Today was a very special Sunday!
The quads were dedicated and baptized this morning during our morning service!
They sat in big church with us until it was time for the baptism.
We arrived EARLY (can you BELIEVE that???) so we could all sit together!
Not a good pic but I saw my daughter over talking to Pastor Doug and of course Kailey followed her!
We 'saved' seats! They were not under conviction! They were definitely SAVED!!!
I used my cane, Mother's walker, purses, you name it!
We all were down at the altar during the baptism so I have no photos but it was a beautiful and memorable service.
Then the whole troop of family and close friends arrived back in Quadville to have a big Sunday Dinner together!
Trystan says she has the BEST Dada EVER!!!
I totally agree with her!
Aunt Summer always arrives bearing gifts!
She can't seem to help herself!
She KNEW what Harrison would want! PAW Patrol!!!!
My handsome son, Jesse! I am working hard on wrapping my mind around the fact that he will be 50 years old this year! What's even harder is that Summer will be 53!!!
Amber and Mike have a big enough house that there are many places to sit quietly away from the crowd if that's what you want to do! The quads find Granddad wherever he goes, though!!
Okay! This is a reality shot!
It is super hard to get a good pic of everyone!!!
I included this photo because Mother forgot her Pocket Talker this morning and left it on the guest room bed. AFTER the baptism service, Louis Dean drove all the way home to get it so she could hear and participate in the conversation at lunch with everyone.
Sweet Summer and Faith and just look at Kailey looking at her Aunt Summer!!
Lots of happy talking and laughing!
Harrison has completely recovered from his illness earlier this week!
Good times to remember!
Summer and Leigh Ann, Amber and Louis Dean!
Mother is in the forground with her sunglasses on her head like a teeny bopper!
I didn't get one single photo of the awesome food today!!!
This morning I got up at 4:00 AM and put a HUGE roast in the crock pot!
Thanks, Denise, for reminding me about using a crock pot!
THEN I got up at 7:00 to slice it and transfer it to a CLEAN crock pot for serving and to shower and get ready! We arrived in Quadville in time to unload food and then race to church only to arrive BEFORE they had even opened the auditorium doors!
Will wonders never cease??
Mike's parents brought a big ham and a ton of baked potatoes and a large pot of baked beans. Summer had mounds of fruits and veggies and cheese cubes while Amber made up some great side dishes and beverages, crackers and everything else!
All too soon it was time to say goodbye!
Louis Dean and his 'Girls!'
Mother was front and center during the entire day and I can tell she loved every single minute!
I am still not driving because of my foot surgery now three weeks ago.
Louis Dean chauffeured Mother back to Fort Worth while I crashed and burned in the front seat under a cover and against two bed pillows!
I was TIRED!
It rained on the way over there which made my sleeping just that much better!
We came home and I went to bed for awhile before getting up to clean the kitchen, start the dishwasher and put in a load of laundry.
Louis Dean cooked some buttery carrots and mashed potatoes to go with leftover roast - which happened to be one of the BEST I have ever cooked - for supper tonight.
We ate out here in the gazebo and I'm still here while I finish up this journal entry.
Louis Dean is in the house doing dishes. I love a man that does dishes!
It's been a busy CRAZY week with me continuing to recover from foot surgery (I still have FIVE weeks to go!!) and Harrison getting Scarlet Fever and all the ins and outs of the things we need to do!
God has a way of working everything out and so he did!
Pastor reminded us today in the sermon that we all have a story. And that 'story' is how GOD is seeking US and what he is doing in our lives.
I am grateful and blessed to know that I am a child of God and will live forever in eternity with him.
He has also put me here on earth - or LEFT me here on earth to do his will and show others his mighty works. Mighty works covers a vast territory. For me - this week - he has turned bitterness into blessing, fear into courage, pain into healing and has restored my soul day by day.
With all the evil and wrong going on in the world - I purpose to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus who can redeem the wrongs and give us comfort, forgiveness, grace, peace, mercy and confidence. I need all these things every single day.