Sunday, January 16, 2011

100th post!

99 posts about random moments of motherhood, family life, and other news from our nest....Today I write my 100th post about something a little different.

A shaking in the nest...  

Life has brought us one of those "transitions." Next Sunday, the 23rd will be our last Sunday at Pikeville Church.  And today, our church family expressed their love toward us along with our pastor and his wife.  What a special time.  From the words of affirmation, the beautiful plaque, to the memorable slideshow and wonderful time of fellowship...we feel loved as we sit in our home on this Sunday afternoon.  We have come to know some special people over the last 10 years. Just today, I'm guessing 10-12 people came and grabbed a baby from mine or Dolan's arms just to help out and give us a free hand to....go grab another of our babies or to get in line to fill our plates with the yummy food.  Not sure how many hugs we received or gave out....bunches! 

Savannah has spent many hours in this church and truly feels right at home when we are there.  Just ask anyone who lingers on Sunday after service....Savannah can usually be found walking (running) around the worship center, exploring the many exciting instruments on stage, attempting to climb onto the camera platforms, carrying around candy given to her from Mr. Don.  She loves church.  A few nights ago, over dinner, the time came to share with her our upcoming change.  She responded well, asked questions, and continued eating her blueberry pancakes. (had a breakfast supper!) I know she will miss Pikeville Church...her class, her friends, the many people who love her and have watched her grow from infancy to a lively 3 1/2 year old...  We pray that wherever God leads us, she along with her brothers, will make friendships and meet people as special as those at PC.      

Dolan and I have been a part of this church for 10 years over which we've made lots of friends and even more memories.  This is what we've known in our short married life and tomorrow seems a bit unclear. Our nest is a bit shaken and our faith put to the test, but we surrender all and ask of our God this...
Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love 
At the impulse of Thy love

Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King
Always, only for my King

Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Take my will it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my heart it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne
It shall be Thy royal throne

So, for my 100th post...we begin a new journey...praying that the paths of those we have come to love so dearly will cross ours regularly in the days, months, and years ahead.  

And Lord, we give you our tomorrow.  

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