Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cute poems were part of who she was

Fourteen years have gone by since our precious daughter went home to the Lord.
As I was thinking about her this week I went to a folder we have that holds some poems she wrote.  She had a great sense of humor and some of the poems really make you smile. 
This one was written about her Daddy, who was on a mission trip in Africa. This trip was one of his first since becoming Missions director for Life Outreach, International. She gave it to him when he returned.
It is one of my favorites. 
My Daddy Went to Africa
My Daddy went to Africa
And didn't take a gun.
If an elephant's after him,
Will he know to run?
Johnny said there's tigers there.
They just roam around the place.
And if you hear their stomachs growling,
You'd better hide your face.
Sally said her grandpa went
And met a crocodile.
He tried to take its picture,
But he refused to smile.
Billy said I better pray,
'Cause it's always night and never day.
The Indians come and tie you up,
Cook you for breakfast, and drink you out of a cup.
I told them that they all were silly,
and my Daddy would be just fine,
Because he was taking Bibles to the children,
So they could know about Christ.
There'd probably be no elephants, tigers, or Indians,
But I know if there were, he'll be safe because his journey's just begun.
It could get boring sometimes when she was in the hospital.  She wrote this one day during one of those times. I have typed it just as she wrote it.  I love it too!
i'm joe.
this is
my dog
when my
dog wiggles
his tail
i love you.
Today, as every day, I thank the Lord for His gift to us of Amy!
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Breakfast and computer

Our community group took breakfast to the teachers of Oakwood Terrace Elementary School Thursday morning.  It was their first day back to school.  We had breakfast burritos courtesy of Taco Cabana, fruit, muffins, juice and coffee.

The school was in need of a lap top computer.
Thanks to 6stones we presented them with a computer.

Colette arrived early as we had to be at school at 7:45.  I liked that she was able to see us what we were doing. The room we were in was very cold, so she happily sat in the hall and played on my iPad. She had just finished drawing a picture of her bunny.

As we were watching the teachers visiting and enjoying the food, a friend looked at me and said, "this is so much fun"!  I smiled and agreed! This really IS so much fun!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

A week of sunshine and flowers

I had a week with no obligations so I spent some time with friends.

Monday I met my friend Jenny for lunch and we spent hours talking and laughing!
That evening our church helped at  6Stones . Besides stacking cans of food we had a fun time visiting with each other.  A great way to become friends or get to know each other better while helping an organization that provides food and clothing for those in need.

Tuesday I had lunch with my friend Carol.  We ate salads and visited for what seemed to be too short of a time.

Wednesday I had lunch with my friend Jennifer and her daughter. What fun to spend time with her and her sweet three yr. old who loves to be read to and work puzzles.

Besides a fun visit I received a special treat of Jennifer's homemade strawberry-cranberry jam. It tasted delicious on our biscuits this morning!

Thursday I baby sat for my friend Lindsay while she was out of town helping her sister with her new baby. Her little Keane is adorable!

Friday morning my friend Jennifer and I visited our friend Phyllis that is in the hospital recovering from a fall.

I am blessed and believe that...

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