Tuesday, December 8, 2015
ANNA IS BACK !!!!
I am also giving this to Marilyn on Saturday. As we have church tomorrow, we didn't think it would be the best to call Bishop Eli or Emma tonight.
What you might find interesting is our Bishops does not write out what they are going to speak about. Bishop Eli says sometimes he knows what he is going to speak about on Sunday as he does chores. Some times he doesn't know until he gets to church. This means that none of the Ministers or Deacons know what they are going to speak about until Bishop tells them what he is speaking about. Bishop Eli believes God tells him what to speak about. Bishop Eli doesn't hear voices or alike, but he says he feels the Lord wants him to speak on a certain subject. A certain message that the Lord wants.
John, Sarah and Baby John are coming along well. We were so glad we could have Baby John at our house for Thanksgiving. Sarah and I decided we would only allow a few people see him at a time and hold him for a certain time. Everything went real well. Baby John is such a good boy. As Sarah said, he very seldom cries. Even during the night, it is very rare that he cries.
Sarah had to take him to the doctor for a check up and asked the doctor because John does not cry. The doctor said what I did, to enjoy him because all babies are not like that. In fact, few are like that. The next child will probably not be that quiet.
Baby John came trough the check up very well. He is putting on weight and getting bigger. He is still small, but is getting there. Doctor felt that he will be taller than Elmer, but wouldn't be as tall as John. It is really to early to tell how tall Baby John will be.
Next Sunday, as it isn't church week, we are having a party for John and Sarah's first wedding anniversary. We are having family and friends over. Because of Baby John, we are celebrating over a month late.
I feel for all that Jean is going through for the Thomas' wedding. Have tried to help her when I could. Told her the first wedding is the hardest - it gets easier with each one after that. As Elmer said, I think things will be easier when Grandmother gets up here from Florida. Grandmother Olive has handled so many weddings, she will get things done and Jean calmed down. I am sure it will be a wonderful wedding.
As the Bride and Groom's Mothers usually don't see the couple take their vows as they are working in the kitchen, I told Jean, I was taking over the kitchen at that time so she and Olive could see Thomas and Ruth take theirs. There will be several Old Order Mennonite and some of us Amish friends there, so there will be enough to run the kitchen.
For our wedding present, Bishop Eli and Emma's present and Eli's' parents gift, we are giving Thomas and Ruth a trip to Pinecraft. We, Eli and Emma are paying their round trip on Amtrak. Eli's parents are furnishing the cottage. They could stay with Albert and Olive, but we thought they would want to stay in their own place. I am sure Olive and Fanny will see that they get meals, go places and do things. Even when us adults go down there, they take care of us.
Thomas and Ruth don't know they are getting it yet. We did this for John and Sarah when they got married. Old Order Mennonites or Amish don't have honeymoons, we feel they should go on a trip now because if they have children, they might not get the chance.
The only thing is they can't go when we go. So when we will have to work out. We checked with David and Jean to see if they would think it is a good idea and they thought Thomas and Ruth will really like the trip.
Well I will sign off now.
Trust God's Wisdom,