Not a good weekend for football in Arkansas.
Or for the teams that we cheer for, anyway. Clark's team lost on Friday night...at an away game...in the rain. Ugh. Miserable. Then, the other two high schools where our older children went...they both lost. Then the Razorbacks lost...and the Arkansas State Red Wolves lost.
Thankfully, the Ouachita Baptist Tigers WON! Yay! Logan has a couple of friends who play on that team. Always glad for them to win.
Also on Friday...my sweet sister-in-law's precious father, Sam, passed away. Such a sad time for their family mixed with such joy in knowing that he is no longer in pain. He is in the presence of God!
We kind of hung around here on Saturday. It was a great, relaxing day. Along in the afternoon, Clark came to ask us if he could take his girlfriend to eat at a restaurant in Little Rock that is about 35 minutes away from our home. We may be a tad over-protective and overly cautious. We know. Save it. He is 17 years old...BUT we never allowed Logan to drive to LR when he was a Junior in High School. OR HOLLY (she reminded me). My first thought was "NO!" There is so much construction from here to there...you have no idea.
But Jim and I talked...and when Clark came home, Jim cautioned him on several little things...and then Clark left. About 10 minutes later, Jim goes, "uhhh...why don't we go eat in LR tonight if you want to (we had not even discussed this option)...and that way we'll be close if the kids need anything, or if Clark has any questions on directions or whatever."
SAID THE MAN WHO NEVER WANTS TO GO TO LR ANYMORE FOR DINNER.
Jim is in LR for work several times a week, and I am there with Joshua 2-3 times a week...so we typically find places here in our own town to eat on the weekends.
So Joshua and I got ready and the three of us went to dinner in LR, and ran by Academy to get Jim more running shorts...and the kids did fine and didn't need us at all!
Today was SS and church, and while it ended up all good...Sunday School (Life Group/Small Group) was not without a little stress. Stress? At church? I'll post about that next time.
"A wise son heeds his father's instruction..." Proverbs 13:1