September 19, 2008

It is Friday!!! WhooHoo!!!

First, let me say thank you for praying for our great state as Ike was breathing down our necks! Here, 250 miles inland, we ended up being on the west side of the storm as it blew through our area...that is the nicer side! We had this really cool soft rain coming down, pretty muchly off and on for a while then for about 3 hrs straight in the afternoon. Some wind, but not even enough to blow over my patio chairs. And we woke up to bright sunshine on Sunday morn, or should I say "Son"shine? We needed the rain, and a chance to stay indoors was pretty nice since it came in on Saturday.
I know the destruction in Galveston is really bad, and many other areas down that way. We stayed at the Flagship on our honeymoon and saw where the east side of the bldg took quite a hit...that was the side our room was on so everytime the news footage came on, we made the girls watch...they were tired of our memories by the time it ended! Also on our honeymoon, we took a ferry to Port Bolivar and that is where so many people had to be rescued from and so many houses were destroyed. It was quite a storm and thankfully with all of our technology, they can send out warnings early enough that anybody that wants to move inland has plenty of time to do it.
I asked hubs if he wanted to make the trip back down there for our 20th... in 3 short months. For some reason, he turned me down...some excuse about how big of a mess the area would still be in! Imagine that! (tongue in cheek, of course!!!)

I have a friend that needs some prayers at this time. If you look to the right you will see Makenna and Makenna's family listed. If you can, please take time to read one or both of those and if not, please lift up this family in prayer...especially the Mom.

Well, I finally jumped on the Beth Moore bandwagon...I had nothing against her, just had never had the opportunity to do a study, until now. Our church women's group is doing The Patriarchs and we just started last month and I am already loving it! She just has an awesome, God-given way of encouraging you to search deeper in scripture and find the Truth of the Gospel!!!

Several of y'all have posted comments or contacted me by e-mail about the blog and y'all have given me so much encouragement! I appreciate it so much! This journey that God has placed in front of us is meant to be shared with family and good friends and I pray I can be worthy of many good friends to journey with! I am so blessed by God to have my wonderful hubs and precious children along for the ride, as well.

My niece is in her senior year, studying journalism at Baylor University and I would hate for her to critique any of my blog posts! I know they lack so many punctuation, capital letters and that I add way too many exclamation points and .....! But I am having fun here!

I should probably close for now...somehow, the clean clothes just thrown in the basket are calling my name! The new to me Elfa shelving system is telling me in no uncertain terms that it is ready to move into it's permanent home, the pantry. Most of all, the floors are letting me know they are tired of suffocating under the dog do they shed so quickly???

Y'all have a terrific weekend!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.....

God's girl, Pamela

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad you're safe. When I lived down there, we visited Galveston. Can't believe the destruction. But God is good and He knows best. Truth be told, I MISS Texas... :)