I attended church today at River Rock Church in Loranger with our granddaughter Madisyn and her mom Liz. For those who know our past, don’t be so shocked, yes we sat together in church and the building didn’t fall down around us!!! We both know that it’s in Madisyn’s best interest for us all to get along so we try!
I’ve been to River Rock several times over the last few years. One thing their pastor said today that I want to share is “Unless you know the Love that only God can give, you really don’t know Love. How true that is! God’s love is so big, so unconditional, so forgiving, so uplifting, so deep, so healing. and so much more. Agape love is the kind of love God has for us. It’s not a romantic love but a God love! Until you’ve given your heart and your life to Him and entered into this kind of agape love there’s just no way to truly know love.
This is where our weekend with Madisyn ended when we brought her to her mama Liz at church. We had two very special nights and a whole fantastic day playing with her yesterday. We decorated heart shaped cookies, painted rainbows, flowers and us on a piece of roofing shingle while sitting down by the pond dipping our brushes in the flowing water, practiced skipping rocks, planted flowers near the RV patio, ran around A LOT, dug dirt from the big piles and hauled it in the wheelbarrow to the plants, watered the plants, searched for colored rocks in the ditch, watched Princess Diaries, made banana and mayonnaise sandwiches (ick!), mud pies, rolled down the hills and loved on each other a lot! She is growing up so fast and is so very independent at almost 6 years old. We hope to have her some during the Mardi Gras holiday when they have a week off of school – more fun and exhaustion!!!!!!
My phone went dead (too many pictures) about this time so there’s only one more pictures – awh shucks!
Yesterday evening Roy and I took Madisyn to White’s Restaurant, not far from here. We’ve never eaten there before but always hear our friends talking about how delicious all the seafood and everything on their buffet is. Madisyn has been there before so she showed us around and picked out her snow crab claws while we filled up on fried fish, boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, onion rings, okra, boiled crabs, mushrooms, turnip greens, and on and on! Madisyn ate well and even cracked her own crab legs and got the meat out!
Yesterday morning the vinyl siding men started their work which was interesting to see how it was coming along. It took hours to do all the white trim work yesterday. Today they started the soft yellow (I call it banana cream color) siding. When I pulled up after church they were finishing for the day and hopefully will be back one day this week to finish it off. Three of the sides are done about 5/6 way up and the part over the front porch is done with the octagon shaped vent set in. I love how it looks and how the various components we chose are really coming together! The porch columns, railings, and decorative window headers will be in soon and I hope will nicely finish off the look just right.
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