Saturday, March 19, 2011

An Evening Of Tears and Thankfulness

 Our home school co-op concert was last night.  It was wonderful.  Becky from Hospitality Lane is in charge of our concerts.  She had a Welcome to the Family theme last night, and the kids sang their hearts out!  You can read her post about it here.


 I always cry at these things, not great sobbing tears, but a bit of tears as the kids sing praises to the Lord and my heart is touched.
Last night, while the 3 oldest choirs were singing the last song, "My Savior, My God" I started to sob.  I hid it the best I could, then when they finished, I moved over to sit by Becky, and said "I forgot my tissue" as I grabbed a few.  I glanced at her and saw she was crying too.  I handed her a tissue.  Just then one of the dads who had done a bit of speaking last night, started to talk about us and we realized that they had planned a bit of a sweet farewell for us.  


 Beautiful bouquets of flowers and fun gift cards! Lots of tears.  Precious thank you's. These families are so special to me.


 When I got home, I wanted to put my flowers in water right away.  As I undid the bouquet, I realized there were so many beautiful flowers, I could make two arrangements.   So I did just the roses, and then one with the country style flowers.


They are perfect and as I enjoy them this week, I will be remembering their thoughtfulness and love.

3 comments:

  1. Amen, Sister!

    It was a lovely evening and the flowers are amazing. I have two vases going here too. I think I will bring the larger one to church tomorrow. It is too pretty not to share.

    You have put so much of yourself into the co-op. You have made a difference. Encouraging the new Moms and reminding the "old" ones that it is ok to think outside the box. Times change...we change...do something different if what we are doing isn't working. Thanks!! I know you will miss it. As will I.

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  2. The singing and the flowers sound so pretty. I can see why you shed a tear or two.

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  3. So sweet....the flowers are a beautiful reminder of a well done year! A little reminder of Spring!

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