My whole week has been focused on getting Glen ready to go to big boy school. I feel almost as stressed as I did when my eldest son Scott joined the Air Force straight out of high school. All we mothers know that no one takes care of our darlings as well as we do. I can see that he’s ready to get on with the job he has been assigned in life, but it is definitely worrisome. I gave him a bath Sunday and he promptly rolled in the sand, but that’s not too bad; it does brush off. We have just recently introduced brushing to his little world. He makes it an adventure to say the very least! We have progressed past viewing the brush as an enemy to be destroyed and now it is a case of dodge the brush. I’m pretty sure onlookers would think both of us are totally nuts. Still, we get the job done, and he is pretty for a short time. We’ve worked on the leash training all week. I wish I could say that he has mastered that skill set, but I would be fooling myself and no one else. That wonderful rain we had gave him new ways to get dirty. I looked out the next morning and he was trying to dig out his sleeping spot. Unfortunately it was full of water, so he was flinging water and mud in all directions. I was surprised that I was able to get him cleaned up at all. Poor dog, I looked out the window and the rain was driving into his house, so he was just running around his pen. When I went to move his pen into the laundry room the bottom had about two inches of water in it. I guess you could say I’m toughening him up for the Air Force. All of his toys are packed up in a travel bag, and tomorrow we will head for San Antonio. I’m glad he is ready, but sad that I won’t be around to hug him better, if the world is cruel to him. I want him to do his job well, but I don’t want him hurt in the process. He’s destined to be a little four-footed hero for America. I pray God will keep him and the soldiers he is protecting safe and whole. He has certainly enriched and entertained me for the last six months.
The Stars and Stripes committee will be meeting on Thursday at the city park to plan the upcoming 4th of July celebrations. Anyone wishing to participate as a volunteer please put this event on your calendar. They will meet at 7 p.m. The parade will be July 7th. Carol Bryant told me they would love to have a big parade this year. So decorate your bike, motorcycle, wagon, horse, ATV, or anything else you think will make a parade item and head to the Christian Church on the 7th! All vendors wishing to participate are advised that set up spots are done on a first come first serve basis. Under the tree would be my pick. I guess it depends on what you are vending. I noticed that Sharyland is sponsoring the fireworks this year. We all know we have the best display around the area. So make your plans and if you have time to help, head over to the park on Thursday.
Vacation Bible School has been planned for July 29th through August 2nd. Brother Barry tells me the youth camp will come first. It is scheduled for July 16th through July 20. I suspect by then the kids will be ready to do something different. Summer in a little town is a little short on activities, other than just enjoying yourself doing nothing! The Starr and Locker wedding is this Friday the 22nd at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Richland. Friends and family will gather together to watch this sweet young couple start a new life together. If you have June 23rd open, why not plan to attend the women’s meeting being held in San Saba at The Father’s House. Directions on the flyer I read said bring your Bible and prepare for a super time of healing and restoration. Amanda Brand will have her book available. If you have not heard Amanda speak you are in for a moving and delightful time. Time for the event is 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The doctors have finally come to some conclusion with Robin Crisp so we’re hoping for some good news and a speedy recovery for him. Robin we miss your wonderful cooking and feisty attitude. Wayne Powell is recovering well from his shoulder surgery. Lydia Patrick had a birthday recently and is also recovering from her illness. Bev Cohn is off visiting her daughter. She is making a round of visits to her doctors to see if they can get her better. I guess Mike is holding down the fort here in Richland. Bonnie Evans is at home recovering from her trip to the hospital. We have many more on the prayer list and each is precious in the sight of the Lord.
Please pray for our country, our government our President and the up coming elections. God, please take care of Glen as he starts this new chapter of his life. Please bring our soldiers home safe and protect their families during their separation. Soldiers gave up their lives in 1776 to give us the country we have today. Soldiers continue to sacrifice their lives so that we may keep our freedoms. Thank you one and all. .Have a great week everyone.