Sunday, September 07, 2008

Back-to-school party

We hosted a back-to-school party for our homeschool friends at the park this afternoon. There was a playground, but the kids prefered the creek.

All of the pavilions were being used, but a picnic was much more fun anyway.

More adorable faces!

The boys huddled together the entire night. Three families could not come and so tonight the boys were outnumbered by far.
Girls, girls everywhere.
The dads huddled around the grill. Here's my man with a friend.
Lydie with her new pal. They were soaked and dirty from the creek, but still so kissable.

The moms. These ladies are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
The kids caught tadpoles. Love their curiosity!

What a pumpkin.
After four hours of wading, eating, playing on the playground, and playing ball we made our way to the car. I was refreshed to see these famililes, His image bearers, reflecting His grace and love all around us. None of us really talked about teaching, not that it would have been a bad thing. But these Moms and Dads were just interested in forming relationships. The other parents were talking, playing, throwing the ball with our children. These women see relationships (first with Christ and then with others) as more important than curriculum or supplies or school room decor. All that is secondary, but will most likely still be met with excellence as we seek the relational first. My mind is swimming with questions for God in the application of all that I heard and saw today. Can't wait to see how He answers my prayers and begin a new school week!

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