Last weekend was busy and exciting for all of us. Cherise had been waiting for the weekend all week, as she knew we’d be celebrating her birthday then, as she was on a Wednesday. Kids’ Club was great fun! The girls brought little gifts and snacks, we made brownies and cookies to serve followed by everyone getting a tattoo painted and then the games began. When praying about how to make the Kids’ Club theme the birthday party, the Lord showed me to just do it the same way we celebrate with our kids, simple but fun and engaging games (that even the boys joined in on, I might add), dancing, etc.
After that, I worked hard with Jo to clean up the upstairs rooms, preparing for our overnight guests from ZG. Jerry got busy with the fire, while Lisa walked off contractions. Migs kept the kids engaged, playing soccer, taking them for walks to the playground, etc. Soon enough, people started dropping by for the barbeque. In all, we fed 22 people (including 11 kids!) and then slowly made our way indoors to get the kids ready for bed so we could start the adult activity. We stayed up pretty late (for us parents at least, heh) playing games, laughing and having a great time. I really like having other Family people over, as well as our local friends, as it adds spice and variety to the evening.
Next day, I baked a cake, decorated it in an underwater theme, mainly green (no blue left, so she chose green) icing, and little decorations made to look like coral, etc. One of the kids in ZG just turned two as well, so it was his party, too! Two little tauruses, enjoying their cake and ice cream, what more could you ask for? The kids played hop-scotch, dancing games, did action songs, etc. until it was time to go.
But wait, my day wasn’t over yet! I was invited to advertise for my upcoming seminar at a Mother’s Day event hosted by the city together with an NGO for parents. Jerry drove me, and stood as my body guard (ha!) in the back while I went table to table introducing myself and the seminar. Thank God for our doctor friend who did most of the talking in Croatian this time!
This morning, it was off to the hospital to have Lisa checked in as she’d been having contractions for 3 nights and 2 days by now. After thorough examination by several doctors, lots of counseling, etc, it was decided that if she didn’t get any stronger contractions tonight, and actually go into labor, she’d need to have a c-section in the morning. As disappointed as we are in not being able to have a natural delivery, we are at peace that the Lord is having His hand in all of it, and since the baby is over 2 weeks overdue, we decided to comply. Please pray for her as she’s alone in the hospital for the night (they kindly let me stay with her all day, but I had to leave by dinner), and although she’s done this before, it’s all new here, etc. Pls also pray for Migs and Serena tonight, and the next few nights, that she won’t miss Mommy too much, and get used to little Kimi when the time comes. Thanks so much!