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Sunday, November 22, 2009

An Unexpected Blessing

We had a sweet Thanksgiving church fellowship tonight.  There’s always so much good food (especially the desserts) and good conversation with wonderful church family. 

Afterwards, I was headed to my office to put a few things up and I heard someone in the sanctuary… it was Steve and Judy and they were working on packing up the shoe boxes our church collected for Operation Christmas Child.  So, Tyler and I joined them… and it was so much fun!!

OCCWallpaper01I couldn’t help but think about the little hands that would get to open each box and the smiles on their faces and the joy that those simple shoe boxes would bring to each child.  I only wish I could be there to see them open them with my own eyes.

What a blessing to be able to do something as simple as pack a few shoeboxes to be ready to ship!

And the countdown is on… four more days until Thanksgiving and six more until the wedding.  This will be a busy week!

7 comments:

His Doorkeeper said...

Thanks, Jacquie and Tyler, for helping us pack OCC boxes tonight! That gives us a head start on finishing up tomorrow!

I know this is going to be a busy week for you! I want you to know I will be praying for you, Kale and Kayla that all the plans you have made will go smoothly and that you will enjoy this week as a wonderful memory in your life!

The Garners said...

What an exciting week for your family! Thinking of you!

Kelley said...

I am so excited for you! It will be a busy week, but you are going to make wonderful memories!

Becky said...

Hey sista.....I've been thinking about you so much the last few days. I know you are soooo excited to finally get your long awaited daughter. Kayla is so adorable and she will be a beautiful bride. Can't wait to hear all about the wedding. Take lots of pictures. From experience, I pass this along. Take it all in and remember to breathe. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family.

LUV ya tons!!!!

Susie said...

Sounds like you will have a busy but wonderful week. Hope everything goes well for everyone!

Lauren Kelly said...

So much exciting stuff going on with ya'll. Praying for you and that everything goes without a glitch!!! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm going to say an extra prayer for you this week Jacquie! With your schedule you're going to need it. :) blessings, marlene