Saturday, February 16, 2008

Soaking in a few more days.......

Jacob celebrated with his friends today. We had a b-day party a couple of weeks early so he could party with some very special buddies. We were thankful the party was able to happen, a little fever mid week had us nervous. Momma was praying a lot about that one!
The kids loved the games the McDonald's lady had ready for them.

10 kids, happy meals, a playground, cake, presents & games....not as chaotic as I thought it would be!

Cake time

Below are a few pics from this week......

Jacob enjoys one of his favorite past times, playing on the ramp at church with Lily. We were sure we would leave from the bottom of the ramp one day and need to head straight to Children's hospital for stitches. But what do you say to a kid who is at the church A LOT?!

The staff gave us a farewell party last night, notice tear-stained faces! This is Diane, Inman's assistant and a huge Jacob fan

Of course, I joke and say it takes all of the ladies on the 3rd floor to keep him in line!

We had a fun night even with the tears. We have served on a great staff, a true team. We are so thankful for the relationships that God has blessed us with!

We definitely have had a few tears as we say more and more goodbyes but we have both agreed God has protected us too. We are excited about what is ahead and are so thankful for the wonderful friends we have made in New Orleans.

We are grateful for where we are. This time last year we had just lost a baby and spent Valentine's day having a D&C. To have such an adventure ahead of us, a healthy growing baby on the way and spent this Valentine's day enjoying our last few days here and planning a belated Valentine's date scheduled for Monday night at one of our New Orleans favorite spots........a lot to be thankful for!

Tomorrow is our last Sunday at FBNO. I know personally this will be one of the hardest parts. Our church family has become just that, a special family. We have had some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows as a church body over the last couple of years following the storm. That kind of roller coaster draws you very close. Pray with us as we say "see you later" to our great friends!

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