Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm a Mother-in-Law

Outside my window...rainy but warm. It was cool on our daughter’s wedding day, but it was sunny.
I am thinking...I got a call out of the blue from someone at a church down the street. They heard I was a speaker and would I be interested in speaking at their Ladies’ Retreat. I didn’t know how they knew that, since it hasn’t been announced yet that I’m the speaker next May for the SGF Ladies’ Retreat. Anyway, it’s in February. I said yes. I’m excited but humbled by the responsibility given to me. I haven’t chosen a topic yet.

I am hoping...Kody gets help with his behavioural issues. He nipped at a little dog while at doggie day care for two nights. They didn’t seem to notice any triggers to his behaviour, which makes it harder to fix.

I am thankful for...the testimony of our daughter’s wedding. There were many unbelievers there and the message and every part of the day was such a testament to what marriage represents. There were about 200 people at the ceremony and 85 at the reception. Because of the limited size of the venue for the reception, we had refreshments at the church. I made the desserts and candy bar and my son-in-law’s family made the appetizers. There was also coffee, tea, and punch. It was great for those who travelled far. This was the first wedding in Harvest Oakville’s new building.

From the kitchen...Atlantic salmon and oven roasted mini-potatoes.
I am hearing... a quiet house. Everyone else is still asleep. That’s what happens when you wake up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning.
I am wearing...pajamas.
I am reading...the book of Isaiah and the book of 1st Thessalonians. I’m happy that I’ve been keeping up with my daily Bible reading. I may just make it to the end of the year for once, God willing.  

Around the house...My eldest is on her honeymoon in California. My youngest is trying to catch up with the homework that was delayed for the wedding. My mom is in London with her sister and brother. My husband is busy at work with a difficult course on finances and accounting. I found my time off went far too quickly. We ate out almost every night this week. I can’t wait for simple meals or leftovers. We are probably having an overnight guest again tonight.

One of my favourite things....seeing so many friends and family at the wedding.

Some plans for the four nights. Speak at the Women of Faith meeting on Saturday morning, dinner party on Saturday night. We are guests this time. Church on Sunday.


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