Sunday, April 27, 2008

Busy weekend!

This weekend was a whirlwind of activity. I barely got a chance to visit my etsy site this weekend. Saturday started bright and early at 7:30 am in my hometown getting together with hundreds of volunteers through Operation Inasmuch. I have a few more pics at my flickr site. A bunch of community churches pitched in to volunteer time, money and effort to make a difference in our community. Everybody had assigned jobs and blue shirts could be seen from one end of the county to the other doing good for others. Our free clinic got fresh paint on the trim, the social services office got a fresh coat of paint, people's houses got painted and repaired, prayer shawls were knitted and it just keeps on and on. My job was to go around and capture these events on film. I do not have my memory card back but I did have a few pictures of the opening ceremony on my internal memory. Operation Inasmuch is based on this verse: "...Truly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40

After I was done with my job, I went home and met up with the family and we headed to Pocahontas State Park for a bike ride and some outdoor fun. By the time I got home around 7:30pm, I was ready to pass out. But... my oldest daughter is turning 10 on Monday and her birthday party was planned for Sunday, after church. So, I pulled most of my supplies together and hoped I was ready for the next day.

We were like a whirlwind coming out of church today. But we were able to get everything else we needed, get to my Mom's and with the help of family and friends we celebrated and decorated all at the same time. The party was fabulous. I once again was reminded how blessed I am with the people I am surrounded by. My daughter had a great time and by the time we got home this evening I was ready to pass out in the bed... which I did while everybody watched the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.

Shew! I am glad Monday is coming... I need a break from my weekend.

Hope all of you had a nice weekend too.


LazyTcrochet said...

What a wonderful event! Happy birthday to your daughter too.

ThePeachTree said...

Fantastic image :) It reminds me of extreme makeover home edition!

Erin said...

Exciting! We did "Operation in as Much" here in North Carolina with our church too. This month's church association newspaper was filled with stories from the day's activities from some of the many churches participating. It was amazing to reflect on all of the work that was done that day!