Sunday, July 04, 2010

Widows for a Week

What do two women whose husbands and two oldest daughters have left for a Higher Things Conference do with themselves for the week?

  • Tortillas
  • Cheddar Crackers
  • Bagels
  • Noodles
  • Doughnuts
  • all with freshly ground whole wheat flour

  • all day and till midnight of one day
  • most of the afternoon and evening of a second day

  • about homeschooling
  • about baking
  • about raising babies
  • about raising toddlers
  • about raising children
  • about raising teenagers
  • about scrapbooking
  • about missing our husbands and oldest daughters
  • about healthy eating
  • just about everything and anything

  • we still had three children each with us, so we took care of them, fed them (at what seemed like every minute of the day) bathed them, and let them have slumber parties in the basement with movies nearly every night.
  • daily dishes (and with all that baking there was a never ending supply of dirty dishes) and meal preparations, and laundry

  • one afternoon and one morning to a local pool

  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum

  • a fellow pastor's wife and homeschooling mom came for a visit one day
  • we went to a fellow homeschooling mom's home one day to scrapbook

  • for a 13 month old little girl in my church whose mom took her older sister to see Toy Story 3.

  • about the group making it home when we learned they were broke down on the side of the road 7 miles outside of Rawlins, WY on Friday.
  • about if a part could be found for the bus for it to be fixed.
  • about how all the kids (and chaperones) were handling being stranded in the middle of nowhere
  • about how we can help when we are hundreds of miles away
  • about them driving through the night on Saturday after the bus was fixed enough for them to drive home starting at 2:30 pm on Saturday

  • that they all made it home safely at 6:30am this morning.
Praise Be to God our Heavenly Father for His protection!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

I'm so glad they finally made it home. We saw the royalty at North Morristown. Also, thanks again for watching the 13 month old. We really enjoyed the movie.Aubrey and I cried.