK out to play in the sprinkler, while I put the little one down for a nap. I stopped by to get them all milkshakes and McD's toys before taking them home later. They were very happy and...just for today...I'm the best Gran D in the world.
Tomorrow is my baby boy's 29th birthday. OMG...how in the world did that happen? You guessed it...I must have had him when I was 10!! I'm having some family over for a birthday dinner. I look at him sometimes and it takes my breath away at the man he has become. It surprises me over and over as I realize that he is actually a grown up now. He works hard to provide for his family. He loves his four boys and he's such a good daddy to them. I am so very proud of him.
So...that will wrap up this week. Can't wait to see what next week holds for us...