We had a good Mother's Day. We bought some cute platters to pass out to our Mothers of our 2 churches. I wanted to tie a pretty bow around them, but when you haul everything on VERY CROWDED buses...you just have to forget some of the non-essential things that you want to do. =) We had a good morning service and Phillip spoke on Prov. 31, the virtuous lady! There were 13 Mothers in our morning service, and Phillip thanked all of the Mothers for all they are, and have been, and have done, and then Kimberly, Phillip and I sang a trio of a pretty Mother's Day song for them, and then he prayed for we Mothers. He presented an extra gift (a cute little Welcome sign) to the OLDEST MOTHER, THE MOTHER WITH THE MOST KIDS, THE MOTHER THAT HAD A BIRTHDAY CLOSEST TO THAT DAY, AND THE MOTHER THAT HAD WALKED THE FARTHEST. You see, IN OUR CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD...It is NOT a good idea to HONOR the youngest Mothers...for we have A LOT OF UNWED TEENAGE GIRLS THAT ARE NOW MOMS!! ALSO, we wanted to recognize the Mother with the YOUNGEST BABY...BUT THAT WAS NOT POSSIBLE, FOR THE YOUNGEST BABY JUST DIED 3 DAYS AGO. =( The Mothers were so touched with Phillip's kind words, prayer and they LOVED THEIR GIFTS!! Out of 13 Mothers...WE HAD 2 LADIES THERE THAT EACH HAD 15 CHILDREN!! WHEW!!! =) The lady in the green pants had 15, AND DIANA that just lost her baby, is #9 of her 15 children. Also, the older lady in front of me, to the left had 15 too. =)
Diana, the Mommy of the baby that just died was there, and God seems to be helping her. Diana and Jason showed us where their home was, and invited us in for coffee and a roll. It was nice getting to know them better, they are so sweet.
~This is Diana & Jason, that lost their baby. I was glad to see that Diana does have this cute, little girl to help heal her hurting heart.~
Because of that GOOD VISIT, we got home at 2:30, and needed to leave around 3:30 for our evening service. BUT, THAT WAS OK...FOR YESTERDAY I HAD ASKED PHILLIP TO PLEASE BUY US SOME...
FOR OUR SUNDAY DINNER, SO I WOULD NOT HAVE TO COOK. I DID MAKE FRESH GRAPE JUICE AND A PIE TO GO WITH THE TAMALES! =) SO, OUR MEAL TURNED OUT YUMMY! The tamales here are wrapped in Platano leaves (like a banana), and are made out of Masa, pork, chicken, vegetables, rice, garbanzo beans, and egg. Sounds yucky, but we LOVE them!
Tonight, we had a good service in our other church, and had 7 Mothers there. They too really appreciated the kind words, the prayer, our song, and the gifts. Also, there was a Mother there that had 10 children. =) (When I was younger, I use to want 12 kids...THAT IS...until I got more KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT. =)
God gave us a great Lord's Day and Mother's Day and for that we thank him.
God bless each of y'all! And thanks tons for your prayers!!