Tomorrow morning I am leaving for Washington, Iowa. I am going to a youth conference with our teens. I am very excited. The name of the conference is Our Time. It is at Marion Ave. Baptist Church. This church has been lead by Bro. Larry Brown. At Pastors School Bro. Brown announced that he is giving up his church and become a traveling Evangelist. His son is in the running to take over the church. Bro. Browns wife died last year and he really has the gift of spreading the gospel. I can't wait to attend this conference. I am also excited to get to know the teens better. Praying for a safe trip and for the teens to be changed.
God has truly blessed me. He gave me a wonderful, loyal, hardworking, loving husband. He gave me 2 fantastic daughters, 2 adorable granddaughters, 2 son-in-laws that love and care for our daughters, a great church and lots of friends who we love and care for. I am so thankful for all of it. He has given me so much that I can't even thank him for everything.
We recently had a visit from one of our favorite people. Rachel was here from Oregon with her 2 little girls. We were so happy to see her and to get to know her babies. She is just like one of our own kids. Sometimes in life you think you will never see someone again. We never thought we would see Rachel's parents or even Rachel again. It was a very pleasant surprise to see her parents when we went out to lunch with Rachel, Gary and Cassie. Gary arranged to surprise all of us. He was pretty proud of himself.
I am getting more and more excited about my Mom coming to come visit. She will be here May 13th. Jerry is killing himself to get the house done before she arrives. I can't wait for it to be all done and to see Mom.
School is nearly out for the year and I feel really good about it. The kids are all reading and are all doing very well. I am proud of them and how hard they have worked.
About a month ago we were informed of some exciting news. Jessica is expecting again. We are so happy and just can't wait to meet # 3 in the Graham family. We had to promise not to say anything for awhile. Our new grandbaby is due Oct. 21st. I'm hoping for my birthday on the 28th. Jessica posted the cutest video of them telling the girls about the new arrival. Kyndra is so funny.
Speaking of funny... today I asked Kyndra if she wanted a baby brother or a baby sister. She said she wanted a baby brother. I then asked her what we would name her baby brother and she said Bree. I explained that that was a girls name She thought for a minute and said OK we should name him Shadrack. How funny. As we were walking around the thrift store she saw a bunch of old records. Look Mema, Really big Cd's. Gotta love her.