"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Friday, November 19, 2010

Double up Tuesday

Thank-you everyone for your very kind comments, emails etc...I have been so blessed and encouraged by them! 

Also, in case any of you are wondering if we have food in our freezer, this picture should answer that question.....
Yup, I think my jaw is still hanging open....WOW.  The food is from a meal group called "Double up Tuesday" - started by one of the moms at a Calgary school - in order to provide meals for families who need them (often those with a sick family member).  Once a month the members 'double up' their cooking for one day (and donate half).  Our names and info were passed on to the group by a new friend of ours that we met at the Flames House.  (also a former member of the group).  I was expecting one box of food - maybe 4 meals or so. But the person delivering them said "nope, there's still more." and they kept coming and coming. What a huge blessing!! Thank-you so much!

And it is a perfect day to put a ready-made meal in the oven! I had 2 1/2 hours sleep last night and Dave had 4.  Our respite workers (a married couple) were not able to make it yesterday because the car they were using was in the shop.  (When she takes transit it takes up to 2 hours!)  On the previous night - someone broke into this car (on our street) and stole some valuable items.  They haven't been in Calgary long either - what a great welcome to Alberta...

My thoughts are also with another family in our church.  The father has cancer and the Doctors think now that it might have metasicized to his brain.  I'm praying that they will feel loved and cared for today! God give strength...


Janet said...

How wonderful it is to read that so many people are getting together to help you out in many ways.
My heart was hurting from the last update you gave...I love your honesty of sharing,& yes without Jesus we would have no strength The thought on what Ethan said was beautiful too.That really touched my heart.
Thank you Kendra for sharing your heart.May the strength of Jesus be with you each day.
Much love

Brenda Funk said...

Hey -- save some room in that freezer for me!! Yesterday I baked two large pans of the caramel shortbread that Dave likes so much, and today I cooked strawberry jam for you. Chocolate chip cookies for Ethan are in the works -- now what would Abigail like?!! So looking forward to seeing all of you. Sorry about your respite workers difficulties, and for the lack of sleep you both are experiencing. Glad that Flames house is coming up very soon!