Greg & I spent a couple hours in the Public Garden after work today. Dad & Mom, this picture's for you.
Tomorrow evening's agenda? Shakespeare on the Common with our friends Scott & Emma!


Tribute to Paul

Dudley's creating a ministry journal for Paul's family, to speak to them of Paul's life ministry. I thought I would post my words to them this morning...

Father, thank You for showing me greater depths of Your goodness through Paul, Leigh, and Terrill. Thank you for Your all-encompassing and glorious plan which can never be thwarted. Thank You for giving the Saxons incredible faith over the previous years, more than they ever imagined having to have - You are Provider, Comforter, Joy, Friend...

Asking the Lord what to write, I kept thinking of Psalm 73:23-28. "Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever..."

Thank you, Paul, for living and dying in the Truth of this passage! Thank you for being a beacon of light in a very dark and hurting world, for showing hope in pain. Thank you for the countless times your faith-filled child words and actions spoke conviction and encouragement to my God-thirsty soul. Thank you for the picture of walking hand in hand with our heavenly Father. You are enjoying God's glory right now and taking another piece of my heart there with you -- thank you for revealing more of the glory of God.

"God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." I'm glad you're physically where you belong for eternity, where you've always seemed to be - dwelling in the house of the Lord forever. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Pray for the Saxons

A dear little boy's life on earth ended on Saturday. Paul is now with His Savior and Heavenly Father! Please pray for his amazing family as they grieve and walk on, remembering their little one and the abundant yet short life God gave him to share with them. Their blog is in our friends list - now titled "Pray for the Saxons." The funeral is tomorrow at First Woodway (Waco, TX). My heart will be in Waco tomorrow... My prayers are with you, Terrill and Leigh...


My new art

See previous post for explanation.
(Greg was so mesmerized by my bright shirt that he cut off the top of my head! hehe)


A party & a date

Today was Ryan's birthday party! (We lived next door to Eliot & Jessie Fay and their two foster boys Robert (8) & Ryan (7) on campus last year.) This is actually Robert smiling for the camera. The theme was tie-dye (sp?), and there was tons of color and water fun! Jessie throws the best kid parties ever! I didn't catch a picture of the amazing cake, but if I find one, I'll definitely post it.

Eliot, Jessie, Greg, and I were quite exhausted after the party. We sat down at the tie-dye table and enjoyed a bag of skittles (yum!) and a pipe smoke. Let me clarify - the boys enjoyed the smoking part and we girls enjoyed the smell. All enjoyed the skittles! Taste the rainbow!
A summary of our adult fun
Greg and I left the North Shore party, parked in Davis, and took the T into Charles/MGH. Thanks to our friend Corrie who took me out last Sunday, we had an amazing date walking Charles Street, Newbury Street, the Public Garden, and Copley Square (see pictures below). And we had some delicious HUGE slices of pizza from the Upper Crust! Thanks, Corrie, for the awesome Boston insight!


The 4th and More

So I couldn't resist posting our pastor's son with one of those foam pillows on his head. He's hilarious! The Boston fireworks over the Charles were incredible! You should ALL come next summer!
The constant drizzle and rain was another story... We were out in it for 6 hours!

Ang & Andrew - They're so perfect for each other!

Kim & Greg - a self portrait