Brian and Brendan headed out about lunch today to make the road trip to Oxford, Mississippi where the Aggies were taking on Ole Miss. They were very excited about the trip and the game and also a bit concerned about the weather. Here is some of what they decided to go with:
They were digging out long sleeves and pull overs and even debated how many under layers they would need. You will also be proud to know Brian had prepared for the game over a week ago by purchasing maroon ponchos at Academy!!! I am telling you, they were ready for this game. Thankfully some friends of ours had some extra season tickets so we were very excited Brian and Brendan had the opportunity to go see the Aggies for the first team this season live (and up close by the way b/c our friends believe why go if you can't sit in a good seat!)
Today I took Kamdyn to a special celebration and fundraising event in memory of her friend Abby. A little over three years ago Brian and I had to give Kamdyn some very difficult and tragic news. Brian held her while I looked her in the face and told her one of her best friends had gone to heaven to be with Jesus. Abby was the sweetest little girl, with a soft country voice and big heart for animals. Kamdyn and Abby both love horses and dogs and so that was their common bond. Today, Kamdyn was so excited to go to this special fundraiser for Abby Acres, a camp that is being built in Abby's honor by her family. We had no doubt there would be horses there and Kamdyn wasted little time in finding one to ride.
We had a great time visiting with Abby's family and there has been a good deal of progress on the camp. Her mother said it was hard to see Kamdyn looking so grown up and how she still sees Abby as 11, not a teenager. I can't imagine what that must feel like and I got a little teary-eyed as I looked at her watching our daughter ride a horse.
When I was talking with her I was reminded we are not promised tomorrow. James 4:14 says, "what is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." What a challenge for me today that I live in such a way that each day counts for Christ. Even more, what a reminder for me today that our children are a gift from God and our job is to raise them in such a way that they live each day in a way that counts for Christ.
So, we are enjoying a great weekend as we head into our Fall Break! We are out of school Monday and Tuesday and with the cooler weather in the air I am hoping to get some "fall cleaning" done. I am also hoping to cook!! We have been on the go so much that my oven/stove has gotten very little use. Tonight I made taco soup so I am off to a good start. Happy fall to you and I hope wherever you are that you are also experiencing a little cooler weather and maybe even a fall break....