Monday, June 15, 2009

Finally an update

Hi Everyone,

The past few weeks have been quite hectic with all of the end-of-the-school-year activities going on!  I know that most of you know this already, but John is employed!  Last week was his first week.  Things are different for him, but he is feeling hopeful.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he transitions into his new job.

Lilly graduated from 8th grade.  We registered her for high school.  John and I have shed a few tears this past week or so, remembering our baby daughter with her perfect pouty lips who turned into an adorable, happy, and funny toddler, with her bouncy curls and infectious smile.  Now she's growing up; blossoming into an amazing young lady.  She is so beautiful both inside and out.  But oh I would give a million just to see her do the "little foot" dance in front of the tv again!  *sniff, sniff*  We are so proud of her!

We spent this past weekend at my parents' house for Erik's graduation from Chiropractic college.  Congratulations Dr. Beauvais!  We are so proud of you!  It was great to be with all of my siblings and their families.  They are all so beautiful in so many ways!!

This past Saturday my sister Medea also hosted "Pay it forward Saturday".  She had a counter full of donated items such as detergents, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, pasta, sauce, rice, gift cards to grocery stores and target, toothpaste, deodorant, and assorted other goods.  Medea gave free haircuts and my mom was there hemming and mending people's clothes.  People who were out of work and/or affected by the failing economy were invited to take from the pile of goods and receive the free services.  Others came to give freely and be a blessing to those in need.  It was an awesome day; people freely giving and others freely receiving.  This is what "loving your neighbor" is all about.  I love my family and the compassion they have for others and for the world around them.  I am truly blessed.

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