Mandisa was amazing! She has an amazing voice, testimony, and sense of humor.
Between artists there was about a 1/2 hour break. This was to give our ears a break from the loudness, and to insure that we would spend all of our money on the overpriced food. No offense, Pulse FM...But really $2.50 for a bottle of water...really?
Our neighbor in the nearby tent, We will call him "Roger" (since his belt buckle says "Roger") seemed to sleep right through most of the day. Which created a deep, thought provoking question in my mind. "Roger- wouldn't you have been more comfortable and sleep more soundly at home?" Poor Roger had a friend laying beside him...and rolled on top of him at one point during the day. Poor Rogers friend.
We also met up with some more friends. This worked out very handy for Donovan and I, since our kids loved them...and they had exciting gadgets to play with. This is Jack with Eric.....
the biggest highlight of the entire day for me was this artist. TobyMac. Love, Love, Love his testimony. His music. His humor. His preformance. I only wish I was in the front row, rather then at the back of the crowd using my zoom.
What a blast to be with friends, who love Christian music and love Christ.
How different to have our oldest 2 with us. They did so well. At ages 6 and 8 they can entertain themselves and just enjoy hanging out. It was fun to have them and get to be with them in a different setting that they adapted to so well.
More friends we got to catch up with.....
And then today. Full but oh so fun.......
Tonight we went to a lake party with our Sunday School class. We had a sub sandwich buffet with salads and desserts, lemonade and ice tea. It was a seriously perfect evening for sitting around and getting to know each other better.
Suzy with her new little friends.
No, really it's o.k. honey, you go and have fun.
Just kidding ladies...he asked, "Do you wanna go, I can watch the kids..." But I voted to sit and chat it up with the girls...and he played with the boys.
We might have had a talk about helping with the kids before we went to the park.
One of my friends Brooke and her little baby Ethan. While we sat and watched our kids play in the lake...this little sweetie kept smiling and flirting with me. What a pumpkin!!!
Our kids doing what they do best...eating.
I have to say this has been such a good transition for our family, Thank you Jesus! He has heard our prayers, and given us direction. We started attending this new church June 1st, and while the transition was the hardest on our oldest child, Isabella....she is finally adjusting well. What a process to "shop" for a new church. To get to know new people. There were so many emotions to leaving our previous church with Donovan's dad as the pastor. We love the people, we love seeing grandparents & relatives every week, we loved the sermons. However, our family was headed another direction then the church was going. It was time for us to move forward and make the difficult decision to leave. It was not an easy step to take. It was pride that kept us there at times. Wondering what people would say, what will they think of us if we leave again? Where will we go? How will the children adjust to leaving the only church they remember? How will we tell Donovan's parents? There were so many questions...and it was a very heavy subject on our hearts and minds. We cried out to Jesus, he guided us, and for this time led us to Siloam. We feel at peace. We feel blessed. We feel God's hand in all of this.