There was an older lady who played the saw! Yep, like one you would use to saw a log in half. Well, you might not use it, but someone logger-type would use it. I've actually used one, although not to make music on. It was pretty cool. We heard the accordion played, and the harmonica. People told jokes, played out some funny skits, and sang some great songs. One little girl - about 5 years old - got up and 'hula hooped' to a Hula Hoop song. She just kept going and going and going. It was pretty cool to see how long she kept it up! And the ending finale was quite unforgettable. A group of older folks showed us their line-dancing skills, and then invited the pastors and staff to come up and join them. So the whole gang was up there attempting a line-dance to the song "Elvira." What a hoot!
The conferences went well too.
G and I met all of our boy's teachers. And all the reports were very positive. We were told he was doing well in his classes, getting good grades, interacting well with the other students, and was very respectful! That last comment, that was one that I really enjoyed hearing. We have spent a lot of time discussing and trying to instill respect in our kids, especially respect for anyone in authority. So it is nice to hear when it takes root and that others notice.
So I have much to be thankful for this week - for brothers in-law who come out from Montana to help; for husband who works hard to keep us all going; for kids who find the little joys in life; for a church family that can worship and play together; and for teachers who like having my son in school, just as much as I like having him home for the week.