Our family is so blessed by the love and generosity of so many. Having a pastor as a husband many times means that more is expected of your family. You are supposed to be models of parenting, your children are to be models of behavior, and you sacrifice family time for the demands of the church. Though sometimes these expectations seem more than we can handle, God is so faithful to strengthen us through the love of our church family!
We have always been blessed by loving congregations who show their appreciation and support in many ways! One of the ways that Alleghany Baptist blesses us is a yearly "pounding." Members of the church bring in different items to stock our pantry, fridge and other necessary items (aka toilet paper)! It is always so much more than we deserve! I don't have a picture, but really I could list at least 40 different grocery items they brought. They even try to bring us our favorite brands and preferences.
Also many from our church buy gifts for our girls. This year Uncle Bob and Aunt Debbie came over to bless the girls with some toys and dresses. I didn't get a picture of the dresses because a couple had to be returned due to size, but I will try to add a picture soon since replacement dresses were found already.
|Here is Sarah with her new Lego set. The girls have never had a mini set and she was so thrilled! They enjoyed putting it together almost right away.|
|Hannah loves her new game they bought. She is just the right age to appreciate the humor of this game and learn a few things too! Uncle Bob and Daddy even played with all the girls that night!|
|This was the first Mary or Lydia heard of a Lalaloopsie doll. They were so excited and have been checking it all out on the internet!|
|Here they are getting ready to open the gift. :)|
|They have now realized that they have a new Wii! Much squealing and jumping around ensued.|
|Time to give it a go after Mom spent an hour setting it up. LOL|