Davey played in his first baseball game. Out of all the dad's across the country attending their son's games, I think Matt's heart was bursting with the most joy. A church group of teenage volunteers assisted the boys as they swung and "ran" to base. His team, The Braves, is sponsored by Shriner's Hospital.
I wanted to spruce up the office, so we made book shelves that wrap around the room
and put up wrapping paper.
We are doing some demo work in the master bathroom. I look forward to sharing a bathroom with the
kids for the next six months :-\
I returned home to Canyon, Texas for the weekend. I couldn't miss the big event. Over the years, my small hometown church has become a much larger one, and I wanted to be there for the dedication of the expanded building. I attended this church every Sunday, and during my teenage years, I joined other teens at 6:00 a.m. every weekday to get our gospel fix before heading to the high school hallways. Behind the sacred chapel doors, my spiritual foundation was strengthened. When my parents moved to the Texas Plains forty years ago, the small congregation met in a recreational dance hall which was transformed each Sunday morning to a place of learning and testimony after parents swept out cigarette butts and removed beer cans. Now the congregation numbers over 350, and the church building stands immovable atop Hunsley Hill. My heart swells to see its growth.
Not only was the building rededicated, but so was I.
We reread many of the cards you sent last year at this time. They were so beautiful,
I hung them up for the weekend! Although the events of last year are fading,
we will never forget your incredible acts of kindness.