The last week in June and the first part of July has always been a busy time for our family. First off we have Joshua's birthday.
My baby boy has definitely turned into a wonderful man that makes this Momma's heart proud. The verse in 3 John 4 that says, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." is a scripture that has come alive while my children have turned into adults. There is no greater joy than seeing one of my children live for the Lord with such a passion that causes others to stop and ponder and desire that same life!
So for the weary, exhausted Momma reading this, don't give up. Keep your standards high for the Lord no matter what others around you say. Keep pointing those little ones to Christ even in the smallest of moments of your day. And when you mess up (and you will) go to them humbly and ask for forgiveness. Let your children see you are real. Those times of exhaustion really do fade away as the Lord takes over and blesses.
Anyway, Joshua's birthday was great! Joshua and Tabitha actually took us out to dinner!! (It was Patrick's Father's Day gift.) We had so much fun with them! We tried a new restaurant that was super yummy!! And being with the two of them is such a joy!
Then, the beginning of July is mine and my sweetie's anniversary. We've been married 26 years! Wow! We enjoyed a night out of shopping and dinner. We decided to go to Bahama Breeze when their appetizers are half off and had an appetizer dinner. It was so good!!
In Alachua county we still have a mandate that masks are mandatory. We spent way too much time on the scented melts aisle trying to sniff the melts. We laughed way too hard and everyone around us probably thought we were strange. But, time with my sweetie is always fun and memorable! It was a great anniversary!
A few days after that, my Brenna turned 21. Wow! Can you believe it? When I started this blog she was just 7. She has grown into a wonderful young lady. I love the influence she has on younger girls. They just seem drawn to her. The series she has been doing on her blog about praying for her future spouse has brought lots of open doors for her to be a blessing to others. She has counseled and helped several girls as a result of sharing her heart on her blog. I'm so thankful for her sensitive spirit! If you want to read up on that series you can find it here.
Brenna had a wonderful day and we made many memories. I'll have to post on those soon. It's been a great time of celebrations around here. Summer is in full swing and we are loving it!