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His (my) Girls

Posted by hrgarippa on 6 May, 2009

Last night we officially ended bible study. I’ll still be hanging out with the girls, but in a unofficial-come-over-whenever-you-want kind of way. My fearless, wonderful, dear, God-sent co-leader is due to have her baby any day now. I can say that for me the best part of this bible study this year has been co-leading it with Mindy. There were many times during bible study that the girls were just out in left field,  lost in outer space and I’d feel completely inadequate in reaching them and Mindy would finish my thoughts in ways the girls would understand…she’d reel them in from outer space. I am SO thankful for a friend like this and co-lifer (worker just doesn’t fit here).

p1040958                                                  the girls at Pine Cove

Last night at our End of the Year Celebration, Jasmine said to me… “So, Miss Hannah, when are you going to get Pregnant?”

I was mid-bite of my ginormous fajita burrito when she asked this question so I nearly choked….but once I got the food down, I said…”well baby, certainly not until after I get married….and then we’ll see about babies.”

And then Adrienne chimes in… “Oh no you’re not…you’re never having babies…I’m going to be all up in your bedroom after you get married.”

I then very *sweetly* looked at Adrienne and said, “You are going no where near my bedroom when I get married.”

After we got that settled…you know who would be in my bedroom after marriage, Jasmine says, “Why would you need to have kids when you have all of us. We’re your kids.”

Hmmm…how right she is….What a joy it is to love these girls, to pray for them, to encourage them, to be learning with them. They are very much like my kids.

p1040908                                             Jasmine and Adrienne

Please keep praying for them, and for me as I look for ways to keep them engaged over the summer. Summers can be rough around here or anywhere without much to do.

p1040902                                                                                                                                   More of my girls…Kaylene, Destiny, Octavia and Triana…
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3 Responses to “His (my) Girls”

  1. Jen Mayes said

    They are so blessed to have you in their lives Hannah!

    See you Saturday!

  2. Becca said

    Oh I love reading about what you’re doing 🙂 seriously love it! I feel like all the kids are “my” kids too – isn’t it the best!?

  3. Melissa Clay said

    I’m so glad that they are so honest so you can talk to them. I think my mentee is very nervous about me having our first baby. She is the oldest of too many to count and I think she is afraid I’ll forget about her after the baby comes. It’s important for these children to see you and Mindy have proper relationships and get married and have babies – but see that you still love them with the love only Christ can provide! It’s not about whether you have a husband and children of your own or not – you love them because Christ calls you to love them. Thank you as always for your work with these kids!

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