We had an available evening…

and so we decided to do music at another retirement home in town! Jesse was to have five wisdom teeth removed this morning (which went well, and he is recovering at home now), so we knew he wouldn’t be up to much singing for a little while, and our schedule has been pretty full lately, so we opted for last night at 6. The elderly were just finishing up dinner, and quite a few of them moved into the “living room” area to listen. We enjoyed having our friends, the C. family, join us, along with Christopher and Anna Marie, Grandad and Grandma, and Nathan, Melanie, and the girls!

The elderly loved the music, testimonies, and interactions with our group. It was a joy to be able to share!

In the middle, we had some special music from our friends and relatives :-).

Anna Marie chatting.
They love the little ones.
Talking with Grandad.
Uncle Christopher with Abby


“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalms 23:1).

14 thoughts on “We had an available evening…”

  1. It looks like Christopher’s shirt was made with the same fabric as Anna’s collar. Did she actually make them both? If so, excellent job!
    Good eyes. I hadn’t noticed. She is quite the seamstress. I think it is okay to say she also cut his hair. I used to cut it and now she is. I think she did a great job.

  2. I feel like I always say the same thing when you post about singing and visiting with the residents of the nursing homes, but it is true–I love that you do this and it such a blessing to those you meet. I have come to appreciate your ministering ten-fold since mom has been in a home. It is a joy that you bring and share.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  3. I think you meant to say 4 wisdom teeth. You don’t normally have 5.
    No, 5 is correct. He had an extra one!

  4. Sarah, you are so beautiful. You tell your family that they need to take some pictures of you too!
    Good point.

  5. Poor fella! I was only born with two and I was glad {and so were my parents as it cost half as much to have them removed!}

    Our family has been participating in a nursing home ministry with our church, it is such a blessing for the folks, they truly enjoy having the youngsters around!

  6. Oh wow! The girls are getting so big! Bethany look so much like Melanie. She looks like her Daddy too, but her expressions and features look just like Momma. Abby is growing up and beginning to look more like little girl (as opposed to little-bitty girl). Precious, precious, precious! I am glad to see Christopher and Anna Marie joining you when they have time. They are coming upon a year…so exciting. I hope Jesse feels better soon and will pray for a smooth, uneventful recovery. We are also praying for your upcoming school year as well as for some relief from this unrelenting heat.

    Love you all!


  7. My dad never got any wisdom teeth (and jokes that he’s wise without them!), my sister got only 3, I got 4 — aren’t wisdom teeth odd? Prayers sent your way for his healing of having all those removed all at once — it can be a painful healing process, for sure!

    Beautiful photo of Christopher and Anna Marie. What a blessing they could join you!

    And I agree with a previous poster — love seeing photos of you, sweet Sarah! You are usually behind the camera, so it is nice to see you in front!

    Blessings to your family!

  8. Bless you for being a blessing!

    Poor Jesse! My sister, Annah had an eye tooth pulled last year on the same day as a friend’s bonfire! She couldn’t even have a marshmellow! All she could have was broth.

    I like the picture of the newlyweds. I also like the picture of Christopher and Abigail. I like her jumper too!

    Cute picture of Bethany too! Looks like her hair is lightening.

    God bless! Rebecca K.

    Praying for your writing and any other projects you’re up to,
    and looking forward to seeing you in about a month, Lord willing!

  9. We just love and appreciate your family so much. What a blessing! Thank you for sharing.
    We will be praying for Jesse’s recovery. My mom had 5 wisdom teeth also!

  10. Wow…5 wisdom teeth! I only had three, so I will pray for a quick recovery. I enjoyed seeing the photos of the whole family. I know you all are a real blessing to the folks in the retirement homes. I have actually been talking to my husband about visiting retirement homes with our children. I did that as a child, and I have very fond memories of time spent with the people. I also did it during my college years. I know it can be a real blessing to some who don’t get a lot of visitors. God bless you all!

  11. Did Anna Marie make her dress and Christopher’s shirt? They appear to have the same fabric. Amazing!!!! My 10 year old daughter and I are taking sewing lessons together right now because I do not have the skill and she longs to have it. I know it will be such a blessing for her to be skilled here. I am starting late in life to learn to sew, but am greatly enjoying it.
    I had mentioned earlier that she made the shirt but I was wrong. They purchased two shirts, one for Christopher and one to cut up for the trim on Anna’s dress so they would match. I thought that was pretty clever.

  12. How in the world does one get 5 wisdom teeth? Where does the 5th one fit? My son got his out today. He only had 4 thankfully.

    The C’s
    The extra tooth was quite small and just above one of the others. We know someone who had six of them.

  13. Sarah’s self portait was really neat. I admire Anna Marie’s sewing skills. I know how are it is to make those pin tuck pleats come out right. The little girls are very cute. Make me miss my little girls who aren’t so little any more.

    have a good rest of your weekend!

  14. It is really a blessing that you posted the picture of Anna Marie’s hair- I had actually been wondering what she does for her up do. I like to have my hair neat but do not want to blow dry it every night to save time and electricity. I don’t know if I can do what she did, but its worth a try. Wow, is it beautiful.

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