Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Kaleidoscope Week

  • It has been quite a week, and we are in need of rest! We: had several semi-spontaneous guests stay a couple nights with us (a 4-yo boy included, which thrilled my kids), broke out our kiddie pool, visited a local Spanish-speaking Guatemalan church on Sunday, had family movie/pizza night, lost our new helper (Addison) due to health problems and are looking to hire someone else starting ASAP (just making do this week by leaning on friends), are in our last week of pre-K (and final reading lesson!) for Aolani and then we'll take a 2-week break... I received a new wheelchair cushion -- parental gift :) -- and am so,so appreciative! My dad had his third back surgery a few days ago, and it seems to have been successful :) Ricky's parents have separated as of last week (after 34 years of marriage), so Ricky is coping with that pain and loss right now. Ricky had a transcript deadline last Friday that he missed even after pulling an all-nighter, so he worked most of the weekend and got very little sleep. 
  • We had a neighbor get shot in the head and live! Long story short: we have been praying for him ever since we moved here four years ago and he gave his life to the Lord a few weeks ago! Ricky and he started studying the Bible last week, but he just went to the hospital for bleeding on the brain. Please pray for M.
with my friend, Teresa
All the neighbor kids joined in to celebrate Teresa's birthday

Yay -- no broken leg this year!
  • School verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
  • Verse to memorize this week: Psalm 40:16 But may all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who long for Your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”