For I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
That verse meant a great deal to me the last two years as my family has been on some amazing journeys. Yet, the level of what it means to me has only increased as I travel along.
God is so good. I think if you had taken me six months ago and catapulted me forward in time to this night, I would have freaked out! I would have been one big thing: SCARED. Yet, this evening I have joy and it's unexplainable. There is peace, like a river in my soul.
The girls are giddy. They got their hair cut today and picked out their outfits, filled their backpacks, and handed over their lunchboxes.
Oh, by the way, tomorrow is their first day in Public School since I have not mentioned that yet. :)
Superkid starts on Tuesday but goes in for a little assessment for 20 min tomorrow.
Rick sat and talked with the kids over ice cream tonight about the adventure they will have in being salt and light in a dark world. It was a good family time. The girls are coming down from a good week of bible camp and I thank the Lord now for the timing after hearing what they learned about. They even had some mean girls say a few things to them at camp (yes, even at a christian camp) and it opened a door way of discussion for me to share with them about these trials in life.
I mentioned to them that one way I learned to deal with getting picked on is to seek out that one kid that got picked on the most and be their best friend. It's true, her name was Ruth. She had a very bad set of bucked teeth and everyone reminded her of it daily in the most cruel ways. She and I became best friends. I was not there for long so I don't know what happened to her later on, but it was a time when she needed a friend. Princess seemed impressed upon by this story since she brought it up on her own tonight and repeated it back to daddy in our discussion. I was glad she heard me. She has the gift to seek out that one person who is in need and I know she will be tenderhearted toward them.
So, I have to shove off and head to bed so I can be up EARLY!
I'll try to get back here to let y'all know how it went but I get to go to a Pampered Chef party tomorrow night to, so well see!