Nate spent most of the day asking a million questions about the A-10 Warthog, working out a plan for joining the Air Force so he can fly one...and building a Nater-ized model with duct tape and recyclables from our bin. The topic seemed to come from out of the blue, but we finally figured out that someone in his class has a A-10 Warthog pilot for a Daddy.
Sunday, we went to Lake Tillery Church. Joe has been planning to visit for quite a while. We had lunch with friends at The Boondocks...followed by a refreshing couple hours on a dock by the lake. We made it back home in time for a short nap followed by evening worship at our church.
Funny Nate story from Sunday: A wonderful lady named Betty was chatting with us, and told Nate she liked his bracelet. I explained it's a medic alert bracelet, that Nate's allergic to eggs and peanuts. She said, "Oh, my husband, Larry is allergic to shellfish".
Nate replied, "you mean he's not able to lie?" We were both puzzled as this comment seemed to us to come out of the blue.
I said," what did you say buddy?"
He said, "you said he's allergic to selfish, so he's not able to lie"
Yesterday Joe mowed the
Back to work today, to a steady but not crazy day for me! This is Joe's second week of classes and his second Hebrew test...I quizzed him last night on the letter sounds--I figure that's about all the help I'll be with that. As of right now he has about 15 hours of classes that he's either beginning or trying to finish. On campus Fall classes are on Tuesday from 8am to 5:30pm. He's finishing up virtual classes that he began this summer as well as a summer intensive (one of those classes that he does on campus with the course work condensed into 5 consecutive days of lectures with assigned reading, tests and papers to be done by a date a month or so away).
Meanwhile...back at the
Oh...my thanksgiving...(as I "dare to live fully right where I am" and I give thanks and unwrap my gift of joy..Ephesians 5:20)
I'm thankful for rain...the rain that washes away and refreshes and renews!
for simple meals...
for children who listen well when it's least expected
for mandarin oranges in salad...a burst of sweetness in an unexpected place
and for friends who ask "What is your biggest struggle right now"...and the faithfulness they have to pray us through it, no matter how big or small.
and I'm thankful for people who think of things like this and the hope I have that my friend Betty could help me learn how to put a zipper in something!