Spring has sprung the daffodils are nearly out, it’s an exciting time of the year life is starting, after a long winter, the grass is finally greening up, for me that means time to get the mowers up and running.
It’s also pretty amazing to think that this was all spoken into existence Psa 29:1-4
(1) A Psalm of David. Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
(2) Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
(3) The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters.
(4) The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
We are amazed to see all the new life around us and its even more amazing the power of our Fathers voice not only creating the world but giving life to us, giving life to our wee girl.
As you may know it has been a very busy couple of months for us with little Gracie to keep us out of mischief, she is doing very well and growing , when she was last weighed she was 8.5lbs. I think we are both still amazed she is here but at the same time so thankful to God for the privilege of this little one.
Life has not stopped for us though we have had lots happening with visits from family; Dar Gail went with the choir to the Lake District to sing at a New Tribes Mission conference, they sang again at the reach conference just last weekend where we had around 300 young people from all over Europe.
While she was singing and conducting I had the privilege of looking after wee Gracie.
Dar Gail has started back to the office for just a few hours a day now to help out as one of her colleges is out sick which leaves a big hole in the office.
Work wise it has been a fun and destructive winter but maybe not the kind of fun everyone would like, as I have spent a large percentage of the winter with my head stuck down manholes trying to figure out were the sewage and rain water goes on campus. As this is an old MOD site there are no maps of the underground works which can be frustrating when there is a blockage in the system.
Its amazing to find where a complete system goes and to see blocked drains flowing free it gives great job satisfaction!
The destruction is from our work detail guys taking up redundant concrete slabs all round the campus, a lot of there were left from before we owned the site and the heating was pumped round the site by over ground pipes. The concrete comes in where the pipes went underground. These concrete pads were just high enough to catch the mowers. So hopefully life will be a lot easier cutting the grass this year.
Grace at the minute is going through lots of paper work we would ask you all to be in prayer for that, she is applying for her passports; I think we are getting through the process slowly but funnily enough Grace doesn’t seem to stressed about it all!
We are planning to be in N.Ireland for a week over Easter, then Dar Gail and Gracie off to the states for 10 days so that everyone over there can see wee Gracie.
Finally we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who showered Grace with gifts, its just been over whelming to see the generosity of our great family.