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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, March 21, 2011

The cast party

 First things first -
 My Mom and Dad leave for India tomorrow. Dad goes every year, so sending him off, while still a prayer request because it is a long journey, isn't quite so traumatic. But Mom, Mom doesn't go as often. Now that she has been struggling with so much pain, and balance and has her cane - traveling across the world is a little more stressful.
 But, Dad has hope in a therapy there in India. Along with his usual support of the ministry he has always been involved with, visiting the people they love and bringing supplies that are needed, he is bringing Mom to see a specialist for a bit of homeopathic medicine.
 Please, pray for safety while traveling. Pray for comfort in the plane, since Mom hurts all the time anyway - I can promise you that sitting in a plane for 13  hours isn't the best thought! Most of all, pray that a different doctor looking at her MRI will see something new, and let God work through his therapy to heal her completely.

 Now, on to a recap of a very fun afternoon.
 The cast party for Anne of Green Gables. Act 1 is made up of youth, mostly 12-20. Younger siblings are often invited to participate, and some of the older students who have "graduated" still come back and make a guest appearance. But the majority of the cast are usually teens. Ah, teenagers.
 Pizza -

 Loud music -

I purposely took a picture of the proud mom taking a picture of her son.
Someday, that will probably be me. 
 Dancing -

What more could you want? 
 The musicians were actually playing their first "gig". Adam, the guitarist, was in the play. 
He was jamming, and the kids were playing around. Canaan was joining in, very enthusiastically. 

 Flips, Sliding across the floor on his knees (no wonder I can't keep a pair of jeans without holes!) playing the air guitar. 

Canaan and his friend True were having a blast!
For the closing song they played the theme song to Pirates of the Caribbean. 
Canaan came up to me, his heart pounding, his eyes tearing up. 
I thought he must have sprained his ankle doing some crazy dance move - 
Instead, I hear, "Mom, this is just the coolest thing EVER!!!". 
Cool enough to bring him to tears. 
And he is only 7 (and a half, as I am often reminded).
I don't want to think about how much he is going to love music when he is 15.
 Or how loud he is going to play it. 

 At least I have Andy to prepare me now!              Blessings,


Michelle M. Nebel said...

Bethany, I'll be praying for your parents' trip & for your Mom especially!

Carrie said...

I was thinking about your mom and the long plane ride. :( I will pray it won't be as hard on her as she thinks.
That is so sweet about Canaan tearing up about music! Next time you visit us at church you should bring him out to hear the band! :)

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

Bethany - praying for your Mom & Dad while in India and for healing.

Your son is TOO CUTE! I predict you will have a huge star on stage and you will be very, very proud. Love his expressions!