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Everyone finally back to school today ….. the cat and I have the house back to ourselves!
It is only a month until our trip to Florida – can’t wait, especially on dark, wet and gloomy mornings like today!
This was at 8.45 am this morning. I am looking forward to the lighter mornings!
Our daughters have exams at school at the minute – trying to help go over some maths but let’s just say it has been a LONG time since my brain got it’s head around simultaneous quadratic equations!It has proved a lesson in remembering what I no longer remember!
It was our Covenant service in church yesterday – a special service in the Methodist church, when we recommit our lives to God, traditionally on the first Sunday of the new year.
As part of the service we were challenged by our minister to do the following:
Look back and thank God Look up and seek God Look around and serve God Look forward and trust God
Here is part of the prayer/promise we make together
I am no longer my own but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.
I am not sure if any other denominations have a similar commitment service, but it has become an important and meaningful part of my Christian faith.
Inspired by Elizabeth I am planning to start of my bloggy week with a roundup of what’s been happening.
I have already blogged about our great day on St Patrick’s Day with our friends from USA.
Yesterday we had a quieter but still enjoyable day. It was Mothers Day here, so it started with breakfast in bed with the help of my 7 year old – tea and toast (with LOTS of butter and jam!)
I received some lovely cards and gifts from my kids – a plant, a book, a Reese peanut butter bar (love them), and some homemade gifts too.
My 7 year old brought this home from school:
All About My Mum
“What is she like? She has brown hair She wirs wundfull cloos I love them Things she likes doing? She makes jullery every day Why do you love her? She dos lots of stuff for me She heps me wif my homwerk and thats all about my Mum”
This is the poem (which my 7 year old said he was made to copy, and he assured me that is WAS NOT his words!!!)
“M is for the many times you have hugged me U is for the unbelievable things you do M is for all our memories together
Mum I am so glad I have you” Before church I had a wee walk in Wallace Park – it was a beautiful spring morning.
Did you spot the butterfly?
In church all the ladies (not just the mums) receive a wee posy of flowers – here is a pic from my iphone (hence the poor quality) of the front of our church will all the flowers.
I know Mother’s Day is over for another year, but for my daily photo for Project 365, I wanted to photograph some of the cards and the little posy of flowers from church I received yesterday.
I have 3 kids, but so far have received 7 cards, and counting! (There is an unfinished one apparently somewhere in the house, which is not yet ready to be delivered).
Every year in church all the ladies are given a small posy of flowers – usually a daffodil, some heather, a little greenery and whatever else has been donated from gardens. The kids hand them out at the end of the service, and I like that all ladies are included.
So here is today’s pic.
And a close up of some of the cards.
I came across a number of great posts today, and wanted to link to them immediately. I often save links on Tumblr with the intention of sharing them with you, my bloggy friends at a later date…..but I never do!