After my crazy (though wonderful in many ways) January, February settled down nicely. In fact, it turned out to be quite a lovely month in many way. Here are just a few of the reasons it was a Fine February.
- Family Birthdays!
Ellie turned 15! Oh my!
Taran turned 3
and Tammy turned….well, just a bit more beautiful!
We weren’t actually there to help celebrate, but we made sure they all got a perfectly awful rendition of Happy Birthday from Grams and Pops. It’s what we do.
- Although we usually don’t do much of anything for Valentine’s Day (on a good year we go to a card shop, choose a card and then read them to each other), Gary got me flowers this year!
I have to confess, it was very sweet! It’s amazing what you can find in the little town of Comfort!
- I won TWO little “give-away’s” last week from different blogs/Facebook pages I follow! I don’t usually enter those contests since I have never won anything, but for some reason these seemed simple enough and I knew they were the real-deal. So – Thank you to Happy Cloud Creations for this sweet pack of fat quarters
and to Alison Treat, Author, for a sweet one-size-fits-all $10 gift card to Amazon. Several folks asked if I went right out and bought a lottery ticket. But no – didn’t think I should press my ‘luck’!
- That same week, these two mug rugs also arrived at my place –
courtesy of my uber-talented quilting artist good friend, Lynne Croswell. You can check out some of her other creations at her website – Mountain Vistas. Thanks, Lynne!!
- Our SOWER project this month was great! We were volunteering at His Hill Bible School/Camp (in Comfort, TX) which is a gap-year (usually after high school, but sometimes after college) Bible program under the umbrella of Torchbearers, International. Our work was pretty standard SOWER work – painting, painting, and painting for the ladies and general maintenance for the guys – but the true blessing was getting to know the students and faculty. We joined them for lunch most days, and visited with kids from Germany, Brazil, several Canadian Providences and right down the road in San Antonio. Hearing their stories of how they came to His Hill and then to hear what Christ was doing in their lives at the moment, was truly inspirational. We were honored to serve there.
- Since there are several other projects in the area, we had several opportunities to have some great SOWER gatherings. Of course, they all centered around food, but hey – that’s just how we roll!
7. Along with getting together with other SOWERs working in the area, we also made a trip into San Antonio to visit some retired SOWERS, Jo & Roy Butler. They are some of our very favorite people, and we’re always happy when we can connect! It was also super fun that our buddies Don and Jenny were able to join us for the day!
And you can’t beat that!