Happy Monday! I don't know about all of you - but time is flying at such a fast rate these days that my weeks are passing by in an instant! If I could blog from my phone (and if my huge fingers would cooperate with my touch screen) I could keep this thing updated more often... but that isn't happening. Anywho.. this is the last full week of school until summer time. Revivals are just around the corner. Our house should close some time the first week of June (yep- revival is second week in June... that won't be hard for me to do (total sarcasm inserted here) We have been in full force survival mode... end of school functions, field trips, finalizing decisions to be made on the house, getting back to life from that trip that was way more exhausting than I could have ever imagined... I feel like my hamster wheel is squeaking and about to break... but that's ok ... I will make it.... you may find me hiding in a corner talking to myself but I will make it ;)-
And now let me get totally serious and testify to you all .... yesterday could have been so bad.... we had an incident that when it was all said and done - it really made us Thank the Lord for watching over us once again... We went to church at Huntsville yesterday morning. As we usually do, we went to eat lunch afterward. As we were leaving, Kaylee decided she wanted to go to Walmart with Marquetta instead of going to Best Buy and home with us. (She certainly had a hidden agenda... Granna is a sucker for "Can I please have this??" ) Anyway- we all went our seperate ways and met up at home about 3:00. Kaylee came in and said "There was a robbery in Walmart when we were there". I didn't totally believe her because she is so dramatic- I figured someone got caught shop lifting or something. Then Marquetta came in and confirmed her story.... They were in Walmart by the pharmacy doing some normal shopping. As they were checking out Marquetta sensed something was going on and rushed Kaylee out the door. When they got outside- cops were everywhere. She gets to the car and finds out the pharmacy has just been robbed. (If you saw Huntsville news last night and heard them talking about a 4 hour stand off.... it was with the person that had robbed Walmart while my daughter and mother in law were there!) JD testified at church last night that he has a daily prayer that is asking the Lord to please one day give our children the Holy Ghost and please protect them from harm. He answered that prayer yesterday in broad daylight on a normal day when we had no clue they were in harm's way. Praise the Lord again....
Kaylee was just in the NMS talent show a little over a week ago. She sang "Mama's song" by Carrie Underwood and she placed second (with the help of her dear old uncle Chad on the piano...or better yet... a dinky keyboard lol) She gets more like her daddy everyday. She didn't even pick her song out until after 8 o'clock the night before- she practiced all day that day- and was wondering why they didn't have some type of karoake set up so she wouldn't have to hold her words in her hand.... A-Typical JOE DAVID....wait til the last minute and expect a big production!! Well we thought she did awesome.... and her song choice kind of ripped my heart out a bit.... but she is only 8 so I have a while until I actually have to watch her be grown.
So today I am tired and oh so thankful. It is amazing how in an instant your life can be changed forever... I am hoping mine stays just like it is with everyone here with me safe and sound for a long time.
Blessed be the name of the Lord