“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent and guts.
That’s what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
This weekend is a BIGGIE, y’all.
It wasn’t originally supposed to be anything out of the ordinary, but about three weeks ago, one of the other Angel House mamas-in-waiting typed this into existence:
“maybe we need a girl gathering before all the kids are home…not realistic I know, but I’m just saying.”
There it was. Out there for all 11 of us to read, and boy did our adventure-gears start turning!
COULD we get together this year? We’ve talked about getting together every year or so after our kiddos are all home, but could we get together now, too?
TWO of the mamas in our group (of 11) met their kids this past January, and the other SIX of us are still waiting to get our official invites. The other THREE mamas in our group brought their (5) kiddos home this year! 😀
You may remember my post about Kelly & Kevenel’s ‘Gotcha Day‘. Amanda, Kelly & Kevenel’s mama, also wrote a beautiful follow-up post titled, ‘Becoming Sons‘ over on the Three Angels blog if you’d like to see how everybody’s doing these days.
We’re so happy to have them so close to us, right here in Alabama!
(Fun fact: Sue wrote a fantastic Bible study called ‘I Didn’t Want To Be That Girl: A Look At The Life Of Eve‘)
And I’ve been dying to show you this new photo of Lovely and Yrvens with their forever family:
They’ve been home for a little over a month now, and I’ve looked at that picture just about every day since mama Nikki posted it! 😀
Now let me tell you about this weekend. This BIG weekend.
SIX of us are getting together!!
Four of us who are still waiting to travel, and two of us who met their kiddos this past January.
We’re coming in from all corners of the country, and we’re meeting up at a big old beach house. It holds 118 years of history, and after this weekend, it’ll hold the memories of our spur (ish) of the moment meet-up within it’s wooden walls forever, too.
As November presses on, the likelihood of any of us going to Haiti in 2014 decreases with each passing day- but we know God’s got a plan for us. And we have Hope because we have Him. And thanks to Him, my Sisters and I will have each other for a few days this weekend, too. 🙂
And to all the other mamas-in-waiting out there, I read this in Colossians this week and just knew you would love it too:
“We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul
Not the grim strength of gritting your teeth, but the GLORY-STRENGTH God gives.
It is the strength that endures the unendurable, and spills over into JOY,
thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything
bright and beautiful he has for us.”
-Paul, from Colossians 1:10-12 (MSG)
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