An independent accounting firm was brought in, they conducted a drawing for the second CD. The name drawn was blogger name, POLLY. Please email us your mailing address so we can send out your prize. TL7inHaiti@yahoo.com Congratulations! To the left you'll find a photo of our goony friend Luke. We met Luke in Haiti, we loved him from the moment we met him and he entertains us a lot. We're anxious for the day he moves his family to Haiti so we can get together and pick on him. This photo shows his initial reaction when he heard he won't be receiving a Sara Groves CD. Thankfully most of our readers handle loss much better than Luke.
We were in the airport and the air much of the day, we came home to many nice comments ... and we appreciate that. We don't want it to become a "bash the offended" event at all --- not our intention. It is true that different things will offend different people -- and it is never our plan to upset anyone. Sometimes it happens anyway. The main thing is; we want "our story" to be about an amazing God who does amazing things with regular people with regular sin issues. He gets the glory because He makes all things good. He wore the chains so we could be free.
We enjoyed chatting with a lady on the airplane who absolutely refused to believe we have 7 kids. She asked if Lydia was our first. When Troy said, "No, seventh," she got all nutty and animated ... even turned around to tell her friend what the silly man was saying. In the end she seemed convinced that the story was true because as she got up to exit the plane she said, "I will be praying for you." And we didn't even tell her all that much about Noah.
Regarding the alternate contest, none of our family or bridal party remember anything about our wedding. It bored them to tears or something. ;-) It's okay though, it just means one less prize to send. The passage that Britt read, 1 John 3 - we won't be sending any of the whiners (that we love VERY much) a CD.
Friday we are moving a bunch of stuff out of the house to a storage locker. Saturday we are making some rounds visiting people we have not had an opportunity to see since we returned. Sunday both of our baby girls will be dedicated at church, we're pretty happy that it worked out to have them dedicated while we're here and surrounded by our home church family. We're happy Phoebe is here with us to BE dedicated.
You Did That For Me
by Sara Groves
I don't have to cry anymore • I don't have to worry about what's in store • I've walked that road exhausted and poor • I don't have to cry anymore • • And I don't have to know it all • I don't have to be so proud and stand so tall • I climbed that mountain only to fall • I don't have to know it all • • You did that for me • Oh, you did that for me • You wore the chains so I could be free • Yeah, yeah • You did that for me • • And I don't have to be ashamed • Hang my head or shoulder the blame • Wondering if my life's been in vain • I don't have to be ashamed • • Oh, you did that for me • Oh, you did that for me • You wore the chains so I could be free • Yeah, yeah • You did that for me • • Man of sorrows • Well acquainted with grief • Drug down to the city dump • Spread eagle on a cross beam • Propped up like a scarecrow • Nailed like a thief • There for all the world to see • • You wore the chains so I could be free • Yeah, yeah • Oh Lord, you did that for me • Oh Lord, you did that for me, You wore the chains so I could be free •