It was dark and drizzling this morning so we all felt like it was deepest winter where we all wanted to stay in bed. But of course it is the middle of summer! It was the dark clouds and airconditioner fooling us!! We usually go grocery shopping early Thursday morning but I decided we didn’t need to so we didn’t have to leave home till 8.00am to get the girls to Mainly Music.  (We are usually at the shops by 7.15am so the girls can help before they go to Mainly Music.)

Jess has been on the committee for Mainly Music for a few years now and it is a terrific opportunity for her. This year is the first year for Nomi to join the team as a helper. It takes up the whole morning every Thursday.

We had a series of little things that happened that made us pause later in the day and reflect on how God works things together. I had become aware of a friend who needed help this morning and I was going to look after my friend’s (MC) children so she could help the other friend. But those plans changed and I wasn’t needed. Joshua usually mows lawn on Thursdays but it was raining so he was not working. He wanted to buy a model plane and since I was only going to be brief in town I let him come with me instead of staying home to study. We get into town, drop off the girls and realise that the other friend who was going to help MC was no longer available to help which meant MC was working by herself. It was obvious that we needed to stay in town and pitch in with the need at hand. So here it was – I was free and Josh was free and we were all in town. Isn’t God good!

I just love the feeling of being free to give up my plans and help someone. Then to have my children work along side of me is a thrill too.


Josh took Daniel shopping with him – Josh was looking for a model plane to do along side a model plane Daniel is ready to work on.  They then walked to the library till I was done with my town chores.


We were all feeling fairly exhausted (first day back and Mainly Music is always a tiring day). So the girls and I watched “Christy” all afternoon (Yes! I know….all afternoon!!!). Nomi has been on cook’s helper this week and has done most of the meals by herself which has been a great accomplishment and a boost to her confidence in the kitchen.

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