Recently, I have had the opportunity to spend a few of my weekends helping several young mothers from our small church. I spent one weekend helping my friend Julie around her farm, shucking corn, getting meals on the table and playing with her children. It was wonderful to give of my time to help her! God saw fit to give us beautiful weather. Elijah also accompanied me and helped David, Julie’s husband, by working with his son Landon, cutting wood and mending fencing on the farm. We all worked together from mid morning until after dark.
While taking a break that afternoon, the boys had fun tying each other up with baling twine! Elijah let the younger boys tie him up – and they made some serious knots! But, Elijah was able to free himself in a matter of minutes! (We have yet to find a rope that can conquer his strength. :P )
Below are some pictures of our day!
I also had the opportunity to spend four days with another family from church. I spent the time helping them get ready for their two-week trip out to Nevada. I cooked, packed, gave baths, cleaned house, made meals, played with the children, and watched them while their parents were out. We had a lot of fun together and I am so glad I had a camera to capture some of the fun moments! I thank the Lord that I am in good health and have lots of time to help those around me! I am also grateful to the Aquino’s for putting me up during my stay :)
My friend Jenny Post, who also lives in the same area as the Aquino’s, asked me to stay with her one night since her family was out of town. (Elijah went with them to New York. We were quite spread out!) I helped her with farm chores, hung out with her, and spent the night with her. I did not get any pictures of the wonderful time we had, but after she had left for work the following morning, I went out in the pouring rain and took some pictures of the flowers in the yard and I will share these :)