Two of our SOWER couples are pulling out tomorrow and heading home, so we had a lovely end-of-project luncheon today. After we had eaten we went around the table and each of us shared something we were thankful for.
Family and the Oakridge community were high on the list of thanksgiving. I am indeed thankful for those things. But my thankfulness this day was headed in a slightly smaller direction.
While Lana and I were busy putting up Christmas decorations,
three little ones were busy playing in the background.
Listening to those little cousins playing and giggling and yes, sometimes even squabbling, did this Gramma’s heart good!
Four Days until Waco (3 grandboys)
Forty One Days until Columbus (7 grandkiddos)
Maybe it’s more accurate to say I’m thankful for friends who stretch me beyond my comfort zone.
Today I went zip lining.
(In case you can’t tell, I’m the one in orange!)
After we were all geared up, we had to climb up that tower behind us.
Thankfully there are stairs on the inside and we didn’t have to go up the rock wall.
Once we were up top, we were hooked up to the ziplines.
If I look like I was holding on for dear life, it’s because I was.
Yeah. I was going to let go and step off at the count of 3.
Yep! Really. (Remember, I’m that orange dot on the right!)
While it’s true that it was about 30 minutes of orientation, gearing up, climbing up, and getting into place for maybe 30 seconds of “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee”, it still was a great experience.
So thankful I was stretched to start my 67th year with a bit of a plunge!
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Oakridge Ministries – Anadarko, OK 4/10 – 4/22
Great SOWER project! Wonderful time spent with friends, old and new, big electrical job completed, big drapery job hung and hemmed, house renovation begun, deck built and stained, many peanuts eaten.
Time with the Kids in Ohio – April 28 – May 8
Snuggles and giggles and swing sets and gymnastics and ballgames. So good to spend time with these littles and their parents!
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