Graham and I outside Paris House, Woburn and photos of the lovely Lavetera bush in our front garden which is fully in bloom now.
I've had a great couple of days. Rosie was singing in a concert at school two evenings this week and had a very small solo part. We all went to watch her much to Charlie's discontent!
Rosie had her sports day on Wednesday and as I took time off work to watch her I had to work yesterday afternoon. Something really strange happened. I had to visit a family who had registered with my surgery and when I arrived at her house it turned out they were asylum seekers from Eritrea. I couldn't believe it. If I had not received the email last week I would not have known about the hardships the country is currently enduring.
Yesterday morning was brilliant at Cornerstone. An ex addict gave his testimony to about 60 people and then we invited people to stay for lunch followed by the start of a 'Lifeshapers' course. We had 7 clients who stayed. God really moved in their lives as people talked about themselves. There were lots of tears but it was so positive as people really do want to change and realise that they can't do it in their own strength. I couldn't stay to the end as I had to go to work but it is so moving to see God working in people's lives.
At about 6pm last night I received a phone call from the Director who was one of my interviewers, to offer me the sponsorship!!! I was totally in shock and am absolutely delighted. God does indeed give us the desires of our hearts and again 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me '( Phil 4:13 )is demonstrated.
The timing is fantastic too as I finish work for the summer in 2 weeks time and go back on the 26th August when I will hand in my month's notice to enable me to start on 30th September.
Anyway, back to today, my birthday. What a good day so far. Graham and the children gave me lots of lovely presents this morning including books and a voucher for more books! Graham's mum bought me a lovely linen top which I plan to wear shortly for lunch.
Graham and I then did the spin class at the gym after dropping the children off at school. Anyway I must go and get ready. I plan to get someone to take a photo of us which I will add to this later.