So, as my friend Joey sweetly reminded me, it is update time again! :) Things have been totally crazy for the past week, as I’ll explain in a minute. First of all, I had a fabulous time at the ladies’ retreat!!! I’ll post more about that later, but in a nutshell . . . it was refreshing, convicting, uplifting, relaxing . . . and ALL of you ladies that live in New England should come next year!!! :) They are actually planning two retreat weekends for next year, but they don’t have the dates/info. available yet. I’ll let you all know when I hear anything. You will want to register EARLY if you’d like to go. This year they had prayed for 50 ladies to come, and they were completely full with 180 ladies who stayed overnight, plus around 20 more that were “day campers,” and there was a waiting list of ladies who wanted to come, but didn’t sign up soon enough. So, don’t delay next year!
Anyway, as I said, more on that later. :) Moving on to what has been going on around here for the past week . . .
Last Friday night, while I was at the retreat, our sweet Julia was swinging, and for some reason she let go . . . went flying through the air and landed on a rock, on her chin. She gashed it badly and the impact also pushed several of her lower teeth back. Poor Jim had to deal with this all by himself, but he’s such a great daddy . . . after assessing the damage, he loaded the kids up and headed to the ER. Three hours and three stitches later, they were back home. Now, I didn’t find out about any of this until I came in the door on Saturday night. I am very thankful that he didn’t let me know while I was at the retreat, as knowing about it would have worried me and I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the time away as much as I did.
Anyway, our past week has kind of revolved around Julia and her mouth/chin (stitches were taken out on Thursday), so as you can imagine, it’s been a crazy time. And apparently it’s not over yet! We’d appreciate your prayers for us--especially Julia--as we go through all of this. Please pray specifically that God would calm her fears and that her tooth problems will be able to be solved without too much trouble or too many trips to far-away dentists.
Hopefully later today I’ll have time to write a post about the ladies’ retreat--before it completely fades out of my memory! :) I hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!