Friday, May 15, 2009

My Life Lately

Kayla and Andrew...Wedding Sept 4th

This is their official engagement photo. Kayla and Andrew spent three hours with their photographer doing engagement pics. She said she had a really good time with them. She likes to give them the session to get to know them before the big day.

I think we have a very wise photographer! Anything to reduce stress is wonderful for the mother of the bride!! So, they had the option of purchasing the disc, which they did, and can do anything they want with the photos.
They officially have a home now too. So life is moving swiftly for us here...It has been crazy~busy with so much going on, I have been scarce in blogworld.

On top of the yard work that we are doing to get ready for the wedding here on the farm, I have been spending time with people, on the phone, and in prayer. I have been privileged to lift friends up in prayer and encourage them. I find great joy in that.

A dear friend's daughter (age 19) was just diagnosed w/ Lymphoma and has started Chemo Therapy. Another friend's daughter has been diagnosed with Cushing's disease. They are going through testing. She herself ended up with high blood pressure/migraines and in the clinic for tests. Another friend has a son in middle school who's legs were growing crooked, so they had to break them both and screw plates in them. He is not to put weight on them for over two weeks. That makes for alot of work for them. Another friend has had her 6 week old baby in the hospital for a few weeks. He had heart surgery, and then a lung collapsed. I think they are coming home soon though. Trials litter life, but God is good and faithful in the midst of them!

I love that in all these things, we are more than conquerers through Him who loves us.
What would we do without Jesus?
I tell you, He has been so active in all these circumstances, it is sweet being a part of the family of God. But I didn't have to tell you that, did I?

Here is Ethan and his friend Stephanie:

A few weeks ago, prom was his first "date"~ever :D (That is me smiling!). He is (to his mama's delight) a young man that treads cautiously. This beauty attends our youth group, and is from a different school. They are out for the first time tonight. With Kayla and Andrew (chaperones~ha ha!) After the kids having just gone through the purity and Biblical dating unit @ youth group, I am feeling pretty confident that they are well equipped to make wise choices. Dinner and that boy needs a job!!

That is my life lately...

Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8


Joyful said...

Kathy, thanks for sharing the pics! Beautiful.

I smiled at the picture and story of Ethan. My son, who will be 17 next month, has never been on an official "date" either. He has a "friend girl", named Stephanie as well. He met her almost 3 years ago and they are great friends. Her Dad is a Pastor, and the funny thing is, we've discovered that my grandparents (who passed away over 30 years ago) were friends with her grandparents.

I have a verse that I continue to pray for my son. It appears three times in the Song of Solomon, "Do you awaken love until its time." Praying the Lord will keep my son from developing any kind of deeper relationship with a girl until His time.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

Melanie said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing the wedding plans. We may have one in the next year, too! My daughter turns 20 in Oct.

Joyful said...

oops...just read my comment above and the verse is wrong...sorry! It should read : "Do NOT awaken love until it's time". Oops.

Rachel B said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Kathy. I hope you'll share pictures of the wedding on the farm too...when the time comes. :)

Your Ethan and his friend are adorable too!

You are a busy girl, but isn't it awesome to be busy doing the work of the Lord?! You are blessed to have such a lovely family and so many friends...and they are blessed to have you too. I said a prayer for your friends and for you as well.

Have a blessed day!

Angela said...

CUTE engagement pics! I am so sorry to hear about all of the illnesses. Trouble always seems to come at the same time, doesn't it? You are so right..without God, who can make it through the uncertainties of life? I wonder about this quite often, actually. If I didn't know my God, I wouldn't be a very happy person. I will be praying for your friends.

eLisa said...

Wow, Kathy! What a hopping schedule, filled with blessings and burdens. Cast them on to the Lord, like you always do. He is faithful to carry them for you.

You're children are beautiful, and the way you describe their character is inspiring. Thanks!!!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Wow, do you have a lot going on! And your precious friends who are in the middle of heavy things. I'm sorry. Thank God we have one another.

Loved the pics and your positive faith filled post.

Hold on to Jesus.


Shonda said...

Oh how exciting about the prom, and all the preparations for the wedding.

There is so much going on with so many people and I agree, What would we do without Jesus?

Your praying friend-

Kristi said...

Their photos are beautiful! Blessings to you and your beautiful family!