Hi Sweet Ladies,
We got in the car.......my sweet man took off his hat......I knew he would lead us in prayer......for the day......for us.......the students, our boss and his family......friends (you)........our children......that Chartwell the company we work for would be blessed and many would come to know the Lord.......the President (his family) at the college.....that truth would reign at the college.
We drove and got to the edge of our little town.......the CHRISTmas tree lights were still up........again, thank you Jesus.......simple.......but a gift for me. It made this heart smile!
Hannah, Ellieanna's Momma, Daddy and brother and sister came to the college before leaving for their home. We got to see them for about a half an hour! Talk about a blessing. Life continues on for them. The miss their little girl. Here is Hannah's blog, if you would like to read.
Thank you for going over to Our Crazy Farm........Terry has also experienced sorrow in their family. Their teenage son was killed February 18th, 2011, in a horrible skiing accident. Her walk has been an encouragement to me as I have read about her faith. Along Terri's side bar she has written a book called, How My Savior Leads Me, if you are interested in buying one.
As soon as we got into the kitchen we started getting ready for lunch........Taylor made these adorable cupcakes. Simple, your favorite chocolate cake recipe made into cupcakes. Buttercream frosting with blue food coloring in it.
For the chocolate pieces, melt 1/2 c. chocolate chips and 1 tea. of butter until melted and creamy. Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spread the melted chocolate thin. Place in the fridge until it becomes hard. Frost cupcakes. Look at picture, swirl around the top of the frosted cupcake. We use a tip that is called Long teeth. We like how it makes the swirls on the top. Break the chocolate and stick randomly around the frosting.
I help serve at lunch time on one of the lines . The girls stay in the bakery and bake. At first I didn't like serving. I don't like to be on the front lines to much. Any way the kids started coming to my line this morning. I always try to do small talk........a young man (who is a dorm parent with his wife) and I started talking. He has a precious little baby girl. I love it when he brings her, because truly if I could still have children..........yup I would.......probably lots! Can't help it. Anyway I knew his wife was a teacher at the grade school and I said that it was nice they both had vacation together. He said yes, but this would be the last year that she would work outside the Home. I have prayed the for young couples that are on campus.....with little ones. I started to tear up!!!!!!!! I told him how important it was for his wife to be with their little one. Ladies, it was kind of funny, because I told him if they ever needed money we would help........now I have to say.....we don't make a whole lot ourselves, but enough! Remember when I talked about adopting a an unwed Momma the other day, so she could stay home with her child? Well, why don't we do that with young families? Again......I was so thankful that the Lord had us at the college........for such a time as this. The precious part of the conversation was when he said, "could my wife and I meet with you and your husband so you could share with us how you did it? Eeeeeeckkkkk!!!!!!!! God you are sooooooo amazing! YES, YES, YES! We will........we are going to meet them........real soon! We will have them out to the refuge cabin........can't wait. I walked away from the college bakery today.......with my heart full. I have felt bad since we started working at the college last year. I felt that my example of working outside the home, would steer woman away from their home. It would really break my heart if anyone thought that. But here the Lord was using us to encourage a younger couple in their decision for her to come home. Just when I needed a hug from God, He gave it!!!!! It was a good day, PRAISING OUR FATHER......who knows my heart. I can trust EVERYTHING to HIS CARE.
I can't see the sunrise on the weekdays.........but He gave me this tonight, it was beautiful!
If you want to pray for something, please pray for our sleep. I didn't get much last night. It was not cool!!!!!
Thank you for the orders for the kits!!!!!! Much appreciated~
Hugs from my farm sweet ladies, thank you for all the prayers and encouragement today.......you are so so special,