Good afternoon! Happy September! They say September is the beginning of the meteorological Fall, and I would say today with a high of 71, that is surely the case! Soooooooo refreshing!!!
I am here with an update from the end of July and the month of August:
On July 30, we had the MOST wonderful Meserve family reunion hosted by my second cousin Stephen and his wife Debbie at their most beautiful lake front property on Ossipee lake. There were 61+ people in attendance! My Dad, David, is 84 and the youngest boy of the Frank Meserve family of 13. His sister Pat is 81, and the youngest. They are the only remaining siblings! What a wonderful time of fellowship we had! A year or so ago, we purposed to get together for something other than a funeral!! It was such a blessing!
Okay, I know I already posted about the reunion, but it was soooooooo wonderful......I had to share it again!!!
At the beginning of August, Nicole and I started a new beach body workout program called Lift More. It uses an adjustable weight bench and dumbbells! Oh how I've missed dumbbell workouts!! It's awesome, and we love it! It's 5 days a week, 45 minutes a session for 8 weeks and we do it around 5:30 a.m., before the craziness around here gets started! We have an awesome little gym set up in our basement. It works super well for us.
In mid August, we headed to Schroon Lake NY to attend Jonathan's graduation from Word of Life Bible Institute. What a blessing! Elisha came, and Brittany and Maddie and their families came for the day. We had a wonderful time! We stayed at the campground in a little cabin. It was awesome!
Then a week later, we headed to our beloved Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Greenfield, NH. This was by far the BEST week of Joni and Friends we have been to! Rosie's sister Faith got to come with us, and she accepted the Lord on the final day! The night before, she and I were walking back to the cabin. Everyone else was already in the cabin. It was a beautiful night. She looked up at the sky and started crying. She said to me..."I have NEVER seen the stars before!"....
"I've only ever seen them in pictures in a book." I then had a chance to talk at length with her about God and how He made the starts and He made her, too, and He loves her so much! What a blessing to plant the seed and for God to provide the increase the very next day! Wow!
It's really been an amazing summer! God has made a way for Jerry to attend the Monarch school in Rochester, NH! Meira and Peppy will head back to Barnstead Elementary school. Nicole and Rosie will be in our homeschool. We are headed back to our favorite co-op at Epsom Bible Church this Fall.
Another exciting thing in October is that we are taking part in the Joni and Friends Walk N Roll. It's one of their biggest fundraisers! Would you like to give our team a donation?? That would be awesome! Click HERE
God has been so very good to us! Thank you for reading!!