Saturday, March 8, 2008

Laughter is the best medicine

Last night we had a crop to help raise money in support of MOPs (Mother's of Preschoolers). It was so much fun! Lisa Bearnson and her sis Angela came by and they brought everyone Ali Edwards Courage of Hope mini book for everyone in attendance! They spent time just visiting with everyone and hanging out!

They are two of the nicest people I think that I have ever gotten to know! You know when you meet people like that, that they must come from an amazing family! You do not just get qualities like that from nothing! That is what I hope for. I hope that someday when my guys are all grown that they behave in a way that reflects the life that they have had. That is shows that Kevin and I have done a great job at raising loving, caring and giving men!

Giving is a priority me. I was raised serving soup at the mission in Dallas, Tx to the homeless, or my mom would take us to nursing homes when we were little and have us sing to the elderly. I've helped build schools on some of the toughest Indian Reservation in the US. I know it was through alot of these things that I became the person that I am now.

I want that for them. To know a life worth living is a life worth giving. To see the heart of humanity and understand that they can make a difference. So many people have nothing that they believe in, nothing that they feel strongly about. To often we live in a me society and that will never be the reality that they know.

It makes me think of the song "the Blessing" by John Waller here are the words:
John Waller - The Blessing From the album The Blessing

Chorus:Let it be said of us
While we walked among the living
Let it be said of us
By the ones we leave behind
Let it be said of us
That we lived to be a blessing for life
Let it be said of us
That we gave to reach the dying
Let it be said of us
By the fruit we leave behind
Let it be said of us
That our legacy is blessing for life
This day You set life, you set death right before us,
This day Every blessing and curse is a choice now
And we will choose to be a blessing for life
Let it be said of us
That our hearts belonged to Jesus
Let it be said of us
That we spoke the words of life
Let it be said of us
That our heritage is blessing for life
For your Kingdom, for our Children For the sake of every nation

So thank you Lisa and Angela for hanging out and making our night great!


Anonymous said...

It's already apparent that your boys will be like that when they grow up. They are very special and a real joy to be around. You are doing a fantastic job at raising them to be the best guys! You'll be one cool mother in law some day :)

You are so stinkin' involved in stuff. I'm kind of jealous. I just don't have the social skills that you do! I think it's awesome everything that you do!