Yesterday was quite the busy day!
First of all, congrats to Tim and Jenn in Texas! It's a girl! 8 lbs. 13 ounces! And what a beauty she is -- they sent us pics and made me wish we were there!
The day started with us meeting with a group of local Pastors to share what has been going on over the past years. This is the same group that we met with before we ever started on this venture and it was good to see them again. We were asked to speak at one of them in a couple of weeks and it will be great to see everyone there again. They all played such a big part in giving us the encouragement to enter this field of disaster ministry!
From there it was off to Greenwood to meet up with my Mom and go to Camping World to use the gift certificate they gave us for being RVers of the Year. I cannot tell you how much fun we had and yet how difficult it was! Monty and I are used to doing everything we can to stretch the dollars for homeowners and "making due" in every situation possible. As I was sitting with Melinda who was helping me select new chairs for the camper it was extremely tough to realize that we could select what we wanted and not be concerned about the price!
We shopped and shopped and had 2 carts filled with things we see all the time but do without. We would pick up an item and before we knew it we had talked ourselves out of it! If it hadn't been for my Mom and her encouragement we might still be there!
By the time we finished we had literally been there all day long and laughed until we nearly cried. Camping World had no idea how much we appreciate their gift! Priceless! We now have the things that will make our lives so much easier when we are traveling and in the field! I don't know how we're going to be able to really thank them!!!!!
The first thing to start with is to thank all of YOU who voted for us to win that award! YOU started the process and we are so very grateful! As we have said before --- it is YOU who keeps us going -- through donations, through supportive calls now and then, and with your prayers! We thank you and we love you!
Until next time . . . thanks Mom! We had a blast and really needed you to be there with us!!
Susan and Monty