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A comfy moment from the newly painted children- and youthroom the church are renting last winter. MT had to spend some hours with us there and got a bit bored
…at the moment.
But don’t, even for a minute, think I don’t long to open up my laptop and connect with you all.
I’ll be back!
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The eyes of my beautiful niese. My favorite EYE photo!
I could not resist this wonderful winter photo of MT either. So this is two for one….. Even though his mounth is hidden, his eyes show how big his smile is! He’s just too cute
Being back working as a pastor gives less time to blog. But it never makes a dull moment and there is always a surprise coming, good or bad.
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I’m writing to yoou from my bed; my wireless connection is finally plugged in
So far it’s unprotected, though, haven’t figured out how to code it yet. It belonged to some friends of mine, so it’s a few years old, but still functions perfectly! Yeay
Marked off our week as the last one with me a SAHM and my boy only at kindergarten because he like it there. Things are going to change around here. Hopefully I still get time to write a bit about our life and my thoughts and such. Maybe I even get more time, since we’re not going on vacation all the time Hehe….
Anyhow, the weekend was a good one. The weather were great, and so was the company.Saturday we spent at home, mostly outside. MT played with our neighbor E (5 yr) and I cut a bit of our overgrown lawn (if the rain will stop anytime soon I might take the rest of the lawn later on but it’s mighty high so only a little a time or else my shoulders won’t work at all…..). In the middle of the day we went to a rock beach a bit west of us. E came with us and the boy had a great time (mostly) throwing stones in the water and explore it all. On the way home we bought ice cream!
In the evening MT went nicely to bed knowing that the next day he would see his favorite twins. I used some of the evening to make “prayer stones” for the Confirmants. We use the stones in church. Usually just in silent prayer whenever I (or others) pass the place where they are placed on the altar table. During service I usually lift up each stone and prays a silent prayer for each of the confirmants (each stone has one of their name). Sometimes we also use it more actively in the service. I hope the Confirmant both feels and knows that the church/we remember them in our prayers.
Sunday we went north, first to a service in Førde church, then to our good friends L&D with parents.The service was a strange one. But it was nice to be there. The church was filled and we got a seat in the back of the church. It was a family service and 4 yr olds got “church books” from the congregation. A few babies also got baptized.The strangest bit about the service was the noise. Seemed like everyone talked, not only those that were supposed to. It filled the church, but we still could hear the pastor and youth worker, though. The line of 4 yr old looked like it never would have ended (but it did(!)), and the sermon was for unknown reason not directed against the children in focus. (It was a nice and well written sermon, but only suited for those above 9/10 yr old. I don’t even think MT understood any of it…..but then he was happy playing with newfound friends
The rest of the day we spent with the girls and their parent. We had such a good stay!! We barbecued and ate outside in the warm sunshine. After dinner T and I went down to the fjord with the children (the village has made a beautiful beach down there!), while B got some rest (she’s pregnant with under 1,5 month left). It was so beautiful down by the beach and the children had great fun in the water. Off course they (and by they I mean MT) got a bit too wet before T bought ice cream and we went back to their house.
We stayed to 8:30 pm, a bit later than I wanted – but we had such a wonderful time!!
Our weekend, a perfect one
They are going to drive me crazy!!
Today we started up again with Baluba, our church’s Sunday school on a Tuesday(!) And it was a mess. Just a few used their ears to listen and with eight boys from 3 – 8 yr it was impossible to hold on to them all at once I was actually happy to see them leave at the end…..
When we finally got home I was totally exausted, frustrated and angry. This is not something I want to happen again. So now I’m trying to figure out how to avoid it next time (if any of them dare to come again, it can’t have been so funny for the children either).
So please share with me super ideas to keep the children focused on the topic and not on making noise or fighting each other!! I can’t take another night like this….help!
This is one of my favorite parts of my work, and I don’t want it to not be!