We had such a great Thanksgiving this year! It was relaxed and delicious and filled with great football and friends and a special time of thankfulness for what the Lord has done!
Monday: My wife got up early and made me French toast! Then my cousin David came over in the morning and we sat around the fire and talked for hours. Then we celebrated my birthday with our famous Wendy's triple burger heart attack special. In the evening at MK youth group we did a worship night, where we sing worship songs and then take time to share what God is doing in our lives. That was a fantastic end to a wonderful birthday!
Tuesday: We had a handful of MKs over to watch Fiddler on the Roof. What a fantastic movie! That was a sweet time!
Wednesday: We went to the zoo with my brother in law's family! It was an amazing zoo experience. We were able to see so many neat things and the weather was spectacular so the animals were out and about.
So as you can see the week was already great... and then Thanksgiving made it even better!
The Saturday before this amazing week was our Mission Arlington service project with the MKs. We had a great time sorting food and moving it around.
The night before that, just our family got together and shared stories and had a wonderful party to celebrate Poppy! It was just the few of us that comprise the Robbins clan... just the few 30 plus that could make it not including kids. Four of my wonderful MKs watched all the kids while we shared stories and enjoyed visiting with family that we don't often get to see.
Here you see Liam enjoying his Thanksgiving feast at school. This happens the week before Thanksgiving. I love that precious smile!
Our neighbor passed away a couple years ago and when that happened, the little boy that used to live there left. Well, Cole was back for a visit and it was great seeing him again. All the kids got together and played for quite some time. We have such a cool neighborhood!
Thanks to the wonderful community of now adult MKs, I finally got my house painted on the outside. Here we are finishing up the last bit. We started this project in the summer and it feels good to have it done. I love working with and keeping in touch with these wonderful people. Some I've known since 2007 when I started this ministry 9 years ago.
It has been such a blessings and help to have my parents around. They are so amazing with my kids... my kids are so crazy about them! Mommy, Daddy, can you leave and have Grandma and Grandpa come and watch us? Yeah... we hear that all the time.
They are leaving in January, sniff, sniff, and will be missed. I'm so glad that we get to spend Christmas together!
My heart is full! God is good! I'm refreshed from all this time with friends and family. It was great getting to see so many people this last week who normally aren't in the area. My mother-in-law and brother-in-law Ethan are also in town. This time is fleeting and precious and I've lived long enough to know not to take it for granted. God is good!
I'm excited for the Christmas season to get in full swing. Yesterday all the decorating got done and now I get to just relax.... ha ha ha. I enjoy reflecting on my Lord and Savior and marveling at His willingness to come and join the human race and then die for it. Wow! Jesus offers us abundant life, and living that abundant life, full of gratitude and love for Him and Father and others is what it's all about.
Thankful for you, thankful that you are a part of my receiving love from God and a part of it being complete in my life as I get to share the Love he gives me with you! I can't express how grateful I am for your support and kindness to my family! You make this ministry happen, it wouldn't without you! You are a blessing and I pray that you too will be blessed!
Please pray for...
I need to raise about $1200 more for my trip to Thailand!
For a great end of the year with MK!
For preparations for my trips next year!
Praise God for...
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Diane is my beautiful wife and the mother of my precious children Creed 9, Asher 7, Liam 5, Echo already in heaven, Bella 2, and Serenity 6 months.