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Well just one week from right now, I will be aboard a plane somewhere between here and Kenya! I can't believe that the time has actually come! And boy did it come fast!!

No, I am not packed...

But the suitcases are here...


The laundry is being done...

And the living room, kitchen and bathrooms are... clean!!

How does that help? Well, I always enjoy coming home to a clean house even if I’m just gone a few days. So this will be even better!!

When I got home from work last night, I put my key in the lock and walked into my house expecting to find it as I left it that morning: Dark, unvacuumed, pile of work sweaters in the recliner, basket of unfolded clothes on ottoman, mail on the tv tray, and several stray pairs of shoes waiting for me to trip over them.

But to my great SURPRISE (I jumped a little lol) and DELIGHT the blinds were open, the smell of autumn was in the air (compliments of the many burning candles) the floor was vacuumed, clothes put in the bedroom, mail and tv trays gone, and all the stray shoes were collected and in their rightful home (the shoe basket).

And there was Shauna right in the middle!

She had come over and cleaned the bathrooms (eeek… I told her she shouldn’t have lol), living room and was on her way to the kitchen to put my dishes away! Yes, I’ve had clean dishes on the cabinet and in the dishwasher for at least one week…possibly two. I can’t even remember when I did them! (The upside to that is they were clean and not a pile of dirty dishes!) A good explanation (well I don’t know if it’s good but it’s the one I’m using)is that not including sleeping time, I think I've spent a total of 3 hours at my own house over the last week at the most. So it was a good surprise and relief to walk into a cheerfully clean living room!

One less thing to worry about :)  

What a good sister!! Thanks Shauna!!!


P.S. Please pray for Shauna as she is seeking the Lord’s will in finding a job here. I know she wants to be used of God wherever she is and is looking for that opportunity. I have been praying for her and I know she would appreciate your prayers on this matter too!

**Update from Shauna's facebook status 09/24/10 "I'm employed!!!! Praise the Lord!! He blesses us beyond what we deserve and beyond what we imagine!! Thank you to those of you who have been praying!! He answers prayer!"


  1. That's a good sister!

  2. What a sweet sister!!!! SO happy & excited for you - God has special things for special people, those who surrender for the Lord to use them. We are looking forward to sharing those BLESSINGS GOD has for you. Stay in the WORD & Obey HIS WORD; "Seek ye first the kingdom of GOD,and HIS righteousness;and all these things shall be added unto you." Mtt. 6:33 We love you & Pray for you daily. GOD BLESS YOU!!!

  3. OOpps!!! Wrong name... Posted by Mrs. Tidwell

  4. Hey its; Steph,What a great sister. I love your hair this color!


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