Monday, April 16, 2012


Another month has gone by without a blog post....whoops! Life has been pretty full lately. In the midst of all the busyness the kids entered in the annual AWANA Grand prix races. We don't seem to do well with making fast cars so we stuck to entering for design this year. The kids had fun building, painting & decorating.....and they won! Kenny took first with his angry birds scene, Stephen took 2nd with a replica of the AWANA race track, and Amanda took 3rd with her girl in a bathtub car (in their respective girls/boys divisions). I couldn't be any prouder!

Honesty time now.... I was having a hard time that morning.

Thinking back to last years races and how much fun Josiah had while there.

Thinking it was going to be especially hard to see the racecar they usually have set up for kids to sit in like a photo booth.

Thinking about the sweet photo I have of Josiah in that car from last year...

and you know what? The Lord knows. He knows how hard this must be and I think he gives us a break once in awhile. Sweet little mercies in life.

When we showed up and walked in I was aprehensive, but turned to see that this year there wasn't a race car.

For the three years our kids have attended this event that same car has been in the exact spot.

This year? A motorcycle.

I have no idea who made that decision to switch up what was there, but from the bottom of this sad mama's heart THANK YOU!

Sweet mercies, I tell ya!