Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Quite a pleasant day

Mikayla and I were so kindly invited to a ladies' luncheon hosted by our pastor's wife. Well, today was the day, and if you have had any dealings with our daughter, you probably know that I was a bit nervous about the whole ordeal. While Mikayla is lots of fun, she's also quite energetic, lively, curious, at times rebellious, and a bit stubborn. So, what did I do?? I prayed. Prayed that Mikayla would have a good day and that I, as her mother, would be wise and loving in mothering her.

The Lord so kindly answered my prayer, and we had a delightful couple of hours together with several other women:))) I was so thrilled, as you can imagine. It took us almost an hour to get to this place. First we took a tour. It was GORGEOUS. So extravagantly decorated. Breathtaking. Then we ate a scrumptious lunch. Spanish rice with a veggie soup and (really good!) tortillas- with tea and a lime to boot. Mikayla really liked the meal along with me, and then we shared some YUMMY carrot cake. :)!

After a few moments to let food settle and relax outside (enjoying the beautiful view!), we went indoors for a most excellent Bible study given by our pastor's daughter. Mikayla actually quietly sat beside me (most of the time) with her notebook and colored pencils and was a sweetheart! Oh, this day was such a blessing for me!! To know that my God cares even to answer small prayers in my life is just so humbling. I was encouraged in the Word. ps. You know, the most attractive woman is a godly woman. There's NO doubt about it.

Coming home, I looked at Mikayla and told her that I was so proud of her and that she was SUCH A GOOD GIRL TODAY. She looked at me seriously, then just beamed. I LOVED IT. And I love her. So much.

I hope you, too, had a good day. Mine was unique and special, to be sure!


Emmie said...

How wonderful to see God answer prayers for and about your children! Ask for more and more, and get ready to receive. God is indeed SO good! I MISS YOU! Lubs!

Jamie Butts said...

I missed your birthday (and Mary's) I think. And Rebekah's? Oh no! Happy birthday! (Can you send me those dates for everyone (and your mom's), so I can put them on my calendar for next year. I love you, Sarah!

Grace said...

i'm so happy for you that the luncheon went well. i remember the good old days with ian and not really enjoying the places that i went b/c they have sooo much energy. but i think she's at the age where she'll get easier every day. their attention span grows and it's so neat to watch them sit there for 30 minutes trying to do something. fun times. well, i'm off to take a nap. love you.

Rebekah said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, Sarah. How precious to see the Lord working in Mikayla even at such a young age. It gives me encouragement for my boys, especially Ryan.

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

Aww. Thats really awesome and I'm glad yall had a great time. (:)

Christy said...

We already talked, but I love you! I am really thankful that you were able to go and that it went so well. Lovies for Kales!!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow.. Lord willing.