Saturday, October 18, 2008

Good Friends and Great Memories

This week has been full of special moments and I have built many memories that won't soon fade. I love being able to share my kids with friends and these past few days I have gotten to do just that. Thursday was my day off, and I had the privilege of visiting my best friend, Maria's, classroom in Hopedale, IL. We graduated from Moody together and are both now teaching. Maria invited me to share with her students a bit about Africa and the African Children's Choir. What a joy it was to be there and share with them. The next day the class came on a fieldtrip to see our concert! Never would we have guessed years ago that we would be back in Springfield with both our classes in one church. I took the children back stage and they were so excited to meet the kids from Africa and interact with them. It was a moment I will never forget.

I've always been a country girl at heart and this morning I got my fix of farm life. Auntie Sarah and four of our girls enjoyed horseback riding and ATV rides around a farm near Springfield, IL on one of the most pleasant fall days I have ever seen.

May you experience the little blessings in today.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Oh seeing those pics and hearing or rather reading what you had to say was great. It brought back memories for me. I need to go quading again I haven't been for a while time to "get a little mud on the tires".

So cool that you got to hang out with another friend and see her classroom and join up after graduating. It is so neat to see what everyone has been up to since graduation and see where their lives are heading. I miss everyone but I am also excited to hear what is going on in their lives.

The leaves are starting to change here once again bathing the world in their beautiful shades of ambers and orange. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons just because because it adds so much color to the world, beautiful reds, yellows, browns, oranges everything is so much brighter and cheerier. A good time to take Kate for a walk and just look around. Hope you are doing well and continuing to be blessed.