Monday, May 3, 2010
It was a banner day for Team Testosterone yesterday. All three of my sons got baptized! At our church we do "believer's baptism," kicking it New Testament-style with the addition of a testimony of faith before the pastor immerses you in the water (not the Jordan River, however). It was so cool to hear each of them share their faith in Jesus and their favorite Bible verse (I John 4:10, John 14:2, John 3:16, in order of their picture above) in front of everyone gathered to watch. Then they each got "dunked" in turn, their profession of faith public. I had never planned on all three of them doing this together, I really wanted this to be their individual choice about obedience. God is so good to me--to give me these sons who are growing bold about their faith in Him. I was one proud mama, indeed!
And then I yanked on my garden gloves and got after the business of spring planting. Glorious day! During my breaks I sat on the front porch inhaling fresh-cut grass, tulips and lilacs mixing together in an intoxicating perfume. Mosquitoes nibbled at my ankles while I read a manuscript for a friend, birds sang and the children played without fighting. Clothes flapped in the breeze on the back clothesline, the crab apple trees unleashed their full show of blossoms and Mr. D ran down a couple acres' worth of dandelions leaving swaths of green behind his Brand New Lawnmowing Machine. His team split their double-header Saturday with a team vying for first place in their conference, so his spirits were running high, too.
At dusk I went to bring in the clothes, feeling deeply satisfied with the entire weekend. I pinched open the final clothespins and grabbed Mr. D's heavy Carhart jacket off the line when a deep sting shot up my right thumb. WTF! I shook my hand free and watched my thumb slowly swell to twice it's size. Yelping, I flipped the jacket over and tried to find the cause. I never did see what stung me--wasp or bee, but it got me good and deep!
A banner weekend--three boys baptized, a huge win for the baseball team, first mosquito bites of the year, lilacs blooming and the first bee sting of the year.
And a winner! Fannie from This Isn't What I Ordered is the lucky winner of April's FABULOUS--M.K. Graff's mystery novel The Blue Virgin. Congratulations, Fannie!
Spill it, reader. What banner-worthy things happened to you this weekend?