Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What if I Stumble? A mother's song...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Mission Trip....

My daughter, Ashley, is going on her first mission trip. She's heading out with 7 others from the local church here in my small town.....today.

I've had a lot of thoughts running around in my head. I look at my 15 1/2 year old daughter---who is a very determined person. I love her spunk, and her eagerness. I love that she isn't afraid to step up and do what she wants to do.

We spent all afternoon & evening together just bonding, packing her bag, chatting, watching OLD VHS movies...yes, VHS! 

We found her favoritest movie, Happily Ever After. It's sort of a spin-off from Disney's Snow White....but it's NOT a Disney movie though. Instead of the usual 7 dwarves, this movie had the 7 dwarfelles.  They even had powers. But hers and mine favorite character is Thunderella!  She was voiced by Tracey Ullmann (my favorite comedian actress). 

Watching that movie last night, I was thinking, "how cheesy!" It was almost as if I was watching an old Scooby Doo show or something. But we had a wonderful trip down Memory Lane.

Soon, I must wake my missionary to prepare her for her first mission trip. 

I have to admit, I'm really proud of her and I love her very much. I have never been more proud of her than I am today.

My prayer for her today: Father, I give you all the praise and the thanks for my daughter, Ashley. I ask that You keep Your hand on her and others as they travel to WV today.  Be with them during the drive, be with them in their hearts and their minds, that You may use them as Your tool as they go forth. Let the people in WV be blessed with their presence and their time down there. Be with them during the week, and I ask that You protect them and keep them safe. And bring them home safely at the end of their week.  May they bless others through their servant hearts, and be an example to others.  Give Ashley all the guidance and the wisdom during the week. Let her see You at work, and what You can do for others. Let this be a wonderful learning experience for her, so that she grow in her relationship with you. Thank You for all You have done, and we thank You for Your son, Jesus Christ. In Jesus' precious name we pray, Amen.