What a hectic weekend! It's been a good one though. Real good!
On Friday evening Matthew celebrated his 13th birthday with some of his good friends from his "last year's class" at Rhema Christian School. Matthew's birthday was a week earlier but we waited 'til school was back to invite friends. We had a great pool party and the weather co-operated fairly well. It was overcast and it rained a wee bit but overall it was pretty good. Yesterday Nathan celebrated his 12th birthday by taking two friends with us to the Toronto Blue Jays' game against the Tampa Bay Rays. My good friend Gabe Gross, right-fielder for the Rays, was an invited guest who joined us following the game for a delicious birthday meal at Jack Astor's. The game went 13 innings before the Jays finally put it away with a walk-off grand slam home run. To be honest, I was hoping the Rays would prevail. They have so much more to play for as they are leading the Eastern Division and are likely headed to the post-season.
What would Carol and I have ever done this weekend if we hadn't adopted these two fine boys, complete with all their challenges? Maybe we could have taken our first holiday...alone...in recent memory. Please continue to pray for us as we seek to provide these two young men with all the love and help they need. THANKS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATTHEW & NATHAN! We love you a lot!
Many thanks to all the Pilgrim Pals who wished our boys a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks to Terry for posting the excellent graphics for the boys and for her continued faithful friendship and ongoing contributions to make Pilgrim Pals a worthwhile ministry which encourages one another and glorifies our awesome God!