Sunday, January 11, 2009

BACK TO NORMAL

Normal is good.
Normal - conforming with an accepted standard or norm; natural; usual.

The first normal is we are once again picking our grandson, Aric, up from school on Wednesdays and bringing him home with us.
Here he is in his new Royal Rangers shirt, vest & cap. Royal Rangers is a youth group at our church on Wednesday nights. Aric is able to attend this, spend the night with us, and then we take him to school on Thursday morning. We are so happy to be able to once again do this "normal" pattern every week.
The next "normal" is we are back to cleaning Marc's home for him every other week. This makes life so much easier on him, as a single parent, and the extra "pocket money" is a nice bonus for Mickey & I.!!!
My next normal, is to begin entertaining friends in our home once again.
Mickey & I both enjoy opening up our home for this type of fellowship and one of my goals for 2009 is having friends to our home often for a home cooked meal.
We had two couples of our church friends over Saturday night. After dinner it was so much fun just visiting and talking about the Lord and what we are expecting for our church this year. Both of these couples have been attending Coweta Assembly for years although it's only been 2 years for Mickey & I . We are so thankful God chose to place us in this fellowship.
DENNIS didn't have a clue I was sneaking this picture as we are watching a video from the 1998 Brownsville Revival we attended!!


SALLY, is Dennis wife. She has the best sense of humor and the most infectious laugh ever. This couple are such a joy to us.

CATHIE & DAVID are actually not only Church family but live just two blocks from us. I became acquainted with Cathie last summer when she asked me to go with her to pray for a very ill friend. When I gave her my address we discovered we were neighbors!!!

That is a piece of Mickey you see sitting on the couch :o)

The joy of good Christian friends is a gift without measure and yet another wonderful blessing of the Lord we enjoy.

19 comments:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I wish we were neighbors and I could be coming over for a meal and fellowship with Dave and you guys. Oh, I know it would be wonderful!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Great post about friendship. Thanking God for the friends He puts in our path. Glad your grandson gets to do Royal Rangers. I've heard that is a great program.

Joy

Mari said...

Christian friends are indeed a true blessing.

Betty said...

Looks like a fun evening. It´s great to have friends.

It's All Good! said...

I really enjoy fellowshiping with other believers. We used to have a home fellowship at our house every other Fri. for quite awhile. It finally outgrew our home and was moved to another friend's home. We tried to encourage maybe splitting it off, but no one wanted to, they just enjoyed being together.
Have a great week, Susan.

Nadine said...

Normal is good especially when it includes spending time with good friends.

Dawn said...

I would love to come to your house for a good meal and fellowship!

My word is flexibility - I was interested to see that someone else has that one, too. I wrote about it today.

Shirley said...

So glad life is getting back to normal! Also so glad that Mickey is healthy again and post surgery :)

The Olson's: said...

Normal sure feels good after having been interrupted! I'm glad to hear things are returning to normal. Aric sure looks happy in his uniform.

Friends are truly one of life's treasures from God, especially those friends you can connect with on a spiritual level. I'm glad God has blessed you & Mickey with eternal friends.
~ Leanne

Ross' Cottage said...

I love that you pick up your grandson once a week. What a special memory of spending those precious nights with his grandparents!

Me Maw said...

Yes, normal...that is a very good word, I agree. What a cutie your grandson is!

Jillian, Inc said...

I can't only imagine how much you enjoy the Wed. with your grandson. And I love reading about your entertaining and great home-cooked meals! Hugs.

Becky said...

What a very lovely time. We, too, are having people in more lately. Two small groups a week! So we are getting to know more folks and enjoying the hospitality aspect. Although, I do think that planning to grocery shop, do laundry AND clean house on a day I have to bake for company is a little ambitious.

retha said...

I can believe it was a wonderful time you had.
For Aric to be able to spend this regular time with his grandparents is amazing. And he has you both for him self.!

Dawn said...

I took the request down because Sherry (groovyoldlady) sent me a note saying that Snopes had some comments about this message and that it was a bit misleading.

Tammy said...

Loved getting caught up with you today, Susan!
(And seeing all of your "face to face" friendships!) ;)

Meredith Teagarden said...

I also LOVE to have people over. Your Royal Ranger is a cutie. How fun to have him every week!

Sohailah said...

I love your NORMAL! SO glad for you and proud of the weight loss!!! That is wonderful! EVERY pound is one less your heart has to work for.

Pam said...

I have a feeling you all are the most hospitable couple! I'd love to find out in person.

Until this post, I always thought normal was over-rated! Your kind of Normal is good though!