For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
This evening my girls, Colton and I are anxiously waiting for the big boys to come home from a hunting trip. Tomorrow morning, Connor will be 13 years old and we are decorating the house to welcome he and his dad home and celebrate his 13 years of life. We are hanging ribbons, laying the table with camouflage partyware, wrapping presents and trying our best to make the house festive for Curtis and Connor when they get home. I even wrote a birthday wish on the school chalkboard, and then for fun I diagrammed it! It was a S-Vt-DO, imperative, simple sentence, in case you were wondering. ;-) As excited as we are about our plans for the return of our big boys from a weekend trip, it is nothing compared to the plans the Lord has for us! The Lord is planning even greater things!!! He loves us even more than I love my great big ol' 13 year old son and my husband that I have missed all weekend. I hope that you will take that message with you this week as you teach and love your own children. Remind yourself of what the Lord declares in Jeremiah 29:11. I think it will bless you as we near the end of our first semester of schooling and the beginning of the holiday season.