Thank you to all who expressed such kindness and compassion in my last post. Lauren is doing pretty well bearing her disappointment. I think it is going to be a long process of grasping the whole thing. In her grief, she has taken to begging for a puppy these days. She and her "band of brothers" (ha!) and sister have taken to new songwriting over the issue. My camera memory card was full the other day when I tried to grab it and catch them in the act: guitars strapped on, singing with all their might, "OH I wish I had a dog, I wish I had a dog, I wish I had a dog today. I wish I had a dog, I wish I had a dog, OH I WISH I had a dog TODAY!" And it went to other verses which I don't recall. My kids are a hoot.
I admit, Mommy and Daddy are both having a softy spot on the subject. So, who knows, maybe the day will come when we'll make our family addition announcement. Long about the time we would normally get 'baby fever' and there are no babies to be had! :) Yeah, that was probably too much information......
Yesterday was our first Sunday with our new pastor. I think it went exceptionally well for such a huge transition service. Things are different, to be sure, but we feel that as long as God does keep us serving in this congregation we're going to do so with all our might, and attempt to be as much a blessing as we can be.
My brain is rather tired now, and this is as much of an update as I seem to be able to muster. I apologize for the boring content of this post! I just thought it was time to post something new in place of the depressing post below.
Happy Independence week to you and yours! God Bless America!