Hey there everyone and welcome back to Good Morning Mondays.
What a great weekend we had celebrating our no 1 son’s 21st birthday.
First of all though we celebrated our no 2 granddaughters 2nd birthday. She just so enjoyed getting to blow her candles out and it was a great time with her dad and mum and her other grandparents, great grandparents and her aunts and uncles. It is so wonderful when family come together to celebrate like this.Our No 1 son was home all week which was such a blessing. We miss him so much and we are so happy to be able to spend some quality time with him. He is such a great young man and we are both so honoured to be able to call him our son, he is a special gift from God that is for sure.
Our son-in-law and daughter and their children came down on Thursday night to help us get ready for the party. They are such a help to us and we wouldn’t have achieved everything if it wasn’t for them.
We then had a friend and her 3 youngest sons stay on Friday and Saturday night. This friend is the mother to the young people that our son now works with. She is such an inspiration and encouragement to us and she shares her heart so openly and challenges us in our walk with the Lord.
After cooking the pig on the spit on Friday we sat around the lamb on the spit on Friday night. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and singing. There were accordians and a guitar and some lovely voices, it was great fun.
By lunch time on Saturday the young people that he works with turned up and we had another 8 to feed for lunch. I had made a big batch of vegetable soup which we all devoured and it warmed us up nicely.
They are such a wonderful bunch of young people and we are so pleased that our son is working with them in a Godly environment. They challenge each other to keep their eyes fixed on God in all that they do.
By 4 pm most everybody had turned up and they had started the clay bird shoot by then. Most everybody got to have a go and I hit one of the clays first off but my aim when down hill after that. I really enjoy this sport and it is a lot of fun.
We had the roast pork and lamb for tea which was accompanied with scallop potatoes and various salads. For desert we had pavlovas, mini cheesecakes, a most delicious trifle and cake. There was enough left over to feed us all on Sunday lunch and a few more meals this coming week. I like leftovers!!!
Our no 1 daughter made her brother a birthday cake and it was just wonderful.If you look closely, you will see a very bogged 4wd ute and a caricature of our son shooting. She had even put on trick candles that wouldn’t be blown out – the young children had great fun with this.
The speeches were just lovely and those that spoke talked about our son’s soft heart and caring and generous nature. His friends told of his commitment to them and his sense of humour.
After nearly everyone had left, we brought out the instruments again and had another praise and worship session. It was so encouraging to see the young people openly worshiping God around the campfire.
So all in all a wonderful night was had by all. We went to bed at about 1 am but some of the others didn’t get there until after 3 am.
Our no 1 son left with all his work mates on Sunday afternoon and we probably wont see him now for at least 3 months. So this weekend was very special for us all.
On another note I finished the beanie I was knitting for our grandson and it was a perfect fit and I think he likes it.
Last but not least here is granddad with his granddaughters. They have a lot of fun together.
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This week we have to get the house back into order. There is only 7 days until the eisteddfod so we will be doing piano practice and school as well.
Not much else is happening this week. It is getting quite cold now and it has been raining so everything outside is a bit muddy.
I am starting on another cardigan for our other granddaughter and I need to sew some jumpers for our children.
I would love to hear how God is challenging you at the moment and what you have been up to.
I think of you all often and I pray that you are all well and that God is working in your hearts and lives.
Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
Blessings to you all dear friends xxxx