April 3, 2008

Visiting College Campus

Sorry I haven't been able to participate in Wordless Wednesday or Thankful Thursday this week. I went out of town and stayed in a nice hotel with my mom and the girls. Mom had to take a state board exam and it was easier for us to drive down the day before instead of trying to get up at the crack of dawn and find the place. I'm no morning person anyway so it would have been torture for me! :)

We are headed to visit a college campus that my dear Heaven is looking into this weekend. I won't be back until Sunday or Monday. I'll get around to all of you as soon as I can. I find it sad that it seems as soon as I meet so many new friends I have to be gone so much. I have a lot of things coming up though....

We have been invited to speak in three churches so far in April. Heaven is sharing her testimony, her call into missions and raising funds while sharing the word of God. She graduates in June! Since we have been homeschooling the last 7 years we are planning and implementing her graduation ourselves. We are holding it at our church and I'm having mixed emotions. Emotions ranging from ecstatic happiness to nervous wreck to sad mourning. Her 4 week missions trip to South Africa is in July. Lots of changes!

I am scheduled to have a new blog "do" soon! I'm guessing somewhere within the next two weeks! I can't wait to see what Rebecca at Artistree Blog Designs has in store for me!

Also I am praying and feeling the Lord calling me into some time with Him. I'm having thoughts that this time is going to include fasting and this will most probably include fasting the internet. This is incredibly hard for me and in a lot of ways I think that sounds silly but my home school boards, blogging and myspace are a huge part of my life. They are a huge part of my ministry. I am going to be hosting a give away that will begin before my departure and will end upon my return! This way everyone will have something to look forward to!

I'll be back the beginning of next week! Hugs to all and have a very blessed weekend!


Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Hi Jeileigh,
Enjoy your journey, I hope it is safe and fruitful. BTW- I love your blog design now but I look forward to seeing the new one. I am thinking about getting a re-do as well.

Have a good one,

Angie said...

I miss you for the thankful thursday! I did my thankful thursday first last night after Bible Study---and then the other one between 3 and 4 this morning...and no one has seen it! (*grin*) Maybe they weren't meant to??? Anyway...YOU Blessed me with this...and I so looked back in my mind files and remembered when our baby girl left home---college was close enough to be home and attend...but when she married and left...boo hoo I did!
But I love seeing them grow, mature in Christ and become what He designed them for in the first place! We didn't have that joy with our oldest daughter...the sin of rebellion...but she is trying hard now---and we continue in prayer...that never ceases for your children :)
Have a good time with her!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Wow, I'd love to hear more about Heaven's testimony. And I too would be feeling all sorts of emotions. Letting go is so hard. I trust God has her life in the palm of his strong hand.

I look forward to hearing what the Lord speaks if He calls you to fast. Those have been profound for me. He speaks louder when we give up something for Him. He is faithful.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I always love to hear from you.

Enjoy your time away.

annie said...

I can't wait to see your new look.
We've been in revival all week and I'm exhausted, but in a good way. I feel like my time with Him needs to increase and my time for me needs to decrease. I need to praise Him in this storm. He is my healer.

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Oh, I don't even like to think about my little girl being old enough to graduate high school. I know it will be here before I know it.

BP said...

I will pray for you as you visit the college. I remember the mixed emotions I myself felt upon visiting college.

Susanne said...

How exciting! A four week mission to Africa! May she see God move mightily! Mine is also graduating this year and off to a bible school in September. I can't believe that time are already arrived!

eph2810 said...

I hope that you and your family will have a very special time together.

Wow - Heaven going to Africa this year. She is an amazing girl. I am sure that the graduation will come together nicely :)

I will you soon...BTW - the blog is part of my ministry too :)

Blessings to you and your precious family.

Jen @ One Moms World said...

(((HUGS))). I hope you are having a good time and hope your daughter likes the college. Good luck to your mom as well. Look forward to seeing you back.

We are THAT Family said...

Have a great trip and be safe.

Penless Thoughts said...

What an exciting time in your lives, Jenileigh. Savor every MOMENT of it!!!!!

Irritable Mother said...

Many big things are on the horizon for you...And I know God will lead you through each one.
I cannot imagine my daughter graduating. Goodness, it's hard enough for me to consider that she's going to be 12 years old this Friday!

marky said...

Have fun! I loved college visits with my first 2 kids.

Shari said...

Visiting college campuses? I'm going to have to do that in a few years, too. It's always hardest going through things like this with the oldest. I hope this weekend is enjoyable for you and your daughter.