Last night our church had a shower for Amos and Rebekah's Jeriah. Pam J. did a devotional about the blessing of children. It was so good! I'm not having children anymore but still want to keep the attitude of children being a blessing and to support younger mothers. She gave examples of how the world is against having children and how they view them as a bother and expense. It was so encouraging that there were even a few tears among the ladies.
The girls and I led in a game called, "Who Stole the Baby" based on the Clue game. Rebekah was one of the "suspects", kind of anyway, who you went to to ask questions. I wasn't sure how it would work but everyone seemed to enjoy it. For those that want to know, Matthew M. took baby Nellie, put her in the church outdoor nativity set, in order to sell her, and he did it during Sunday School. It was interesting anyway!
Naomi and Essie were there. Essie was full of smiles. Overall, there was a really good turn out considering all the flu going around.
Rebekah got lots of nice gifts which will make Jeriah one well dressed little guy. I'm afraid I don't have a picture of him because the battery on my camera went dead so this is all the pictures I got, that were nice anyway. Thank you Jaime, Ellen, and Stephanie for doing the shower! It was very nice! Thank you, Rebekah, for being such a wonderful daughter-in-law and for blessing us with grandchildren! And thank you, Pam, for that wonderful reminder of the blessing from God that children are. Makes me want to go out and adopt a whole bunch of them! For those of you young mothers out there, don't get discouraged with all the hard work children are. They are worth every bit of bother and expense, and are the best way to raise up disciples for God. They truly are a blessing and the rewards of godly raised children are, are, are, well, I can't think of a word to describe how wonderful they are! It is my desire and prayer that all my daughters and daughter-in-laws be blessed with many, many olive plants!
On another note, I can't hardly wait for spring! To be able to open the windows and to feel the ground under my feet sounds so wonderful!