Bferg & I had the opportunity to go into Joplin on Thursday night. We spent the first part of the week collecting clothing & personal care items from friends. We had a contact in Joplin & dropped our load (which was our entire SUV:) at Forest Park Baptist Church. Words cannot describe what we saw in Joplin. The tireless volunteers serving free food, AT&T trucks lined up as phone charging stations, pallets & stacks of bottled water, American flags everywhere & then the devastation. Complete devastation. I openly wept as we drove through.
Pray, pray, pray for the people & churches of Joplin. Go & help if you are able. The next step is uncertain for so many & we are called to be the hands & feet of Christ!
Sunday after church we headed over to Tulsa with some friends to visit the Aquarium. It was really neat! Aubrie & Bferg got hands on & touched star fish, a shark of some sort & stingrays. I was happy behind the camera...no need to touch things for Mommy! Lily was cracking me up because she would just splash the water & think that she had "touched" each creature. I think she really just liked using the automated Purell stations that were scattered about!
|Collin & Aubrie pointing out their favorite fish.|
|I never did get a pic where all 4 kids were looking at the camera!|
I hope you all had a fun & relaxing weekend! Very thankful to all the men & women who serve our country!