Friday, May 23, 2008

So thankful....

It's Friday morning and my children....and myself I might add.....have finished another year of school and I'm so thrilled to be done!! Welcome Summer! I just love you!

As I spent so much of yesterday and even this morning as I wake up, my heart is still aching for the Chapman family. Please continue to pray for them. I will not post again for 3 days and will follow suit with the idea set by Beth Moore and her team.

My heart is full this morning as I thank God for the friendship I have with Teri. Y'all, she is just the coolest, most real girl, in love with Jesus, loves her family to pieces, and is a friend for life. Add her to your blogroll and read her entries often. She blesses me deeply.

And, I got to talk to her on the phone yesterday! Yes I did!! We talked for probably 2 hours!!
Oh, how I praise God for each and every one of you and the special meaning you hold in my life!

Press on with Him because He simply shines beautifully through each and every one of you.

I will be in Nashville this weekend to celebrate my dads 70th birthday and spend time with family. My boys are also playing in a baseball tournament there. My heart will enjoy every bit of my family that will surround me. But, I can't help but think of the Chapman's and all they are going through on the very same days.

Hug the ones you love. Tell them you love them. Live hard for Christ. Keep Him at the center of all things!!

Thank you Patty for hosting Godstop Fridays. I love you friend. I wish I could see you this weekend. I'll email you if I think it will work out. :)

Hugs and blessings~


Teri said...

I totally loved our phone conversation was just like talking to an old friend! (I just drink in that natural isn't as common as one would think.)

YOU are the real deal friend, and I adore you!

Have an awesome time with your family this weekend! :)

Patty said...

Hi my sweet Fran!
I love your God Stop! I am glad you and Teri got to talk on the phone. It is so much fun. Kim and I talk on the phone all the time and last weekend we talked until midnight my time and 1 her time. She called me the next day just to say she was tired. I still laugh about that!! I emailed you my home phone. My cell isn't working for now. Have a safe trip here and have fun this weekend and Happy Birthday to your daddy!!
Love You,

Denise said...

May your dad be sweetly blessed on his birthday. I love you dear friend.

Marina said...

came by to say hi, and let you know what a blessing you are,hugs marina

Darlene R. said...

Hi Fran! Isn't it nice to have the kids done with school? I'm so thankful to have them home! :)

I hope you have a great weekend.


Darlene R. said...

BTW, I like your new pictures on your sidebar, which is on the other side of your blog now. Right? :)

BethAnne said...

I have missed my friend Fran so much this week while I have been cut off from the outside world!!!! But I am back and I have alot to catch up on!!!

Bev Brandon said...

Fran, I can't think of a better present for you to give your daddy than your presence. He must be overwhelmed with joy to have a little girl like you who has done so much with her life and honors his name beyond measure. But the true riches of your life is how you honor HIS Name, the name above all names in your life.

Michelle V said...


Do you remember a few days ago when you suggested a CD to me...The Lord God Made a Woman? Tonight I as looking on my shelves for another CD of hers that I have, and somehow that only God can explain, I found an unopened CD box on my shelves and it was The Lord God Made a Woman. I assure you I do not ever remember ordering this or getting it! WOW!


Alana said...

Ever heard of three way calling? Just kidding. I'm so glad you were able to talk to Teri. She is a special lady. I just love you both!

And can I say that I am jealous you guys are out of school. Our last day is Friday. So ready for that.

And definitely praying for and remembering the Chapman family.

littlerad said...

thank you forwriting this you said the things I was thinking...

Lindsee said...

YEA for school being done!!!! I am sure your kids are just as thrilled as you!!! :)

Hope you had a great weekend in Nashville with the family. What a sweet, sweet time!

Love ya, Fran! :)


BethAnne said...

So, Fran, when you gonna call me?

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