Clint is leaving on Saturday for Africa, so we met for dinner tonight.
Thank you for these people.
Thank you that you picked me to be their mom.
Thank you for the opportunities you've blessed them with.
Thank you for the work Clint gets to do in Africa. I know Your hand was all over that.
Please keep him safe; both while traveling and while working. I pray he would find favor with those he comes in contact with. I pray that he would remain healthy. Please open and close doors according to Your will. I pray a blessing over the teams he'll be meeting up with in Uganda and Tanzania. Could you send a few extra angels to keep watch over him?
Thank you for Drew and Danica's Season of New Things. Marriage, housing, job promotions ... so many beautiful gifts from you. I pray You would be generous with giving Drew wisdom as he learns to lead with joy and compassion, both at home and at work. I pray You would provide him with role models and mentors who'll come alongside as he encounters challenges. Remind him to lean into You when he feels overwhelmed. Please guide them as they purchase a place of their own, could You handpick their neighbours? Haha. I pray they would be fun, and kind, and helpful. Thank you for Danica's job, and the opportunities she has to speak into her client's lives when they're sitting in her salon chair. I pray You would give her strength when she's tired and wisdom when she's stumped for what to say...
And thank you for Max's acceptance into BCIT this fall! So excited for him. Thank you for this time in his life; I pray Your protection and blessing on him as he becomes a full-time student. I pray that his instructors would be clear, vibrant, intelligent communicators and that his class-mates would be motivated, enthused, hard-working partners for all those group projects. And thank you for Amy's new job and new volunteer opportunity; I pray You would give her wisdom and peace as she learns and grows in both. She put some schooling on hold in order to accept this position; I pray that when she gets back into it, it would be a smooth transition to a successful finish.
Three things I'm thankful for:
7. This life.
8. His love.