One of the biggest blessings we have in our lives is our small group from church. We have been so touched by each couple that has been a part of our group. In the last 8 years, we have gotten to know a lot of great couples. Some couples have been with us for 8 years and some have gone on to other things in their lives. We have grown as individuals and as a couple because of the interactions and life experiences with the couples/families that God has brought into our group over the last 8 years.
Tonight we had a baby blessing for 3 couples in our group and one of the members of the group prayed over the new boys to be (yes, we're having all boys) that will soon become part of our small group family. When the boys arrive, we will have 17 kiddos in our group! WOW! After the blessing, the group surprised Conn and I with some great words of support and encouragement for leading the group. Of course I cried. In appreciation, the guys in the group chipped in and bought Conn something that they said "every man needs." What was it you say? A new NIV Study Bible? Nope. They got him a Remington Pump-Action 12 gauge shot gun. You should have seen Conn's face. Being that he's a pastor and well...Conn, it takes a lot to make him speechless, but he was. He was so blown away by the gift, but he was moved by the words that were spoken to him from the group. The ladies chipped in and got me a pre-natal massage at a local spa here in The Woodlands. I can't wait!!
Thank you, small group for being such a blessing in our lives. We thank God for you and love going through life with you. We are also looking forward to the new couples that will be joining our group this fall.
Guess I better get ready for this...
Us girls can have fun, too!