Kinsley LOVES dancing! I am not one of those mothers that thinks that everything applies only to their child. While I am aware that most kids like to dance, it is a great joy to see her dancing and singing and we would love to share with you! This video (linked below because it was too large to upload – any high tech people know how to make this work?) was taken of Kinsley singing and dancing to Ed playing guitar. Ed has been doing a lot of guitar playing as he gets ready to help lead worship at our Fall Retreat this coming weekend and Kinsley loves to join in. We have recently figured out that while sometimes we don’t know what she is singing, most of the time she is singing “Jesus Loves Me” which melts my heart! So enjoy watching our little one break a rug.
The other thing that has been happening at our house is waiting, waiting, waiting. I have been having contractions (some false, some real) and know that I am progressing – but as moms who have had children before know, that doesn’t mean a thing. Here is a picture of me at 36 1/2ish weeks (yes, a week late as I am now 37 1/2 weeks along). While having another child and enjoying life as a family of 4 makes the waiting easier, the increasing uncomfortableness does not. Whenever the Lord is willing, we are ready!
Please pray for our Fall Retreat this weekend (I am stuck at home as my doctors replied a definite no when I asked if I could go too). We were praying for 35 students from ENC to go (10 more than last year) and the Lord has answered our prayers (and we may even be a few students over that)! The ENC students combined with the Southeast Impact students and all the staff, there will be over 100 people at this retreat. There are even students coming from a few schools that have not traditionally had students come in the past – 3 from Campbell University and 10 from Wake Tech (which is particularly fun for me because that is the school I have been focusing on this year). Please pray the Lord changes students’ lives this weekend, draws students into a relationship with himself (we know there is one Jewish student and a few others who don’t know the Lord), bonds students together with each other and the staff, and that they catch a vision for what the Lord is doing on their campus and how they can be a part of that. Thanks for your prayers, partnership, and making this possible!