November: You know what it's like when you've been so busy that you can't remember what all you've done? Well, Charity and I (Anna) will do our best to recap everything we can think of :)
So…we'll go with Birthdays first. Joseph's 6th birthday was at the beginning of the month; Papa's Birthday was in the middle of the month; and Charity's 12th birthday was at the end of the month!
Now for the events of the month: Shortly after Joseph's birthday, Elisabeth and Josiah headed out to CA for a week to be with some friends of ours who just had a baby, and help with some around the house activities. They had fun flying together, and enjoyed seeing the Greco family again!
Then, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Mama's grandmother passed away and the Lord provided for us to make it down to the border of Alabama and Georgia for the funeral. It was good to be together with that side of the family and get reacquainted as well as rehears the stories of when "Mamaw and Papaw" were still alive. Mamaw was just one of those people that was a peacemaker, and loved her family. Even towards the end of her life, when Dementia got the best of her, the love and joy of the Lord continued to radiate through her countenance! She never lost the song in her heart, for though she couldn't keep a conversation going, or talk well enough for us to understand what she was saying, as soon a someone started singing an old familiar hymn about Jesus, she would sing the alto part beautifully, without missing a word or note! It was amazing! We will miss her, but we know that she is joyfully singing praises to the Lord in heaven now and forever more!
After the funeral, we came home to spend the night on the way up to CO to visit Papa's sister and her family for Thanksgiving, and then up three more hours into the mountains to visit a Pastor's family that Sunday. We had a wonderful time fellowshipping with them, and hearing how the Lord has guided and provided for them every step of the way! It was a blessing to see them again! That afternoon, we left their place to begin the long 15 hour drive through the night back home, hoping and praying that the Lord would help us get back in time for Papa to get to work! He did just that! We pulled into our drive way just 30 minutes before Papa had to head to work which gave him time to freshen up and prepare to officially start the day, after that wonderful night sleep in the van! :) Just on a side note, the trip to CO was the very first family trip that we have ever taken where Papa did NON of the driving! Josiah actually did most of it, with alternating amongst Mama, me, and Elisabeth (!) when he needed a break! It was great! :)
So that ties up November, and stay tuned for December's post…coming soon!
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
and His greatness is unsearchable.