Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Masks, Costumes, Dressing Up

Makayla and Lexi have joined Girl Scouts again. Amanda and her good friend Tiffany were Girl Scout troop leaders in Juneau before we left. Our kids really enjoyed it! Now they have joined a troop in Tulia and are having fun, making new friends and participating in new adventures. Last Monday the kids had their costume party. Here are some pictures of the event.

Hunter didn't want to be left out so he dressed-up too. I have never seen Superman with 10 staples in the back of his head! (he gets the staples out Thursday, pray for us - dad and Hunter - please!).

Like Hunter's physical wound, we all have sustained emotional spiritual wounds that we ourselves cannot heal. "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." - I Peter 2:24-25. What we usually do is put on a mask, dress-up and not let anyone "inside" to share those moments of pain and "failure". I hope when attempts of "crying out for help" are sounded we are not too busy in our own world to stop and listen.


Brooke said...

Taking out staples is painless. I used to do it all the time to our patients when I worked for an orthopaedic surgeon. You will both be fine :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kids, love Amanda's and your blog, short but great thoughts for me to consider. I need a superman suit to remind me.

Anonymous said...

Cute kiddos, I was wondering what kind of costumes you were going to "sew" this year. I miss making the girls little fairy costumes.
love ya,

Monalea said...

Beautiful kids....just like their Aunt Monalea.....Ha ha.

Love the spiritual application and love you more.